Players that have stepped out of the shadows of another

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Re: Players that have stepped out of the shadows of another 

Post#21 » by Amare_1_Knicks » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:48 pm

Harden - Westbrook/KD.
Westbrook - KD

Westbrook probably wasn’t held back by KD in a traditional sense, but no way he goes crazy and averages a triple double for 3 straight years and wins MVP with him there.
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Post#22 » by Amare_1_Knicks » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:05 pm

David Lee stepped out of the shadow of Curry/Z-Bo to a degree. He was always a double-double guy, but went from 10 and 10, to 20 and 12.

Millsap stepped out of the shadow of Boozer, taking advantage of Boozer being out with an injury. His level of play basically made Boozer tradeable.
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Post#23 » by jlokine » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:12 pm

jeremy lin/ carmelo anthony
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Duncan - Robinson
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Post#25 » by Optms » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:24 pm

jlokine wrote:jeremy lin/ carmelo anthony


This one doesn't make sense
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Post#26 » by theforumblue » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:35 pm

kobe/ eddie jones. then later shaq.
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Post#27 » by macNcheese3 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:50 pm

Tmac/Vince
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Post#28 » by miamiheat319 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:08 pm

Dennis Schröder - Jeff Teague
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Post#29 » by donkeylips » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:25 pm

draymond green - david lee
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Post#30 » by Scalabrine » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:02 pm

Hornet Mania wrote:Might be too soon, but a very recent example is Devonte Graham/Kemba Walker.

When the Hornets let Kemba walk James Borrego emphasized moving Graham's game in a 3pt-heavy direction much like Kemba's had been his last few seasons in Charlotte. The results speak for themselves: Graham jumps from 4ppg to 18ppg, among league leaders in 3pt makes and attempts. That shooting ability coupled with his excellent passing (8 assists per game) turned him into a relatively valuable player out of nowhere. It's uncertain if his development would have exploded like that if Kemba were still in town.


Id say its very likely that he would have gotten anywhere close to this opportunity if Kemba was still in Charlotte
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Post#31 » by Hornet Mania » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:11 pm

Scalabrine wrote:
Hornet Mania wrote:Might be too soon, but a very recent example is Devonte Graham/Kemba Walker.

When the Hornets let Kemba walk James Borrego emphasized moving Graham's game in a 3pt-heavy direction much like Kemba's had been his last few seasons in Charlotte. The results speak for themselves: Graham jumps from 4ppg to 18ppg, among league leaders in 3pt makes and attempts. That shooting ability coupled with his excellent passing (8 assists per game) turned him into a relatively valuable player out of nowhere. It's uncertain if his development would have exploded like that if Kemba were still in town.


Id say its very likely that he would have gotten anywhere close to this opportunity if Kemba was still in Charlotte


He did look good in March-April last year, but I agree. I thought his ceiling was quality backup, not bad for a 2nd round pick, but this season indicates he could be a quality starter.
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Re: Players that have stepped out of the shadows of another 

Post#32 » by Hullajelolt » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:15 pm

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Optms wrote:Dirk Nowitizki - Steve Nash

Nash went from being a backup All-star game player to a full fledged MVP and arguably better than Dirk.

Answer should be nash - Kidd in Phoenix.

As the same goes for those people who said kobe shaq. No.
Look at the question. It is not asking which duo of stars. This is one under the shadow of a star ( public not realizing until one of them left )


Well, not really. The first couple of season Nash spent in Dallas, he was nothing extra. Erick Strickland started more at the point in 99-00 than him. He definitely learned a lot from Jason, but he wasn't "coming out of his shadow".
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Post#33 » by BallerTalk » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:24 pm

Rod Strickland - Mark Jackson
CJ McCollum - Wesley Matthews
Kyle Lowry - Mike Conley
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Post#34 » by KokoKaizer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:31 pm

Drygon wrote:
13th Man wrote:Name some players that were kind of held back but have risen above and beyond at the absence of the player, Here are a few that come to mind:

Tracy McGrady - Vince Carter
Bradley Beal - John Wall
Scottie Pippen - Michael Jordan - One could argue that Pippen was already flourishing under MJ.

Anyone else?


Eh, T-Mac would've been 3rd option next to Grant Hill & Tim Duncan if all things worked out as planned.

Orlando Magic were about forming a super team during 2000s weak Eastern Conference.


Yep ! What if...
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Post#35 » by SmashMouthRod » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:06 pm

Hedo Turkoglu - Peja Stojakovic
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Post#36 » by SmashMouthRod » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:09 pm

Zach Randolph - Rasheed Wallace
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Post#37 » by Shock Defeat » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:17 pm

Kobe - Eddie Jones
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Re: Players that have stepped out of the shadows of another 

Post#38 » by Texas Chuck » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:17 pm

Beethoven wrote:
Optms wrote:Dirk Nowitizki - Steve Nash

Nash went from being a backup All-star game player to a full fledged MVP and arguably better than Dirk.

Answer should be nash - Kidd in Phoenix.

As the same goes for those people who said kobe shaq. No.
Look at the question. It is not asking which duo of stars. This is one under the shadow of a star ( public not realizing until one of them left )



Correct. Nash was in the shadow not just of Kidd but Kevin Johnson as well. Dirk was clearly the superior player in their time in Dallas but he definitely wasn't overshadowing Nash. They were a very symbiotic duo who both benefited from playing with each other and managed to both reach new heights apart. Truly remarkable.

But for Nash it's definitely Phoenix not Dallas.
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Post#39 » by Bornstellar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:13 pm

Draymond Green. David Lee gets injured, Green takes his place and the rest is history
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Post#40 » by Beethoven » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:18 pm

Texas Chuck wrote:
Beethoven wrote:
Optms wrote:Dirk Nowitizki - Steve Nash

Nash went from being a backup All-star game player to a full fledged MVP and arguably better than Dirk.

Answer should be nash - Kidd in Phoenix.

As the same goes for those people who said kobe shaq. No.
Look at the question. It is not asking which duo of stars. This is one under the shadow of a star ( public not realizing until one of them left )



Correct. Nash was in the shadow not just of Kidd but Kevin Johnson as well. Dirk was clearly the superior player in their time in Dallas but he definitely wasn't overshadowing Nash. They were a very symbiotic duo who both benefited from playing with each other and managed to both reach new heights apart. Truly remarkable.

But for Nash it's definitely Phoenix not Dallas.

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