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Saint Cy of JFC

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I wonder what his conditioning program consists of during the off-season. I wish he would spend time at P3 or had a conditioning program that was as effective as Rudy's. Just to add to his lateral quickness.
He's worked his *** off to come this far. He's maximizing his physical abilities for sure.
 


NUMBERICA

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I don’t know how much of criticism of Niang’s conditioning is valid. Most people aren’t NBA athletes no matter what they do, and a lot of people just have thrifty metabolisms that cause them to carry weight in a way that our society perceives negatively.

But like I said, I’m not sure. I just have a tough time imagining him suddenly becoming cut and athletic. Beyond anything else, it would mean that a fringe NBA player is just kinda lazy and I have a tough time believing that.
 

LogGrad98

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I don’t know how much of criticism of Niang’s conditioning is valid. Most people aren’t NBA athletes no matter what they do, and a lot of people just have thrifty metabolisms that cause them to carry weight in a way that our society perceives negatively.

But like I said, I’m not sure. I just have a tough time imagining him suddenly becoming cut and athletic. Beyond anything else, it would mean that a fringe NBA player is just kinda lazy and I have a tough time believing that.
I don't have a tough time believing that at all. Most people will, by nature, do the bare minimum to get whatever they want or need. This is instinctual, conservation of energy and resources for survival. So he knows he really won't get any further if he gets ripped, so he does exactly what he needs to barely maintain his basic conditioning and calls it a day.
 

KqWIN

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No we are grasping at straws to fill the most obvious gaps, such as perimeter defense. If we are running with niang in a roster spot, and we haven't done anything to address these deficiencies, then it's reasonable to ask for more from these players to fill the gaps. Otherwise what the **** are they doing taking up a roster spot?

Of course it's really all on the FO, but niang is such an easy target. Hell he's as wide and nimble as a minivan.

Should we cut Bogey, Clarkson, and everyone else that doesn't provide perimeter defense?

Niang is getting paid the minimum. There are about 5 guys on this roster that are worse than him. I agree that perimeter defense is weakness on this roster, but to turn around to put that on the 9th guy is ridiculous. Niang has proven that he can provide positive value in his role. He cost nothing to acquire and there's already an open roster spot pls other non guaranteed players that he's better than.

He's doing nothing to get in the way of addressing the defense problem. If he was gone, we'd probably be looking for a good shooter who can compliment the bench unit on the minimum. AKA exactly what Niang is. If we're lacking defense, point to the players behind him whose value is supposed to be defense, the open roster spot, or a player who hasn't proven to provide offensive value.
 

Saint Cy of JFC

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I don't have a tough time believing that at all. Most people will, by nature, do the bare minimum to get whatever they want or need. This is instinctual, conservation of energy and resources for survival. So he knows he really won't get any further if he gets ripped, so he does exactly what he needs to barely maintain his basic conditioning and calls it a day.
Niang was 10% body fat the combine (this was when he was considered to be in poor shape). It's not like he's some tublord. 5% is the gold standard, anything below is unhealthy.

The Jazz wouldnt have kept him around this long if he didnt work extremely hard. Yall can say what you want about DL sticking with "his guys" or whatever BS you want to spout, but the Jazz only keep the minimum contract guys who work hard.
 

White Chocolate

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Lol for all the bit**ing that goes on here about players you guys sure are easily amused. All it takes is them to get chippy with a reporter and suddenly they are a good NBA player.

Niang does what he can but in the end he is athletically limited. When he’s hitting 3’s he’s serviceable. When he isn’t it is really ugly.

It is also weird that he referred to
himself in 3rd person multiple times.
 

LogGrad98

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Lol for all the bit**ing that goes on here about players you guys sure are easily amused. All it takes is them to get chippy with a reporter and suddenly they are a good NBA player.

Niang does what he can but in the end he is athletically limited. When he’s hitting 3’s he’s serviceable. When he isn’t it is really ugly.

It is also weird that he referred to
himself in 3rd person multiple times.
Does no one have a link? The Google is no help.
 

NUMBERICA

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I don't have a tough time believing that at all. Most people will, by nature, do the bare minimum to get whatever they want or need. This is instinctual, conservation of energy and resources for survival. So he knows he really won't get any further if he gets ripped, so he does exactly what he needs to barely maintain his basic conditioning and calls it a day.
What? Why wouldn’t he get further if he was suddenly an NBA athlete? That’s the difference between playing ten years in the league and being out of it in a year or two, saying nothing of the tens of millions of dollars.
 

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