You're comparing a veteran of 4 years of college basketball, 4 years of development to a 19 year old, keep that in mind. And don't make the mistake of forgetting that Jeff Taylor was where MKG is now in his sophmore year of college.
MKG is playing a lot more timid than i would like and his confidence is down . Im hoping in the off season they can break his shot down with a shooting coach [CURRY] and he comes back with better form and confidence in his jumper. Right now his biggest problem is confidence.
"he hustles hard as hell, has quick hands, monster dunker. just wait till he works with Dell and gets a jumper hes gonna be nasty!!"
-Bobcats fans discussing Derrick Brown circa 2009
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I love em both and want em both here for the entirety of their careers. My love of JT knows no bounds as I see in him a more athletic Raja Bell, which speaks for itself.
For those hatin' on MKG, I mean the guy has "it". Even on nights he gets 15 minutes, 0 points, etc., when he's out there I just see something special...not '15 All Star appearance' special, but special in terms of his carriage, his energy, the way he moves on the basketball court. I know it makes for a weak argument to say the guy just has "it", but it's just so obvious to me. Add in the fact of his youth and the numbers he has put up in limited minutes...I just can't see how anybody can doubt MKG's future. Like spectre says, he's a bigger, better Crash and will be the vocal leader that brings all our pieces together when they get here. Boxscores will never do MKG justice.
"The Charlotte Hornets name has been a mainstay throughout the region for many years, and we are excited to announce our intention to re-establish this historic brand. We believe that its return will galvanize our fan base by unifying our loyal Bobcats fans with those who have strong memories of our city's NBA predecessor." MJ, 5-21-13
this one is not. derrick brown and mkg can't be fairly compared in the context of this thread for a variety of reasons. age, years of college, draft position, ceiling etc.
plus, there were many of us asking those saying that "are you smoking crack" at the time they were saying it.
no matter how MKG develops in the future, he will always be a stud defender. which in the end, although maybe not the best use of the 2nd pick, is valuable.
just watching him, he is 100% focused every possesion. the way he closes out is so perfect, always hands up standing still. at 19 he can only get better...
still, a hustle defender with the 2nd pick isnt the most satisfying atm.....