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Old 06-28-2006, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Renaldo Balkman = Sleeper

Laugh all you want, if your a net fan all i have to say is when vince carter is getting shut down by the guy u were laughing at then your going to look like and idiot.

Renaldo Balkman Draft Capsule
June 28, 2006

VITALS: 6-8, 208, South Carolina

OVERVIEW: A hardnosed player, Balkman was a key member of South Carolina's consecutive NIT titles in 2005 and 2006. The Most Valuable Player on the Gamecocks' latest championship run, he scored 10 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked six shots in the title game against Michigan. Averaged 9.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in appearing in all 38 games of his junior season. Named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team in 2003-04.

LIKELY DRAFT POSITION: A wild card. Balkman could slip into the bottom of the first round or he could last until deep into the second round.

COMPARATIVE UPSIDE: Cedric Ceballos

COMPARATIVE DOWNSIDE: Anthony Bonner

ROLE PROJECTION: Balkman has no defined position but is a high-energy player who makes things happen on both ends. Likely a career reserve, but the type of player every team needs.

POSITIVES: Balkman runs the court like a panther, eating up huge chunks of real estate and literally running circles around the opposition. He manages to get in the middle of more plays than nearly every other player. He scores all hustle baskets, from tipping in missed shots to finishing on the break to making improbable drives where he simply out-quicks the competition. He can guard small forwards and has the lateral movement to take on big guards as well.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:30 PM   #2
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ORLANDO -- A few other players had bigger stats, and many other players have bigger reputations, but South Carolina's Renaldo Balkman generated the most murmurs among NBA player personnel assembled at the NBA Pre-Draft Camp on Thursday.

Where's Balkman? He blocks a drive by elusive UCLA guard Jordan Farmar, throws an outlet pass to a teammate, outruns the pack and ends up finishing the same play with a layup on the other end. Where's Balkman now? He's pushed out-of-bounds by a bigger player, but after the perpetrator snares the ill-gotten rebound, Balkman sneaks back in bounds, snatches the ball out his hands and dunks. Have you seen Balkman? Now he's gotten a long defensive rebound and is dribbling with the dexterity of a point guard, expertly choosing the right wing player for a pass that leads to another basket.

At times during the Thursday-morning game it seemed that a second Renaldo Balkman had checked into the game, since he was involved in twice as many plays as any other player. The mid-sized forward (6-foot-7, 210 pounds) did a little of everything in leading Team Four to a 94-78 victory over Team One. The game was a tight battle in the first half, but when the second half started, so did The Balkman Show.

The man Pre-Draft Camp assistant coach Popeye Jones hilariously dubbed "Humpty" -- for his physical resemblance to a character in the decidedly uncouth 1990 video for the Digital Underground's The Humpty Dance -- took over the game with a torrent of plays at both ends. His numbers (14 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks, two steals) don't capture the unique stamp Balkman put on this game. But Balkman consistently makes plays, including those on the offensive end when no play is called for him. His high-energy, game-altering play has been one of the most surprising developments in this year's camp.

Balkman is one of a handful of players who have big decisions to make in the next 10 days. Players who declared for early entry and who have not signed with an agent can withdraw from the 2006 draft by notifying the NBA in writing by June 18, 10 days before the June 28 draft.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:34 PM   #3
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Dude. That guy is not shutting down anyone. Please Shut Up. Bowen has headaches staying with Vince at times, yet some rookie who will hardly play wil shut him down.

I thought I heard it all tonight. I was wrong.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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Laugh all you want, if your a net fan all i have to say is when vince carter is getting shut down by the guy u were laughing at then your going to look like and idiot.

Renaldo Balkman Draft Capsule
June 28, 2006

VITALS: 6-8, 208, South Carolina

OVERVIEW: A hardnosed player, Balkman was a key member of South Carolina's consecutive NIT titles in 2005 and 2006. The Most Valuable Player on the Gamecocks' latest championship run, he scored 10 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked six shots in the title game against Michigan. Averaged 9.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in appearing in all 38 games of his junior season. Named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team in 2003-04.

LIKELY DRAFT POSITION: A wild card. Balkman could slip into the bottom of the first round or he could last until deep into the second round.

COMPARATIVE UPSIDE: Cedric Ceballos

COMPARATIVE DOWNSIDE: Anthony Bonner

ROLE PROJECTION: Balkman has no defined position but is a high-energy player who makes things happen on both ends. Likely a career reserve, but the type of player every team needs.

POSITIVES: Balkman runs the court like a panther, eating up huge chunks of real estate and literally running circles around the opposition. He manages to get in the middle of more plays than nearly every other player. He scores all hustle baskets, from tipping in missed shots to finishing on the break to making improbable drives where he simply out-quicks the competition. He can guard small forwards and has the lateral movement to take on big guards as well.


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Old 06-28-2006, 11:41 PM   #5
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vince. mopete, jefferson, villa, iggy, pierce and whoever else you want to add will all fukk him up.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:42 PM   #6
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I bet he was sleeping when the Knicks picked him. Probably wanted to wake up in time for the 2nd round.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:43 PM   #7
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ROFL.

Isiah should just quit. Mardy Collins was a good choice but come on, should have taken Marcus Williams with that one. Even if theres no room for him on the roster, you can trade him for Jared Jeffries with the Wizards. They've been wanting Jared, they've been needing a defensive versatile type (which is why they drafted this scrub) so why not just trade Marcus for Jared? We'll throw in the second rounder too. They coulda done way better for themselves by picking MWill and figuring out the rest later.
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i actually did fall asleep during the draft from picks 8 to 12 or so.....woke up at 7:30 for work....much too early.
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its always an ignorant knicks fan that tries to justify isiah's judgment
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:45 PM   #10
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Take Marcus Williams? Who Is Out Of Shape? And Has 13% Body Fat On His Fat Ass?

Mardy Collins > Marcus Williams

Balkman Is A Sleeper..stop Hatin
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Isiah Thomas=Moron, Ronaldo=Couldved got him at 29th pick and Its shouldved been Marcus Williams=21st overall pick.
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why do we need marcus williams for? man you guys are idiots, williams is fat, mardy collins is 3 inches taller then williams and plays 10 times better Defense then him, the knicks have scorers already, we have francis, marbury, q rich, frye, curry, man i can go on like JAMAL CRAWFORD , this is a good pick because when we get harrington, he is going to be his backup
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Isiah did the right thing, we need defense and unselfish players and that's what we got. We have too many offensive players.
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Marcus Williams could have been traded and yielded you someone else you needed.



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Take Marcus Williams? Who Is Out Of Shape? And Has 13% Body Fat On His Fat Ass?

Mardy Collins > Marcus Williams

Balkman Is A Sleeper..stop Hatin

Stop hating? Any GM taking Balkman in the first round would be called a retard on this board. Its just so fitting that it happened to be Isiah.
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