Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup? (Nope its MWP! Pg. 5)

Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby Weezy on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:07 pm

I thought the scouting report on him was always that he lacks athleticism. I swear I remember him getting up for some dunks back then as well, but maybe it's partly an illusion created by his extremely long arms.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby therealdeal on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:14 pm

^

No he has some hops. He wasn't as quick as Trevor, but he had almost the same vertical and all that stuff. Definitely some of it his arms, but his head was a few inches under the rim on this one.

Maybe it was just because it was on the break?
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby Weezy on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:23 pm

Ya I think it was on the break, he has out in the open hops and offensive rebounding ability, but when dribbling and in traffic he doesn't look so athletic he looks more awkward.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby GoldHammish on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:24 pm

^I miss Joel :(
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:32 pm

therealdeal wrote:Something that I'm not excited about... where's his athleticism? When we first drafted him he was jumping out of the gym and that was half of why he was compared to Ariza here. I haven't seen that from him and I'd like to.


I never though he was that athletic to start with.... he's young and has some athleticism but he's never been quick laterally and with the ball he's been pretty slow actually. I remember last year when Cousins was d'ing him up on the perimeter and he couldn't dribble around him..... in fact he dribbled into the corner and then turned it over..... that particular play sticks with me because of just what you said..... he'd really not that fast or quick it seems when you compare him to others on the floor.

His shot looks better..... and that's a good thing. His defense wasn't so hot but we need him to shoot more than defense anyway.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby therealdeal on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:33 pm

Weezy wrote:Ya I think it was on the break, he has out in the open hops and offensive rebounding ability, but when dribbling and in traffic he doesn't look so athletic he looks more awkward.


Definitely I agree. I feel like his handles are so awkward that he can't really explode to the basket. But I'd like to see him back door lob sometimes. He's got the hops for it.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby therealdeal on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:34 pm

Rooscooter wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Something that I'm not excited about... where's his athleticism? When we first drafted him he was jumping out of the gym and that was half of why he was compared to Ariza here. I haven't seen that from him and I'd like to.


I never though he was that athletic to start with.... he's young and has some athleticism but he's never been quick laterally and with the ball he's been pretty slow actually. I remember last year when Cousins was d'ing him up on the perimeter and he couldn't dribble around him..... in fact he dribbled into the corner and then turned it over..... that particular play sticks with me because of just what you said..... he'd really not that fast or quick it seems when you compare him to others on the floor.

His shot looks better..... and that's a good thing. His defense wasn't so hot but we need him to shoot more than defense anyway.

Aw yeah look at this guy complimenting Ebanks. Get used to it Roos.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:40 pm

therealdeal wrote:
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therealdeal wrote:Something that I'm not excited about... where's his athleticism? When we first drafted him he was jumping out of the gym and that was half of why he was compared to Ariza here. I haven't seen that from him and I'd like to.


I never though he was that athletic to start with.... he's young and has some athleticism but he's never been quick laterally and with the ball he's been pretty slow actually. I remember last year when Cousins was d'ing him up on the perimeter and he couldn't dribble around him..... in fact he dribbled into the corner and then turned it over..... that particular play sticks with me because of just what you said..... he'd really not that fast or quick it seems when you compare him to others on the floor.

His shot looks better..... and that's a good thing. His defense wasn't so hot but we need him to shoot more than defense anyway.

Aw yeah look at this guy complimenting Ebanks. Get used to it Roos.


Let's see if he can do it again...... the knock on him as been maturity and effort.... I'll praise anyone on the team if they deserve it..... He had a good offensive game.... by his standards so far..... a career one in fact.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby therealdeal on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:43 pm

I definitely don't think he'll be hitting 4 threes in any games this season, but if he can hit 1-2 a game I think he'll be a huge help. All he has to be is respectable, because once he's there then everything else will fall into place.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby The Rock on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:09 pm

He sucks playing the 2. Just let him stay at the 3. Meeks is shooting well
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:12 pm

The Rock wrote:He sucks playing the 2. Just let him stay at the 3. Meeks is shooting well


But that would give us an advantage though....Mike Brown doesn't roll like that.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup? (Its MWP! Pg 2)

Postby The Rock on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:14 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
The Rock wrote:He sucks playing the 2. Just let him stay at the 3. Meeks is shooting well


But that would give us an advantage though....Mike Brown doesn't roll like that.


it was funny whenever Meeks made a shot, Brown pulled him over to talk to him about something.Im like WTF is there to discuss :man10:
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby therealdeal on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:16 pm

I already got the solution: Meeks/Ebanks/Jamison/Hill/Gasol or Howard

Just run the Princeton and we don't need a real PG, just like the triangle.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby cthroatgtr on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:22 pm

Saying Ebanks would back up Kobe just pushed Meeks a little harder. Meeks is the right guy to backup Kobe. Question is who backs up MWP? Is it Ebanks or Jamison. Jamison has looked awful.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby jadej2 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:17 pm

therealdeal wrote:I already got the solution: Meeks/Ebanks/Jamison/Hill/Gasol or Howard

Just run the Princeton and we don't need a real PG, just like the triangle.



The problem is that Meeks run an offense.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby The Rock on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:18 pm

He stunk until midway through the 3rd...he let James Johnson beat him for an alley oop and Brown got in his face and screamed at him. He played well after that. Good to see. I think Devin has complacency issues which leads to inconsistent play
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby wcsoldier81 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:19 pm

Has nothing to do at the 2 .. him and Metta are the worst wings spacing combo I've seen for a while
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby davriver290 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:29 am

He's going to be an interesting back up to metta. He's actually been pretty good
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby XXIV on Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:12 pm

davriver290 wrote:He's going to be an interesting back up to metta. He's actually been pretty good


I like what I've seen so far, but the key with Ebanks is consistency. At times he tends to disappear, and if he wants to get minutes he can't let them happen.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby therealdeal on Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:28 pm

davriver290 wrote:He's going to be an interesting back up to metta. He's actually been pretty good

Yep. He quietly averaged close to 7 ppg this pre-season.

He developed more range. He developed a nice little driving ability. And his defense is still solid. I'm definitely hopeful that he gets a chance to show his mettle out there.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby revgen on Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:20 pm

therealdeal wrote:I already got the solution: Meeks/Ebanks/Jamison/Hill/Gasol or Howard

Just run the Princeton and we don't need a real PG, just like the triangle.


You think Meeks can bring the ball up against pressure D?

I never watched Philly that much, so I've never seen him do it.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby therealdeal on Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:27 pm

I was almost joking about Meeks. I only suggest it because Brown is trying to find minutes for guys like Ebanks and Jamison who both really deserve to play.

Meeks played some point in Philadelphia. I think as a short term lineup, that'd be a good one. But definitely not long term.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby revgen on Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:34 pm

I see. It might work against certain lineups who aren't known for playing pressure defense. Definitely not a long term option.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby therealdeal on Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:35 pm

No.

Meeks is a decent ball handler though. Good enough that he could fill in for a couple weeks if say Blake and Duhon ran into each other and both fell on spike strips in the parking lot.
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Re: Devin Ebanks might be Kobe's primary backup?

Postby XXIV on Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:53 pm

therealdeal wrote:No.

Meeks is a decent ball handler though. Good enough that he could fill in for a couple weeks if say Blake and Duhon ran into each other and both fell on spike strips in the parking lot.


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