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    I don't recall seeing him take a single three thus far in the two summer league games he's played in.

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    I hope youre being sarcastic

    Theres no way Stephenson gets cut. He the best player we have on the summer league team
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    yes he is being sarcastic.
    would've been better to be in the Stevenson/Stephensen thread though instead of being a new thread.

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    The 3-point jokes are about as fresh as the white guy jokes.
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    It'll be awesome though, if he adds a 3 point shot the next couple of years. In the regular season, if he gets minutes, teams will start playing off of him and it will become pretty apparent how valuable that will be for him. These nooks and crannies he exploits in summer league aren't there in November as much without that threat.

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    I had a good chuckle at this. Even with JOB's fascination with the three point shot there is no way Stephenson gets cut unless he completely implodes.

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    He can shoot the three. I'm over fifty years old and I could shoot the three for JOB.
    Making them is another issue all together.
    In JOB's system shooting the 3 just spreads the floor for fast break opportunities for the other team.

    Larry Bird should play for the Pacers. He can still hit the 3 and play at least as good defense as Murphy. Just spot him up, run around for 5 seconds, pass him the ball and away we go.

    At least LS (unlike Ford) would get the ball to him.
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    The 3-point jokes are about as fresh as the white guy jokes.
    Can't get enough of this whole three-point jacking thing going on...

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    I think we'll need a forum party when Obie hits the door, the distaste for him is palatable. I really can't remember a coach so disliked.

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    The 3-point jokes are about as fresh as the white guy jokes.
    As long as we have a losing coach that overvalues the 3 point shot to the point of questioning his sanity then the jokes hit home more often that not.
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    O brother!
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    The 3-point jokes are about as fresh as the white guy jokes.
    sadly enough...... they are all a reality...

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    I don't see why. No point in guards shooting 3's when you have the bigs doing it for you.*






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    Lance Stephenson can shoot the 3pt (and will get even better over the next two years) but that's not what OBIE wants from his PG. He wants Lance to score at the rim on transition if it's available or dish it out to our 3pt shooters if it's not. Unfortunately, McBrick (a.k.a. McBob) still can't shoot a lick and Paul George is falling in love with his 3pt shot and dribbles way too much. But again, I'm sure that's what Obie wants him to do.....shoot the 3pt shot or break down your man and score with the mid-range shot. Not sure I understand Obie's offensive philosophy. McBrick should be working on his footwork to score inside and build some more muscle on his deltoids, biceps, and triceps so he can bang some more. He's blessed with quick feet and a natural aggressive nature. I can see him being even more effective than Hans on the inside because he's taller and longer than Hans but he doesn't weight train enough as Hans is reportedly doing right now for next season.
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    Lance Stephenson can shoot the 3pt (and will get even better over the next two years) but that's not what OBIE wants from his PG. He wants Lance to score at the rim on transition if it's available or dish it out to our 3pt shooters if it's not. Unfortunately, McBrick (a.k.a. McBob) still can't shoot a lick and Paul George is falling in love with his 3pt shot and he dribbles too much. But, I'm sure that's what Obie wants him to do.....shoot the 3pt shot or break down your man and score with the mid-range shot. Not sure I understand Obie's offensive philosophy. McBrick should be working on his footwork to score inside and build some more muscle on his deltoids, biceps, and triceps so he can bang so more. He's blessed with quick feet and a natural aggressive nature. I can see him being even more effective than Hans on the inside because he's taller and longer than Hans but he doesn't work his body as Hans is reportedly doing right now for next season.
    Are you kidding me.

    Obie wants his PG to be able to shoot threes. He wants everyone to shoot threes.

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    I don't see why. No point in guards shooting 3's when you have the bigs doing it for you.*
    Silly Kegboy.... It's to space the floor...

    Everybody is supposed to shoot the 3 or their value to spacing the court is nil!
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    If Roy comes in next year and is a dominant low post player and the main cog in the half court offense, is everyone okay with him being surrounding by 3 point shooters.

    I think its possibly Roy turns another corner and can't be guarded one on one by almost any team in the league.

    Then does this ridiculousness make sense?

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    If Roy comes in next year and is a dominant low post player and the main cog in the half court offense, is everyone okay with him being surrounding by 3 point shooters.

    I think its possibly Roy turns another corner and can't be guarded one on one by almost any team in the league.

    Then does this ridiculousness make sense?
    It makes sense until the last five minutes of the game, when JOB pulls Roy.
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    You know, I'll post this thought here.

    JOB's puffy comment, "We insist on it!" regarding the question about McBob shooting the three—just rubs me the wrong way.

    It's not just JOB's faulty philosophy. You can agree or disagree. It's the attitude he brings. Jim O'Stubborn.
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    This board has jumped the shark, collectively, when it comes to O'Brien. I don't care how much you can't stand him; this is ridiculous.

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    sadly enough...... they are all a reality...
    even when 6 of our last seven draft picks and all of our recent free agents are black. (even more if we discount Euros who will never where a uniform.)
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    It'll be awesome though, if he adds a 3 point shot the next couple of years. In the regular season, if he gets minutes, teams will start playing off of him and it will become pretty apparent how valuable that will be for him. These nooks and crannies he exploits in summer league aren't there in November as much without that threat.
    He shot LESS THAN 25% on shots outside of the paint last year!!!

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