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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by fetchingaggiefan22 » February 11th, 2021, 3:31 pm

I was able to catch the second half of the game. Sam is really impressive. Along with his great shooting, he's added a lot of size, he's a great defender and has such a great/natural feel for the game. Obviously we all knew this, but dang i've missed watching him play.
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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Yossarian » February 11th, 2021, 3:31 pm

Much better effort from Merrill in Game 2. Pulled at the 3:22 mark in the fourth quarter (I assume he will not re-enter). Stats at this point:

31 minutes played
20 points (game high)
8-14 FG
4-6 3-pointers
0 rebounds
6 assists
2 steals
2 turnovers
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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by SweepDance » February 11th, 2021, 3:34 pm

Yossarian wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Much better effort from Merrill in Game 2. Pulled at the 3:22 mark in the fourth quarter (I assume he will not re-enter). Stats at this point:

31 minutes played
20 points (game high)
8-14 FG
4-6 3-pointers
0 rebounds
6 assists
2 steals
2 turnovers
The six assists tied the game high as well!
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Re: Sam in the G League

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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by AgsRock » February 11th, 2021, 3:56 pm

I watched the game, should have been 5-7 from three, as one of his threes was incorrectly counted as a two pointer. Best player in this game IMHO.



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Re: Sam in the G League

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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by brownjeans » February 11th, 2021, 5:11 pm

SweepDance wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 2:19 pm
Unless David Stockton was adopted there's a lot of evidence to suggest he came from white heritage:

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Maybe the only time John ever dribbled between his legs.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Bank Shot » February 11th, 2021, 5:28 pm

AgsRock wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 3:56 pm
I watched the game, should have been 5-7 from three, as one of his threes was incorrectly counted as a two pointer. Best player in this game IMHO.
That's what I saw. Your humble opinion is justified.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Yossarian » February 11th, 2021, 5:31 pm

Bank Shot wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 5:28 pm
AgsRock wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 3:56 pm
I watched the game, should have been 5-7 from three, as one of his threes was incorrectly counted as a two pointer. Best player in this game IMHO.
That's what I saw. Your humble opinion is justified.
Don't go destroying his humility now.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Yossarian » February 11th, 2021, 5:33 pm

hickaggie wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 4:35 pm
The pull up three on the fast break was the exact same shot Sam hit on the fast break against SDSU in the MW tourney championship right before "the shot".



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Pacobag » February 11th, 2021, 5:43 pm

Stockton to Merrill!



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by SweepDance » February 11th, 2021, 6:11 pm

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Maybe the only time John ever dribbled between his legs.
Well you can see why--you can almost see his junk when he does that!
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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Aggie84025 » February 11th, 2021, 6:39 pm

Yossarian wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Much better effort from Merrill in Game 2. Pulled at the 3:22 mark in the fourth quarter (I assume he will not re-enter). Stats at this point:

31 minutes played
20 points (game high)
8-14 FG
4-6 3-pointers
0 rebounds
6 assists
2 steals
2 turnovers
That is an awesome stat line, great job Sam.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » February 11th, 2021, 6:53 pm

I imagine most people on here, if they are going to buy a Sam Merrill jersey would prefer a Milwaukee Bucks one, but they are selling Merrill jerseys at the Memphis Hustle gift shop:

https://www.fanatics.com/nbagleague/mem ... -r2c2:po-8
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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Cheecho6 » February 11th, 2021, 8:00 pm

Can’t get a Merrill bucks jersey anymore - no longer listed. Hopefully he makes his way back to the squad so I can still get one.


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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by frankiesaysrelax » February 12th, 2021, 7:19 am

His shot looks better than ever. He seems like he has more arch on it. He used to shoot it more flat and used the back of the rim like it was back board. It worked but shots are dropping cleaner now and he’s also shooting from way deep.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by MarioWest » February 12th, 2021, 8:59 am

Cheecho6 wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 8:00 pm
Can’t get a Merrill bucks jersey anymore - no longer listed. Hopefully he makes his way back to the squad so I can still get one.
You can still get a swingman jersey from the Bucks Pro Shop. They used to have an individual listing for both Sam and Jordan Nwora, but now you have to select them from the drop down menu on the “any player” jersey.

The most impressive part of his stat line was that it came on the second half of a back-to-back in his first time playing significant minutes in nearly a year. I was especially happy to see him bounce back so strong because he looked pretty winded towards the end of the first game.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by brownjeans » February 12th, 2021, 10:30 am

I dislike basketball jerseys as clothing. I'd like to get one of the warmup shirts they wear though
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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » February 12th, 2021, 11:07 am

brownjeans wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 10:30 am
I dislike basketball jerseys as clothing. I'd like to get one of the warmup shirts they wear though
Yeah I might get one of those. I still occasionally wear basketball jerseys if I am working out or something, but they aren't something I wear a ton of at this stage.

I would buy a game worn Bucks and even a game worn Hustle jersey though as a collector's item just as I want Aggie game worn jerseys.
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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Yossarian » February 12th, 2021, 3:24 pm

It looks like the Bucks recalled Nwora from the G-League today but left Merrill down.

https://www.nba.com/bucks/news/bucks-re ... city-stars



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Aggie19 » February 12th, 2021, 4:26 pm

Yossarian wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 3:24 pm
It looks like the Bucks recalled Nwora from the G-League today but left Merrill down.

https://www.nba.com/bucks/news/bucks-re ... city-stars
That's OK, Sam could use some time in the G League.... to show all these fools that he doesn't belong in the G League.


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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by usufan1 » February 12th, 2021, 4:50 pm

Aggie19 wrote:
Yossarian wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 3:24 pm
It looks like the Bucks recalled Nwora from the G-League today but left Merrill down.

https://www.nba.com/bucks/news/bucks-re ... city-stars
That's OK, Sam could use some time in the G League.... to show all these fools that he doesn't belong in the G League.
Completely agree with this. The chance to log significant minutes while being watched by the Bucks staff and other NBA teams is so much better than sitting on the Bucks bench and occasionally getting minutes.

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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Yossarian » February 12th, 2021, 5:15 pm

usufan1 wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Aggie19 wrote:
Yossarian wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 3:24 pm
It looks like the Bucks recalled Nwora from the G-League today but left Merrill down.

https://www.nba.com/bucks/news/bucks-re ... city-stars
That's OK, Sam could use some time in the G League.... to show all these fools that he doesn't belong in the G League.
Completely agree with this. The chance to log significant minutes while being watched by the Bucks staff and other NBA teams is so much better than sitting on the Bucks bench and occasionally getting minutes.

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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » February 12th, 2021, 5:49 pm

Aggie19 wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Yossarian wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 3:24 pm
It looks like the Bucks recalled Nwora from the G-League today but left Merrill down.

https://www.nba.com/bucks/news/bucks-re ... city-stars
That's OK, Sam could use some time in the G League.... to show all these fools that he doesn't belong in the G League.
Yep. Better for him to get big minutes and have performances like he had last night than sit at the end of the bench all season. He is proving himself right now to not just the Bucks, but the rest of the league. Hard to prove yourself when you don't get in the game.



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Post by fetchingaggiefan22 » February 12th, 2021, 10:56 pm

The bucks could use some help after that @$$ whooping the Jazz gave them tonight. LFG Jazz
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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by brownjeans » February 12th, 2021, 11:09 pm

Bucks should play Merrill over Augustin. But they gave Augustin a three year $21 million contract. That was stupid.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Cuchelain » February 13th, 2021, 1:02 am

It’s helpful to have the Deseret News reporting on our player in the NBA. Because without their reporting, I would not know that Sam scored 16 points yesterday, while shooting 8-14 from the field and hitting 4 threes . . .
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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Pacobag » February 13th, 2021, 7:05 am

Cuchelain wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 1:02 am
It’s helpful to have the Deseret News reporting on our player in the NBA. Because without their reporting, I would not know that Sam scored 16 points yesterday, while shooting 8-14 from the field and hitting 4 threes . . .
4x3 + 4x2 = 16 :headscratch:



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by fetchingaggiefan22 » February 14th, 2021, 12:14 pm

Memphis Hustle play again today at 1:30MT. Hopefully we get another strong showing from Sam!



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » February 14th, 2021, 1:40 pm

Pacobag wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 7:05 am
Cuchelain wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 1:02 am
It’s helpful to have the Deseret News reporting on our player in the NBA. Because without their reporting, I would not know that Sam scored 16 points yesterday, while shooting 8-14 from the field and hitting 4 threes . . .
4x3 + 4x2 = 16 :headscratch:
I guess the Deseret News isn't what it used to be.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by brownjeans » February 14th, 2021, 2:15 pm

Not a great game today - just got his third foul in the first half. They called him for a block and he was standing there for like 10 seconds before the guy ran into him.



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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » February 14th, 2021, 2:17 pm

brownjeans wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Not a great game today - just got his third foul in the first half. They called him for a block and he was standing there for like 10 seconds before the guy ran into him.
Any points? I tuned in just in time to see him go to the bench. It’s rec league style basketball in the G League that’s for sure. Not sure what’s really being developed.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by ThunderAggie » February 14th, 2021, 2:52 pm

Sam has 4 pts but is 2-9 form the field. The whole team is shooting bad. No one can hit a shot.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by brownjeans » February 14th, 2021, 3:52 pm

I don't know that the Bucs have done Sam any favors with this. NBA teams have their own G-League team with coaches who are connected to the organization and work with the NBA team to develop players. Usually the G-League team is tightly linked to the NBA team in they things they want to coach and develop with the players, the kind of systems they run, etc.

But the Bucs didn't send their G-League team to the G-League bubble, so they sent Sam to play with the Memphis team. It's not the same circumstances, not their team. I don't know how much good he's going to get from it. Hopefully he doesn't get too frustrated.



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Re: Sam in the G League

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » February 14th, 2021, 3:56 pm

brownjeans wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 3:52 pm
I don't know that the Bucs have done Sam any favors with this. NBA teams have their own G-League team with coaches who are connected to the organization and work with the NBA team to develop players. Usually the G-League team is tightly linked to the NBA team in they things they want to coach and develop with the players, the kind of systems they run, etc.

But the Bucs didn't send their G-League team to the G-League bubble, so they sent Sam to play with the Memphis team. It's not the same circumstances, not their team. I don't know how much good he's going to get from it. Hopefully he doesn't get too frustrated.
Plus they run an offense that is reminiscent of Duryea’s 30 threes per game approach.



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