April 24, 2016

"Watch: Frank Kaminsky scores 15 points in first NBA Playoffs start."



"Charlotte Hornets forward and former University of Wisconsin standout Frank Kaminsky III scored 15 points in his first career start in the NBA Playoffs to help Charlotte to a 96-80 win over the Miami Heat on Saturday."

19 comments:

AJ Lynch said...

I am always amazed at the talent pool in the NBA. Players like Kaminsky [College Player of the Year?] don't even crack starting lineups and oftentimes you never hear of them again. I have known a few college superstars from Philly area who never made it onto an NBA team. Luckily, for them , there are well paying jobs in Europe leagues.

kentuckyliz said...

I don't follow Wisco mbball; I barely follow my beloved Kentucky Wildcats--mostly during tournament time. I usually don't have an attention span for sports on telly. But I remember Frank Kaminsky from the NCAAM tourney. He made an impression. Good baller.

Frank Kaminsky sounds like he's a Polish American cab driver with a cigar in his mouth. Who knows, maybe someday after his NBA career is over, he will be a Polish American cab driver with a cigar in his mouth.

He is lovely. I am tall. If I were young, fertile, and still the owner of a uterus and ovaries, I would volunteer to do my bit for the NBA. Only due to an altruistic interest in diversity--whites are underrepresented in the NBA compared to their proportion of the population as a whole. Inherently discriminatory.

Ann Althouse said...

If we're doing eugenics, shouldn't we go for smaller people, not larger? Think of the environment.

DanTheMan said...

Black guys playing basketball? Isn't that cultural appropriation?

Virgil Hilts said...

Growing up, there was a HS player out of Omaha - Mike McGee -- easily the best HS player state had ever seen; people drove 100 miles to watch him. He went to Michigan and set a slew of MI/Big Ten records, and was drafted in 1st round by Lakers. Where. . . he sat on bench for 2 seasons and then became a role player/pretty good 6th man. I think Kaminski will be be a good player/starter but the difference between college and the NBA is unbelievable. Just ask Doug McDermott (lead NCAA in scoring and I think 5th all time NCAA leader in points scored). Just finished 2nd season as bench player for non-playoff team.

David Begley said...

Virgil

Give Doug some time.

Wilbur said...

I try to watch the Bulls when I can. Doug McDermitt is not comfortable with something, I don't know exactly what. He too often plays too rushed; "hurry" is not faster than smooth. And he's too good a player not to know that.

I always thought Kaminsky would be a good, serviceable pro. His talent and future is low ceiling but high floor.

EDH said...

He has an unorthodox style that reminds me of Larry Bird.

Will Cate said...

At least my home team won't get swept. Yay Hornets!

Bay Area Guy said...

Frank the Tank!

It must be tough for the Hornets to have Michael Jordan has a boss. I liked it when Jordan put his arm around Kaminsky after the game. Frank was on fire!

Phil 3:14 said...

He'd probably get more court time if his owner wasn't such a racist.

kentuckyliz said...

Pffft. Restrictions based on saving the environment is for the little people. Literally.

So are you giving up basketball fandom and switching to watch diminutive Asians play ping pong?

cacchip said...

It is interesting to watch this and then watch clips from the Spurs or Clippers with all the passing and ball movement

David said...

"He has an unorthodox style that reminds me of Larry Bird."

It's called "no jump."

David said...

I think Steve Kerr would love to get Kaminsky on his team.

gadfly said...

@David Said . .
"He has an unorthodox style that reminds me of Larry Bird."

It's called "no jump."

7' Frank Kaminsky had 320 rebound in his senior year at Wisconsin, about 10 per game and Larry Bird averaged 10 RBs per game with the Celtics career at 6'9" - so "no jump' Larry could certainly retrieve loose basketballs for a little guy - but who is kidding who? Frank Kaminsky is not now nor will he ever be a player of the caliber of Larry Bird.

Curious George said...

Let's not get too excited about Frank. He averaged just 7.5 points per game in the regular season, and while he had 15 the other night, in the first two games he had 0 and 4.

kjbe said...

CG, he was coming off the bench during the regular season, and just now moved up to starting, hence the uptick in numbers.

Curious George said...

"kjbe said...
CG, he was coming off the bench during the regular season, and just now moved up to starting, hence the uptick in numbers."

He averaged 22 minutes a game. No he just had a much smaller player guarding him for this short run.