Last edited by GuardianAngel25; 12-22-2012 at 11:09 PM.
Definitely an awesome mix. As long as we can make the move without giving up future picks. I think it'll have to be a three team trade. The way Lopez is playing I think it would be fair straight up but the money doesn't look like it'll work. Maybe we get Grant Hill and another scrub.
His on ball D is incredible! Once he makes a PG give the ball up it is almost impossible for him to get the ball back in his hands. Bledsoe is so quick and sags a little off to jump the ball and other players are scared to make the pass. Clippers are missing that true 7' like Lopez who would be a great fit! Bledsoe barely even plays they have to move him when Chauncey is back. Please keep boosting your trade value Lopez we need this kid!
And almost all of his turnovers are in transition as the byproduct of being too aggressive on a team that flourishes from PG aggression on the break. He's not throwing the ball away in the half court, hell, he made one or two amazing passes when driving.
I want this man on the Pelicans YESTERDAY.
Just tell me who I need to strap to the brainwashing machine to get it done.
he has not playing well of late and is not getting many minutes tonight...he only played 4 min in the first half and willie green got 8 minutes!!!
we might not have to give up our first rounder after all
The guy was absolutely horrendous his first two years. I'd rather see him produce for more than just two months before I want us to go and give up some quality assets for him. Even Aminu looked good at the beginning of this year. I'm not saying Bledsoe is that bad or anything, but let's see if he can keep this up now that he's a focus on the scouting report. Regardless, from what I've seen, I'm really unimpressed with his half-court offensive game which I think could be a big problem for this team. This team will always play at a slow pace and I'm not sure how Bledsoe would do. He really needs to work on his jumper and decision making for him to be a starter in my opinion.
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That's actually good in comparison to what he had a few nights ago.
7 TO's in 18 minutes.
Two of them happened in transition when he got caught pressing. Then he has two in half court that came when he was trying to do too much.
It's something he has to work on. That and his shot. It's improved but it needs serious work. Eh. I'm willing to take a chance.
Yet another chance? We have taken plenty of those in our team already
Bledsoe plays another game with 18 minutes and dominates the little things once again. Ill say it again with starter minutes he would be an absolute terror. With Bledsoe at the point of our attack and Davis as our last line of defense we will be the best defensive team in the NBA! He would change us light years. The better Lopez plays the more this trade becomes possible. in 18 minutes he has 3 rebounds 4 assists and 6 steals! Give him 36 mins he has 6 rebounds which is very good for a PG 8 assists which isn't to bad either. Then the 6 steals if they even turn into 10 that is amazing. He does not just jump passes he pressures the ball handler so much and gives them fits. He will change us drastically in the pick&roll, pick&pop, and defensively from what we are now. Our defense jumps at least 10 spots with just his addition and we get 5 more easy buckets in the paint a game from assists.
That's like expecting someone that gets a block in the span of two minutes will therefore produce 18 blocks in 36 minutes. Simply impossible.
He's fantastic defensively and rebounds the ball, yes, but in a half-court offense, he really struggles.
Last edited by GuardianAngel25; 12-28-2012 at 12:53 AM.
I'm sorry but not even Chris Paul has netted double digit steals in a single game in his entire career. It's incredibly rare.
If we're going to play the per minute statistics though, the guy only averages 5 assists per 36 minutes yet averages 3.8 turnovers. Besides the alarming turnover rate, he is a horrific outside shooter. Those 2 alone will hold him back until he improves, especially for a team like ourselves who mostly plays in the halfcourt like ourselves.
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For my thoughts on Bledsoe, I agree with what MM is saying on twitter - the guy has loads of potential. But the numbers he produces on an 18 minute stint is not the same when he plays 36 minutes. Bledsoe plays with energy and he won't get to use all of that in a 36 minute stretch. I loved it when Jason Smith said (from MM again) that the way he plays in 20 minutes will be totally different from the way he'll play in 36 minutes since he needs to pace himself right or else risk being a liability on the court because of fatigue.
But he's a devastating defender - one that if paired with Gordon - will (theoretically) form a significant perimeter defensive attack.
You can be a risk taker when your team is so talented and you have Chris Paul ahead of you. I bet he wouldn't be so loose with the ball if his role wasn't to be an aggressive spark plug. I am intrigued to find out just how more controlled and paced Bledsoe's game would be if he were the starter. Picking and choosing when to gamble on a steal, when to press the break (which should be damn near always with his speed), and when to fold 'em and wait for his team and set up the offense.
the question is... would he be a good fit in montys system, Bledsoe is good at full speed, but Montys PG always walk with the ball 20 seconds
He's a good fit, the question is simply whether the Hornets can put together a package that would be good enough to pry him loose
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