Welcome home, fellow Gator.

The Gator Nation's oldest and most active insider community
Join today!

Cheez in 'The Bubble' (and Brooklyn spotlight)

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by gatorjjh, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    7,555
    1,027
    333
    Apr 3, 2007
    Probably not if they bring back Spencer Dinwiddie. However, it’s looking more and more like he can play in the league. He has elite quickness, and he can handle the ball, penetrate and dish at a starter level. Whether he can score on a regular basis remains to be seen. He is at least an average defender. His height is the factor that is killing him. He is certainly getting the exposure that he needs to get a decent contract somewhere.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 VIP Member

    3,713
    663
    408
    Jun 20, 2009
    Vancouver
    I agree he has all the tools to be a rotation player. Re height, I see him becoming a VanFleet type player...both started in the G League, both undersized, both ballers...and tough as nails. The fact that a guy like VanFleet can not only crack his way into the league but also start, and excel, at that size...bodes well for Cheese, especially given how he's played so far and shown he belongs. You're right, it just may (likely) not be with the Nets
     
  3. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    7,555
    1,027
    333
    Apr 3, 2007
    Cheese looked a lot better scoring the ball yesterday. He had the skill set to
    do it. He’s a pass first point guard. That makes him somewhat hesitant in trying to score. He might need to find a little better balance between passing and scoring.
     
  4. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

    15,683
    2,750
    1,483
    Apr 10, 2007
    did you just go with “scoring the ball”?
    I thought it was you who despised that phrase?! Lol. Or was it a tower poster?
     
  5. Efawcett7

    Efawcett7 Eric Fawcett VIP Member GC Columnist

    1,940
    1,245
    463
    Oct 7, 2014
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Really impressed with how well Chiozza has shot the ball in the NBA so far. I expected shooting to be a problem for him
     
  6. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    7,555
    1,027
    333
    Apr 3, 2007
    I told my wife to never ask me to go storing in the mall, but I have never said one negative word about scoring the ball.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  7. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

    15,683
    2,750
    1,483
    Apr 10, 2007
    lol!
    There is a poster on here who despises the phrase. I forget who it is.
    Whoever you are, come forward!
     
  8. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 VIP Member

    3,713
    663
    408
    Jun 20, 2009
    Vancouver
    probably a poster that has trouble scoring...
     
  9. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    7,555
    1,027
    333
    Apr 3, 2007
    Mike White?
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  10. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 VIP Member

    3,713
    663
    408
    Jun 20, 2009
    Vancouver
    He does have 5 kids, so I don't think "scoring" is his problem
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 VIP Member

    3,713
    663
    408
    Jun 20, 2009
    Vancouver
    On a separate DFS note, he had a monster game tonight. Might have been his best as a pro. 27 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Was 6-12 from 3.

    Meanwhile, Luka only had 36 points, 14 rebounds and 19 assists - on 2 turnovers. At 21 years old. The kid is ridiculous.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    7,555
    1,027
    333
    Apr 3, 2007
    Cade Cunningham reminds me a lot of Luka. It's absurd that Cade has to go through the motions in college for a year before he can go to the NBA.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 VIP Member

    3,713
    663
    408
    Jun 20, 2009
    Vancouver
    That's very high praise, but from what I've seen of him I agree he is of a similar mold. It is a shame, but the way things are heading in the NBA there may not be a need to go through the motions for much longer.
     
  14. INGATORSWETRUST

    INGATORSWETRUST GC Hall of Fame

    16,431
    811
    808
    Apr 8, 2007
    Florida
    Don’t think there are many 22 year old Luka’s. Youngest to have most triple doubles at the end of a NBA season. Makes entire team better and leads them to the playoffs.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    7,555
    1,027
    333
    Apr 3, 2007
    I am not going to say that he will be as good as Luka, but Cade certainly reminds me of him. You all light or might not recall that I went to see Montverde play Oak Hill in Tampa when Cade was in 11th grade. Cade proceeded to destroy Cole Anthony in that game. Cade was rated by the recruiting services at that time as the 10th best junior in the country. I posted on Gator Country at that time that Cade looked to me like he was the best player in the country regardless of class. He got a lot better in his senior year, especially as a perimeter shooter. He is a 6’7” point guard with an NBA body who can handle, pass, shoot, finish at the rim and defend. Now he gets to spend a year at OSU whether or not they even have a basketball season, I guess.
     
  16. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    7,555
    1,027
    333
    Apr 3, 2007