Is Dereck Lively II the one that got away?
Not too worried about Podz and his lack of right hand and that random ending floater so long as he puts his work in at the lab. Pick and roll Perry opened my eyes and could have scored even more had his teammates found him.
Given how we like to decide if draft picks are good or bad based on their summer league performance a couple weeks after being drafted, it made me think of a fun (but totally unrealistic) summer league/draft re-work.
- Summer league is only draft-eligible guys, and occurs BEFORE the draft
- the league will consist of 6 teams, headed by NBA coaches who volunteer/are selecting to participate
- coaches will take turns drafting out their full team from those eligible
- teams will play each other round-robin style (5 games), and and then a championship game between the top 2
- after conclusion of the league, then the regular draft occurs with our infinitely superior knowledge of how guys did in that environment
It ain't happening (most importantly because it doesn't make sense to risk injury right before the draft), but wouldn't that be entertaining?? Better than the in-season tournament for sure. And thn for all of us who don't watch college ball, we could watch a few games and pretend like we gained valuable insight and curse the GM even more when they don't pick who we liked.
Just watched the game. LQ looked like the best player out there for most of the game.
Rough night for Podz. My issue with the pick is not that he looks bad so far, which, he does (the hustle stats and the assists are nice but he just doesn't look NBA-ready athletically) - it's that they picked him as a higher-floor guy. If he's not ready to contribute to the team this year, why take him over Whitmore or Miller, two guys with way higher ceilings?
Just saw the game. One frustrating thing is that Podziemski is supposed to have touch but he has had some really bad misses. I don't know if he's mad at his teammates after these losses but if he would score the ball a bit they'd probably be like 2-1 at worst.
Nice game from Perry. Might have gotten shortchanged on a few of those foul calls.
Could this explain, in part, his absence from Summer League?
anyone concerned about this:
Jackson-Davis told the San Francisco Chronicle that he's happy to be getting settled in San Francisco after a couple of months in hotels, and he's quickly adapting to Golden State’s up-tempo style,
It is a big adjustment, he said.
“The offense that I was in (at Indiana), we kind of played it slow, methodical, and this is upbeat, push the ball, push the pace,” Jackson-Davis said. “Yeah, the speed surprised me … watch it on TV and then you get out there and do it, it’s just something that you’ve got to get used to.”
Couldn't rise for this game so watched the highlights on youtube. Too bad Trayce didn't play. Seems like he had a minor hamstring tweak. Those trainers need training if they couldn't get him in game shape after all this time............
Reggie Perry jumped out of the box score. 20pts/17rbs. Is that a SL record for the Dubs? He'll probably be in camp this Fall.
Podz still struggling. Gleague bound. SL is a rude awakening to some. This ain't college.
If the Warriors had the Lakers scouting department, Steph would have another ring
They was saying Podz was a 6’6 PG coming into the draft man he is all of 6’3 and that changes everything LMAOOOO
I think BP has taken generally good shots that he should be able to make. So I’m not worried about him getting shots.
He’s also been able to create off the dribble and made some excellent reads and passes.
So it’s just a matter of settling down, getting used to the new situation and getting some confidence. Kind of like J Poole before he got sent to the G League.
MDJ and TDJ/TJD are becoming confusing. How about Dun and Dav?
Podz's shot didn't fall and got a bit passive for stretches. Might be his worst game of Summer League. But I like that he upped his intensity in the late game despite knowing things weren't going well. Would be a lot more alarmed if he sulked and gave up.
Podz can rebound and pass, but he's having a really hard time scoring. Is the game too fast for him? I hope he's not a bust.
#StillSummerLeague but starting to be a bit worried about Podz ability to get his shots off at the next level. Thinking he'll spend a lot of time with the Sea Dubs this year
I didn't mind that Elam ending. Pretty random though.
That last Pods shot attempt was godawful
Rather than have an Elam ending, I propose that if the score is tied at the end of regulation, each team's next game is cut by 2 minutes.
We've had like one bucket and 15 million foul shots in overtime? That's fun basketball.