Calathes in the NBA next year?

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    1. Is it confirmed that Nick can't dunk?

    2. Do people really care if he can dunk? :huh:
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    It's possible that like me, he can dunk, but looks so awkward and exceedingly white while doing so that he rarely breaks it out.

    I dunked once in our rec league last week and every guy on the court started laughing.

    What's the point of dunking if you don't look cool doing it?
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    I've never watched Seinfeld but in high school I had a pair of "Strength" shoes that I used to run/ train in. They helped increase my vertical. I remember getting my first dunk down in a pick up game. It felt great flushing one in transition regardless of what it looked like. Then Id work on my form and style on the 9 footers at the middle school. Maybe that's what Nick should do! Lol
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    Exactly. And a layup is worth the same number of points, so this doesn't much affect winning.

    Lastly -and I probably should have led with this- he can dunk.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_NU5O7Qrao

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2VLwD_AZ2Q
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    So that's how it works? How nice of Nick. I'm surprised more guys don't just contact teams when 'they are ready' to start playing in the NBA.
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    Well that's how it works when they team has wanted you for a couple of years and you were widely considered a first round draft pick, yes.
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    Dallas has not exactly "wanted" Calathes the last few seasons. And I'm not sure how much they want him now either. Supposedly thinking about bringing in Calathes for a work out isn't exactly a ringing endorsement.

    When you lack quickness and can't play defense, you don't have much of a chance for a NBA career. Calathes has had a good run overseas so I guess that would still be an option if things don't work out in Dallas.
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    What is with all the Nick hate here? He is an extremely skilled offensive player and has some deficiencies on D. Lots of NBA players fit this profile. It isn't like he is a total zero on D. J Will hardly played D and he played in the NBA for a long time.
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    Eh, they were close last year. And if the indicators are correct they want to give him a serious shot this year.
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    Jason kidd could dunk, and do it with authority he just never did then got old
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    Why would Miami let Chalmers go? He is going to be willing to take whatever they pay him, and they have made it to three championship series with him at point guard with two rings.
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    Chalmers is the whipping boy for the Heat. They bark at him all the time for messing up set plays or rotations on D. Actually was surprised he was with the team this season.

    If Nick wasn't a liability on D, he might fit in with the Heat as he wouldn't be asked to ever create off the dribble and he has a great pass first approach, but is strong on lose balls and getting the ball in the hole on broken plays.
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    Someone mentioned to me once, with Calathes passing ability, lack of defense, elite athleticism, and speed, he is like a bigger version of Steve Nash. Granted, that's a huge leap, but that might be a better comparison than Kidd.
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    I know Calathes's lack of discipline and effort on defense frustrated Donovan at times, but it is completely understandable if you look at those teams. Nobody could create his own shot or create for others. He had to do everything offensively, and in my opinion did it more effectively than any other point guard under Donovan has. Put Calathes with the 98-01 teams or the 04-07 teams or even the last few teams and I suspect the impression of him is markedly different.
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    I question whether he can make it in the NBA other than as a bench warmer.

    He certainly is loaded with skills, however, unfortunately, he is cursed with the typical wide eye's limited athleticism.
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    He's still only 24-25, Is it unreasonable to think he has improved over the last four years? Has anyone actually watched him play since he left UF?
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    Is that a homonym for "white guy"?
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    Totally agree. Often the offense was Nick and 4 Gators/5 opponents watching him.
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    It sounds like your arms may not be that long then. I'm 6 foot (only first thing in the morning) and have about an 8' to 8'1" reach. Of course I have monkey arms with a 6'5" armspan.

    Either way, I agree that Nick probably is not just a foot from the basket. But it still doesn't excuse his inability to dunk.

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