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Old 07-20-2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default Funny Stuff... Rating Past Draft Prospects..

it can be very funny to go back in time and read the analysis and ratings of some of the top prospects from past NBA drafts.. and look what happened to them. NBADraft.net still has their ratings and analysis at the pre-draft time for all their players...

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Darko is really one of a kind. He runs the floor, handles the ball, shoots an NBA three and plays with his back to the basket. So you can slot him at the 3, 4 or 5. Okay, a few other guys can do that, too, but what sets Darko apart is his toughness in the post ... Fact is, Darko plays in attack mode at both ends of the floor. The more you push, the more he pushes back.

- ESPN's Chad Ford on NBA Draft prospect Darko Milicic, in the June 23rd, 2003 issue of ESPN the Magazine



Quentin Richardson, by NBADraft.net - NBA Comparison: Paul Pierce

Strengths: Strong Character. Super rebounder. Has a knack for crashing the glass. Good defender. Great strength. Very good athlete. Perimeter game is showing improvement. Will be a solid pro at the least.

HAHA Keyon Dooling, by NBADraft.net - NBA Comparison: Steve Francis

Strengths: Super athlete. Very good size for the point position. Great competitor. Can dazzle with high flying dunks. Has a good stroke from outside. Consistently plays hard. Cerebral player. Has a chance to be a special player.


Jerome Moiso - NBA Comparison: Kevin Garnett

Strengths: Super agility and offensive touch. Borderline freak. Very quick hands, is adept at rebound putbacks and has a great touch out to 18 feet. Great leaping ability. Potential is very high. Can create shots for teammates, a good passer. Post game is good.

Dajuan Wagner - NBA Comparison: Allen Iverson

Strengths: "The Messiah" as he was dubbed in High School. Ultra-dynamic scorer. Has less quickness than Iverson, but more strength and size. Has good explosiveness, and gets great extension on his jumpshots. Scores virtually at will, has been very effective at the college level making the transition seem effortless. Amazing handles and one on one skills. Can break down opponents off the dribble and score in a variety of ways. Has superstar potential. Has super intangibles and court awareness. Never seems to get rattled.





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Old 07-20-2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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Wagner had a pretty good rookie year didn't he? If it wasn't for all of those injuries he would still probably be a starter for some NBA team, or at least a valuable player off the bench.
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Kwame Brown

NBA Comparison: Kevin Garnett

Strengths: Like Garnett, KB has freakish athleticism. Already bulkier than Garnett and could turn into more of a Webber type post player. Very graceful running the floor. Tremendous leaping aility. Passes and handles extraordinarily well for a 6-11 player. May still be growing. Touch on shots is excellent, and should only improve. Post game is solid. Very good shot blocker.

Michael Bradley

NBA Comparison: Tom Gugliotta

Strengths: Has very good offensive skills. Great feel for the game. Excellent size for the PF position. Fundamentally sound, crafty player who uses his strength well. Passes well. Can get out and run the floor. Shoots well from the field, can hit the college 3 if open.

(haha - can hit the college 3 when open.......great stuff)

Dan Dickau

NBA Comparison: Jason Terry (better shooting version)

Strengths: Sweet shooting point with absolute breakneck quickness. Has another gear which he shifts into to blow by defenders. His combination of deadly accuracy from deep and quick first-step make him a nightmare to defend. Very skilled ballhandler, with great penetration ability. Pushes the ball up the court with great speed. An intense competitor with a great knowledge of the game. Has a scorer's mentality. Flashy yet fundamentally sound. Fearless. Incredible anticipation and creativity.

Mike Dunleavy Jr.

NBA Comparison: Larry Bird

Strengths: Uncanny basketball smarts. Plays the game with great passion. One of the best shooters in college. Has a chance to be a special player on the NBA level because of his intelligence, desire, and abilities. Was a point guard in high school before growing from a 6-5 senior to his current 6-9 height. Still has superb ball handling and passing abilities. Growing up the son of an NBA player/coach gave him not only a great understanding of the game, but prepared him for the limelight. Kind of lulls you to sleep with his nonchalant demeanor but then rips your heart out when you least expect it, as witnessed in Duke's Championship win against Arizona. Excels in big situations.
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Tyson Chandler - NBA Comparison: Rasheed Wallace

Strengths: 7 footers with his athleticism come around every 10-20 years. Has good desire, and intelligence. Good shot blocker. Has good passing ability. Can shoot the ball well, and runs the floor like a deer. Has a chance to be a special special player in a few years. Has exceptional agility and touch, as well as great run jump athleticism. Can knock down shots all the way out to college 3. Very quick.

Who scouted him?
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:39 PM   #5
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Nickoloz Tskitishvili - NBA Comparison: Pao Gasol

At just 18, is one of the top overall prospects in Europe. Very precocious feel for the game. Excels in many aspects. Can shoot from long range, battles for rebounds. Great offensive touch. Tskitishvili is a heck of a player and comparing him to Gasol is not off the mark. Great athlete, he's a natural SF, with range from 3, very quick. He runs the floor very well, he can even post up. If you consider that he's only 18 years old...well the sky is the limit!!!!


Qyntel Woods - NBA Comparison: Tracy McGrady

Possibly the most talented prospect in the entire 2002 NBA Draft if he declares. Has skills that are unteachable. Part of the new breed of NBA players, of the Tracy McGrady, multi-skilled, ultra athletic types. A do it all player. He may end up the best player in the entire draft class. Comparing him to McGrady, he probably isn't the run jump athlete but his handle and shot are better. Very versatile, extremely skilled wing player, with great size and quickness. Can handle the basketball extremely well at 6-9, scores with a variety of moves to the basket, and has a nice shooting stroke. Explosive player with very good scoring ability. I've talked to three NBA scouts that have been down there and they say if he comes out he would be taken among the top two or three picks.


Rafeal Araujo - NBA Comparison: Brad Miller

Strengths: Size. Araujo is a wide bodied 6’11” center with great strength and decent athletic ability. Unlike most college centers, Araujo plays in the post and never shies away from contact. His great upper body strength allows him to back his way into the paint with ease. He posses a full assortment of back to the basket moves, including a sweet baby hook. He has a fiery edge to his game that really helps him on the glass. His passing skills are solid for a man his size and he runs the floor well…Araujo has the ability and desire to be a solid NBA contributor. Many teams with a lack of size and bulk will look hard at Rafael. A solid free throw shooter.
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:38 PM   #6
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Lmfao Araujo... and Woods they didnt even just describe his "skills" but they went in-depth explaining his potential lmao
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How did I miss Rafael Araujo

Free throw shooter??? Career 58-83 for .699. Good percentage for a guy who's career ppg is 2.9.

haha, this is the busts of busts.

Post moves???? Geez, that is an overstatement.
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It's hard to say much about Darko not panning out, he is really just starting his NBA career, Larry Brown basically put his career to crap. Now that Darko is on the magic, and is going to actually get playing time, you'll see him possibly become a 6th man of the candidate if not a starter.

Like said above, if Dujuan Wagner never was hurt, he'd be a good player in the league. Tj Ford, Speedy Claxton possibly, and maybe Iverson, i heard he used to light up the scoreboard back in high school.

Other ones that are sort of the opposite.

on NBA.com if you watch Amare Stoudamire's draft pick, they said he won't make much of an impact his rookie year. Boy were they wrong, he was Rookie of the Year, and one of the next big thingg in the NBA until that damn knee injury.
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Yeah dont be hatin on wagner. He could have lived up to the hype if it wasn't for injuries. I mean im not saying hes gonna be iverson like his analyst comparison but still. Nice name by the way Cavs2007Champs

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Old 08-01-2006, 08:34 AM   #10
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Yeah dont be hatin on wagner. He could have lived up to the hype if it wasn't for injuries. I mean im not saying hes gonna be iverson like his analyst comparison but still. Nice name by the way Cavs2007Champs

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Your completely right, its a shame watching talent go to waste.
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