I was at both pre-season games at the arena and the open practice... I've commented quite a bit on those 2 games so I'll post a few things I noticed that I didn't say before.
1. at both games during the shoot-around and at the open practice I noticed him shooting the ball almost flat footed with a pretty normal release (no 'hitch') which is likely part of the process in fixing it. Dunlap mentioned addition by subtraction. Figuring out what he doesn't need in the shot, focus on what he does right and then improve from there. I would say he was about a 50-65% shooter with this shooting form.
2. he is first and foremost a slasher from what I've seen so far. He looks to take the ball to the rim when he wants to score 85% of the time. This may have something to do with the coaching (hold of on the jumpshots till we figure that thing out, sort of deal) but he drives hard into the lane and initiates contact. I would expect to see him at the free throw line quite a bit this season.
3.handles... Dunlap mentioned that he be open to have MKG bring the ball up the court on some possessions and it's clear why. he controls the ball really well.
4. a lot of talks about his 'intangibles' before the draft, which are very apparent on the floor. The thing that impressed me the most in the 2 games he played is his defensive awareness. With all this trap defense and what not there are many times where players are left open and he is really good about covering a lot of the floor... unlike most of the other players wearing a CATS uniform. sidenote- that looks to be the real issue with that style of play for us is leaving guys wide open at the 3pt line or under the basket.
these are some things I noticed... mind you he is a long way off from being an all-star here but he is easily in the top 2 or 3 when it comes to best player on our team... at 19. That's a start.