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Old 07-06-2015, 10:53 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Dunleavy is cool with a bench role, though. That is basically what he signed up for 2 years ago when Luol Deng was here.

Dunleavy is definitely the Bulls' most consistent 3-pt shooter but Snell can be a good shooter too. That is why I say Snell's ability to start is 100% dependent on him improving his shooting consistency and confidence. He's flashed it and shot a very respectable 37% last year from 3-pt range.

Mirotic I am not worried about (yet). Alot of rookies need time to adjust to NBA 3-pt range. I can name countless examples of good, even great 3-pt shooters, who just didn't have a high 3-pt shooting percentage their rookie year. I'll be more concerned if he fails to improve his 2nd year and/or flattens out at 33% in his 3rd season (league average is 35% so hopefully he's at least that).
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Dunleavy is cool with a bench role, though. That is basically what he signed up for 2 years ago when Luol Deng was here.
That's a good point and true.

There is a difference though between being content coming off the bench for an all-star level player like Deng and coming off the bench for a guy like McDermott who put up a PER of 6 last season.
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That's a good point and true.

There is a difference though between being content coming off the bench for an all-star level player like Deng and coming off the bench for a guy like McDermott who put up a PER of 6 last season.
I hope McDermott doesn't start yet. He needs to play alot more this year but starting is too much too fast. He first needs to just find a niche as a scorer/shooter, which builds from his strengths. My suggestion is more Snell to start over both McD and Dunleavy. Snell has enough of an overall game where he is unlikely to be severely exposed in any one area; even if he isn't elite in any one area. Dunleavy is solid, though I do worry with his age he'll start to have more games where he is just a step too slow to play the style we want, making a bench role more appropriate.
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My suggestion is more Snell to start over both McD and Dunleavy. Snell has enough of an overall game where he is unlikely to be severely exposed in any one area; even if he isn't elite in any one area.
Like I think you posted previously, this would work if Snell could shoot the three consistently.
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Like I think you posted previously, this would work if Snell could shoot the three consistently.
Snell shooting 37% on 3-pointers last year gives me hope. That and his soft high arcing shot that in spite of looking odd, seems to come off his hand identically each and every time. 37% would be good enough, IMO. Even better if he can get more like 38-40% with around 4 attempts per game from deep. Add in a few drives and fast break opps and he'll be at 8-12 ppg in 20-something minutes a night. Throw in some good defense and ball movement and that is quality production from a role-playing starter. Danny Green territory. If he pulls that off, Snell has earned his draft spot easily. I'd gladly retract my belief that we should've drafted Gorgui Dieng instead of Snell.
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