Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie Back To Work

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Love that level of dedication. Funny thing to me is that if these guys develop enough and get a shot... they address our two biggest weaknesses. A defensive, bigger SG (Leslie has been compared to Tony Allen) and Trey has a chance to be a bigger, more physical Channing Frye. If both emerge next year we won't even need to trade for anybody.

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Hopefully they can crack the rotation and actually get meaningful minutes next season.

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Developing the young players is something the coaching staff needs to reevaluate this off season. Hopefully they will bring in a decent replacement for Demo and maybe another coach to help in this area of major need.

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i have no comment on Leslie cuz i havent seen him play. Thompkins needs to develope his body so he can hit his 3s, rebounds and block shots. Smile

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Sounds like they both know what to do and what to improve on, I'm proud, I'm sure Trey will be our 3rd big men of the bench for us next year. I think he can be a great bench player. Travis can be a solid player, but he looked real raw last year handling the ball.

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http://www.nba.com/clippers/video/2012/05/31/TreyTravisOffSeasonWork-2 115596 Love that level of dedication. Funny thing to me is that if these guys develop enough and get a shot... they address our two biggest weaknesses. A defensive, bigger SG (Leslie has been compared to Tony Allen) and Trey has a chance to be a bigger, more physical Channing Frye. If both emerge next year we won't even need to trade for anybody.
Yeah, it would be great if they made a leap next season. Trey needs to work on setting picks and getting good rebounding position because he seemed a little shot-happy and he'd be the 3rd or 4th option even....

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this is why i am high on both these kids. they have weaknesses, but they are putting in the work to improve. id love to see DJ in there with them working on his post game. i feel thompkins will be a valuable part of our bench next year with his nice shooting touch and length. if we trade mo, let foye go and keep nick young, i think leslie can get some minutes.

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I think VDN forgets how big Trey is (probably because he is always seated at games). But the dude is 6'10 with a big wingspan. It bugged me to see him sitting on the bench at times, the same as EBled.

Hopefully, like others have said, he will crack the rotation. He does solve our issue of needing a big who can stretch the floor, plus he has shown that he can play finesse ball and make shots at distance. I am really happy he is still on the team, and that he is already back at it.

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I say **** it give them some playing time. What is the worst that can happen? I mean it is not like they are horrible enough to cost us games or do less than the guys we already have out there from the bench (aside from Mo and Reggie and Kenyon)...

I really like Trey Thompkins. He is a deadly shooter but it seemed since he never really played all he ever tried were 3s. Like someone had said previously, He can be a Lamarcus aldridge type of Player and that is exactly what we need. He can be a great player and I say we give him playing time next year. As for Travis Leslie he ALSO would plugin great at the SG. Like a poster above said both these guys fill huge voids. Travis is athletic, can slash, probably use his athleticism to grab boards and I personally have had high hopes ever since we drafted him. The only question mark would be his shooting ability but he can work on that.

We did not get to see em much this past season but like any rookie they had alot of rookie mistakes. Coming into their 2nd year I really really expect alot from them. I hope the Coaches see the potential in both of them. I personally wanted Trey to get minutes over Brian Cook when Cook played for us...

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And I would rather Trey develop a Lamarcus Aldridge type game. Instead of just spotting up for 3s... develop a deadly mid range shot. When he doesnt feel comfortable with the mid range back down his man (he is huge and his wingspan also) and maybe develop some kinda fadeaway? Haaa or a Tim Duncan Bank

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Love this, '86! And you're exactly right about these guys having the potential to fill our needs. If Trey steps up and can play meaningful minutes behind Blake, that would be huge.

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i like them but just sayin leslie is far from being a "Big" guard. He is only 6'4" Definitely not a big 2 guard in the league.

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I'm pulling more for Leslie than I am Thompkins. Leslie has good speed and the tools to be a defensive stopper. Expect him to score like Allen does by getting to the line 2-4 times a night.

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Personally I would like to see them only play in garbage time. If we are relying on two second round draft picks to contribute in year two then we must have lower expectations then I realized. Our team is suppose to be making strides to win a championship neither should play because we will sign guys to fill those needs at their positions. Trey to me has a much higher ceiling he looks talented but needs to get some muscle on his body before he can really start playing. I love how those two are in their working already and I am looking forward to what they can bring to our team in years to come.

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I would actually like to see this guys developed as role players like danny green and khali leanord type players.....but the need playing time

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^Agree.

Never heard of a player who needs no playing time beside hes injured. We are not a development but a contending Team. Thats why I am also not satisfied with the most of the trading ideas including some above average guys or utopics like DH. We simply need to get the best out there e.g. in FA and if the best does not work out the 2nd best but not e.g. guys like dudley, Beasley or whatever.

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There is nothing wrong with developing a player as a role player on a contending team. The problem comes in when you are trying to develop a core player on your team, or a pg. Trey should have been developed more. He could have been inserted in game 4 instead of Evans, who, honestly never has a chance against TD. He at least would have nullified that Hack-a-big tatic.

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I agree- he showed flashes of having the tools for being that defensive stopper type. Quick, athletic, and long arms. Offensively he needs to go for the sure layup + be a reliable mid-range jump-shooter. I'm not as high on Thompkins, but I hope he improves drastically strength-wise.

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Trey working on his body over the summer will benefit his game. I already know he can make 3s, rebounds & block shots. I saw all this at the scrimmage game b4 the season started. I hope they have another one for the 12/13 season. I wanna see trey buff. Lol. Smile

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