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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is a 6'7" Freshman SF from the University of Kentucky
If we can't get Anthony Davis i say we take MKG...i know he doesnt have a great jumper or much of an offensive game...but this guy has all the intangables...he is a lockdown defender...great leader and has the highest motor in the NCAA...the guy hustles on every play and plays ever game like its his last and thats a player that would be perfect for us imo...and he's real young so that offensive game will continue to develop....i see him being a star
He seems like a Cho kind of guy, hard worker on and off the court and clearly has a passion for the game.
i am so tired of hustle guys who aren't great at basketball things like shooting and an overall offensive game. don't care how good his "motor" is, i don't want him for this team. he needs a team with a ball dominant sg or pg and a high touch big man. he would phenomenal for the lakers.
i don't think he's as bad a shooter as you guys make him out to be, especially for his age. today he shot 1-1 on 3s and 4-4 on free throws. small sample size obviously, but he can knock em down. i think he'll be about as good a shooter as many other super athletic dudes in the league, which would be fine.
If we don't get the first pick and end up taking MKG, I'd still be pretty happy. I just get the feeling that he'll get a jump shot in the NBA and become very very good. Thats about all he needs to take off.
at this point he is a cross between a very young crash and tony allen. not for me with a top 3 pick.
I agree with the sentiment that I don't think we've seen the full range of upside with the UK players since that team is so deep and talented. I think at the NBA level, we'll see more offensive polish from Davis, more of a floor general with confidence from Teague, and I think MKG's got more offensive ability that hasn't been shown yet. I agree that MKG is a more talented version of Crash when coming out of college and his ceiling is greater than what Crash brought. MKG's b-ball IQ is slightly better and has more control over his game than Wallace. IMO, it's as if you took Wallace at age 23 or 24, , smoothed down his recklessness, added a jumper and still had a little bit of room to grow into as well, and MKG won't be 19 years old until September of this year. Not a bad consolation prize if you miss out on the Davis jackpot. I've definitely warmed up to him as the year has progressed.
For those that remember Pippen at his peak, is MKG's upside comparable to a Pippen type player?
He developed that outside stroke a few years into his career, but was a pretty savy defender and rebounder from his first days in the league.
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