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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.

 
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