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Old 01-31-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?



He had a triple double performance today againts Providence. Hasheem was also projected as the 7th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, and he's also one of the tallest Center in US NCAA History at 7'3".

Last year he won the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, this season he showed some major improvement in his offensive game.


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15 points, 11 rebounds, 10 blocks.


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13.5 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 4.4 bpg, 65 FG%

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Old 01-31-2009, 10:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

I can see him as being a decent roleplayer, but not anything special.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

Jarvis Varnado>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hasheem Thab*tch

just thought I'd throw that out there.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

he'll be a homeless man's dikembe mutombo.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:03 PM   #5
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

It depends on who coaches him up.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

I dont see him doin much in the NBA tbh, just doesn't have the fundementals or the killer instinct needed.
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

Certainly has the physical tools. If he gets coaches like Pat Riley and the Van Gundys, or even Doc Rivers, that are willing to play a center just for what he can do on D he'll do very well. If he's put with an uptempo don't-play-anyone-that-can't-shoot-a-three coach like Nellie or D'Antoni he'll be frustrated. I'd certainly take him on my team.
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

He'll be all right. He's getting a lot more swagger in his game and fluidity. Though I still see him as a Samuel Dalembert guy. Be a nice player enough to stick on rosters and start, but the lack of IQ will catch up to him.
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

God I hope the knicks don't end up in the lottery, this draft is looking weak.
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

Tonight was the 3rd time he had 10 blocks in a game, not bad. But honestly the guy seems to just wait in the post and block shots of unintelligent guards who are either in a bad position but must throw the ball up or just underestimate Hasheem's height and jumping ability.

Nevertheless, he better bulk up if he wants any sort of starter time in the NBA. Guys like Dwight will absolutely abuse him the in the post and guards like Rondo, Jameer Nelson, Tony Parker aren't going to just give Thabeet freebies to block. But he should be a pretty solid role player maybe solid starter once he peaks.
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

No hes too small.
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Default Re: Do you think Hasheem Thabeet will be a decent Center in the NBA?

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It depends on who coaches him up.

Agree. It depends what system he is in. He needs an old school, half-court oriented coach like Brown or Flip. Hey, maybe he should watch some Ben Wallace and become the 7'3 version of Big Ben. That would be impressive.
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Jarvis Varnado>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hasheem Thab*tch

just thought I'd throw that out there.
I certainly prefer Varnado to Thabeet.

I don't think Thabeet will be anything special in the NBA, just another tall guy who some GM is going to take chance on, with the old 'you can't teach height' stuff. He'll be a nice defensive presence with his shot blocking and shot altering abilities, but that's about it.
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