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Summer League Observations...

Here's a quick rundown based on the games I watched:

Quincy Douby deserves more run. At this point, the only thing holding him back is he is a 2 and Kevin Martin get most of the minutes at that position. I think Douby should be play with Garcia more this year, using Cisco as the ball handler and Quincy playing off the ball (defensively, he is pretty good guarding the point). Sidebar: Jerryd Bayless is a nice player, but he and Quincy are very similar (i.e, they are undersized shooting guards that do a lot more scoring than assisting. That being said, Quincy uses his jumper to set up his drive whereas Bayless does the opposite. Had we the opportunity to draft Bayless, we would have even more problems with playing time at the 2).

Spencer Hawes--I was very disappointed. I felt Spencer played better last year in Vegas. To his credit, he looks much more athletic, which is the result of diet, weight training and the recovery from his knee problem; however, he still gets pushed around way too much. He needs to learn how to get deeper position down low in order to suceed (he absolutely drives me crazy when he sets up with his back to the basket 15 feet from the basket). He needs to develop two quick post moves (going either direction) rather than trying to put together a combination of 3-4 moves in succession. (Defenders at this level double too quick to get away with that very often.) What is so frustrating here is he has I nice little hook  and he can hit a turn around jumper, so it is simply a matter of getting close enough to use them effectively (which is too say neither is very effective from 15 feet).

Jason Thompson--I like what I see so far. He is athletic for a big, and he shows nice touch on his jumper and from the foul line. Also, he has good hands (this made me shed a tear after watching Mikki fumble passes all year). He needs to learn what he can and cannot do at this level (I felt like some of his drives bordered on being out of control), but I was very impressed with how little overall he forced things, and how effecient he was. Also, I liked that he rebounded in traffic. I think down the line he will be good, but I'm not sure he'll be great. Sidebar: I was also very impressed with Anthony Randolph, but it is pretty apparent that he is really a 3 at this point. Amazing first step and great agressiveness (he looks much more impressive than Brandon Wright). I would love to some how trade Ron-Ron for him, but I just can't see any deal that would work for the Warriors.

Sean Singletary--I liked the defense and the foot speed. I wasn't impressed with much else. He was able to penetrate against certain teams, but not against others. Needs to really improve the jumpshot. Quick little guys don't last very long without a decent jumper at this level. Looks to be a serviceable backup.

 

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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