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He has a kinda disinterested vibe about him
I think he was just playing defense.
Few can play like Snell and make it in this league.
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That was my inclination (that he’s not a C&S guy), but I haven’t yet consumed any of his highlight videos. From what I have heard and read he has some limitations (probably dribbling) that are preventing him from using a lot of that quickness and hops. I imagine he probably could do a lot of Donte type things with some of the attention that other starters will command.
what he said.
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Allen on C&S
I’m comparing Allen to the ultimate C&S specialist, and familiar face, Tony Snell. In Snell’s three years with Milwaukee he had six unassisted 3-point FGs (6/355 = 1.7%). Allen over his three years is at 6.3% (13/208), though last year (10) of his (119) 3FGs were unassisted.
On the two-point side, Snell was unassisted on 33% of his 2FGs while Allen was unassisted on 44% 2FGs (though this is bolstered by his Pre-Ja 2018-19 season). Both players got about half their 2PAs from layups or dunks. The only real distinction I saw was that Allen’s number suggest that he avoids long twos while Snell generally took as many longs twos as short- and mid-range jumpers. That and Allen doesn’t have Snell’s hook shot.
So basically, yes a C&S guy but not as extreme as Snell.
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I certainly thought about linking to that play. Unfortunately, I wasn’t following the Pistons that closely at that time to know if that was something Prince did with regularity (he certainly had the length and motor to do so).
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It’s my opinion that part of the reason we pay folks for cold cut sandwiches is to defer guilt when applying the mayo. When making them at home we’re forced to make that value decision: do I want this sandwich to taste good or do I want to live into my 50s? The reason you say "dang, this is good" when you buy a Cousins/Jimmy Johns sub is because they made the hard choice for you (maximum mayo).
Mayo is not the condiment you deserved, but the condiment you needed.
- Somebody (probably)
Ham isn't a #1 on a winning sandwich
There was a time I would’ve said a buttered hard roll is all you need. However, I’ve seen more of the world, earned some scars, and made some friends along the way. Now I go with mayonnaise and a pickle or pepper relish.
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I guess when you have one of the greatest transition defenders of all time, taking the risk of crashing the boards does not seem like that big of a deal.
It helps that Giannis can defend or even prevent transition attempts from the trail position. Outside of Giannis and Lebron, I wonder who have been the best at that.
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The year was 2005 (give or take a few) and I found myself the Lakefront 7s tournament (rugby) in Milwaukee. I purchased a few brats and loaded up on my customary mustard and onions. Only it wasn’t onions. It was sauerkraut. A happy accident and my love of fermented cabbage began. I would try kimchi a few years later with similar effect.
I will shamelessly plug my friend’s recipe for kimchi slaw (among other things). It’s spectacular.
Brook is a testament to the value of a team's skill diversity
Recalling things like the Jennings/Ellis pairing or #TeamAllLength, those were depth that sold out on a single (or narrow set of) strategy. I always thought it would be valuable to have depth that included players who had a mix of skills that could be leveraged at different times. What can we do when a team takes away Option A (or as Michael Tyson said "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face")?
Brook has a few skills that aren’t highly sought (middling 3P% and elite big man post play) in the current league trends, but they are extremely valuable when Option A is taken away via strategy or injury. It’s amazing that we had a "break glass in case of emergency" player capable of what he did in Game 5 against ATL.
I love horseradish, but like everything context is everything. I would say it has a home on my boiled dinners and most sandwiches.
I from Milwaukee to Madison ~10 years ago. It was remarkable how limited the Bucks presence was in Madison at that time. None of the local sports radio shows covered the NBA draft (I believe car racing was covered during the Jabari draft) and even awareness of the team was remarkable. My wife had a coworker who wasn’t from the US, yet had gone to UW-Madison for 5+ years and had not heard of the Milwaukee Bucks. At that time, I wore a Bucks hat consistently almost antagonistically, to promote the team.
Well, that’s not an issue anymore. I can walk around the capitol and spot at least three pieces of Bucks apparel in each lap.
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I’ve watched some of his footage and reviewed CelticsBlog comments regarding him. He seems close to the consensus opinion that he is a near direct replacement to PJ Tucker. He is younger, probably more durable, and very limited offensively outside of 3-pt shooting. Some of the differences that I was able to ascertain is the Semi is less frenetic on defense, willing to shoot a little from non-corner-3, and can possibly dunk. The development areas that I can come up with are:
- Defensive Freneticism – PJ was valuable in part because he raised the refs’ floor for acceptable contact. This is important because it allows the Bucks other defenders to get physical without putting themselves in foul trouble. I suppose Thanasis could fill this role (fouling is in his bag), but Semi provides the body mass (and perhaps more acumen) to back it up.
- Backcutting/Rim Finishing – If opponents are playing him as he were PJ (planted in the corner), there should be some opportunities to take advantage of an opponents wandering attention. The advantage Semi has over PJ is that he has a ~40" vertical and about ~10 years. If Semi can develop the chemistry to make those cuts he might get some cheap points that way. Additionally, even the defense rotates and he can’t make a good pass out of his drive (my assumption), he’s so massive he could probably do what Bledsoe and Butler do on rim finishes and create space against vertical defenders by launching into them and using Newton’s third law as a teammate.
I don’t think this probably gets him to a "leap" but getting a couple points on timely cuts might double his points, so I suppose that might qualify.
makes sense to me
…diakite proved that last yr, mamu is to be determined.
That’s what separates 14th from 15th on my list.
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I forgot about "Hawks University" and all the guys who may owe Bud and his staff some free drinks (Carroll, Bazemore, Dedmon). Whether there is anything unique to Bud’s development approach, I don’t know, but it does have its share of supporting evidence.