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JohnnySic 07-07-2006 08:35 AM

Leon Powe
 
Did anyone who may have seen him play have any input on him? I think I saw 1 game of his.

Real Men Wear Green 07-07-2006 08:46 AM

I asked for a scouting report on him a week ago. What was said is that he's on the Gomes/Haslem mold physically (6'7, 240) except that he has a longer wingspan (It's around 7 feet). He was a monster athlete before he started needing knee surgeries and still has some of that left but is now not so extreme with it. Averaged 20 and 10 last year as a sophomore, and was a medical redshirt the year before.

JohnnySic 07-07-2006 09:26 AM

NBADraft.net compares Powe to Larry Johnson:

http://nbadraft.net/profiles/leonpowe.asp

Obviously, if he's anything close to that, Ainge got a real steal.

PoisonousDart 07-07-2006 03:39 PM

Damn...
 
NONE of y'all ever HEARD of Leon "The Show" Powe before? Apparently, I'm the only one here who reads Slam and Dime Magazine. I've been hearing about this dude since he was 14 years old. He was easily one of the most dominant and explosive post players I've ever seen in high school and even in college at Cal...he pretty much carried that entire team on his back. The kid is an Oakland legend...and there are PLENTY of those. I haven't seen him since his last injury but he is a beast that has a great post/offensive game, he can rebound like a monster, block shots and (at least before his injuries) he could jump out of the gym an dunk with POWER. I'm surprised that people are clueless about him, he's been a big deal for years. One.

dmenzion 07-07-2006 05:35 PM

yeah celts got big steal in Powe hes a great athlete i honestly expect him to step in the line up right away maybe bump big Al of up to 5 and play powe at 4.

Jefferson
Powe/Gomes
The Truth
Wally ( honestly i think u guyz got ripped in that trade ricky is way better)
West/Telfair (i expect telfair to turn his game up next season)

or

Theo
Jefferson
Gomes
Pierce
Telfair

jus so many good players at the same position

ex. jefferson/gomes/powe
west/telfair/rondo/ray

Real Men Wear Green 07-07-2006 08:44 PM

Perk is the starting center.

OliverThizz 07-07-2006 09:36 PM

Its a shame that more people dont know about Powe but that will definitely be changing. He was a monster at Oakland Tech and was the second highest ranking high school senior in his class next to Lebron James. He was also a beast at Cal and Boston got a serious steal. Its crazy he fell off the radar the way he did. It wont be long before hes starting in Boston and he can actually play the 3 and the 4.

fatboy11 07-09-2006 03:21 PM

Quote:

Apparently, I'm the only one here who reads Slam and Dime Magazine.
SLAM hypes up EVERYONE. Dime Magazine is the basketball lifestyle magazine.

What is your point?

Quote:

He was a monster at Oakland Tech and was the second highest ranking high school senior in his class next to Lebron James.
Loul Deng was rated #2 behind LeBron. That is fact.

Real Men Wear Green 07-09-2006 05:33 PM

I did read the SLAM article, but that was two knee operations ago, so I doubt it's relevance. Dime is garbage.

OliverThizz 07-09-2006 09:13 PM

Actually the number two spot changed from writer to writer with Powe, Deng, and Charlie Villanueva alternating.

fatboy11 07-09-2006 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OliverThizz
Actually the number two spot changed from writer to writer with Powe, Deng, and Charlie Villanueva alternating.

Oh.

Is that what you wrote though?

You should have said "arguably the second highest ranking player behind LeBron James" since obviously arguments could be made for other players.

Kinda misleading.


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