Welcome home, fellow Gator.

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

Mann/Lewis

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by tampajack1, Oct 4, 2021.

  1. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    6,355
    641
    458
    Apr 3, 2007
    I believe that their teams play each other tonight in a televised game.
     
  2. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    6,355
    641
    458
    Apr 3, 2007
    Correction. It looks like the game is not televised. The Warriors game is televised, however, so Chiozza should be on the telly.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. 67walkon

    67walkon Premium Member

    3,793
    709
    468
    Apr 3, 2007
    Tre entered the game at 3:09 of the 1st quarter. And promptly committed a turnover.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  4. SJB612

    SJB612 GC Hall of Fame

    3,375
    944
    443
    Apr 12, 2007
    Went 1 for 7 with 2 assists, 3 turnovers in 20 minutes. Has the third most minutes on the team and the worst +/- at -15. I don't see him stealing too many minutes from SGA anytime soon.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

    54,996
    3,781
    2,868
    Apr 3, 2007
    Outer Limits
    Really hope he is able to put it all together.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. g8wayg8r

    g8wayg8r GC Legend

    582
    148
    308
    Apr 8, 2007
    St Charles, MO
    NBA is a grown man's league. Needs a little more time.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Gatorhead

    Gatorhead GC Hall of Fame

    9,851
    1,858
    863
    Apr 3, 2007
    Philadelphia
    Just like his first year at UF.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. murphree_hall

    murphree_hall GC Hall of Fame

    3,341
    1,649
    353
    Jul 11, 2019
    Mann looks good. He’s ready right now. Lewis has had some flashes, but his mentality is still too passive. I think Lewis is more of a natural point guard that was pre-determined to be a shooting guard due to his physical attributes. If he tightens up his dribble just a little bit, and works on his high-level passes, I think he might surprise himself.
     
  9. GatorPlanet

    GatorPlanet GC Hall of Fame

    6,934
    672
    458
    Apr 15, 2007
    Maitland, FL
    ???
    He was a terrible ballhandler and a lazy passer at UF. Not exactly a good recipe for an NBA point guard.
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
  10. murphree_hall

    murphree_hall GC Hall of Fame

    3,341
    1,649
    353
    Jul 11, 2019
    The Hornets started him at point guard once in summer league and he looked really good at the position. More natural than he does at shooting guard. His ball handling was nice except for a few mental lapses, but mechanically it was sound. He made some very nice high-level passes as well. Trust me, he looked good at point, and I am not one to blow smoke about a player's abilities.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Fistbump/Thanks! Fistbump/Thanks! x 1
  11. tim

    tim Premium Member

    805
    163
    288
    Jan 12, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    I’m with you Murph, I’m pretty sure that’s the game when he had his best, 16 pt outing too. Kinda had that Westbrook feel to his game.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. GatorChoice

    GatorChoice GC Hall of Fame

    4,077
    206
    218
    Apr 8, 2007
    Wesley Chapel, Florida
    That’s surprising to me. His ball handling and security worried me at UF, and generally the former skill seems to be more innate than learned.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. murphree_hall

    murphree_hall GC Hall of Fame

    3,341
    1,649
    353
    Jul 11, 2019
    I get why you would be surprised. I was too, until I thought about it. I’m a natural point guard, but when I’m asked to play shooting guard, I use my skills in a different way. I sometimes have to remind myself mentally to try to score aggressively. I can imagine it’s the same for Scottie. He’s a natural point who has always been forced to play shooting guard or wing. So, when he gets in the game, he’s not thinking about using his point guard skills, he’s thinking in scorer’s perspective. Since he wasn’t the most confident scorer, it made him look shaky overall.
     
  14. 67walkon

    67walkon Premium Member

    3,793
    709
    468
    Apr 3, 2007
    W!hen I had the athletic skills, quickness and jumping ability of Scottie Lewis, it didn't matter what position I played. I scored, I defended, I got assists, I got rebounds, i dominated. Oh, wait, I never had those abilities but I had some great dreams.
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
  15. murphree_hall

    murphree_hall GC Hall of Fame

    3,341
    1,649
    353
    Jul 11, 2019
    Yeah... tell me about it. I wonder how it feels to be an athletic 6'6" as opposed to my 5'10" height.

    People are surprised that I still ball in Men's leagues. Honestly, my games are the highlight of my week. I just love playing the game, man. While I'm still faster than the average 20 year old in my low 40's, I found that I don't need to use athleticism to blow by people as much as I used to. Just subtle nuances and skill create the same space. There is no money, no crowds (even my wife doesn't watch me play :D), but I'm still living the dream in a way.

    But I digress...
     
    • Like Like x 3
  16. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

    54,996
    3,781
    2,868
    Apr 3, 2007
    Outer Limits
    The last time I played a pick-up game it showed me very quickly just how fast you can lose the edge you had as a teenager. All the while I had been thinking I was just a little out of shape.:confused:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. murphree_hall

    murphree_hall GC Hall of Fame

    3,341
    1,649
    353
    Jul 11, 2019
    For me, it's the recovery that's the biggest difference. My body feels like I ran a marathon the day after a 40 minute (2 x 20 minute halves) game. Back in the day, I could play for 3 hours straight and not feel one body ache or stiff joint.
     
  18. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

    54,996
    3,781
    2,868
    Apr 3, 2007
    Outer Limits
    Unfortunately my lungs are practically shot due to a disease I contracted about 25 years ago so any thought of running is out of the question now. Just walking usually requires oxygen if I walk any distance at all.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  19. GatorPlanet

    GatorPlanet GC Hall of Fame

    6,934
    672
    458
    Apr 15, 2007
    Maitland, FL
     
  20. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

    54,996
    3,781
    2,868
    Apr 3, 2007
    Outer Limits
    No, it's Mycobacterium Avium Complex, or usually just referred to as MAC.

    It has the symptoms of TB but is not contagious between humans which was a big relief when they first figured out what I had. I had been around my family, which included my youngest granddaughter who was very young at the time, and I was really worried until they identified it which was hard to do at first. Manifests like TB and since it is not real common there was a bit of time before they could come up with a diagnosis. This came about after they contacted Shands at UF and fortunately for me they had someone on staff that had worked with it for a long time.That was approximately 25 years ago.

    Two years on a combination of three antibiotics and then remission for a few years. It has came back two more times and each time it destroys more of the lungs. Unfortunately the lungs cannot rejuvenate but they can clear up so to speak.