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Username Post: Devin Cannady wins G-League Finals MVP        (Topic#25144)
westcoast 
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03-11-21 08:04 PM - Post#321818    

Cannady led his 6th seeded Lakeland Magic to the G-League Championship today, as they defeated the Delaware Blue Coats 97-78. Cannady was named Finals MVP with 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists in the Championship game, including shooting 9-17 overall and 4-9 on three pointers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht3CWEbs3L4

Edited by westcoast on 03-11-21 08:04 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
bradley 
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Re: Devin Cannady wins G-League Finals MVP
03-11-21 08:50 PM - Post#321822    
    In response to westcoast

Devin had a terrific game -- 22 out of the team's 97 pts with 5rb, 4 assists and 1 blocked shot. Next scorer had 12 pts and most importantly, he once again received the most amount of minutes.

He is playing very much under control and his game is somewhat different and better than his days at Princeton. Biggest difference is that he plays much harder and better on the defensive end even though he gives up several inches.

He obviously still has the dream to play in the NBA.

 
palestra38 
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Re: Devin Cannady wins G-League Finals MVP
03-11-21 08:58 PM - Post#321823    
    In response to bradley

He was a helluva player at Princeton as well. Don't know if he is an NBA player, but being MVP of a title G-League team shows the guy really knows how to play

 
TheLine 
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03-12-21 10:32 AM - Post#321846    
    In response to palestra38

Congrats to Devin. Glad to hear things have been going good for him.


 
bradley 
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Re: Devin Cannady wins G-League Finals MVP
03-12-21 11:53 AM - Post#321849    
    In response to palestra38

When Devin played for another G League team, he ran up the stands to visit with Coach Carril at a Princeton game to share with Pete how he had elevated his defensive game. Perhaps, Devin came to the conclusion that he was not going to get a shot at the NBA unless he changed his approach to Defense. His height is a detriment to some degree but he is obviously extremely athletic but never made the total commitment to defense during his time at Princeton.

Always thought that Coach Henderson did not push Devin hard enough on the defensive end but just an opinion.

Perhaps, Devin has simply matured as a player to the next level. He will never be a great defender but he is a better defender. His shot and offensive skills have not changed much other than going to the hoop a little more and passing out for assists at times. He may have been an even better jump shooter at Princeton but a lot has to do with the defense played in the G League vs. the IL.

 
palestra38 
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Re: Devin Cannady wins G-League Finals MVP
03-12-21 12:12 PM - Post#321850    
    In response to bradley

A heady player always excels when he is given less respect.

 
westcoast 
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03-12-21 05:26 PM - Post#321891    
    In response to palestra38

Cannady is the 6th player to win the G League Finals MVP, but the first one who was undrafted. The other five all got shots in the NBA, including 2017 MVP Pascal Siakam, who became an NBA All-Star in 2020.

 
PennFan10 
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03-13-21 12:05 PM - Post#321908    
    In response to westcoast

Very Happy for Devin after all he has overcome to get to this point. Hope he gets a shot.

 
welcometothejungle 
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04-06-21 10:27 AM - Post#322973    
    In response to PennFan10

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/137941 939463634...

Devin signed a 10 day contract with the Orlando Magic this morning. Little bit of a crowded back court but hopefully he'll get a chance for some minutes!

 
bradley 
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04-07-21 06:43 PM - Post#323012    
    In response to welcometothejungle

I suspect that making a NBA roster will be a crowning achievement as long as he plays one minute in the NBA. If he gets a chance, Devin will obviously need to drain a high percentage of 3 pointers. He has overcome a number of obstacles, especially his height.

I doubt that he will have a career in the NBA but hopefully, I am wrong.

Very few IL BB players have come this far.

 
westcoast 
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04-08-21 01:20 AM - Post#323020    
    In response to bradley

Devin made his NBA debut on Wednesday night, playing 2 minutes for the Orlando Magic, getting 1 steal and going 2-2 from the free throw line.

Cannady is the first Princeton player to play in the NBA since Steve Goodrich in 2002.

 
TheLine 
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04-08-21 07:24 AM - Post#323021    
    In response to westcoast

Wow. Really happy for Devin.


 
Albert08 
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04-09-21 04:40 PM - Post#323077    
    In response to TheLine

Dev-insanity!

 
SRP 
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04-16-21 03:31 AM - Post#323249    
    In response to Albert08

Very happy for Cannady. He always had that little bit of swagger to go with his talent that made you feel something good could happen at any moment. Those stretches where he got hot in the clutch were some of the most entertaining fan experiences you could have.

 
Vonsid 
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04-16-21 08:16 PM - Post#323268    
    In response to SRP

The Orlando Magic have signed guard Devin Cannady to a two-way contract, the team announced Friday.

The deal also includes a non-guaranteed two-way contract for next season, according to league sources.

GO DEVIN!

Source: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-mag...

 
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