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    Quote Originally Posted by upan8th View Post
    Whussup, indeed, with Kelly? Seems like he's played himself completely out of the mix in Miami. I know they've had an influx of new talent with Nunn, Herro, Robinson & Adebayo, but now they've decided they don't need Kelly to play at all? Last game I watched, his team mates were rooting hard for him when he was in the game, but he didn't take a shot, didn't score. Yesterday he's a DNP. He looks distressed. Is he injured? Did I miss the press release? Trying to imagine a team that might want to acquire him before the trade deadline. Timberwolves ? or maybe San Antonio? Just a shame he won't be sharing in the Heat's rise to prominence this season.
    He'd look nice next to Doncic and Porzingis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by upan8th View Post
    Whussup, indeed, with Kelly? Seems like he's played himself completely out of the mix in Miami. I know they've had an influx of new talent with Nunn, Herro, Robinson & Adebayo, but now they've decided they don't need Kelly to play at all? Last game I watched, his team mates were rooting hard for him when he was in the game, but he didn't take a shot, didn't score. Yesterday he's a DNP. He looks distressed. Is he injured? Did I miss the press release? Trying to imagine a team that might want to acquire him before the trade deadline. Timberwolves ? or maybe San Antonio? Just a shame he won't be sharing in the Heat's rise to prominence this season.
    It has almost been a yearly ritual with Kelly, sometime during the season, usually due to a loss of confidence by Kelly, a coach decides they will play better utilising other players. Usually they wake up at some stage and remember what unique talent he is and throw him back in the mix (might be very soon after losing today to a below average Nets team) . Last year after he had a spell, Kelly came back and played some of his best ball ever...

    In saying that, the biggest change for Miami was Butler coming over, they now play a different game than last year and some of the other players fit in better (Myers Leonard is better defender). Adebayo is also greatly improved....

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    Meyers Leonard is the worst defensive big of all time. I'm not one for hyperbole either.

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    KO was in the game tonight. Only for 9 minutes, so I wonder if he has been sick.
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    Lots of maneuvering by the Heat, adding & subtracting players, and yet Kelly, surprisingly, remains with the team. Doubt it was because no other teams wanted him. His paltry $10 million a season should have been enticing for a lot of teams. Very puzzling, but I'm glad he's still with the team. Addition of Iguodala might be enough to propel them to a deep playoff run. Interesting test tonight vs Kngs re Kelly's playing time.

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    I think that Heat Management love his team-first mentality and wiliness to do whatever it takes.

    His last game against the Warriors showed what he can do. In 21 minutes off the bench he was +28, with 13 points (2/4 from the 3), 11 Assists, 6 rebounds a block and a steal.....

    It was great to see him on the floor with his friend Jae Crowder, the first game since they have played together with the Celtics.

    Pat and Spo just need to involve him more (preferably when ball hog Butler's not in the floor) .

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    Well, Kelly played only 16 minutes today starting for the Heat...was not in foul trouble

    3/3 from the deep and 4/4 overall, 8 rebounds 2 steals and a block.

    Yet he sat while they got run down at home by the lowly Timberwolves.

    Ball hog Butler got blocked at the rim with 3 second left.

    IMHO they are not using Kelly effectively....

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    Kelly with another hyper efficient game in a win vs Dallas.

    13 points
    7 rebounds
    9 assists

    All that in only 18 minutes. Wonder what a guy has to do to get more floor time in Miami.

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    Another efficient outing against the top NBA team, Milwaukee...

    11 minutes with a +2

    11 points on 3/4 (3/3 from the 3) and 2/2 on free throws.

    2 assists and a steal and a rebound.....

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    It just seems as though he isn’t consistent...is there a reason or just him or ?

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    Also five PFs in his 11 minutes if I read the box score correctly. That's just not acceptable, especially guarding Brooks Lopez. Perhaps Spoelstra was thinking the same thing.

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    16 points in 16 minutes, tonight. 5-5, 3-3, 3-3 with 5 boards, 2 assists and 2 fouls.

    It seems to be just how he is being used.
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    I don't think it's difficult to understand why KO isn't getting PT this season...he's sitting behind an emerging all-star PF in Bam Adebayo and a new acquisition with a similar skill set in Meyers Leonard. That's 40-50 less minutes available at the PF/C spot than the last few seasons when Whiteside was in timeout on the bench.

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