Ben McLemore Over The Last 16 Minutes of Tonight's Game
0 points, 0 rebounds, and 0 assists.
No coffee. Just steak knives.
This has been an alarming trend all year: Ben McLemore going AWOL/M.I.A. when the game matters most.
You can't take a player #1 overall who fails to step up time and time in clutch situations.
And it's not even a product of him stepping up and missing. The dude doesn't even attempt to step up. Just runs and hides.
i'm not sure if we can go as far as saying he's hiding from the pressure but he doesn't have the ability to create shots for himself and just like many other wings who can't create their own shot, they disappear for stretches until a teammate finds them for some points. i don't know about you guys but i'm not taking a spot up shooter number 1 but then again who else to take lol
man this draft is weak..... real weak
This was his chance to lock in the #1 spot, instead, he made it even more questionable.
By the way, what does "No coffee. Just steak knives." mean?
I watched the first 45 seconds and it made me an instant believer that I must watch this movie. Is it any good? lmao
I actually haven't seen it, haha, but I plan on watching it this weekend. Got the "No coffee, just steak knives" reference from Dougie Gottlieb.
20 points in 16 minutes with Elijah Johnson on the bench. EJ back in the game, the offensive flow stops. Put him next to an NBA caliber PG and he'll be fine. Running next to a turnover prone combo he's bound to disappear.
In the last 16 minutes, where was Mclemores opportunity to score? Johnson and Releford were constantly attacking or shooting. Young got some transition baskets and Withey even got some touches down low. I didn't see Bmac get the ball too often and when he did, he made the right play. Whats to complain about?
he really needs to improve his handle... hes not much of a creator off the dribble
How about the fact they don't run any plays for him? Or when they do, players like Elijah Johnson don't even get him the ball? Listen, I agree McLemore isn't aggressive enough. But They had a chance to win in regulation and a chance to tie/win in overtime, and they ran plays that didn't include him getting the ball, when he's clearly their best player. Johnson made continously terrible decisions and Tharpe wasn't much better.
That's why he'd be a perfect fit for Minnesota. Think anybody would relinquish a top-3 pick for Derrick Williams? Him and Rubio would play extremely well together
They still have a shot at getting him if the lotto balls fall there way. I'm a Blazers fan but I would like him to go to Minny.
I'm sure he would fit in perfectly with the corner offense there. Plus Kevin Love would be the First option so he would have the pressure to be the aggressor.
Shekiru, I'd honestly take Oladipo over him, he's going to be a lockdown defender, has already better handles than Bmac, better slasher, obviously not the better shooter, but he's had a better tourney anyway. .
Ben McLemore scares me as a number one draft pic, it seems that when his jumpshot isn't falling, he disappears in the game
Someone mentioned this already but there is a reason McLemore disappeared late in the game. There was a long stretch in the 2nd half where Bill Self had McLemore on the bench. I want to also add that this is when Michigan was able to come back. I also observed that McLemore is forced to score based upon the scraps given. When they started running him off pin downs and running plays for him to touch the ball his effectiveness went up. Truth be told McLemore a redshirt freshman is playing alongside 4 seniors and in the pecking order Bill Self appears to go to them late in games. The last play of the game was drawn up for the PG and it appeared that the call was for him to drive and kick it to a player circling back up to the top. Even in this situation McLemore was not involved in the play.
I think this kid has the tools to be very effective in the NBA. I would love to see him stay another year and learn the role of being "that guy" but he is gone. I hear his family situation is horrible. But I enjoy the "pace" at which he plays. Really let's the game come to him.
And for a 10-15 minute span (when Kansas ran plays for him) he looked really good. Kansas and Self have been known not to be the best place for "guards" to go and shine because he runs a 3 out 2 in high low offense that features his big men first and yet McLemore looks really good.
ben is a very talented SG with few chances of create is own shoots,. He need a PG who can pass him the ball. BEN is now a CANNON who can shoot to the basket, but if no one put the bullet/ball in his hand, he can't do his job....
Give him a chances to develop his OWN shoot ...
Not #1pick for me in this Draft, but surely a Top 5pick!
Cody Zeller failed too, kid needs to learn to up fake and shoot mid range J.
I kinda of got the impression that the coach didn't want Ben to touch the ball near the end of the game, the announcers kept bringing up how they thought he felt more comfortable with Johnson rather than McLemore. That may honestly say a lot about Ben as a player rather then if he can be clutch.
if the ball was in bens hands at the end and he made a shot or got fouled everyone would be on the mcLemore bangwagon...and it couldve easily gone down like that
To be fair, if I'm McLemore, I wouldn't want to play with Elijah Johnson either.
elijah johnson is a talent but i agree i wouldnt want to play with him either if i were ben mac. what he did yesterday was kinda like what angel rodrigues did from kansas st, minus the airball floater...which was probably better than kicking it to tharpe for an unneeded 3...they were down 2 SMH