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  • Originally posted by Rds View Post

    Rebounding for me requires a bit of physicality. You can't rebound if you're not willing to use your body to box out other guys or to jump into the scrum when going for offensive boards. Again that Uthoff guy looks like a scrawny 6'9 PF and yet he got 14 boards. It would have been good if I actually saw Kai box out or fight for boards on that game but no. That one play where I think Uthoff was the only guy fighting for the offensive boards and it was clear if Kai just went into the paint he would've gotten the offensive boards was probably typical of Kai's over-all effort on the boards. From Yeshkel's analysis of him before he wasn't this averse to boxing out. His back problem might be scaring him from banging bodies in the paint. Unfortunately there is no way he can be an effective player and avoid physical contact.
    Rebounding is an art of war in basketball terms… you don’t need to be a very skilled player to be a good rebounder… this is also main reasons why team USA lost in FIBA WC last year, they were outrebounded by Lithuania and Germany because they were used in NBA style that better go back on D to stop quick transition offense rather than fighting for offensive rebounds… Germany and Lithuania exposed team USA lack of desire to get offensive rebounds…

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    • speaking of rebounds, kai had 10 rbds , along with 5 points in today’s game. This will give vloggers some contwnt for the next few days


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      • Originally posted by CoJ View Post
        speaking of rebounds, kai had 10 rbds , along with 5 points in today’s game. This will give vloggers some contwnt for the next few days


        https://www.onesports.ph/more-sports...65zMQCCvRVavfA
        Ignore vloggers… mas uto uto sumusubaybay dun… having 26 mins in a game is a positive news for him… it means he’s getting trust from his coach… and 10 rebounds is already good.. I hope he sustains that…

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        • Originally posted by Giannis34GOD View Post

          Ignore vloggers… mas uto uto sumusubaybay dun… having 26 mins in a game is a positive news for him… it means he’s getting trust from his coach… and 10 rebounds is already good.. I hope he sustains that…
          I saw parts of this game. He was a presence inside. This is a better stats for center. If he averages 5 pts 10 rbs and 26 minutes that's a good sign already. 26 minutes means he is doing well. And a win at that.

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          • Originally posted by Rds View Post
            I saw parts of this game. He was a presence inside. This is a better stats for center. If he averages 5 pts 10 rbs and 26 minutes that's a good sign already. 26 minutes means he is doing well. And a win at that.
            If he was indeed a presence, he has to be that presence consistently. Anchoring the defense, rebounding, protecting the rim. Consistently.

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            • Originally posted by IPC View Post

              If he was indeed a presence, he has to be that presence consistently. Anchoring the defense, rebounding, protecting the rim. Consistently.
              The little things that impacts the game..
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              • Originally posted by IPC View Post

                If he was indeed a presence, he has to be that presence consistently. Anchoring the defense, rebounding, protecting the rim. Consistently.
                If he like this in Gilas, We don't need to naturalized any bigs for the meantime...I'm sure CTC will study how he will be effective under his tutelage..

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                • Originally posted by Silent Killer View Post

                  The little things that impacts the game..
                  like what solomon played in uaap juniors finals earlier, soft as hell, but has done all the right things in the stretch
                  To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..
                  1 Big 4 small > 5 out offense.

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                  • Here's Bakits' assessment of Kai so far:

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                    • Its pretty much what most of us observed the past 2 years or so,the lack of mechanics and motorskills affected his overall game.I agree that his career so far is disappointing but he's good enough for minutes in Gilas as long as he's playing with another big that can defend the PNR,he will be fine as long as there's an AJ or Kouame playing with him in GIlas.

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                      • Originally posted by IPC View Post
                        Here's Bakits' assessment of Kai so far:

                        We generally agree with this. Maybe Bakits wants to wait if Kai's recent good game becomes a trend or is just a fluke before he makes a video of it.

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                        • Originally posted by ARMIR View Post
                          Its pretty much what most of us observed the past 2 years or so,the lack of mechanics and motorskills affected his overall game.I agree that his career so far is disappointing but he's good enough for minutes in Gilas as long as he's playing with another big that can defend the PNR,he will be fine as long as there's an AJ or Kouame playing with him in GIlas.
                          Disappointing because of hype surrounds him.. Because of them, Filipinos are expecting that he will be the “the great hope” for Philippine basketball… but if you look at his big potential that he have, especially that he’s still 21, he may not entering NBA and his chances are none… but he will be mainstay for Philippine basketball for the next 2 decades… many hate him, but when Gilas plays, Kai’s name should be always there… As long he will plays big for Gilas, that is already OK for me…

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                          • Originally posted by Giannis34GOD View Post

                            Disappointing because of hype surrounds him.. Because of them, Filipinos are expecting that he will be the “the great hope” for Philippine basketball… but if you look at his big potential that he have, especially that he’s still 21, he may not entering NBA and his chances are none… but he will be mainstay for Philippine basketball for the next 2 decades… many hate him, but when Gilas plays, Kai’s name should be always there… As long he will plays big for Gilas, that is already OK for me…

                            Talking with some old basketball fans that traces it way back in the 60s to now,it seems like this overhype thingy is culturally ingrained in our basketball culture,even back in the day there's always that one guy that gets overhype and when that player doesn't live it up to expectations,the blame game starts with other fans,coaches,team,etc.While AJ,where most fans don't think he's nowhere as good as Kai since he's just college trained,is mindblowing to them and just can't accept the fact without much hype,the often injured AJ is a much better all around player.

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                            • Originally posted by Giannis34GOD View Post

                              Disappointing because of hype surrounds him.. Because of them, Filipinos are expecting that he will be the “the great hope” for Philippine basketball… but if you look at his big potential that he have, especially that he’s still 21, he may not entering NBA and his chances are none… but he will be mainstay for Philippine basketball for the next 2 decades… many hate him, but when Gilas plays, Kai’s name should be always there… As long he will plays big for Gilas, that is already OK for me…
                              As long as Kai plays for Gilas, I will always support him.

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                              • Originally posted by ARMIR View Post


                                Talking with some old basketball fans that traces it way back in the 60s to now,it seems like this overhype thingy is culturally ingrained in our basketball culture,even back in the day there's always that one guy that gets overhype and when that player doesn't live it up to expectations,the blame game starts with other fans,coaches,team,etc.While AJ,where most fans don't think he's nowhere as good as Kai since he's just college trained,is mindblowing to them and just can't accept the fact without much hype,the often injured AJ is a much better all around player.
                                Filipinos are always over proud since we are hungry for recognition and we wanted to have 1st Pinoy blood in the NBA, but having over proud as a fan is also a distraction... From Japeth, Parks, Kiefer, Kobe and now Kai.. All of them victim by over hype by the media, vloggers and even the fans.. Kai should just focus on what he can control... He's still 21 after all, He have almost 2 decades of basketball career...

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