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Username Post: Cannady        (Topic#23013)
bradley 
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07-12-19 01:58 PM - Post#285814    
    In response to westcoast

In fairness besides his size, Devin was never a great defender even at the IL level. He turned into a very good rebounder as he enjoyed leaping for the ball. He always seemed less inclined on the defensive end of the ball.

Devin commented that he worked on his defense prior to the draft. Not sure if he simply was not that good at it from a skill set or simply had less interest in defense vs. offense.

Reality is that you need to have defensive capabilities to compete at this level. Hopefully, he can demonstrate defensive skills down the road for his professional career no mater where it is.

 
HGA 
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07-12-19 06:15 PM - Post#285824    
    In response to bradley

He’s getting minutes tonight.

 
westcoast 
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07-12-19 06:50 PM - Post#285827    
    In response to HGA

Yes, Cannady led the Thunder with 12 points in a 68-67 win. Shot 4-9 from three, and added 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal in 20 minutes. He easily was the best (only?) outside shooter on the team.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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07-12-19 08:05 PM - Post#285830    
    In response to westcoast

I got to watch some of his time on the floor--he was ready to shoot, for sure.

He also expended a lot of energy on defense, but they easily pick and rolled him into a mismatch down low.

This time he was on the bench for the last (successful) scoring play by OKC.

 
tkapiko 
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07-14-19 06:06 PM - Post#285873    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Cannady is a great shooter. He only needs to put in effort on the defensive side and he will be fine in any league he ends up playing in.

 
bradley 
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07-15-19 11:04 AM - Post#285903    
    In response to tkapiko

He does indeed have a beautiful pure shooting stroke. He had more open looks in the last summer NBA game than he had last year in the IL.

In this last game, he played more minutes as a shooting guard vs. a point guard and that is one of the issues with Devin and the pro game besides his defense. Just not a great fit for him and the NBA but man, he can shoot the rock.

 
westcoast 
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11-12-19 04:05 AM - Post#290656    
    In response to bradley

Devin Cannady is off to a good start with the Long Island Nets in the G League. In the first two games, he has scored a total of 39 points, including 8-20 (40%) on threes and 8-8 on free throws. He's also chipped in 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals. He made 6-6 free throws down the stretch to clinch the Nets' first win.

 
SRP 
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11-14-19 03:03 AM - Post#290934    
    In response to westcoast

Go Devin!

 
bradley 
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11-15-19 08:03 AM - Post#291071    
    In response to tkapiko

  • tkapiko Said:
Cannady is a great shooter. He only needs to put in effort on the defensive side and he will be fine in any league he ends up playing in.



Devin was on campus Wednesday night. He will be working on finishing his degree this school year and appeared in excellent spirits.

His main talking point about his recent play is his Defense -- very proud of how he is playing D in the developmental league. He had the athleticism to play D at Princeton but did not go totally in.

His offensive skills are sorely missed based on what we are seeing on the court so far this year.

 
westcoast 
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01-30-20 12:44 PM - Post#297832    
    In response to bradley

Nice video story of Devin Cannady, who has completed his Princeton graduation requirements and will walk with the graduates this summer, while also playing for the G-League Long Island Nets. Cannady is averaging 14.3 pts/game while shooting 37.1% on threes and 90.2% on free throws.

https://twitter.com/LongIslandNets/status /12229265...

 
Tiger69 
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01-30-20 01:21 PM - Post#297837    
    In response to westcoast

Thanks. I’m glad that Devin didn’t allow one bad mistake to mess up his pursuit of his degree. We’ll never know what might have been if that incident at the Wawa had never happened. But it appears that Devin has recovered and matured from the experience. That is the most important thing. Good luck, Devin.

 
westcoast 
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07-01-20 11:40 AM - Post#309823    
    In response to Tiger69

For those of you with access to The Athletic (well worth a subscription), here is an article on Devin completing his Princeton degree while playing for the Long Island Nets.

https://theathletic.com/1903992/2020/07/01/ho w-dev...

 
Pantone291 
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07-02-20 08:30 AM - Post#309896    
    In response to westcoast

Cannady is playing in the TBT this weekend for the "Playing for Jimmy V" team. They tip-off at 2:00PM on Sunday on ESPN against the Marshall U alumni team. Live basketball for the first time in a long time.

https://thetournament.com/players/devin-cannady




 
rbg 
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07-04-20 12:37 AM - Post#309944    
    In response to Pantone291

Cannday's Playing for Jimmy V team was removed from TBT after one of the players tested positive for COVID-19.

https://twitter.com/devin_cannady3/status /12791783...



 
weinhauers_ghost 
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07-04-20 03:52 PM - Post#309953    
    In response to rbg

Ah, that sucks. No surprise, though.

 
welcometothejungle 
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09-16-20 10:20 AM - Post#313426    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

https://theathletic.com/2070450/2020/09/16/tw o-sup...

Article from The Athletic this morning about Devin's offseason workouts with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Southern California. Sounds like he's taking advantage of a great opportunity to train with and learn from 2 of the best players in the league

 
welcometothejungle 
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11-28-20 11:21 AM - Post#317385    
    In response to welcometothejungle

https://twitter.com/Magic_PR/status/13324 239303222...

The Orlando Magic announced yesterday that they've signed Cannady to what appears to be an Exhibit 10 contract. He'll be on the training camp and preseason roster with them before likely playing with their G League team this season

 
welcometothejungle 
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12-11-20 11:16 AM - Post#317945    
    In response to welcometothejungle

https://twitter.com/PrincetonMBB/status/1 337404612...

Cannady's Orlando Magic team opens their pre season schedule at 7 eastern tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. The Magic carried 20 players for training camp, with Cannady probably towards the back end of the depth chart as he's on an Exhibit 10 contract, but hopefully he's able to see some minutes in the preseason.

 
welcometothejungle 
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12-11-20 09:53 PM - Post#317959    
    In response to welcometothejungle

A pretty encouraging debut for Cannady with Orlando! Got 7 minutes in their pre season opener (a 116-112 win over Atlanta), but perhaps the best sign is that those 7 minutes came with the regulars during the 3rd quarter of a close game, and not in the final 6ish minutes where both teams played G League players.

Cannady came in and immediately blocked a Kevin Huerter jump shot and then hit a fastbreak 3 off of a nice ball fake. The biggest thing that stands out is his size, especially as he's mostly playing off ball at this level, so he's often matching up with 6'5"+ wings.

https://twitter.com/M_Henderson98/status/ 133757815...

Coach Henderson posted a video on Twitter of his family watching as Devin made noise on his first possession

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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12-12-20 03:15 PM - Post#317968    
    In response to welcometothejungle

Thanks for the update.

Great tweet!

 
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