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Post#681 » by Robot Rock » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:42 am

Miles in the Rising Stars Game has had the best All-Star Weekend performance by any Hornets player since Glen Rice in 1997- he literally took over in the third quarter.
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Post#682 » by BlackOutBuzz » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:00 am

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Post#683 » by Robot Rock » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:05 am

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Post#684 » by Rich4114 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:05 am

Robot Rock wrote:Miles in the Rising Stars Game has had the best All-Star Weekend performance by any Hornets player since Glen Rice in 1997- he literally took over in the third quarter.


That’s exactly what I thought of when that happened. Awesome to see one of our guys win it!
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Post#685 » by Liver_Pooty » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:36 am

This dude tries hard as hell. Good for him.

Your lack of awareness on defense is still an incredible problem though.
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Post#686 » by BigSlam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:18 pm

Liver_Pooty wrote:This dude tries hard as hell. Good for him.

Your lack of awareness on defense is still an incredible problem though.

I think Bridges problems/opportunity on D is the same Henderson’s was:

When they are defending someone who has the ball they are pretty good.

It’s when the player they are defending doesn’t have the ball that they falter.

They aren’t as engaged off ball relying on their athleticism to make up for it. That sets them up to be beat because before they know it their opponent has a half step on them and they are left to play catch up - which rarely works out well.


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Post#687 » by DY_nasty » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:55 pm

that's an insult to henderson imo but whatever

happy for the dude
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Post#688 » by BigSlam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:06 pm

DY_nasty wrote:that's an insult to henderson imo but whatever

happy for the dude

Henderson was a great man defender but an atrocious team defender.

His “defensive stopper” label coming out of college was grossly overrated.


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Post#689 » by DY_nasty » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:31 pm

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DY_nasty wrote:that's an insult to henderson imo but whatever

happy for the dude

Henderson was a great man defender but an atrocious team defender.

His “defensive stopper” label coming out of college was grossly overrated.


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he was still a dahntay jones tier defender. there may be a handful of true lockdown defenders in the league at any given time. that title of "defensive stopper" was hard to achieve then and harder to achieve now with how the rules are against defenses anyways

ijs you could throw henderson at a guy and at least know that he'd be slowed down or affected. can miles get there? sure. is he? nah
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Post#690 » by Snidely FC » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:00 pm


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Post#691 » by Rich4114 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:46 pm

We’ve had a train of “defensive stoppers” come through here that were really just bad to decent NBA players. Anyone remember B-Rob? And more recently that other Graham dude. MKG had that label too but if that were true he’d have been playing the last two seasons.
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Post#692 » by JMAC3 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:28 pm

Miles isn’t a superstar and probably isn’t becoming one and at this point that is fine. He has good size, strength and athleticism... can play a switch heavy defense and is becoming a good open three point shooter. That’s super valuable in this league.


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Post#693 » by Diop » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:43 am

BigSlam wrote:
Liver_Pooty wrote:This dude tries hard as hell. Good for him.

Your lack of awareness on defense is still an incredible problem though.

I think Bridges problems/opportunity on D is the same Henderson’s was:

When they are defending someone who has the ball they are pretty good.

It’s when the player they are defending doesn’t have the ball that they falter.

They aren’t as engaged off ball relying on their athleticism to make up for it. That sets them up to be beat because before they know it their opponent has a half step on them and they are left to play catch up - which rarely works out well.


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I think that’s why he is often given the better and most ball dominant opponent
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#694 » by Chapelchilla » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:19 pm

Very nice award for Bridges and to a degree the Hornets. Glad we did not trade him for pennies on the dollar earlier this month.
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#695 » by 316Hornets » Thu Aug 6, 2020 6:19 pm

Miles Bridges is the biggest bust on our team. The guy is huge but he plays so soft. Reminds me of Kelvin Benjamin.

Why can't he play like Zion?
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#696 » by amcoolio » Thu Aug 6, 2020 6:21 pm

He was playing well before the break IIRC

Next year is make or break. If he doesn't break out then we need to look for a replacement SF
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Re: Birdland Presents - The Miles Bridges Thread 

Post#697 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Thu Aug 6, 2020 6:53 pm

316Hornets wrote:Miles Bridges is the biggest bust on our team. The guy is huge but he plays so soft. Reminds me of Kelvin Benjamin.

Why can't he play like Zion?

for one, he'd have to gain like 60 pounds to play that physical.
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