crows2 wrote: King Ken wrote:
crows2 wrote:Reddish is more likely to be the biggest bust. Statistically one of the worst lottery picks of the last decade. He’ll need to completely transform his mindset if he’s going to succeed in the league. His interview after he was picked didn’t give me much hope; he seemed pretty content with how he performed in college.
As someone who watched every Duke game and some multiple times. His tape was much better than his stats.
The amount of people like you that will look really bad and very soon will be notable and I already know the blame game will be blaming Coach K.
When I think it would be wrong.
Duke ran a lot of off ball NBA actions for him although not many on ball actions which is more of his strength.
Duke had limited depth. Duke just had a massively poor fit with exceptional talents at least Tre, Cam, Zion and R.J.
Duke clearly went with the more consistent and easy to build around players in Zion and R.J. which came to the harm of Tre and Cam.
On top of that, the NBA
Duke had to make an economy decision. We didn't have the personnel to best use or even averagely use Cam. That said, the NBA is a much better fit for Cam as he is a space player and the Hawks are the perfect fit.
I have no issue with his mindset as it's similar to Kevin Huerter. The amount of people like you that will be playing the blame game or saying I didn't see this at Duke just wasn't watching hard enough. When he had space, he was excellent. When he didn't, he struggled. His defensive the 2nd half of the season was much better as he was more discipline and he was the best perimeter defender at SF in the draft as well as the best off ball defender. It's going to be fun to watch you type eat crow.
But Reddish isn’t some player who put up average stats in college despite looking good. He put up absolutely disastrous stats; like the worst stats of any lottery pick over the past decade. It would be a huge anomaly if he were able to succeed in the NBA after his college performance.
And on Huerter, he projects to be an elite shooter and was rightly satisfied with being drafted in the first round. He performed well in college; shooting 50% from the field and 40% from 3. So essentially the complete opposite to Reddish.
33% on 7.2 3pt attempts with a projected NBA percentage well above the norm and before the groin injury, he was exactly(39%) with Klay Thompson projected mark (38.9%) when Klay was a 21 yo JUNIOR!
He showed the ability to shoot a high variance of different types of 3 pointers which include, dribble pullup, hesi, beyond NBA range, spot up, C&S, stepback, one hard dribble pullup. All of the variance you look for in the NBA.
This is the **** I am talking about. Not having a damn clue of what you are talking about and just listing out numbers without perspective.
There is zero reason to even worry as he was strong where he needed to be. Open C&S 3 - 41%, isolation rated good and showed very well on tape. Just taking the amount of threes he takes is extremely difficult to do on any level.
People like you just read numbers with no context. You would know Kevin projected was 36.8% which is very good but Cam was 37.9 which is exceptional. Those things translate more than raw numbers. Like I said, you don't even have the proper context and you making terrible opinions. Watch the damn tape. The kid had to sacrifice his game for the betterment of the team. This wasn't a Zo Ball or Trae Young situation where they built their teams around those players success. This is the exact opposite and truth is, I never seen a player so talented who was so misused even if I can't blame K for what he did.
He didn't play to his strengths but I think he improved at Duke. His movement skills got much better as the year got going. He started making good off ball reads and his actions were good. His natural movement is most special about it. His defense tremendously improved. Before he was a high risk, too aggressive type but he became disciplined as the year came along. He has a lot of growth in this area. So he improved in those areas. Just didn't play to his strengths.
I would have played through R.J. and Zion too. It led to an ACC title and the #1 overall seed in the tourney. Can't dispute the results. Those two fit the NCAA game a lot more than Cam did. The amount of egg that's gonna be on your face man is going to be insane. I gave you a chance to be on the right side of history. You are free to go this route if that's what you want. I will talk **** and won't forget, fyi.