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Welcome To Charlotte: The Dwayne Bacon Thread 

Post#1 » by BigSlam » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:30 am

And NOW the second pick is in!!!


(For now. Until we trade it. Or sell it. Again.)
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Post#2 » by MugzZo » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:33 am

Good pick. Let him develop in the g league.

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Post#3 » by BlackOutBuzz » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:34 am

All the meh. Turned down clear first round talents to fund an MJ golf trip and take a guy who may have gone undrafted.

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Post#4 » by 316Hornets » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:35 am

This guy is raw, young talent. Give him chance to develop and he should be able to work into the rotation.
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Post#5 » by countryboi » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:38 am

Mmmmm Bacon..


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Post#6 » by fatlever » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:38 am

We really missed a chance to get a clear 1st round talent for dirt cheap. I wonder how much cash we got for the pick? Warriors pad 3.5 mil for 38.
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Post#7 » by JDR720 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:40 am

Shakin and bacon - The Dwayne Bacon thread
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Post#8 » by fatlever » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:42 am

To get an idea of why he is a 2nd round pick... Basically, sounds like a selfish Hendo, who half-asses on defense.

Although Bacon has the tools to be an efficient scorer, he lacks a certain level of basketball IQ to do so consistently. Tough shots are usually reserved for late in the clock, but not in his case, as he will hunt the first scoring opportunity that presents itself. Taking a number of long, early-clock mid-range jumpers is a very difficult way to make a living in the NBA, and is only compounded by Bacon's inability to create separation to have these attempts be less aggressively contested.

He isn't the most elusive ball-handler, and lacks a certain level of quickness off the dribble that allows defenders to square him up and keep him in front, which is further hindered by his unwillingness to create for teammates, evidenced by his assist to field-goal attempt ratio of 0.12.

When Bacon is engaged, and willing to sit in a stance, he can be a reliable defender, using his size and length to keep the ball contained and contest perimeter jumpers. He has the strength to check most wings, and may even be able to slide up to the four in bench lineups. Unfortunately, the effort level and focus needed to be an impact defender fluctuates from possession to possession. Mental lapses of over committing or being late to closeout, as well as simply poor closeouts has certainly hurt his image as a defender.


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Post#9 » by fatlever » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:44 am

countryboi wrote:Mmmmm Bacon..


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Post#10 » by amcoolio » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:44 am

Sounds like we will absolutely hate this guy. Maybe he proves us wrong.

Just don't understand it when there were a few clear 1st round talents available at 31.
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Post#11 » by Chapelchilla » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:46 am

Not thrilled but maybe Cho and co did their homework and this dude can play for us in a couple of years. Bad trade though . We got ripped.
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Post#12 » by JDR720 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:47 am

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Post#13 » by LofJ » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:48 am

Not going to sugar coat it this was a stupid trade and pick. This franchise will never turn the corner if we don't get better at scouting. Low IQ, selfish players do not make it in this league. Do we not remember Hairston? That wasn't very long ago.

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Post#14 » by TheKingofSting » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:02 am

Everybody Loves Bacon: The Dwayne Bacon Thread.

Just for the pure irony of it and its true (about Bacon).


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Post#15 » by TheKingofSting » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:05 am

amcoolio wrote:Sounds like we will absolutely hate this guy. Maybe he proves us wrong.

Just don't understand it when there were a few clear 1st round talents available at 31.


Hell, there were 10 maybe 15 better options at 40.


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Post#16 » by fatlever » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:17 am

I guess Cho is talking

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Post#17 » by Soul Rebel » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:18 am

This reeks of a classic Cho/MJ draft day inability to pivot when a player they covet is off the board.

Maybe I'm being cynical, but this looks like they had their heart set on someone at 31 (Swanigan, White, Hart) and when they were taken, panicked and moved back. Adding cash to move back 9 spots after moving up 10 is a sh*t stain on 2 previously brilliant offseason moves (D12; Monk at 11). IMO, it weakens the trade we made to get Howard because we essentially moved into the latter part of the first round.... only to move back to where we were prior.
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Post#18 » by JDR720 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:21 am

If nothing else the bacon vs lamb debates will be great
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Post#19 » by fatlever » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:21 am

check this one out... Cho pulling an Ainge...

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Post#20 » by fatlever » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:22 am

If Bacon really was there guy all along, then I guess, Kudos for trading back and getting cash. What did we see in Bacon that others missed?

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