knickabocker88 wrote:Anybody associated with the KP trade, should not have a Job.
Perry probably the one, that had a hard-on after the Knox / Bridges workout.
100 percent agreed with you on the kp trade, it was horrific and unforgivable. But I Rj ,Mitch and iggy are all good picks . I’m all in on knoxs, he was being talked about a top 5 talent when we drafted him, I know we all have short memories. The blame should be how we handle his development and progression. If he would have gone to a team like the jazz, he would be a stud. We have been horrible developing players. Us and Orlando are the worst in this category
You're all in on Knox? he's not very good at basketball. 2 years in and he doesn't have 1 skill that's even average, let alone above-average: poor court awareness, poor defender (both individually, and team defense), inconsistent shooter, not good around the rim (lacks body control), lacks lateral quickness, doesn't create for others, inconsistent effort
the issues he had in college are the same issues he's having now, albeit w/ a worse jump shot
pre-draft scouting report on Knox:- Impressive physical profile at 6-foot-9, 213 pounds with a 9-foot standing reach. Has the size and reach to play the 4 comfortably, especially as his frame fills out. Can play above the rim in space. Fluid in transition.
- Versatile offensive attack. Greatly improved shooter with great rotation and soft touch -- 57th percentile on unguarded catch-and-shoot jumpers. 1.9 made 3s per 40 minutes. Capable of attacking a closeout or stepping into a pull-up jumper when run off his spots. Spent most of the season sprinting around screens for midrange jumpers and floaters. Added ability to shoot on the move. Tremendous touch on floaters -- 25-61.
- Tools to defend multiple positions in time.
- Lacks a degree of physicality and toughness. Only 6.7 rebounds per 40 minutes. Is he tough enough to play the 4? Will disappear for long stretches. Confidence fluctuates. Shies away from contact in the paint as a finisher. Settles for perimeter jumpers. Sees himself as more of a wing than a modern forward.
- Plays with a high center of gravity. Handle is a bit loose. Not much of a shot-creator at this stage of his development. Feel for the game is average. Had 53 assists and 85 turnovers in 1,198 minutes at Kentucky. Doesn't make his teammates better.
- Struggled defensively at Kentucky. A bit tight in the hips. Can do a better job of sitting down and sliding on the perimeter. Not the defender his tools suggest. Up and down motor.
basically, his upside was tied mostly to his physical profile/age, rather than his actual on-court abilities
at least w/ Frank he's got a bankable skill: defense