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beasted86 05-16-2009 06:17 PM

Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
According to ESPN here's their Top 10, and what I think of them:

The Good:
1. Blake Griffin - Might be a future all-star, but has no superstar potential.
4. James Harden - May be the only surprise in the draft (See: Eric Gordon).
8. Stephen Curry - He's the next Mo Williams. Will make a good complimentary shooter.

The Bad:
2. Ricky Rubio - Slated as the next Nash, but will fail to live up to the hype.
3. Hasheem Thabeet - Might be solid, but Tyson Chandler is his ceiling... IE: another wasted top 3 pick.
5. Jordan Hill - Athleticism will only get you so far as a Hakim Warrick clone.
10. James Johnson - His versatility is intriguing, but won't make any real noise.

The Ugly:
6: DeMar DeRozan - He'll be the first one to see the D-League.
9. Brandon Jennings - Suprised he struggled so badly overseas and gets projected top 10.

NYK-Bball 05-16-2009 06:19 PM

Re: Most 2008 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Earl Clark will be another suprise.Johnny Flynn will be solid as well.

fatboy11 05-16-2009 06:22 PM

Re: Most 2008 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
2008 was last year.

Sonic R 05-16-2009 06:22 PM

Re: Most 2008 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NYK-Bball
Earl Clark will be another suprise.Johnny Flynn will be solid as well.


Is Flynn coming out? I thought he was staying another year…

Flynn is going to be something special, I think.

BankShot 05-16-2009 06:34 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
I don't understand why people are so high on Stephen Curry... what position is going to play in the NBA?? Does anyone actually think he can run an NBA team at the point, or even guard ANYONE at either PG or SG??

My NBA comparison for him is Eddie House

TryToBeUnbias 05-16-2009 06:37 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
i wanna see what jodie meeks can do

beasted86 05-16-2009 06:43 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BankShot
I don't understand why people are so high on Stephen Curry... what position is going to play in the NBA?? Does anyone actually think he can run an NBA team at the point, or even guard ANYONE at either PG or SG??

My NBA comparison for him is Eddie House


He can shoot. The NBA always can use another shooter. And at 6'3"... I don't think he'll be terrible guarding PGs. He will play PG, and would be best suited on a team where he is the second option (BTW: news flash, Mo isn't a natural PG either).

InspiredLebowski 05-16-2009 06:55 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Flynn's a great college 1, but I think he's the next TJ Ford. Which I guess for late lotto/mid 1st isn't that bad.

noob cake 05-16-2009 07:11 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beasted86
According to ESPN here's their Top 10, and what I think of them:

The Good:
1. Blake Griffin - Might be a future all-star, but has no superstar potential.
4. James Harden - May be the only surprise in the draft (See: Eric Gordon).
8. Stephen Curry - He's the next Mo Williams. Will make a good complimentary shooter.

The Bad:
2. Ricky Rubio - Slated as the next Nash, but will fail to live up to the hype.
3. Hasheem Thabeet - Might be solid, but Tyson Chandler is his ceiling... IE: another wasted top 3 pick.
5. Jordan Hill - Athleticism will only get you so far as a Hakim Warrick clone.
10. James Johnson - His versatility is intriguing, but won't make any real noise.

The Ugly:
6: DeMar DeRozan - He'll be the first one to see the D-League.
9. Brandon Jennings - Suprised he struggled so badly overseas and gets projected top 10.


Blake Griffin is one of the most atheletic PF to ever come out of college.
Harden can become a great player, I agree.
Curry is just not that good; you have to watch him, not just read his boxscore. He is a bigger AI-lite at best (ball hog rookies can't find good homes) with better three point shooting. (His brother Seth will be a better prospect in a few years).
Rubio is insulted as your comparison; he is a Chris Paul level passing/stealing/vision point guard in a bigger frame, with less atheletic genes.
Tahbeet, legit 7'3" that doesn't look stiff while running. How many of those are in the NBA?
Jennings is an elite prospect; boxscore values in european leagues are depressed severely. The highest PPG in the spanish league is like only 16 and apg around 5 (I know he plays in Italy).

Foster5k 05-16-2009 07:15 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by noob cake
Rubio is insulted as your comparison; he is a Chris Paul level passing/stealing/vision point guard in a bigger frame, with less atheletic genes.

:lol

DeuceWallaces 05-16-2009 07:17 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TryToBeUnbias
i wanna see what jodie meeks can do


He won't do ****. Can't defend, pass, penetrate, or get his shot off against solid defense.

Toizumi 05-16-2009 07:43 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beasted86
According to ESPN here's their Top 10, and what I think of them:

The Good:
1. Blake Griffin - Might be a future all-star, but has no superstar potential.
4. James Harden - May be the only surprise in the draft (See: Eric Gordon).
8. Stephen Curry - He's the next Mo Williams. Will make a good complimentary shooter.

The Bad:
2. Ricky Rubio - Slated as the next Nash, but will fail to live up to the hype.
3. Hasheem Thabeet - Might be solid, but Tyson Chandler is his ceiling... IE: another wasted top 3 pick.
5. Jordan Hill - Athleticism will only get you so far as a Hakim Warrick clone.
10. James Johnson - His versatility is intriguing, but won't make any real noise.

The Ugly:
6: DeMar DeRozan - He'll be the first one to see the D-League.
9. Brandon Jennings - Suprised he struggled so badly overseas and gets projected top 10.



Al Thornton 05-16-2009 07:48 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Eric Gordon was not a surprise. The bad second half of his season at Indiana pushed him back to 7. He should have been a top 4-5 pick but I'm happy Clippers got a franchise player one of the few in this draft.

big baller 05-16-2009 07:50 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beasted86


The Bad:

3. Hasheem Thabeet - Might be solid, but Tyson Chandler is his ceiling... IE: another wasted top 3 pick.


And who are you again? Shut the hell up you douche, you know nothing of Hasheem Thabeet...Tyson Chandler his ceiling, Taloca!

darius15 05-16-2009 08:00 PM

Re: Most 2009 NBA draft prospects are scrubs...
 
Yeah, this draft isn't very good. A couple of potential all-stars at the most.

Boy, I miss the 96 draft.:lol


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