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Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread

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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#521 » by BigSlam » Thu May 23, 2019 5:56 pm

Vanderbilt_Grad wrote:I don't remember Hendo being such an amazing defender as a rookie. I do remember Him being good at that as time went on though. I'm willing to see if Miles can do better in year 2+.

Rookie vs rookie stats for the two
https://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.fcgi?request=1&sum=0&player_id1_hint=gerald+henderson&player_id1_select=Gerald+Henderson&y1=2010&player_id1=hendege02&idx=players&player_id2_hint=Miles+Bridges&player_id2_select=Miles+Bridges&y2=2019&player_id2=bridgmi02&idx=players

I remember Henderson being a decent one on one defender but a terrible off ball defender.

He'd often have terrible lapses and lose his guy or sag so far off his guy that his opponent could go and be where ever he pleased because Henderson was lax and also ball watched.

He was anointed a "lock down defender" coming into the league - but I recall that being seriously over stated.

Likewise, I think that Bridges defensive ability and impact is criminally under valued on this board.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#522 » by Chapelchilla » Thu May 23, 2019 7:59 pm

I think Bridges is going to be really good with that attitude and some targeted skill work in the off seasons. Future looks higher then Hendo who could never shoot as well as Miles already does.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#523 » by JMAC3 » Thu Jun 6, 2019 7:49 pm

He finished 7th among all non-center players in dunks.

That’s pretty impressive if you consider he only played 21 minutes a game and most the guys ahead of him are superstars.


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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#524 » by fatlever » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:05 am

miles and bacon have a new rap

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Post#525 » by MugzZo » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:31 pm

fatlever wrote:miles and bacon have a new rap

Horrible just horrible.
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Post#526 » by Liver_Pooty » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:01 pm

Lol. Well they could be doing worse things I guess.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#527 » by driveandkick » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:48 pm

MugzZo wrote:
fatlever wrote:miles and bacon have a new rap

Horrible just horrible.


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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#528 » by UNCNYC » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:41 pm

Chapelchilla wrote:I think Bridges is going to be really good with that attitude and some targeted skill work in the off seasons. Future looks higher then Hendo who could never shoot as well as Miles already does.


Yes Miles has much more potential than Hendo did. Only thing Miles lacks is size and in todays game that might not be much of a detriment if at all.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#529 » by JMAC3 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:38 pm

The athletic did a redraft of last years draft and it went

Luka
Bagley
Young
JJJ
Ayton
Bamba
Wendell Carter
Sexton
SGA
Mitchell Robinson
Miles Bridges
Shamet
Knox
Porter Jr

So he went 11th to hornets instead of 12


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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#533 » by fatlever » Wed Jul 3, 2019 10:50 pm

According to reports out of Summer League practice, coach said he anticipates that miles will be primarily a power forward this year rather than small forward. Not sure what that means for Marvin Williams or PJ Washington in terms of playing time, or Kidd-Gilchrist. Also not sure what it means in terms of who starts at the shooting guard and small forward positions. Figure bacon will be one of those. We could go small with monk at shooting guard or we could go larger with the Tim at small forward and bacon at shooting guard.

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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#534 » by Hornet Mania » Thu Jul 4, 2019 1:34 am

I like it. Miles should be a 3/4 and PJ a 4/5.

Seems like Mitch and Borrego want positional versatility. All the young guys they've drafted, and now Rozier, can guard multiple positions.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#535 » by SWedd523 » Thu Jul 4, 2019 2:22 am

I'm surprised, and honestly a bit disappointed that they see him as a 4/3 instead of a 3/4. I'd have preferred to see him on the perimeter more and develop his range.

I assume this means

Rozier
Bacon
Batum
Miles
Cody

On opening night. I would've preferred to have Marv as the vet presence in the first unit but I can rationalize Batum's passing being needed.

I also wonder if this signifies that they view PJ as a 5/4 or of they're just sliding Miles to the 4 due to needing Batum with the starters.

I still want to see a Devonte/Monk/Bacon/Miles/PJ unit get burn. At some point we'll need to see which combos of those guys are useful long term
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#536 » by Great » Thu Jul 4, 2019 2:39 am

Rozier
Bacon
Batum
Bridges
Zeller

If they could replace Zeller with a better rim protector that could catch a pass, that starting 5 is pretty balanced.

Martin, Devonte, PJ off the bench

add a SG/SF and rim protector that can catch a pass and it’s on.

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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#537 » by Robot Rock » Fri Jul 5, 2019 2:55 pm

Batum will start for sure. Coaches must see something in him in practice that doesn't translate to games, because there won't be much offense to facilitate this year, so the 0-3 FG, 0-1 3FG, 2 rebounds, 3 assists in 31 minutes games should be aplenty.

Monk really can't start, because God love him he's just such a liability on defense. I look for him to be the top scoring option on what technically has to be called a second unit though.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#538 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Fri Jul 5, 2019 5:08 pm

I was looking at basketball reference earlier. Nic was 4th in WS, 3rd in BPM, and 2nd best VORP on the team. His offense was negative, but it looks like he was having some sort of defensive impact that I never saw with my own eye test.

Miles was 6th, 7th, & 6th respectively ... so not bad, but apparently not having the same impact that Nic did.

I hate watching Nic play. Hate it. But, as expected for a rookie on a team trying to win last year, Miles has a ways to go yet.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#539 » by DY_nasty » Sat Jul 6, 2019 12:18 am

Vanderbilt_Grad wrote:I was looking at basketball reference earlier. Nic was 4th in WS, 3rd in BPM, and 2nd best VORP on the team. His offense was negative, but it looks like he was having some sort of defensive impact that I never saw with my own eye test.

Miles was 6th, 7th, & 6th respectively ... so not bad, but apparently not having the same impact that Nic did.

I hate watching Nic play. Hate it. But, as expected for a rookie on a team trying to win last year, Miles has a ways to go yet.

nic showing up as a positive is whats wrong with advanced stats/metrics
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#540 » by PerkinsFor3 » Mon Jul 8, 2019 1:01 pm

JMAC3 wrote:The athletic did a redraft of last years draft and it went

Luka
Bagley
Young
JJJ
Ayton
Bamba
Wendell Carter
Sexton
SGA
Mitchell Robinson
Miles Bridges
Shamet
Knox
Porter Jr

So he went 11th to hornets instead of 12


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