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FrenchFreak
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2/7/2018  7:26 PM    LAST EDITED: 2/7/2018  7:26 PM
I don’t watch Westchester games so I’m curious what people think of Kornet’s potential. He’s 22, 7’1 and shooting 44% from 3 in the G league. That’s a major improvement over his college shooting numbers.

He’s on a two way deal so it sounds like we might see him a bit between now and the end of the season. Can he stick in the NBA as a stretch 5? Can he guard anybody?

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2/7/2018  7:56 PM
FrenchFreak wrote:I don’t watch Westchester games so I’m curious what people think of Kornet’s potential. He’s 22, 7’1 and shooting 44% from 3 in the G league. That’s a major improvement over his college shooting numbers.

He’s on a two way deal so it sounds like we might see him a bit between now and the end of the season. Can he stick in the NBA as a stretch 5? Can he guard anybody?


His upside is a shotblocking Steve Novak. There's definitely a role for him somewhere as a niche player. He can't really guard the perimeter and he needs to develop his strength a bit more.i think Hicks is the better project, but we'll see...
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2/7/2018  8:05 PM
BigDaddyG wrote:
FrenchFreak wrote:I don’t watch Westchester games so I’m curious what people think of Kornet’s potential. He’s 22, 7’1 and shooting 44% from 3 in the G league. That’s a major improvement over his college shooting numbers.

He’s on a two way deal so it sounds like we might see him a bit between now and the end of the season. Can he stick in the NBA as a stretch 5? Can he guard anybody?


His upside is a shotblocking Steve Novak. There's definitely a role for him somewhere as a niche player. He can't really guard the perimeter and he needs to develop his strength a bit more.i think Hicks is the better project, but we'll see...

Thats pretty much it.... I think Kornet loves the game and will compete. He's a 3 and d guy... basically a poor mans KP. He can run the floor just not good recovering on defense on the perimeter. His lateral quickness just isn't there. We'll see though...

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2/7/2018  8:05 PM
Saw him play and he is skinny but skilled and can shoot.
Hicks IM mixed. He was solid but did not stand out in any particular area. Has the Carolina pedigree.
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2/7/2018  8:20 PM
Nalod wrote:Saw him play and he is skinny but skilled and can shoot.
Hicks IM mixed. He was solid but did not stand out in any particular area. Has the Carolina pedigree.

I think I'm higher on Hicks because of his potential versatility in small ball lineups. I wish he had three-point range tho. Kornet is skilled, but I think he still projects as a one position player. The shooting stroke is intriguing and could net him a few years in the league. Guys like Brad Lohaus got by with the same skill set and this is an age where everybody loves the three.

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2/8/2018  10:16 AM
Glad to see the G-league guys getting some PT. Not this way though. Of all them, Dotson seems the most intruiging. I will be surprised if Kornet sticks, but Im glad he might get his shot.
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2/8/2018  11:04 AM
I've watched a lot of Kornet and he is definitely not shy about shooting the three. He is however slow and weak looking out there. Imagine a slower version of KP with less fire and less blocks.
I also think that Hicks has a better chance of making the leap.
Nigel Hayes has a chance too, although he's not one of our 2 way players. He's very versatile.
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2/8/2018  11:07 AM
I'd be happy if Luke Kornet turned out to be Michael Doleac
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2/8/2018  11:12 AM
SupremeCommander wrote:I'd be happy if Luke Kornet turned out to be Michael Doleac

Doleac was a very good interior defender. I remember Shaq saying he was the best backup center he ever had, until Zo.

I guess Kornet can draw some bigs out of the paint with his 3pt shooting. If he can pass, all the better.

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