Bouknight is becoming the guy

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You think he’s a point in the league? I see him as more of a combo who primarily plays the off guard spot.
As he developed ball handling skills and at his size yes.
 

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I feel like Bouk’s toughness is being overlooked. Kid has way more New York schoolyard in him than I thought, he’s actually more physical than he is finesse. He will go right at big guys to draw a foul, he was trying to get fouled on that play to win us the game. He boxes out really well too.
 
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Please stop. Showing Vital how it’s done? He’s just a more talented player. Let’s just enjoy a hard fought team win.
Wow! I agree. I’m sure Bouk was thinking “let me show Vital how it’s done.” Not!
 
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Another illustration of how Bouknight is the man now. He takes a blow with 10:47 left UConn up 3. When he gets back in at the 8 min timeout, UConn is down 4. He's clearly the difference.
Before we get too excited over his great second half performances.
His effort is completely wasted without
Gilbert’s first half against Tulsa
and Vital and Adams against Cinncy
 

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Before we get too excited over his great second half performances.
His effort is completely wasted without
Gilbert’s first half against Tulsa
and Vital and Adams against Cinncy
And before bouknight was playing like this we got smoked by Cinci and lost to Tulsa. Bouk+limited TOs+making our threes=the wins
 

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Forget "becoming", he is THE guy
Wait is that different than becoming "Some Guy"? Because that slot is already filled.
 
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Great night from Bouk. He’s demanding the ball and I’m glad Hurley went with him at the end of the game. Tough loss but there’s still more to go
Agreed. Felt like he left a few shots out there as well. He’s on a roll right now, shot like 65% for the game. Think there’s room for him to be even more aggressive in this game and moving forward. One play really stands out in my mind. Down 4, CV jacks up a long 3, Low percentage shot. Believe they came down and made that 3 point play... if it goes to Bouk or someone else, might be a different series of events. Time to gear up for Memphis
 
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Once he realizes that he can get fouled at will at the rim it’s a wrap. He has defenders so confused/they freeze with him, he can get by them at will when he wants to.
He's a special talent. He gets compared to Lamb a lot here and some will say it's unfair to compare him to a lottery pick who is making buku bucks in the NBA but I see him being able to do more than Lamb, he has a higher ceiling than Lamb IMO.
 
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All he was missing was a little confidence and needed to get acclimated to the speed of D1 basketball.
Even the SMU homers from last night stated that once you have to guard him close up to prevent the 3, he can pretty much get by anybody....result will be a foul or decent shot.
I think his upside is closer to RayRay.
 

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All he was missing was a little confidence and needed to get acclimated to the speed of D1 basketball.
Even the SMU homers from last night stated that once you have to guard him close up to prevent the 3, he can pretty much get by anybody....result will be a foul or decent shot.
I think his upside is closer to RayRay.
He's been great. But Bouk's teammates don't have any idea what he's doing. Hell Bouk doesn't have any idea what Bouk is doing half the time.

That'll come with time
 

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Bouk isn't a great system player right now, though getting better. He looks like a complete dumbarse half the time. The other half he looks like an all star.
 

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He's been great. But Bouk's teammates don't have any idea what he's doing. Hell Bouk doesn't have any idea what Bouk is doing half the time.

That'll come with time
His BBQ is higher than everybody else on the team. He sees a potential play develop, hands the ball off, curls around the defender and expects the ball back for an easy basket. Instead the PG has usually not seen what he saw, and is dribbling the opposite way not even looking at him. They are getting better at reading what he's doing. I am hoping that Jackon and an improved Gaffney and Akok will all start to see how to attack the defense and get on the same page.
 

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His BBQ is higher than everybody else on the team. He sees a potential play develop, hands the ball off, curls around the defender and expects the ball back for an easy basket. Instead the PG has usually not seen what he saw, and is dribbling the opposite way not even looking at him. They are getting better at reading what he's doing. I am hoping that Jackon and an improved Gaffney and Akok will all start to see how to attack the defense and get on the same page.
For a long stretch there, he didn't know his head from his arse on offense. He's getting better.

His athleticism and natural instinct and skill allows him to impact the game far more than his BBQ. You can often notice it when he has the ball and doesn't know what to do. His decisiveness has been better the last few games tho

For most of the season, he was good for 5 "what tf are you doing rn bouk" a game
 

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For a long stretch there, he didn't know his head from his arse on offense. He's getting better.

His athleticism and natural instinct and skill allows him to impact the game far more than his BBQ. You can often notice it when he has the ball and doesn't know what to do. His decisiveness has been better the last few games tho

For most of the season, he was good for 5 "what tf are you doing rn bouk" a game
You must have wild thoughts about Gilbert, Vital, and Carlton.
 

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