It's a little past the halfway mark in the NBA and here are my thoughts:
-doing a decent job with the talent available
-I like how he is not afraid to bench starters when they are messing up in the middle of a game
-however, doesn't seem to know how to work bench players into the rotation
-needs to steal rest time for the starters at the end of quarters
-needs to find more time for Udoh and BWright (these two actually have length and defensive ability)
-obviously he is a rookie coach and it has shown
-by the way, he played in two (12mpg) games in his whole NBA career
-a big complaint is that he didn't give Jeremy and BWright minutes in preseason
-instead played Monta 35 + does that make any sense?
-not sure if he really understands Jeremy's game
-looks like they'll win 34-39 games, probably not enough to get Smart an extension
-Lee is solid, Wright was a very good value pickup at the 3
-Monta has been incredible, Curry has not played to expectations
-they obviously need a legit center thus interior d and post presence
-they are undersized at all positions, need more length and athleticism
-very happy that the new majority owner, seems to really get it
-he is a combo guard
-not sure if he is a good fit with the Warriors as both Curry and Monta are sorta combo guards as well
-his 1.5 assist to TO ratio (pretty close from senior year to NBA to DLeague) is OK for a shooting guard but pretty poor for a point guard
-needs to try and get it close to 2.0
-good size at 6'4" 205 and can guard 1's, 2's and even smaller 3's.
-has trouble staying in front of smaller quicker guards
-needs a personal trainer (he can easily add 5-10 pounds of muscle which would make him quicker, stronger, more explosive so he can keep up with the NBA athletes)
-shot is pretty decent (50% from the field 35% from 3's in D League) of course he can always improve on this
-his anticipation and help defense is better than good. 1st in the NBA in steals per 48 min., 5th in DLeague at 2.2 steals.
-He can get to the hoop well but needs to continue to work on finishing
-He wasn't a very good ft shooter in college (73%) and will take some time (a few years) to get into the high 70's low 80's. Look at the stats of other players, thats how long it usually takes. It's not overnight like some may think.
-JLin's stats his senior year in college are very comparable to his DLeague stats
-Once the Warriors are out of the playoff race, Jeremy will be called up
-lots of player movement. Interestingly, it seems like Jeremy being there had a bit to do with Strawberry and Ewing leaving. I think it's tough for others who are trying to make it to the NBA and see Jeremy come in and get special treatment. I think it's really hard on their egos and they probably have a hard time with it.
-best thing for Jeremy is he is getting NBA level coaching from Eric Musselman
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