Ohhh, I see, so this IS a parody thread. This is an excellent example of how to construct an argument based on small sample sizes and surface observations without considering deeper reasoning, make it seem like a definitive analysis of a rookies career, and be able to state it without cracking, or putting a smiley face to let us in on the joke. Brilliant work.
Because otherwise this post is getting to the point of straight hating on a player.
Two, a PER of 15 is average, so if he's slightly below that as a rookie, that's a good start, instead if the 20s like most rookies.
Three, it doesn't take into account that he also plays the 4 and guards PFs in small ball, or sometimes guards the 2s.
Four, it doesn't take into account that the team defense is horrible, allowing wide open threes when you're helping, thus artificially lowering a positional PER based on a team philosophy.
Five, MKG gets the rookie treatment, and isn't allowed to play defense like veterans. He'll get there. So using PER doesn't draw a good conclusion.
Because if so, then that's every reason why being 19 hinders the impact he has now and what he could become. Look at Kobe, KG, TMac, jermaine oneal - they didn't come out like gangbusters either.
And in 5 years, he'll be a hell of a lot stronger. Asking a teenager to compete with grown men strength in the NBA is an adjustment.
Patience is a virtue.
Last edited by QC Thundercats; 02-18-2013 at 02:34 PM.
I'm not saying we should cut him. I'm just saying we should convert him to an equal prospect big because there is a high number of SFs coming up, not a lot of bigs, and MKG is an extremely risky bet given what we might could get for him right now. But the people who say we couldn't even get a Cousins/Kanter/Monroe type for MKG are probably correct at this point anyway
we will ride with MKG and I think he will be a typical Bobcats draft pick...torn between overpayment, trading for peanuts, or losing for nothing at the end of his rookie deal
Last edited by CatNation; 02-18-2013 at 03:45 PM.
I agree with the premise of the OP. While I like MKG, I just don't see the offensive skill set needed to make him a difference maker on offense on a consistent basis. That jumper is broken and it will take a lot of time and effort to fix. If we can get someone like a Cousins in a trade including MKG, then i'm all for it. A team of Cousins, Shabazz or McClemore and kemba would be a very nice young nucleus. Again, I would not trade MKG just to trade him, but I believe some people are overrating what he will be. With that I would move him for a nice upgrade like Cousins or Monroe.
You call MKG "an extremely risky bet." What would you call your plan?
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That might be as aggressive as I've seen TheBeagle in a long time. rawr I like it.
Also wanted to throw out that I love MKG's gait. I look at it more along the lines that going slow is more difficult for him than running. He looks normal running the court, but slow him down to a casual walk and he doesn't know how to do it. I think its a cool little quirk about him. It is not however, a genetic abnormality that will render him paralyzed by 24.
Into the crevasse!
"Climb down Lemon, Climb down"
My "plan" is risk free because the worst case scenario still has us getting a very good young big for mkg. There are good odds in us getting an elite wing in the near future. Current big prospects are murky at best. Nothing special on the horizon that anyone knows about. Even if we dont there are still other decent wings coming up like glenn robinson and we have taylor. The onpy real risk is mkg turning into some kind of superstar after we trade him. Frankly im not too worried about that
Last edited by CatNation; 02-18-2013 at 07:45 PM.