Kalela wrote:What is going on with this guy? It has only been 10 games but, considering the way Brad is treating him, it is not looking good for him. Even Romeo was getting some minutes in his rookie year when healthy.
At this level he's just completely lost out there on the court and Brad doesn't seem inclined to let him find himself during games. He's gotta do that in practice. And in fairness to Brad, we can't afford to have a guy you know will be a net negative out there and still win games right now.
I don't think it's anything to panic about though. He only played 14 games his Sophomore season at Vandy and then didn't get any Summer League/training camp, so I think it's to be expected that he's lagging behind considerably in terms of getting up to NBA speed. Brad also mentioned something about his conditioning early on, so he might be starting behind the 8 ball.
He doesn't look awful, just lost. Compare him to Payton Pritchard who was a 4 year guy and the difference is obvious.
Romeo was actually similar last year in that he didn't see the court for the first 1/3 of the season and then when he did he looked lost. He's been more derailed by injuries than anything else, but Nesmith isn't unique in his struggles.
I don't expect to see much of him this year at this rate. By the time that he's getting acclimated we're going to be getting both Kemba and Romeo back, so he's going to struggle to get minutes unless we make a multiplayer trade or something really clicks for him. In reality he probably gets sent out there on nights we are getting smoked and Brad wants to send a message to the team while also hoping he can go super saiyan and maybe bring us back.
If Pritchard wasn't doing so surprisingly well I think more people would see the sky as falling, but his success has actually given Nesmith some cover.
Roddy wrote:Just for fun, our first round pick is doing well in Memphis :
8.9 pts, 2.9 rbs, 1.0 asts, 43.8 FG%, 48.7% from 3 in nine games.
I understand why we made that trade, but I still absolutely hate it. Felt like terrible value just in terms of the draft capital changing hands, but it was just salt in the wound that Bane is the guy who was available there. Another 4 year guy who's ready to contribute out of the gate, but who I think still has upside beyond that. Danny should have made room for him.