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Old 09-28-13, 02:09 PM
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Spurs add Myck Kabongo to training camp roster

Strengths: Kabongo is a flashy prospect with great quickness...Can make some truly spectacular passes...Very unselfish...Extremely quick, which helps him get to the basket...Good floor vision, especially when kicking it out to the open man behind the 3pt line...Good ball handler...Very good at stopping on a dime with the ball...Has a tremendous innate feel for the game, which he's possessed since high school...Good height and length...Draws a lot of contact and uses his body to draw fouls. Averaged 7 free throw attempts per game last season...Quick hands on defense (2 SPG)...Decent athleticism and explosiveness...His good lateral quickness and length make him a solid defender......Can drive to his right or his left...Very good at delivering passes right to where a catching-and-shooting teammate wants it...Good one-handed floater...Good rebounding point guard (5 RPG last season)...

Weaknesses: Often tries to do too much with the ball and thus is very turnover-prone (an alarming 3.4 TOPG last season)...Very inconsistent shooter. Shot 30% from 3pt land last season...Part of his unselfishness is due to his lack of shooting ability and his simple lack of confidence in his shot. He needs to not pass up on open looks within his range...Not only does he often make bad passes, but Kabongo also has a tendency to get called for travels and offensive fouls, so he needs to be smarter with the basketball...Put up less than impressive numbers at the combine athleticism testing...His team underperformed last year, despite having a great deal of talent, and one would think a lot of that falls on his shoulders as the starting point guard...Needs to be more consistent when finishing around the rim. Is often guilty of not taking the ball strongly to the basket, which gets a lot of his layup attempts blocked or altered...Has a somewhat thin frame, and his lack of strength will limit him in driving to the basket and fighting through screens...Often gambles on D...Needs to focus on making the simple play rather than trying to make the flashy play...Occasionally commits unnecessary fouls away from the basket...His shooting mechanics may need work...

Overall: At his best, Kabongo is an entertaining, unselfish, and intelligent point guard. But at his worst, he can be careless and inconsistent. In his defense his inability to play for 2/3 of the year really set back his development. Kabongo has the chance to be a second round steal, but his lack of readiness and undisciplined style could end up having him playing overseas...
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