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Old 03-03-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Rockets sign JAMES WHITE to a 10-Day Contract

Move over T-Mac, we found a replacement.

http://www.nba.com/dleague/anaheim/white_090303.html

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NEW YORK, March 3, 2009 – The Houston Rockets today announced they have signed guard/forward James White to a 10-day contract. White becomes the 12th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2008-09 NBA Development League season, and the 130th overall since the league began play in 2001.


A 2009 NBA D-League All-Star and the NBA D-League Slam Dunk Champion in Phoenix, White has appeared in 34 games (33 starts) with the Arsenal, where he averaged a league-leading 25.9 points to go with 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 41.1 minutes while shooting 55 percent (291-of-530) from the field. Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week on Jan. 5, White has scored in double figures 33 times, including 11 games where he scored 30 or more points, while recording an NBA D-League season-high 47 points in a 117-113 loss to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Jan. 20, 2009.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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Is this the guy with the nasty dunks?
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: Rockets sign JAMES WHITE to a 10-Day Contract

wow thats pretty crazy, it will be really interesting to see how this guy does in the nba
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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He will see exactly 1:27 of court time.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:18 PM   #5
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wow thats pretty crazy, it will be really interesting to see how this guy does in the nba

My guess is that he's not gonna do s*it in the NBA, seeing as how he was drafted in 2006, and has been in the D-League ever since.

Amazing dunker, ridiculous hops, no real basketball skills.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:20 PM   #6
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My guess is that he's not gonna do s*it in the NBA, seeing as how he was drafted in 2006, and has been in the D-League ever since.

Amazing dunker, ridiculous hops, no real basketball skills.

The man avg 25 pts per game, he must have some skills.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:22 PM   #7
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Well, we need some sort of athletism on the Rocket, seriously, bceause of hte huge lack of dunking on this team all White needs to do is just 1 showboat jam and all the Rockets fans will go crazy, we've been deprived for so long!

^^ Lol jeff, I actually did know he was going to be signed.

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:22 PM   #8
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The man avg 25 pts per game, he must have some skills.

Thats true, so let me rephrase. Amazing dunker, ridiculous hops, very few NBA-level skills.

There must be a reason he was given multiple chances with NBA teams (Spurs, Pacers) and wasn't able to carve out a niche to play even 5 minutes a game, and has been in the D-League and Europe since he was drafted.
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Well, we need some sort of athletism on the Rocket, seriously, bceause of hte huge lack of dunking on this team all White needs to do is just 1 showboat jam and all the Rockets fans will go crazy, we've been deprived for so long!
feel you bro!
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:26 PM   #10
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White becomes the 12th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2008-09 NBA Development League season, and the 130th overall since the league began play in 2001.

a little trivia for you guys.. who was the first d-league call up ever?
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:27 PM   #11
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a little trivia for you guys.. who was the first d-league call up ever?

Ooh...I guess Stro swift. hmm, but I dont think he was ever in the D-league, hmm there's a list of them who were called up in the first season, I pick Chris anderson.

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #12
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #13
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Ooh...I guess Stro swift. hmm, but I dont think he was ever in the D-league, hmm there's a list of them who were called up in the first season, I pick Chris anderson.

yeah, it was andersen.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:49 PM   #14
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Thats true, so let me rephrase. Amazing dunker, ridiculous hops, very few NBA-level skills..

hmm.....really?

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James White is an interesting developing story in Anaheim. He is second in the league in scoring, averaging 22.9 points per game, while shooting a sensational 55.3% from the field. And he’s not just dunking the ball to keep the percentage high. He is using his superior foot speed and first dribble to drive by the defender and finish at the rim with a variety of lay-ups and short shots.

Additionally, his midrange game has also greatly improved, as he has consistently hit his jump shots, often by keeping the defender on his heels with the threat of his deadly drive, allowing him to pull up sharply and hit the open jumper—in truly impressive fashion. His form is significantly improved and he gets his shot off quickly while using his athleticism to create outstanding separation from his defender. His long range shooting percentage is not as consistent as we would like to see, but he is still shooting a respectable 35% from behind the arc, on about 3.5 attempts per game. The improvement to his form and the open shots he’s drawing should start to nudge that number up over the course of the season.

Defensively, he looks pretty solid, able to read the passing lanes effectively and use his superior athleticism and wingspan to guard most D-league players, ranging from point guards to power forwards even. Coming off the bench as a lock down defender with elite athleticism is probably where his role in the NBA would have to be right now—which means focusing even more on his abilities on the defensive end. However, his developing offensive game and ball handling skills certainly give him a tremendous amount of upside even this late into his career, despite being already 26 years old.

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/James-White-71/

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