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Deplorable Duke
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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
What position does she play?


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Macintosh504
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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
Honestly you look at him compared to other guys in this draft and you see far fewer weaknesses overall. At least glaring ones outside of things like weight(which he’s apparently at 180 now) and maybe being a bit out of control (which is easy to fix)


supe12sta12z
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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
He’s young and is already very skilled. To make a point, Kira is a couple of days YOUNGER than true freshman James Wiseman. That is pretty nuts if you think about it. Dude started playing college ball when most kids are high school seniors. That’s why I’m not worried about his weight and strength. He should really be seen as a freshman.


Macintosh504
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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
And he played well His freshman year at 17 all things considered.


Pelefraan 1
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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
I know every club looks at their rookies with rose coloured glasses, but I think we got a good one fellas


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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
Reminds of Mahmoud Abdul Rauf ( nee Chris Jackson) when he left LSU. Jackson was more of a pure scorer, Lewis has more point guard skills.


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Pelefraan 1
Member since Jan 2018
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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
He's taller than De'Aron Fox and only a few pounds lighter


TigerinATL
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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
Here's a good pre draft write up on him from Bleacher Report.

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"They want me eating like six times a day," Lewis laughs.

He's wolfing down meats, fruits and vegetables, guzzling protein shake after protein shake. During his second season with the Crimson Tide, Lewis would fluctuate around the low 160s. Now, he says he's bulked up to about 177 pounds. On good days, the scale reads above 180. "I feel a lot bigger. I feel a lot more explosive on the court," he says.

...His parents long pushed for Lewis to forgo his senior year of high school, reclassify and reach the college ranks a full calendar early. "He just thrived on challenges," says Lewis Sr. "Whatever dribble challenge, shooting challenge, he always thrived on challenges. And once he reached that challenge, he always wanted more."

...The Tide covered for his youth and fragility on the court. [Avery] Johnson always assigned him to defend rivals' weakest perimeter players. At 5'10" and a 16-year NBA veteran himself, Johnson taught Lewis how to sneak over screens like a bite-sized floor general. "Really try to get as close to your man as possible," he urged. "Stay on his hip and kind of skinny over. You don't want to take the amount of hits that a bigger guard can."

...The Tide fired Johnson after the team failed to reach the NCAA tournament, replacing him with Nate Oats, a play-caller whose uptempo scheme had turned Buffalo into a March Madness darling. "We wanted to play fast," Oats says, "and, shoot, I think we had the fastest point guard in the country."

...Oats further challenged the point guard to defend teams' premier perimeter threats. There was nowhere he could hide. "Look at our North Carolina film," Oats says. Lewis hounded Cole Anthony all night, limiting the fellow first-round point guard prospect to 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting with six turnovers.


More at the LINK


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TeddyPadillac
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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
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Not much defense with this pick



He is a very good defender.
You know who else is actually a good defender? Steph Curry.
The key there, is they are good defenders when defending their position. What they struggle with is switching onto the big SF in the league. It's no different than saying Derrick Favors is a good defender, defending his position, but he's not too good of a defender when he switches onto a perimeter guy.
It's one thing to be a bad defender when you're guarding guys that are physically bigger than you, or for a big man, guarding someone who is much much quicker than you. It's another thing to be a bad defender in general, even when guarding your position. Kira will be able to guard the PG's and most SG's in the NBA.


There's much more than physical abilities when being a good defender. Being smart about how you react to screens, having teammates all on the same page, and the #1 thing giving 100% effort. There's no need to switch certain screens just b/c you're too lazy to work over screens. If Kira is smart enough and quick enough to get through screens and defend his man, which requires smart defense from his teammate who's man is setting the screen, he can be a good defender on the court and not be taken advantage of b/c of his size. I think we will get that with these young guys and with SVG.


partsman103
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
I've watched KL for a very long time (k-12 + college). He always played against older, bigger,stronger players and has never backed down from the challenge.
Very smart person with an exceptional high IQ when it comes to the game. Learns from his mistakes and will work endlessly on areas he needs to improve.
KL is not much of a talker and let's his game speak, instead.





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Pelicansfan69
Member since Oct 2019
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re: What are Kira’s strengths and weaknesses?
Strengths: Colby White but with higher basketball IQ

Weaknesses: Vertical Leap, lack of highlight reel dunks on ESPN


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