|George Karl Wants JaVale McGee To Be Like Tim Duncan|
JaVale Mcgee has probably been told to play a certain way ever since he's been in the NBA, but this must be the first time that he's been asked to be more 'Tim Duncan-like' by one of his coaches. That's the way Nuggets coach George Karl wants the talented, but still raw, McGee to focus on his fundamentals, by blending that with his natural athletic game, Karl feels McGee will be deserving of more than the 19-minutes per game he is currently playing.
“I think he’s a tremendous talent. I think he’s an incredible, athletic, 7-1, whatever he is,” Nuggets Coach George Karl said of McGee. “For me, I just want him to be more consistent on the fundamental area of basketball and more than anything, I want him to be more committed to the concepts and philosophies and fundamentals of our team.
“I think he tries to be spectacular. Basketball is a game of possession after possession of doing things the right way, doing your job and letting the spectacular come. I think JaVale tries to find the spectacular and forces the spectacular when if you just let Andre Miller and Ty [Lawson], let us orchestrate the game, something big time will happen. But I just want him to be more Tim Duncan-like. I tell him I like Tim Duncan. I want Tim Duncan. That’s what I want.”
Let's see how this one plays out.
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|Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:42 )|