Great break down brother. I was at the game and a bunch Hawks fans were raving about how good he is and how deep our bench is.also saw a few of the plays they ran for Belli were the same ones they used to run for Mirotic. The biggest difference is going to be that belli will make a play after he puts it on the floor. Either kick it out to a teammate on the opposite wing when he drives, or looks to score.
He still kinda slow, but he Usain bolt compared to how heavy footed Nicola was. This will keep teams from just packing the paint. He appears to have some really good IQ which was backed up by all the film i could find of him overseas.
Man we just chopping it upAye. I just don't want to see y'all hurt again.
I'm focusing on the backup PG battle as well as Melli 3point shot. I've seen enough from him to know he can impact the game when his shot is not falling. I absolutely love how much he communicate.So, tonight, more of the same for me
I'm gonna look for chemistry, off ball movement, roster rotation, communication on defensive switching, and throw in rebounding and turnovers.
With Gentry's system, TOs are going to happen, but its one thing if they happen within the flow of the offense vs inadvertent ones.
Its going to take more than a handful of preseason games to get this down pat so the focus must be on the marathon of season. I personally liked the starting 5 from the first game and I can see that being the season opener rotation, so i wanna focus more on the depth guys.
unless he is the second coming of LeBron, Cheatham going to G-League. I wouldnt be surprised if Hayes ends up going down there with him. They seem to be set at Center depending on the matchup and it's gonna be tough for him to crack the rotation and get any significant tick with him behind behind Favors and Okafor. I dont think they will try to play him at the 4 either.
Yea, hoping for the best. Ingram is a good kid and works hard. Just was never my fav among our young players back then.@toheeb27
I didnt see BI last night, but based on tweets and what i saw in game 1, i think they are still trying to see how they can maximize his skill set. Health concerns dont appear to be there, its just a matter of fit
also, i never put too much stock into who starts per se, but i'm more interested in who closes in tight games.
agree with all of thisMain takeaways from last night’s game....
Zion= Beast. Thought he might have some problems with Gobert, nah. He went through that dude all night. He is going to be awesome.
Lonzo = was more aggressive going to the basket, something he did not do when he was with us. Went 5-5 from the FT line, that’s very nice to see.
NAW = Baller. Dude is going to take all of Hart’s minutes, might even take Redick’s minutes.
Ingram = was so focused on scoring, which is surprising bcos he shared the ball more with the Lakers. Hopefully it’s a blip.
Josh Hart = SUCKS. Started the game, sucked so bad he did not start the 2nd half.
DEFENSE = Man, it was really bad, especially when Utah had their starters out there. Should be better when Jrue and Favors play.