Play Forrest Over Oni


infection

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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.
Hah. I had booked Ersan for a playoff hype thread. I even paid like $30 to expedite it for 24 hours. Instructions were basically that we were doing a hype thread and if he could send some good vibes... pretty straight forward. He ended up messaging me back saying something like "ahh, man, can you be more specific?" but then for me to message him back it cost $5. He never responded and the request expired.
 


Avery

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Should be noted that we have the team option for Oni next year and at $1.7M, probably a fair bet he's back.
 

homeytennis

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Oni stunk last night and he knows it. Perhaps Conley pulls a miracle cure, but I doubt it. I doubt Quin will swap in Forrest.
 

l Abach l

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I like Oni but he shouldn't be in the playoff rotation. As someone else said the moment is too big for him. That's fine. Niang was the same way last year. Quin either needs to tighten the rotation or play someone like Brantley/Forrest because Oni is a net negative out there and it shows.
 

Handlogten's Heros

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I like Oni but he shouldn't be in the playoff rotation. As someone else said the moment is too big for him. That's fine. Niang was the same way last year. Quin either needs to tighten the rotation or play someone like Brantley/Forrest because Oni is a net negative out there and it shows.
Niang was actually good last year. 8 pts 2 rebs. in 16 minutes.. on 50/40 shooting splits.

I think Oni just isn't an NBA player. If we had put some more time into Brantley he might be ready... we didn't. We need more ball handling I think... Forrest is likely the best option.
 

rjfan

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Right now i rather stick with Oni defense and tell him to just stand in the corner.

In doubt, just increase Niang minutes, he's been good
 

SoUjazzfan

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If Oni is going to use 4 fouls in 6 minutes he needs to make them worth it. Get really physical with PG13% or caw he.
 

cowhide

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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.
I agree. I just don't see what the Jazz see in Oni. He still looks lost on the court and seems like if he gets the rebound his first thought is to pass the ball out as fast as he can. He got a rebound and had a pretty clear path the basket and he just turned around and threw it to some teammate. Shoot the damn ball if you are open. I would rather Forrest play.
 

cowhide

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Last night I started worry about Favors and Rudy's foul trouble. I believe DF had 4 and Rudy 5 with still some time on the clock. I started think what happens if both of these guys foul out would Quin put in Udoka or would he go small ball? Parted me wanted to know but the other part was terrified to find out. lol.
 

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