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Old 04-20-2008, 01:34 AM   #1
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Default Chris Lofton vs. Richard Roby

If your team had to take one of the two, who would you choose between Chris Lofton of Tennessee and Richard Roby of Colorado? To me, they're very similar players, both of which are primarily shooters and have questionable ball-handeling skills. Which would you choose and why?
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: Chris Lofton vs. Richard Roby

Roby. He's much bigger and I don't think he's as one-dimensional as you. He's very athletic an does a good bit of slashing from what I've seen. Lofton's the next JJ Reddick, he won't do anything in the NBA.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:05 AM   #3
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Default Re: Chris Lofton vs. Richard Roby

I'm not sold that Roby will even play in the NBA. If he ends up on the right team I think he could be a decent 10th man, but I am not betting the house on him. With that said, I like a lot more than Lofton. Roby at least has enough to offer beyond shooting that will give a team a reason to leave him on the court for more than certain circumstances when the team needs a 3.

Lofton is a streaky shooter. That is about it. I think he could make an NBA team if he improves his shot, but at this point I just don't think he is consistant enough to be an NBA player. He would have to be a 45% shooter to even be worth paying because he won't give you anything else.
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Chris Lofton vs. Richard Roby

Richard Roby did not play much on the National Television level this maybe the reason why many people don't really know much about the way he plays. Unlike Chris Lofton who has played in the National spotlight. Roby is much more physical and can take the outside shots even though he is a bigger guy.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:17 PM   #5
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Default Re: Chris Lofton vs. Richard Roby

Just read an article on espn.com about how Lofton was battling testicular cancer during the summer between his remarkable junior year and his less than impressive senior campaign. He says he didn't want to distract his teammates or take the focus off of them for the season so he didn't announce his illness. Only one teammate even knew he was sick.

Explains his dropoff. The radiation treatments, surgery and the lack of any physical excercise left him 15 pounds under his playing weight and caused him to lose all of his strength. Coach Pearl offered him the option of redshirting his senior season while he recovered but he chose to play with his teammates during the season they were being touted as possible contenders.

I know that on more than one occassion I knocked the guy for not appearing to give the same effort as I was used to seeing. This explains it all. Wish him the best.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: Chris Lofton vs. Richard Roby

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Just read an article on espn.com about how Lofton was battling testicular cancer during the summer between his remarkable junior year and his less than impressive senior campaign. He says he didn't want to distract his teammates or take the focus off of them for the season so he didn't announce his illness. Only one teammate even knew he was sick.

Explains his dropoff. The radiation treatments, surgery and the lack of any physical excercise left him 15 pounds under his playing weight and caused him to lose all of his strength. Coach Pearl offered him the option of redshirting his senior season while he recovered but he chose to play with his teammates during the season they were being touted as possible contenders.

I know that on more than one occassion I knocked the guy for not appearing to give the same effort as I was used to seeing. This explains it all. Wish him the best.

Will he be able to return to his former form? He looks too short to stick on the court to me, unless he's a great shooter like monthh says. I don't know a lot about Richard Roby except that he can shoot well, so I can't comment on who I would rather have. From the descriptions that you guys give it appears that Roby would be the better fit in the NBA.
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That's an amazing story on Lofton. Seriously, . Wish the kid all the best.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:35 AM   #8
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Well that changes everything. Based on his junior year he is a good shooter off the bench. He would go early in the 2nd round.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:17 AM   #9
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Default Re: Chris Lofton vs. Richard Roby

i'm from colorado and i hear about roby all the time. in my opinion, he should have left college after his freshmen year. he would have gone late first round, now he's gonna be lucky to even get drafted. he looked like he was oozing with potential, but now he looks like he's destined for europe. he can shoot and he's got some athleticism, but he's just not an nba talent.
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