Anthony Davis Discussion

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  1. SamsonMiodek

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    I have been defending AD for as long as I can remember, but this is getting ridiculous. Get your s**t together man.
     
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    AD was embarrassed on the court all night. Where is that desire to win I keep hearing about? Either AD is not a team first guy or Vogel is an idiot. Everyone here seems to know where AD needs to be.
     
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    his soft d on crowder early was pretty embarrassing, and i'm probably the forum's biggest AD supporter.

    if he wants to play pf, he needs to be 20lbs lighter. pick a lane.
     
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    One day he's Wilt, next day he's Mihm (post ankle injury).
     
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    AD is turning out to be a suped-up Lamar Odom.
     
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    Yeah, kinda. We were saying the same things about Odom, until Pau came and then it didn't matter whether Odom scored 8 or 28. We would just plug him in to be the jack of all trades and do a bit of everything. But he wasn't a superstar like AD is and even came of the bench. But yeah... there are some early Odom flashbacks here.
     
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    guy won a title and mailed it in
     
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    I was also really annoyed watching him “guard” Crowder
     
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    Beta at best...
     
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    Then the offense needs to change
     
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    AD's shot was off, I still say he looks rusty to me. After watching the game again, that was the biggest factor IMO. I'm a bit amused by folks that seem to think, that AD is some kind of great post up player. I'm not sure what games you were watching in New Orleans or since he's been a Laker. He is a face up, jump shooting big. He can roll and finish at the rim if you get him the ball, but his MO is looking for his jump shot. The dude only has one low post move, that little jump hook. Sure if you get him on a switch in the paint against a smaller player, he can power up and finish. However against decent size he struggles to finish with his back to the basket. That's who he is, always has been, even in the bubble. What we need to do is get him more easy lobs and such early to get him going. His jumper is going to come around eventually.
     
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    Yeah, you are right. I think what most of us want to see is him attacking in the paint- not settling for so many long jumpers. This doesn’t mean he needs to play with his back to the basket. Rather, he can start with his face up game, or a PnR and then attack with fire. He just hasn’t been constantly aggressive since the Bubble.
     
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    He wasn't physically right after the bubble last season. He should have sat out the first part of the season. I don't think he worked out basketball wise this offseason either, he was still recovering. As long as he has no injury issues, his touch and offensive game will return, we saw some signs of that against Golden State.
     
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    Yeah, if it’s working, why not run it more? Also, I haven’t seen a whole lot of AD and LeBron running it so far.
     
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    Vogel moves in mysterious ways.
     
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    He does, but it may put him in the hot seat if things don’t turn around by game 20- as in, chemistry should be decent by then and everyone should be comfortable in their roles.
     
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    Good examples @LaVarBallsDad of what I think a lot of us would like to see more of, or less of the iso stuff. Thanks for posting them.
     
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