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Tristan Thompson

Discussion in 'Cavs Talk' started by Rist77, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. Rist77

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    Byron Scott asked about Tristan in a recent interview:
    -Says he needs to work on his post game and outside shot.
    -Quoted “Around the basket he is really good because he’s so explosive and so quick. He can use either hand extremely well.”
    -Says they’ll throw him the ball in the post because he knows he can get to the basket and makes good decisions and is very smart.
    -Regarding his shot he said the first time they had Tristan in here (for a workout) his shot looked awful. Now it looks 100 times better but he still has about 100 times better to get it.
    -He said that if he went over and told him to shoot 3,000 shots before he left the gym, that he’d stay there and shoot 3,000 shots. “He’s that type of kid.”
    -Says he has a real high release on his shot that’s almost impossible to block and when he gets up for a shot he (his mechanics) doesn’t look bad at all. Says repetition and confidence are biggest things regarding his shot.




    Full interview:
    Talks about Baron, Manny’s burned foot, Omri, and Christian.
    http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/video/2011/12/14/scott111214-1935206
     
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    A must see...
     
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    I think this guy could be a steal, his attitude and other intangibles seems top notch. I feel like he's going to show us so much more than Hickson ever did. Should be cool to watch.
     
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    Splitz RIM PROTECTOR Staff Member

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    That's a step in the right direction. Pretty sure Hickson can't even count past 100.
     
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    as long as he's lockin down the other teams PF and holdin his own on the boards then I'll be satisfied.
     
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    Steal? He was the 4th overall player taken. Hickson was the 18th. I have never disliked the pick, but I have no clue what your definition of steal is.
     
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    "He can block a shot thats a full two feet above the rim." :chuckles: Thats unreal.

    OT: Keys, is this how you teach your kids physics? I definitely would've done better in school if we learned through watching people dunking.
     
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    And then there was Drew...

    "One, two, eleventeen, crayons, X, Y and Z...yay!!!"
     
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    I have a feeling some sick alley oops from Kyrie to Tristan are going to fill the highlight reals.
     
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    If I taught physics, you would not have done better in school. :chuckles: I'm a History/English guy. I'm also certified in Economics, just to irritate Republicans over drinks.
     
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    Ummm... you are thinking about Klay Thompson of the Warriors.
     
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    That Sport Science stuff is interesting, but completely useless. Can the guy play? That's all I care about.
     
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    I can see him becoming a Marcus Camby type player. Excellent on the boards and blocking shots, but never someone who's gunna score 20 per game. Id take that in this draft!
     
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    But at #1?
     
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    At #4 if you said I was getting a Marcus Camby pre bad knees, I would be really happy! Especially in what is considered a weak draft. Camby has been one of the best rebounders and shot blockers in the league many seasons so I'd definitely be happy is Tristan turned into that.
     
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    Camby was a legit center.
     
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    Yeah thats why I said Camby like player.
     
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    tristan thompson came into my store last night... i asked him enyenga growing 2 inches.. he was like "maaannn, he didnt grow no two inches, he jus wanted to get in the paper" lol
     
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    You guys ever see Camby's nipples? They're pink. It's the weirdest damn thing I've ever seen. They look like the nipples on a chocolate lab.
     
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