Play Forrest Over Oni


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I just can't with Oni anymore. He's a theoretical floor spacer, but the dude is a total record scratch on offense and is terrified on the court.

Forrest cant shoot worth a damn and opposing teams know it, resulting in incredibly bad spacing, but he at least makes plays with the ball. He won't foul unnecessarily and he can act as another guy who can bring the ball up (we had Niang do it at times because of the lack of Conley and boy, it felt like a gamble).

At this point all Oni is doing out there is getting the occasional offensive rebound.
 


D Will Texas

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I just can't with Oni anymore. He's a theoretical floor spacer, but the dude is a total record scratch on offense and is terrified on the court.

Forrest cant shoot worth a damn and opposing teams know it, resulting in incredibly bad spacing, but he at least makes plays with the ball. He won't foul unnecessarily and he can act as another guy who can bring the ball up (we had Niang do it at times because of the lack of Conley and boy, it felt like a gamble).

At this point all Oni is doing out there is getting the occasional offensive rebound.
Will any of the draft picks from that year pan out ? Maybe some hope for Brantley?
 

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I just can't with Oni anymore. He's a theoretical floor spacer, but the dude is a total record scratch on offense and is terrified on the court.

Forrest cant shoot worth a damn and opposing teams know it, resulting in incredibly bad spacing, but he at least makes plays with the ball. He won't foul unnecessarily and he can act as another guy who can bring the ball up (we had Niang do it at times because of the lack of Conley and boy, it felt like a gamble).

At this point all Oni is doing out there is getting the occasional offensive rebound.
Agreed. Forrest is just as good on defense and will likely foul less. Both will miss open jumpers but if you give a guy that can dribble and drive some space they can still hurt you.

Sadly I don't think Oni is an NBA player... maybe he just needs a bunch of reps in lower stakes games. I really really really wish we would have looked for one more competent wing/guard player instead of going for a next year addition in Matt Thomas.
 

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Yeah, Fish said it earlier, Oni played scared and cost us a possession when it mattered. I completely agree. If the moment is too big for him then it's too big for him. This is not the time to experiment and definitely not the time to run the same failed experiment again.
 

Jazzmix

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Agree . Forrest is more pesky on defense than Oni, he can't shoot but at least is able to drive and score in the paint or dish the assist.
 

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Agreed. Forrest is just as good on defense and will likely foul less. Both will miss open jumpers but if you give a guy that can dribble and drive some space they can still hurt you.

Sadly I don't think Oni is an NBA player... maybe he just needs a bunch of reps in lower stakes games. I really really really wish we would have looked for one more competent wing/guard player instead of going for a next year addition in Matt Thomas.
You may not think he's an NBA player, but his Cameo cost is among the most elite.
 

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You may not think he's an NBA player, but his Cameo cost is among the most elite.
Makes it worse tbh... you have to pay your dues and come up through the cameo ranks like Georges Niang.

BTW I got a sweet cameo for my wife's birthday and she tried to return the favor but Niang denied the request. Thinks he's too good for me now I guess.
 

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None of the above please.

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Yeah, postseason is the time to run you tried true and tested players. Not the time to "see what happens if we do...this random thing????" I mean, unless you're some outclassed bottom seed that is shooting for the moon on a hope and a prayer.

That's not the Jazz. Not at all.
 

Avery

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Oni was a late second round pick so if he doesn't pan out, he'll basically entail what >90% of late second round picks do.

Dude was a foul machine last night.
 

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