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Post#201 » by mattao313 » Wed Oct 7, 2020 7:08 pm

Like someone else said he plays like Brandon Jennings
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Post#202 » by Grits n Gravy » Wed Oct 7, 2020 7:54 pm

If Rosas takes this guy number 1 I'm gonna inject him with the Wuhan Flu.
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Post#203 » by shotsquatch » Thu Oct 8, 2020 4:03 am

NO-KG-AI wrote:Dude, Iverson might have the most explosive first step of all time, and is a transcendent athlete. LaMelo is slow motion compared to iverson. There style is nothing alike, even aesthetically, but definitely not in terms of being able to create in the half court. Iverson’s shot selection could be questioned, but he could get to the rim at will.
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Perhaps. But Melo has a higher ceiling overall. AI is hugely overrated.
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Post#204 » by NO-KG-AI » Thu Oct 8, 2020 5:05 am

shotsquatch wrote:
NO-KG-AI wrote:Dude, Iverson might have the most explosive first step of all time, and is a transcendent athlete. LaMelo is slow motion compared to iverson. There style is nothing alike, even aesthetically, but definitely not in terms of being able to create in the half court. Iverson’s shot selection could be questioned, but he could get to the rim at will.
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Perhaps. But Melo has a higher ceiling overall. AI is hugely overrated.


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Post#205 » by clyde21 » Thu Oct 8, 2020 5:43 am

shotsquatch wrote:
NO-KG-AI wrote:Dude, Iverson might have the most explosive first step of all time, and is a transcendent athlete. LaMelo is slow motion compared to iverson. There style is nothing alike, even aesthetically, but definitely not in terms of being able to create in the half court. Iverson’s shot selection could be questioned, but he could get to the rim at will.
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Perhaps. But Melo has a higher ceiling overall. AI is hugely overrated.


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Post#206 » by UcanUwill » Thu Oct 8, 2020 10:51 am

shotsquatch wrote:
NO-KG-AI wrote:Dude, Iverson might have the most explosive first step of all time, and is a transcendent athlete. LaMelo is slow motion compared to iverson. There style is nothing alike, even aesthetically, but definitely not in terms of being able to create in the half court. Iverson’s shot selection could be questioned, but he could get to the rim at will.
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Perhaps. But Melo has a higher ceiling overall. AI is hugely overrated.


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Post#207 » by MemphisX » Thu Oct 8, 2020 11:45 am

shotsquatch wrote:
NO-KG-AI wrote:Dude, Iverson might have the most explosive first step of all time, and is a transcendent athlete. LaMelo is slow motion compared to iverson. There style is nothing alike, even aesthetically, but definitely not in terms of being able to create in the half court. Iverson’s shot selection could be questioned, but he could get to the rim at will.
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Perhaps. But Melo has a higher ceiling overall. AI is hugely overrated.


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Post#208 » by BlazersBroncos » Thu Oct 8, 2020 2:59 pm

Perhaps. But Melo has a higher ceiling overall. AI is hugely overrated.


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Post#209 » by Klomp » Thu Oct 8, 2020 6:21 pm

In many ways, I think he comps as a smaller Ben Simmons.
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Post#210 » by King Ken » Fri Oct 9, 2020 4:00 pm

shotsquatch wrote:
NO-KG-AI wrote:Dude, Iverson might have the most explosive first step of all time, and is a transcendent athlete. LaMelo is slow motion compared to iverson. There style is nothing alike, even aesthetically, but definitely not in terms of being able to create in the half court. Iverson’s shot selection could be questioned, but he could get to the rim at will.
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Perhaps. But Melo has a higher ceiling overall. AI is hugely overrated.

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Post#211 » by King Ken » Fri Oct 9, 2020 4:02 pm

Klomp wrote:In many ways, I think he comps as a smaller Ben Simmons.

I like his playmaking and scoring potential a lot more than Ben's but defensively, athletically, and size wise, Ben is vastly superior both now and as a prospect, potentially.
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Post#212 » by clyde21 » Fri Oct 9, 2020 4:34 pm

Klomp wrote:In many ways, I think he comps as a smaller Ben Simmons.


no even close...what is this based on?

LaMelo loves shooting, Ben hates shooting, Ben is a great defensive player, LaMelo is a trash defensive player

they are like polar opposites lol
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Post#213 » by jpengland » Fri Oct 9, 2020 4:34 pm

I dont get the hype, at all.

Terrible shooter, terrible defender, questionable character.

More chance of being out the league in 4 years than an all star
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Post#214 » by shotsquatch » Fri Oct 9, 2020 4:40 pm

Everyone's dog piling me about AI. The guy never shot above 50% in his career. Color me not impressed.
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Post#215 » by King Ken » Fri Oct 9, 2020 5:02 pm

jpengland wrote:I dont get the hype, at all.

Terrible shooter, terrible defender, questionable character.

More chance of being out the league in 4 years than an all star

Then we got the LeBron and the Lakers will easily miss the playoffs Luka stan.

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Post#216 » by Klomp » Fri Oct 9, 2020 5:08 pm

clyde21 wrote:
Klomp wrote:In many ways, I think he comps as a smaller Ben Simmons.


no even close...what is this based on?

LaMelo loves shooting, Ben hates shooting, Ben is a great defensive player, LaMelo is a trash defensive player

they are like polar opposites lol


The problem is that Simmons rarely plays up to his full potential on this end of the floor. He often looks very lazy here, not making any effort whatsoever to close out on shooters and avoiding contact and physicality in a very concerning way when challenged by opposing players. He often resorts to swiping down at the ball aimlessly in hopes of generating a steal, instead of getting in a fundamentally sound stance and trying to stop his man from scoring. While the red flags around Simmons' defense were there from the moment he stepped on the floor at the college level, as LSU's season went on, he gradually gave less and less effort here, even in his team's most important games, which raised serious question marks about his competitiveness in NBA circles.

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Ben-Simmons-61928/
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Re: LaMelo Ball 

Post#217 » by clyde21 » Fri Oct 9, 2020 5:14 pm

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clyde21 wrote:
Klomp wrote:In many ways, I think he comps as a smaller Ben Simmons.


no even close...what is this based on?

LaMelo loves shooting, Ben hates shooting, Ben is a great defensive player, LaMelo is a trash defensive player

they are like polar opposites lol


The problem is that Simmons rarely plays up to his full potential on this end of the floor. He often looks very lazy here, not making any effort whatsoever to close out on shooters and avoiding contact and physicality in a very concerning way when challenged by opposing players. He often resorts to swiping down at the ball aimlessly in hopes of generating a steal, instead of getting in a fundamentally sound stance and trying to stop his man from scoring. While the red flags around Simmons' defense were there from the moment he stepped on the floor at the college level, as LSU's season went on, he gradually gave less and less effort here, even in his team's most important games, which raised serious question marks about his competitiveness in NBA circles.

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Ben-Simmons-61928/


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it's a terrible comp bro, like not even close.

now sure how u can comp a guy that might take TOO many 3s to Simmons.
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Post#218 » by Klomp » Fri Oct 9, 2020 5:22 pm

clyde21 wrote:it's a terrible comp bro, like not even close.

now sure how u can comp a guy that might take TOO many 3s to Simmons.

I said in many ways, not in every single way.

Yes, the shooting volume is different, but the inaccuracy of the shot isn't. Simmons scaled back his volume in the NBA, Ball could too.
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Post#219 » by clyde21 » Fri Oct 9, 2020 5:37 pm

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clyde21 wrote:it's a terrible comp bro, like not even close.

now sure how u can comp a guy that might take TOO many 3s to Simmons.

I said in many ways, not in every single way.

Yes, the shooting volume is different, but the inaccuracy of the shot isn't. Simmons scaled back his volume in the NBA, Ball could too.


there are wayyyy more applicable comps, not sure why you're dying on the Ben Simmons hill. offensively they are nothing alike, they don't take or shoot the same type of shots at all, not even close, how they get their shots off is completely different as well, and defensively it's like night and day.
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Re: LaMelo Ball 

Post#220 » by BlazersBroncos » Fri Oct 9, 2020 7:08 pm

Everyone's dog piling me about AI. The guy never shot above 50% in his career. Color me not impressed.


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Also, do people not realize how much stronger, faster and more athletic Simmons is? He is pretty much a freak of nature. LaMelo isnt even close.

The most apt comparison for LaMelo is a sort of horrid lovechild of Antoine Walker and Jason Williams.

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