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Tracking Pro Players on 'Da Claws: Bill Walker
« on: December 03, 2009, 11:33:36 AM »

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Post game observations and such about Bill Walker's D-League Stint in this thread

"You've gotta respect a 15-percent 3-point shooter. A guy
like that is always lethal." - Evan 'The God' Turner

Re: Tracking Pro Players on 'Da Claws: Bill Walker
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 11:41:43 AM »

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-9K9_wnbyA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifL_AfYL0go

It looks like Walker's really trying to add range to his game. I've also noticed that he's looking to finish soft inside, not looking for the highlight dunk EVERY time.

Red Claws/Bill Walker tracking thread
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Re: Tracking Pro Players on 'Da Claws: Bill Walker
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 11:53:03 AM »

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Well that's lame. Just made this thread.

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 11:53:38 AM »

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haha toaster you're 10 mins too late amigo.

"You've gotta respect a 15-percent 3-point shooter. A guy
like that is always lethal." - Evan 'The God' Turner

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 11:55:41 AM »

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haha toaster you're 10 mins too late amigo.

Cause I took time posting pics, doing lazy photoshops, and finding stats  :P

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 12:04:08 PM »

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haha toaster you're 10 mins too late amigo.

Cause I took time posting pics, doing lazy photoshops, and finding stats  :P

Oh your post was far superior to mine.

HOWEVER! What are you talking about "lazy photoshops?" That's a load! You're not allowed to HAVE photoshop!

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 12:12:43 PM »

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haha toaster you're 10 mins too late amigo.

Cause I took time posting pics, doing lazy photoshops, and finding stats  :P

Oh your post was far superior to mine.

HOWEVER! What are you talking about "lazy photoshops?" That's a load! You're not allowed to HAVE photoshop!

I used Gimp, actually.. It's the exact same thing as photoshop just completely free via the developers haha.

Course I could always get my MS Paint groove on  ;)

Re: Tracking Pro Players on 'Da Claws: Bill Walker
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 12:57:39 PM »

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It looks like Walker's really trying to add range to his game. I've also noticed that he's looking to finish soft inside, not looking for the highlight dunk EVERY time.

Thanks for the highlights.  Its tough to take too much from those, but they did tell me two things.  First, he is definitely looking a little slow and heavy.  I think this is the biggest reason he is down there right now.  He needs to get back in shape after being out for so long with the injury.  He looked a lot like he did at K-State, when he was also recovering from surgery. 

I also think that him finishing soft has as much to do with his injury as it does with a conscious decision.  I think he is still working on getting back his explosiveness.

Ultimately, I think it is going to be a while before we see Walker up here, unless there are injuries.  He can get a lot more work up in Portland, and can hopefully continue to develop his perimeter game more, while he gets back in shape.

Re: Tracking Pro Players on 'Da Claws: Bill Walker
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I'll keep tabs on Billy, I like his game, he plays with swagger and confidence, you can see it on his face. Keep working and be pacient young buck.  :)
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 03:42:42 PM »

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It looks like Walker's really trying to add range to his game. I've also noticed that he's looking to finish soft inside, not looking for the highlight dunk EVERY time.

Thanks for the highlights.  Its tough to take too much from those, but they did tell me two things.  First, he is definitely looking a little slow and heavy.  I think this is the biggest reason he is down there right now.  He needs to get back in shape after being out for so long with the injury.  He looked a lot like he did at K-State, when he was also recovering from surgery. 

I also think that him finishing soft has as much to do with his injury as it does with a conscious decision.  I think he is still working on getting back his explosiveness.

Ultimately, I think it is going to be a while before we see Walker up here, unless there are injuries.  He can get a lot more work up in Portland, and can hopefully continue to develop his perimeter game more, while he gets back in shape.

I agree with everything said in this post.  Also, he's fouling way too much - it greatly limited his playing time in the second game. 

Like the 3-point stroke - through 2 games - but everything else hints at a lack of quickness.  Hopefully that comes back as he gets into shape. 

Re: Tracking Pro Players on 'Da Claws: Bill Walker
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2009, 09:15:18 PM »

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Bill Walker's playing amazing against the Mad Ants right now. 27 points over three quarters, 12-13 from the field. One or two too many TO's, though.

He made a poster, too.
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Re: Tracking Pro Players on 'Da Claws: Bill Walker
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Lester Hudson - ouch.

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Hudson was terrible, for sure.  Also, Maine took a page out of the Celts' book from last night, blowing a 10 point 4th quarter lead.

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Re: Tracking Pro Players on 'Da Claws: Bill Walker
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2009, 10:50:22 PM »

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Not enough Walker down the stretch. Doesn't make sense to me. Other than a shot he had to take, he only missed one shot all night. 29 points, but only 2 in the 4th.