It has been clear to all of us while watching the Bobcats that Jeff has all the tools to be a good player. Time and time again we have seen him out there like a deer in some headlights, getting down on himself after travelling or missing a shot. I decided to go back and read over his Draft Express profile and found this:
I personally had no idea he had confidence issues in the past and found this very interesting, however I cant say it surprises me. To me it seems like Jeff is going through the same confidence now that he was in his first few years of college. Hopefully once he gets comfortable in the league he will turn it around like he did at Vanderbelt.
I really think Jeff can be better than he has even shown us, I am actually slightly disappointed in his year considering how he looked at the start. Personally I think he has the potential to become a poor mans Kawhi Leonard, but he must stop questioning himself first.
Areas to Improve:
Rebounding- For a 6ft 7in dude who is VERY athletic he has only got over four rebounds five times this year.
Three Point Percentage- I know he is a better shooter than .333%
Blocks- I guy with that much athleticism should be blocking more shots, part of me thinks it is because he is guarding perimeter guys due to playing SG not SF.
My problem with J Taylor is that when he is WIDEEEEE open he never shoots, he will wait 3 seconds and pump fake about 20 times then shoot. I don't get it, hopefully he gains more confidence next year when we have a little better squad.
i've pointed this out before the season started and during the season numerous times. its not his confidence its just he's not that good, he's 23 yrs old so the things your naming he may never start to do . confidence/attitude is something that can change with one good game but this is the way he been playing all 4 yrs in vanderbilt,so i was confused when everyone kept mentioning he's a hendo replacement or even a starter.
in this thread i was leaning towards sessions starting . i was a down on kemba but i still think sessions is better and more consistent player now but anyway it looks like i was ahead of the curve with this thread before the season started....im 2 good
i have a couple other threads to prove my point and boy some of you were so off about the bobcats in the beginning of year ....my favorite is when everyone mention mkg as our 2nd best player and how me and sjackson was stating hendo was maybe our best player...man that was the good ol days
Last edited by gm in potty training; 04-02-2013 at 11:12 AM.
I think Taylor has potential, but we got him as a second rounder, so if he doesn't pan out then oh well. I hope he succeeds but i happen to think we need some veteran shooters off the bench anyway, so i'm not really concerned about him. I'd be more than happy to bring in Marco Belinelli, Daequan Cook, or Anthony Morrow and send Taylor packing if we need to.
Oh, you misused 2, as it doesn't replace the word too...
So 14.4 points, 3.8 assists, 2.8 rebounds on 40% FG and 30% 3FG is better than 17.6 points, 5.7 assists, 3.4 rebounds on 43% FG and 32% 3FG?
And consistent is not a word used with Sessions, but more so with Kemba, as Sessions has had more up and down months, and only averages 10.6 points, 3.2 assists, and 1.8 rebounds on 38% FG and 27% in his last 10 games, while Kemba has been getting better while averaging 20.4 points, 6.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals on 44% FG in his last 10. Care to reevaluate and admit you were wrong then and now about Kemba and Sessions?
I'm just saying, ease up on patting yourself on the back and saying how you're nostradamus in training now, when you've been off on a lot of things too. If you're that confident in your analysis, then tighten up and stop leaving these errors, as I will always be here to call them out. Its my duty and my pleasure.
The average timing window for a chase down block for example without fouling, is approximately 300~ milliseconds. Not so easy if you think about it. And with Taylor, he hasn't shown me that much in terms of timing. Would need to continue to watch him though until I can make a full judgement of him, especially with me mainly focusing on Smack's positioning and how he's improving on the defensive end.
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