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I have serious concerns when it comes to Hamilton, it seem as if we're going to look to him to be our featured player but is he 1st option material, offensively he scores off screens with the medium range jumper and he's a speed demon in transition but sometimes struggles 1on1 to get his shot off. And in the 4th quarter of games you need to be able to create shots off the dribble in the half court offense which on numerous occasions last year especially when Jordan was out he struggled with and the team really struggled. I love Rips scoring ability but unless he gains the physical strength to push past tight defense may have we reached the end of where his potential lies. Last year he got on the weight training program with Jordan in the morning and started to show commitment there, if he hit the weights hard and got stronger he could be a 25 pt per game scorer and possibly a superstar . Defensively he played better last year but he's still horrible defensively there were too many 4tQuarters where the other teams sg isolated him at the end of games , with his contract coming up in 2 years can we afford to A. pay him the big bucks if he doesn't improve physically in that time and B. commit to making him our 1st option if he continually struggles in the 4th quarter of games ,Our saving grace I guess,if Kwame turns out to be as good as I think he can be then RIP could be our 2nd option but Rips going to cost our team and ton of money to keep him around not producing in the fourth. I really like Rips game but have we reached the ceiling in his game, I don't know. he could help his game also if he moved his range back out the 3 pt line to keep teams from being physical and jamming his medium range game.