I think White is going to surprise people. He's become a better player. Anyways, I saw him in the D-League All-Stars. He actually took some shots, made some layups and has a good drive. Yes, he also jumped like 12 feet into the air for an awesome alley-oop.
Since signing James White the Rockets have rocketed (obvious pun intended) to 2nd place in the West!
I think so.
In all seriousness, nobody expected anything out of him this year....it's a deal for next year. Daryl Morey is proving that he's a great G.M. that plans ahead, White is Wafer insurance incase we can't bring him back. Morey has done a fantastic job of finding young unknown talent for cheap since he's gotten here.
The Rockets are just getting younger and more athletic as each year passes.
but if he got 26ppg in nbdl, his game can't be that sad. that league is full of former college guys who were at least decent in ncaa but just not good enough for the nba. looks like the coach was impressed. i'm interested to see what else he can do now. maybe he did finally get a jumper.
from the body language, he launched those with quite a bit self-confidence. didn't even look like he hesitated from that far out, which most bad shooters usually do in tendency.
I tried to tell people earlier in this thread that the scouts said his jumper has improved greatly and was laughed at. (it's the whole reason why he's getting a 2nd shot at the NBA and why G.M.'s and NBA scouts showed interest) He obviously turned some heads in practice, because Morey isn't the kind of guy who'll just ink a player to a contract for next year after only signing 2 ten day contracts with the team. He hasn't even tried to resign Wafer yet and Wafer is producing. Houston obviously likes White's game.
Last edited by TMac&Luther : 03-23-2009 at 03:48 PM.