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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:54 am    Post subject: Luka Doncic woah

How much better can he get? Granted, he is only 20, he should improve but when I look at him I think his improvement can maybe come physically. He can add more muscle, get stronger, maybe a bit leaner and more athletic but as far as his game, what's there to add? His feel for the game is so elite, its perhaps the best ever. I cant think of many players that had such a feel for the game.

Therefore I don't really see a basketball comparison for him. The comparison I see is scary however. I see Tom Brady.

He will always make the right play, I just don't see this kid getting beat. His feel for the game is just that superior.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Luka Doncic woah

LakersNewEra wrote:
How much better can he get? Granted, he is only 20, he should improve but when I look at him I think his improvement can maybe come physically. He can add more muscle, get stronger, maybe a bit leaner and more athletic but as far as his game, what's there to add? His feel for the game is so elite, its perhaps the best ever. I cant think of many players that had such a feel for the game.

Therefore I don't really see a basketball comparison for him. The comparison I see is scary however. I see Tom Brady.

He will always make the right play, I just don't see this kid getting beat. His feel for the game is just that superior.


He´s one of a kind.

Leaving aside his fantastic overall talent, it is remarkable that in an ultra-athletic NBA , where most players compete by trying to be faster and more explosive than their defenders, Luka is succeeding by playing a slow FIBA pace most of the time. It is hilarious to watch him almost literally walking past his athletic defender, finish with a layup jumping 5 inches in front of guys who can hit their heads on the rim, and then watch their faces like "what the hell did just happened here?"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject:

the one draft we dont pick #2 trae and doncic are in
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:51 pm    Post subject:

Kid has been playing professionally since he was 16 or so. He came out ready for the NBA. He's awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject:

I kinda feel bad for Trae Young. The media is making the trade lopsided, but TY is actually holding up his end of the bargain. He's doing 28 pts and 8 dimes. Shooting 45% and close to 39% from threes. He's pretty damn solid but the Hawks suck. These numbers are impressive as well for a 2nd season jump. But Luka's size and the fact that he's doing the same TY numbers but also includes the rebounding aspect which makes him a triple double threat every night, puts him "potentially" in the Magic Johnson/Lebron tier. If Trae is for reals, he'll "potentially" be in the Isiah Thomas, Chris Paul, Curry tier. Not too shabby.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject:

This guy is going to be a nightmare for the next 15 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:24 am    Post subject:

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I kinda feel bad for Trae Young. The media is making the trade lopsided, but TY is actually holding up his end of the bargain. He's doing 28 pts and 8 dimes. Shooting 45% and close to 39% from threes. He's pretty damn solid but the Hawks suck. These numbers are impressive as well for a 2nd season jump. But Luka's size and the fact that he's doing the same TY numbers but also includes the rebounding aspect which makes him a triple double threat every night, puts him "potentially" in the Magic Johnson/Lebron tier. If Trae is for reals, he'll "potentially" be in the Isiah Thomas, Chris Paul, Curry tier. Not too shabby.


yeah, Luka putting up MVP number on a contender, Trae putting up good number (similar to BI) on a lottery team... Cuban scout hit the jackpot
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:43 am    Post subject:

Runway8 wrote:
I kinda feel bad for Trae Young. The media is making the trade lopsided, but TY is actually holding up his end of the bargain. He's doing 28 pts and 8 dimes. Shooting 45% and close to 39% from threes. He's pretty damn solid but the Hawks suck. These numbers are impressive as well for a 2nd season jump. But Luka's size and the fact that he's doing the same TY numbers but also includes the rebounding aspect which makes him a triple double threat every night, puts him "potentially" in the Magic Johnson/Lebron tier. If Trae is for reals, he'll "potentially" be in the Isiah Thomas, Chris Paul, Curry tier. Not too shabby.


Yes, nothing to complain about for the Hawks. But I think it is fair to say that there is "more truth" in Luka´s stats than in Trae´s. Luka is the kind of guy that elevates everybody´s participation, and his influence on the collective game is bigger than the 8 or 9 assists he´ll average this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:14 am    Post subject:

But ... can he play in the NBA?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:29 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
This guy is going to be a nightmare for the next 15 years.


Yep, he's gonna be a special, unfortunately, the Lakers arch nemesis Mark Cuban got him....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:19 pm    Post subject:

Hate me all you want but if AD is serious about titles, he should sign in Dallas with Porky and Luka.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:50 pm    Post subject:

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Hate me all you want but if AD is serious about titles, he should sign in Dallas with Porky and Luka.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:47 pm    Post subject:

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Hate me all you want but if AD is serious about titles, he should sign in Dallas with Porky and Luka.


Do they have space in 20?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:44 pm    Post subject:

Depends on Hardaway’s option. If he picks it up they would have to trade him .
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:42 pm    Post subject:

Does Doncic have the potential to be better than LeBron?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:49 pm    Post subject:

Offensively, sure. He’s a far better shooter and post player already. His passing is on the same level as James. He can’t get to the rim as easily but almost no one in NBA history can/could.

I don’t think he will ever touch a prime ‘Bron defensively, though..
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject:

He is evidence of just how much of a crap shoot the NBA draft is. Just amazing talent.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject:

Love to see the Lakers get him after LeBron retires...!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject:

he's good. but i think the last month people are way overhyping him. in one month he went from being good to "the next magic". like gimme a break.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:24 am    Post subject:

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he's good. but i think the last month people are way overhyping him. in one month he went from being good to "the next magic". like gimme a break.


Well, one thing I can tell you: Since LeBron´s arrival in the league, I´ve never seen anybody with such a total dominance on what is happening on his own team every game, and also I have not seen many players with these characteristics before LeBron.

He is just an absolutely phenomenal playmaker who is much stronger and taller than point guards, plus most of the offensive tricks a great scorer has, and with the right mentality and IQ. Oh, and he´s twenty...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:51 am    Post subject:

SuperboyReformed wrote:
he's good. but i think the last month people are way overhyping him. in one month he went from being good to "the next magic". like gimme a break.


But it's like gimme more if he were a Laker.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:34 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Does Doncic have the potential to be better than LeBron?


He doesn't have it on the other end. Dialed in Lebron is a game changer on the defensive end.

That said he's the best 20 year old I've seen since Lebron. Guy is unbelievable.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:40 pm    Post subject:

He's also this good because of the spacing Dallas gives him with KP, shooters all around him. They protect him on defense too, with all that rim protection. It makes Luka be able to just play - and not worry about any of his flaws.

Dallas has made some very very smart moves. Have to give them props. They're a major FA player too in 2021. They can build a team that can contend for a long time.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:54 pm    Post subject:

He is amazing.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:28 pm    Post subject:

Only 6 rebounds today. What a lazy bum.
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