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Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread

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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#601 » by Diop » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:04 am

I just need for miles to show me something more than athleticism. A good outside shot or good handles.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#602 » by BigSlam » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:42 pm

Diop wrote:I just need for miles to show me something more than athleticism. A good outside shot or good handles.

He said his goal is to shoot 38% from three this season.

The way it's looking he'll be lucky to top 28%.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#603 » by -Ian- » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:12 pm

Speaking of outside shooting, I find it disappointing that JB doesn't seem to have a shooting coach in his staff. All of the young guys can and will benefit from having one. :banghead:
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#604 » by fatlever » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:58 pm

should we concerned? he looks pretty bad so far. rust, slump, half-assing preseason, or simply no progress (or regression)?
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#605 » by Hornet Mania » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:15 pm

I'm not too concerned yet, gotta give him time. It would have been nice to get a giant leap that indicates he's a future star, but I think he will improve as the season progresses and he learns how to handle a bigger role. I have noticed he's being asked to do a lot more than last year, especially bringing the ball up the floor occasionally, and he's not disappearing for long stretches like early in his rookie year. It will be an adjustment period but I am not yet discouraged.

His work ethic helps, as Diop said earlier a lot of my faith in Miles comes from the hope he will just "Kemba it" and slowly but surely through repetition and commitment fix his shooting stroke and refine his game.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#606 » by BigSlam » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:44 pm

fatlever wrote:should we concerned? he looks pretty bad so far. rust, slump, half-assing preseason, or simply no progress (or regression)?

I'm concerned - and I had massive hopes for Bridges when we drafted him.

That said, the make up of the team is drastically different now (no Walker, Lamb or Parker) so it might take a little time for the young guys to find their groove and hit their stride without those 3 on the roster anymore.

That's what I'm hoping at least.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#607 » by yosemiteben » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:05 pm

I'd say I'm pretty concerned but also do realize that he's relatively young and still has a lot of room to grow.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#608 » by predators » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:53 pm

Seems like a jack of all trades type guy offensively (skill wise), but doesn't have the length/athleticism/motor to take advantage of match-ups offensively to make that style of play work. Cheering for him though. Even though I've been skeptical, I'd rather him be good then be right.

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