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Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#1 » by yosemiteben » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:17 am

UNCNYC da gawd
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#2 » by BigSlam » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:20 am

If he flames out UNCNYC will never be able to show his face around these parts again.


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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#3 » by predators » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:25 am

I for one am rooting UNCNYC to be a mad genius. Already locking myself in the Jalen McDaniels love dome.
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#4 » by BlackOutBuzz » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:27 am

#36 prospect from Kevin O'Connor at The Ringer.

"Versatile player built for today’s league, with the height of a big and the perimeter skills of a wing.

SHADES OF: Kyle Kuzma, Jonathan Isaac

PLUSES

Dribbles low to the ground like a guard, with a quick first step enhanced by fluid crossovers and hesitations; he likes driving left to get to the rim, shoot a runner, or pull up from the midrange.

Projects to be an effective shooter in the NBA, though he made only 30.1 percent of his 93 catch-and-shoot 3s and 75.8 percent of his 240 free throw attempts in college. He has good form, soft touch on floaters, and the ability to hit shots off movement.

Coordinated finisher at the rim who can use either hand from tough, off-balance angles. He’s an active cutter and runs the floor hard.

Flashes playmaking skills with accurate cross-court passes from the post or drive-and-kicks to shooters and cutters; if he further tightens his handle, he could even run some pick-and-roll.

Small-ball big potential: Projects as a valuable on-ball screener if his shooting improves since he can pop, attack off the dribble, roll and finish with finesse, or locate open teammates.

Excellent perimeter defender who moves well laterally when sitting low in his stance, and who recovers and closes out well. He has the makings of a super-switchable defensive presence.

Impactful off-ball defender who hustles and displays good awareness with his rotations; though he’s not a rim protector, he can disturb opponents with his attentive weakside help.

Always willing to take a charge or dive for a loose ball. His aggressive style also allows him to rebound much better than his slim frame would suggest.

MINUSES

Thin upper and lower body will limit his ability to add muscle, and therefore to effectively defend stronger, beefier bigs; he gets pushed around a lot.

Lack of length and leaner frame could limit his success protecting the rim. At least he can switch or hedge.

Takes too many midrange attempts; it’s critical that he maximizes his shooting potential to extend his range and unlock his offensive impact.

Prone to lose control of the ball when bumped, though most of his college turnovers were the result of defensive pressure with players doubling him on drives or post-ups.

Should be a mismatch nightmare against smaller players in the post, but his lack of strength and post moves and his tendency to settle for pull-ups are concerning."
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#5 » by BlackOutBuzz » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:28 am

This is fine.

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Post#6 » by yosemiteben » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:29 am

BlackOutBuzz wrote:This is fine.

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Post#7 » by KingCat » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:30 am

BlackOutBuzz wrote:This is fine.

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Well atleast we've gone away from our obessesion with "high character" guys

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Post#8 » by predators » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:31 am

BlackOutBuzz wrote:This is fine.

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damn, jumped in the dome prematurely.
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#9 » by BlackOutBuzz » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:34 am

4s and 5s on the roster:

Marvin, Cody, MKG, Frank (RFA), Biz, Willy, Washington, McDaniels.

Shocked we haven't made any trade, even if just to move around picks.

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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#10 » by yosemiteben » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:35 am

Remember, in the NBA the standard is "innocent until proven not good at basketball"
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#11 » by JDR720 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:36 am

I wonder if drafting all these wings will lead MKG to opt out, he isn't going to play much and is clearly not part of the future.
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#12 » by yosemiteben » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:38 am

JDR720 wrote:I wonder if drafting all these wings will lead MKG to opt out, he isn't going to play much and is clearly not part of the future.

He already opted in.
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#13 » by KingCat » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:39 am

JDR720 wrote:I wonder if drafting all these wings will lead MKG to opt out, he isn't going to play much and is clearly not part of the future.


Didn't he already opt in? I have a feeling that playing time isn't even the main factor for MKG right now.
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#14 » by Braggins » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:44 am

yosemiteben wrote:Remember, in the NBA the standard is "innocent until proven not good at basketball"

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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#15 » by Braggins » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:45 am

Trade WHG for a protected 2nd round pick.
Use Marv as backup center.
Let Frank walk.
Keep Mcdaniels in the G-League for a year.
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Post#16 » by Snidely FC » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:24 pm

Can we call him "Boogie Nights?"
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#17 » by Snidely FC » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:42 pm

The Stepien scouting report on him: https://www.thestepien.com/2019/06/18/jalen-mcdaniels-scouting-report/

executive summary: needs to gain ton of strength
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#18 » by gundysmullet » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:05 pm

I think they’re just laying the groundwork for next years draft; his brother is the next Kevin Durant and I’m not kidding. His brother is phenomenal and I think the hornets will be bad enough to draft him.
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#19 » by gundysmullet » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:09 pm

KingCat wrote:
JDR720 wrote:I wonder if drafting all these wings will lead MKG to opt out, he isn't going to play much and is clearly not part of the future.


Didn't he already opt in? I have a feeling that playing time isn't even the main factor for MKG right now.

I mean how many people can get paid seven figures to do something that they are horrific at?
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Re: Better Than Zion: The Jalen McDaniels Thread 

Post#20 » by LofJ » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:19 pm

gundysmullet wrote:I think they’re just laying the groundwork for next years draft; his brother is the next Kevin Durant and I’m not kidding. His brother is phenomenal and I think the hornets will be bad enough to draft him.


If Kemba leaves and we suck next year I will be praying that we can get Anthony Edwards. He's the best scoring two guard to come around in a while.
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