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In the NO Podcast Episode 99: Talking Rebuilding with The Daily Thunder
Royce Young of the DailyThunder ESPN Truehoop blog joins us to talk about how the Thunder built themselves a contender on the back of draft picks and young players. Then the guys talk about what they’ve seen over the last four games, worry about Anthony Davis – and then preview the Clippers and Jazz.
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Mcgee does not even start for Denver..We could use his rebounding and athleticsm..The hornets just dont have enough team speed right now..
One thing that I was encouraged by: against Phoenix, AFA hit 3 floaters, and all of them looked pretty fluid. Not saying he is going to become an offensive force, but if he's slashing to the hoop, at least he may have something in his repertoire to avoid charges and finish over bigger guys in a way besides dunking. But AFA doing anything besides a straight line to the hoop or running in transition makes me die a little bit inside Rivers is definitely a point guard. Tonight, he could've had 5-6 assists to Jason Smith alone out of the pick and roll. Gotta finish at the basket, but he can create separation and get into the lane consistently. I've been calling for Rivers to be running sets ever since he missed that game against Philly, especially if he's in w/ Roberts or Mason, because they are better shooters and he is better at getting into the paint. Makes sense, not sure why they don't do it more. It appeared that Rivers was getting a lot more chances tonight On the negative side, he's losing the ball off of his knee at least once a game because he loses track of a help defender. Obviously, shooting will remain an issue for a while.