Bouknight Preseason Debut

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Charlotte @ Oklahoma City in 20 minutes. The preseason is still a place where coaches are gonna test out a lot of different lineups, but James should get plenty of run. Can't wait to see him out there!
 
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Bouk off to a great start. Couple assists, and just had a great steal into an impressive and-one for his first basket.
 
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hit a couple floaters after a turning it over a few times. seems like they have been playing him as a point guard, as they were in summer league.
 
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Highlights from the game, including a few Bouknight plays as one might expect. Bouk led all scorers with 20 (@elmcityboy tried to short change 'em a basket). Was kind of surprised to see how much he played at PG. Curious if that will continue in the regular season, seems like it could be a real challenge.
 
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bUt I tHoUgHt hE wAsN't rEaDy ?

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bUt I tHoUgHt hE wAsN't rEaDy ?

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He looks good but needs to do a better job of finding the open man, help is coming over and he doesn’t know where it came from. Tunnel vision is pretty big flaw for a pro guard. Tough shots in college are impossible shots in the pros, need to make the extra pass.
 

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His full game highlights

Effortless scoring ability & the spacing is allowing for his offensive game to flourish even more. Any "tunnel" vision concerns will be alleviated as he continues to practice with pros & gain experience as a combo guard in the league.

I don't buy in the least that he can't pass the ball, but I don't think point is his long-term position. I believe the Hornets staff see's how dynamic he can be & want to get him on the floor to spell as many positions as possible off the bench to start. I hope his defense continues to improve as well - he could be a monster 2-way player if that end develops. Excited for him!
 
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A few years back the Twolves played Zach LaVine at back up point guard. He sucked at it but it was awesome for his development. It appears the hornets want Bouk to handle the ball more for the same reasons...however, the difference is the Hornets have real playoff aspirations and have a natural point guard on the team...so in real games I believe that bouk will just get spot minutes in this role...but anything helps.
 

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I really like this Hornets team Bouk is on. They go legitimately 11 deep. Ball, Washington, Rozier, Bridges, Ish, Martin, Hayward, Oubre. These guys are competitors who have have been playing together all summer. Reminds me of the Celtics a few years back. I can see this team making a run. Jordan may have his best team yet.
 
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I know it’s nothing new, but it continues to impress me how effortlessly James can score the ball. I feel like every time he plays it feels like he’s have a quiet night and then all of a sudden you look down and he has an efficient 20 points. He is just an unreal bucket getter. As Terry said his game will translate well to NBA play.
 
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I don't buy in the least that he can't pass the ball, but I don't think point is his long-term position. I believe the Hornets staff see's how dynamic he can be & want to get him on the floor to spell as many positions as possible off the bench to start. I hope his defense continues to improve as well - he could be a monster 2-way player if that end develops. Excited for him!
I think this is right and a very good move by the Hornets. Playing point will help Bouk to know where everyone is one the court. It force feeds him.

We all know who will man the point for the Hornets and it ain't James.
 
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I know it’s nothing new, but it continues to impress me how effortlessly James can score the ball. I feel like every time he plays it feels like he’s have a quiet night and then all of a sudden you look down and he has an efficient 20 points. He is just an unreal bucket getter. As Terry said his game will translate well to NBA play.
Another rookie who can just flat out score is Cam Thomas. Unfortunately he on a team where he might not get much of a shot
 
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I don't buy in the least that he can't pass the ball, but I don't think point is his long-term position
who ever said PG was his long term position? even if they hadnt drafted lamelo he would not be playing PG
 
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I am in a fantasy NBA league, head to head, auction draft, where we are required to play a rookie. It is a great innovation and makes the draft much more interesting.

I'm looking at possibly drafting Bouknight as my rookie. Anyone want to hazard a guess on minutes/points/3's per game? I can spend a lot more to pick up Cunningham, Green, Stubbs, but think Bouk may be a value pick.
 
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Another rookie who can just flat out score is Cam Thomas. Unfortunately he on a team where he might not get much of a shot
To think we could have had both on the same team if we simply ponied up many hundreds of thousands of dollars
 

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who ever said PG was his long term position? even if they hadnt drafted lamelo he would not be playing PG
They’re playing him more at point right now than the two. I agree that it’s not his long term position, but Charlotte seems to want him there for some of his minutes. Who knows - long as he gets a lot of minutes, it’s fine by me.
 
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I'm looking at possibly drafting Bouknight as my rookie. Anyone want to hazard a guess on minutes/points/3's per game? I can spend a lot more to pick up Cunningham, Green, Stubbs, but think Bouk may be a value pick.
i've been prepping for my draft too. his espn projections are:

.435 fg%.809 ft%1.4 3pm2.3 rebs2.1 asts0.9 stls0.3 blks9.7 pts

that actually seems really accurate to me if he's getting mins at PG. would make for a great rookie year but i'm most skeptical about his fg%
 
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I am in a fantasy NBA league, head to head, auction draft, where we are required to play a rookie. It is a great innovation and makes the draft much more interesting.

I'm looking at possibly drafting Bouknight as my rookie. Anyone want to hazard a guess on minutes/points/3's per game? I can spend a lot more to pick up Cunningham, Green, Stubbs, but think Bouk may be a value pick.
I'd go for Green. Hornets want to make the playoffs and I'm a little worried about how infrequently he played with the main rotation. He only played 5 minutes of the first 31 minutes of the game. That should go up, but Green is guaranteed to get minutes and shots.
 
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