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Jared vs. Donovan


Handlogten's Heros

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Jared's game is more mature than Donovan's as a rookie. He's also a better passer which will help. He'll get minutes from Conley and Ingles and then we'll see the battle for alpha dog. Hopefully they compliment each other as you say.
He seems more refined... but we have only seen him in preseason. He's not the athlete and doesn't have the physical tools Don does. I could see him being more efficient and well rounded than rookie Donovan but no way do I think he could handle the volume and defensive attention Donovan got. Jared may put up some more efficient numbers in part because of spacing and the talent level being higher.

I will say... the way he got his in the pre-season was very cerebral and seemed like he could duplicate his moves. It seemed well thought out. I think he could be the rare rookie capable of a rotational role on a title contender. I could also see the physicality ramping up and he gets a little overwhelmed and shrinks back his game (which may not be a bad thing in the early years). Like how does he look when a Jevon Carter or Dort get up into his body and don't let him dance? I need to see the kid more before getting too wild.
 


mongoose01

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I think what you hope for with JB is short term can he replace some of what JC and Joe do at a high enough level that you could move JC for something else you need. This is likely the swan song for Joe so JB needs to show he can take on some of that mantle next year.

Long term - 2+ years outlook... can he be a good replacement for what Mike does and I think that might be his ceiling. Likely won't ever be prime Mike Conley on defense but I could see him being something comparable to that on offense while being a good defender.

Conley might have been good at defense in the past, but he’s been highly overrated since being on the Jazz. He’s had a reputation as a good defender and people keep singing that song for him here but it ain’t really there.


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str8line

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I think what you hope for with JB is short term can he replace some of what JC and Joe do at a high enough level that you could move JC for something else you need. This is likely the swan song for Joe so JB needs to show he can take on some of that mantle next year.

Long term - 2+ years outlook... can he be a good replacement for what Mike does and I think that might be his ceiling. Likely won't ever be prime Mike Conley on defense but I could see him being something comparable to that on offense while being a good defender.

Butler led the NCAA in steal percentage last year. He'll be pretty good on D.
 

LogGrad98

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Well Butler had an underwhelming debut. Wish he had gotten more time.
 

LogGrad98

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To be fair, Mitchell had a straight up disappointing debut, so maybe per expectations they are even?
 

Handlogten's Heros

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We will have to be patient with JB. He gets short stints so won't get the time to work through misses or nerves. Just gotta get his legs under him. He will be fine.
 

jom2003

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Jared + Donovan... FIFY

I think they may have some issues being undersized but other than that I think they are going to compliment each other well. We are so far ahead of ourselves though... and I think I am the original Jared Butler stan.
Jared already has rich experience of partnering D.Mitchell in the backcourt, winning a championship in the process
 

LogGrad98

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What were Donovan's stats his first ten games?
For points

10
2
2
19
2
22
8
28
25
17

Rebs assists and steals are all over the place, with a decent amount of blocks mixed in which surprised me, like 6 total or something, which was more than I remembered. 11 steals total and 24 total assists with 22 TOs

That's Donovan's first 10 games.
 

slc

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So looks like Donovan averaged 13.5 pts per game first ten
Doubt Jared will do that good
 

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