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Soggymoss
Member since Aug 2018
6216 posts

Let's check in on Didi
His first game is in the books:
7 points
20% fg (2-10)
14% 3 pt (1-7)
40% ft (2-5)
1 rebound
1 ast
1 blk
1 stl
25:45 mins

Meh, still better than Melli
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Colonel Flagg
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re: Let's check in on Didi
Looks like he would fit in with our bench.


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TigerinATL
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Member since Feb 2005
54132 posts

re: Let's check in on Didi
He's a 2/3 hustle, high IQ, defense first guy that (maybe) can shoot the 3 well enough and also has just enough dribble drive game to take it to the rack when they close out to hard on the 3. Who he might become really is a lot like Hart.


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brmark70816
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Member since Feb 2011
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re: Let's check in on Didi
Are they playing him on the wing?


Soggymoss
Member since Aug 2018
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re: Let's check in on Didi
Not sure, I just looked up the game stats, couldn't watch the game


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thejuiceisloose
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re: Let's check in on Didi
So not Kawhi Leonard yet


3PieceSpicy
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Member since Jan 2021
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re: Let's check in on Didi
Lamelo couldn’t shoot in the NBL either. Maybe we just need to bring him over. I’d rather Didi get minutes than Sindarius tbh.


GOP_Tiger
LSU Fan
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Member since Jan 2005
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re: Let's check in on Didi
The Kings lost a close one tonight against the Brisbane Bullets. Didi's line:

16:44 minutes played, 6 points on 2-6 shooting, 2-5 from 3, 3 assists, 1 turnover, 2 rebounds.

LINK


Pelefraan 1
Member since Jan 2018
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re: Let's check in on Didi
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So not Kawhi Leonard yet





No. But that's possibly Hunter's ceiling


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GOP_Tiger
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re: Let's check in on Didi
I just looked for results of the Sydney Kings' game last night and realized that, somehow, I missed the news that Didi had suffered a high ankle sprain in that last game we talked about on January 26th. He's expected to miss several more weeks.


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Purpose16
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re: Let's check in on Didi
Agree with giving Didi the minutes over Sindarius....growth opportunity vs journeyman, Great point 3Piece


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GOP_Tiger
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re: Let's check in on Didi
Didi is finally healthy and played last night for Sydney. His stat line against New Zealand:

Played 21 minutes, 4 points, 2-8 shooting and 0-3 from 3,2 REB, 2 STL, 2 AST, 0 TOV.


Pelefraan 1
Member since Jan 2018
4320 posts

re: Let's check in on Didi
Disappointing

Game previous he had 19 points and 5 threes


TigerinATL
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: Let's check in on Didi
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Caine Purnell @caine_purnell

Didi Louzada is so hard to screen defensively. He does a great job of navigating through screens here both on and off the ball before he strips the ball


Video clip at the LINK of Didi successfully fighting through multiple screens on the same play and eventually stripping the ball. Some people have given up on him because hasn't been a great 3 point shooter, but his 3 point shooting isn't what stood out about him in the first place. It was having veteran savvy and awareness and a good motor as a 19 year old.

When the time comes where the Pels need cheap depth, I don't see why they wouldn't give him a shot.


TeddyPadillac
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Let's check in on Didi
at this point, i don't concern myself with someone that hasn't been with Vinson and their shooting. The odds are he'll get them to where they need to be.

Didi seems like a Josh Hart replacement, if for some reason we weren't going to bring him back, which i hope we do.


GOP_Tiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
7459 posts

re: Let's check in on Didi
If Didi can end up shooting 3s at a decent rate, then I think he is very much in the mold of Hart -- a SG/SF who can defend well and run the break on offense.

If we get rid of Bledsoe and make Hart a starter, though, then there would still be minutes for Didi here next year (assuming, again, that he ends up being able to shoot 3s at an acceptable rate).

I wish I could watch a full NBL game to see if his defense is actually elite, or if it's just pretty good.


3PieceSpicy
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Metairie
Member since Jan 2021
125 posts

re: Let's check in on Didi
The problem with Didi, unless he’s grown taller is that he’s still going to be an undersized wing defender in the league. I don’t know what this front office has against drafting a 6ft 7 to 6ft 9 project with an elite defensive profile. There were a lot of those types available in the late 1st to mid 2nd rd this year.

I’m tired of watching Lonzo or Hart try to check someone 2-3 inches taller and sometimes 40 pounds heavier than them.


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Pelefraan 1
Member since Jan 2018
4320 posts

re: Let's check in on Didi
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I wish I could watch a full NBL game to see if his defense is actually elite, or if it's just pretty good.


Set your VPN to Australia, then buy NBL TV ($5 Aus) and you should be able to
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Pelefraan 1
Member since Jan 2018
4320 posts

re: Let's check in on Didi
Didi doing his best NAW impression today, blowing uncontested layups and airballing threes


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