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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#581 » by luciano-davidwesley » Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:55 am

This nut sack of a team are 0-6 after a six game home stand. They sucked last year too.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#582 » by BurrellFor3 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:23 am

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BurrellFor3 wrote:This board is brutal. You guys are giving up on our two first round picks after what, a couple garbage minutes for the hornets, and two full swarm games? You guys all knew that Kai was a project with huge upside, yet you all complain about that now. And Bouk has effortlessly (literally) dropped 33 and 27 with solid boards/assists/steals to go with that, and you guys just want to rip on the dude. How good can Bouk and Kai possibly look on an absolutely miserable Swarm team?? Because that certainly isn’t doing them any favors in looking any better, since no one wants to pass, or is incapable of distributing and running any sort of an offense. Give them time, they will be developed. Be happy the hornets are so loaded that the rooks can’t crack the rotation yet.

In the meantime, try and enjoy the holidays you grumpy bastards!


Lol. I certainly hope you aren't referring to me.


Lol, I don’t remember exactly who said what, and I don’t have time to go back and look, but I was half joking anyways, as evidence by my last sentence. Life is short, I don’t take things too seriously. As I’ve stated here before, I’ve been a diehard UConn fan my entire life and want to see Bouk succeed, but after watching the last 3 swarm games, I can see why he doesn’t have a spot in the rotation yet on the hornets.

He was great at being ball dominant at UConn vs lesser competition, but even in the gleague he’s running into some issues, particularly in those pressure moments at the very end of games. The good news is that he probably doesn’t ever have to be “the guy” on an NBA team, and will likely always be that 2nd or 3rd option, where I think he will eventually do fine, but he does have a lot of growing to do. I’m confident he will get there though, and also confident he looks a lot better when he’s not dominating the ball especially in crunch time situations, at least at this stage of his career, and when he’s playing with better players surrounding him.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#583 » by BigSlam » Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:26 pm

Hey, the Swarm had their 1st win last night on the back of Big Vern putting up 27 and 14!!

Thor went for 21 and 7 as well.

They beat the Legends, who were 5-1 prior to this game - so a good win.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#584 » by yosemiteben » Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:57 pm

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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#585 » by geraldwallace » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:57 am



Lavar seemed to be joking around in that video plus he’s not really relevant anymore so what he says really doesn’t matter. LaMelo seems to be entirely independent from him.
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Post#586 » by Liver_Pooty » Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:06 am

I still have hope for Vernon
Balllin wrote:Zion Williamson is 6-5, with a 6-10 wingspan. I see him as a slightly better Kenneth Faried.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#587 » by GoBobs » Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:04 am

Liver_Pooty wrote:I still have hope for Vernon

There is plenty of reason to have hope. He is only 20 ys old. Nick Richards is 24, that might be part of why he is a little farther along.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#588 » by yosemiteben » Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:24 pm

Read on Twitter


Read on Twitter


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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#589 » by Liver_Pooty » Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:07 pm

yosemiteben wrote:
Read on Twitter


Read on Twitter


interesting


Slam would know best, but Thor has looked pretty good for the Swarm hasn't he?
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#590 » by fatlever » Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:05 pm

i wouldnt read too much into it. kai playing heavy mins allows thor to get some quality times with 1st team, instead of them stepping on each others toes. it will reverse again in few games.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#591 » by amcoolio » Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:22 pm

How quickly can Thor learn how to guard 5's? Because since Plumlee went down we are getting wrecked
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#592 » by JDR720 » Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:45 pm

According to ESPN, he weighs 203 pounds. So I doubt he'd be useful against most centers.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#593 » by BigSlam » Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:01 pm

Liver_Pooty wrote:Slam would know best, but Thor has looked pretty good for the Swarm hasn't he?

He looked red hot the 1st game, cooled off a little since then but still looks really promising.

I don’t think he’s ready for the big leagues yet though.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#594 » by SWedd523 » Wed Dec 1, 2021 2:20 am

amcoolio wrote:How quickly can Thor learn how to guard 5's? Because since Plumlee went down we are getting wrecked

thought Thor was more of a 3?
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#595 » by BigSlam » Wed Dec 1, 2021 2:24 am

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amcoolio wrote:How quickly can Thor learn how to guard 5's? Because since Plumlee went down we are getting wrecked

thought Thor was more of a 3?

I see him more as a stretch 4.

He’s kinda like a bigger version of McD.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#596 » by SWedd523 » Wed Dec 1, 2021 4:59 am

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SWedd523 wrote:
amcoolio wrote:How quickly can Thor learn how to guard 5's? Because since Plumlee went down we are getting wrecked

thought Thor was more of a 3?

I see him more as a stretch 4.

He’s kinda like a bigger version of McD.

so "perimeter oriented"
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#597 » by BigSlam » Fri Dec 3, 2021 1:42 am

Anyone have ESPN+ and is watching the Swarm game tonight?

I would, but ESPN+ isn't available up here.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#598 » by yosemiteben » Fri Dec 3, 2021 4:37 am

BigSlam wrote:Anyone have ESPN+ and is watching the Swarm game tonight?

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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#599 » by BigSlam » Fri Dec 3, 2021 4:54 am

yosemiteben wrote:
BigSlam wrote:Anyone have ESPN+ and is watching the Swarm game tonight?

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Box score shows Kai with a double double with some extras: 15/10/4 with 1 block and 1 three pointer on 7/12 shooting.

Bouk put up 20pts - but it took him 24 shots to do so.
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Re: Greensboro Swarm: The G-League Thread 

Post#600 » by fatlever » Fri Dec 3, 2021 7:44 am

of course they lost.... those 2 havent won a game since college

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