I can't see taking Shumpert over Marshon Brooks myself...Brooks is by far and away a much better talent offensively (not even close) and Brooks, with his athleticism and length, has a chance to be a good defender himself...In addition to his scoring, Brooks averaged 1.5 steals and 1.2 blocks and 7 rebs...People forget that..Plus Brooks is a very good ballhandler and capable passer..The potential's there for a much better 2-way player imo -- Brooks over Shumpert.
Last edited by finestrg; Jun 23, 2011 at 21:04.
I understand not wanting a smaller front court, so he avoids a Faried & Singleton... BUt he couldn't trade back?
Of all the guards to draft he takes the one with the worst offense game? We basically took him b/c he has an nba body, comes from a good family, and works hard. His on court skills and game (talent) doesnt warrant the selection.
Then again, I just go by what I've seen of him in a few games every year (I watch mainly ACC ball). He was decent. I'm sure they saw something in the workouts they like.
But... he's not the facilitator to be a PG, he can't shoot from outside (so D'antoni wont like him) and he's really not that good on offense to be a starting SG. SO, we have another Landry Fields. How does this help?
AGAIN... I dont want to hear about his defense. When he holds Wade or Kobe to 21 points on 6-17 shooting... then I'll start buying into him.
Brooks just went to Boston..Arrrrrr! What's that say about Avery Bradley???
Excellent pickup for Boston with Allen and Pierce getting older..
PRACTICE? LOL. Sure, he's Mr. Noon. Great at practice... but unfortunately games only count when the bright lights turn on.
I LOVE DUKE. WATCH EVERY GAME. Want to hear what Chumpert did against Duke? He was 4-16 (0-4 from 3) and Nolan Smith nearly scored 30, shooting 50%.
So, if Imam couldn't stop Nolan Smith, what do you think Wade will do to him?
I gotta give the kid a chance. His combine NBA measurables ranked 2nd in this years draft. You know he'll learn to shoot the ball better under MOA (Man I hate this coach) combine that with his athleticism and defense we may have a keeper.
Well atleast we have Amar'e and Melo hopefully we can get Robin Lopez in a Nash deal or something :sigh:
Marshon Brooks on his way to the Jersey now in exchange for the Nets' 1st, Juan Johnson, and a future 2..Wonderful. For a team that needs everything behind Amar'e and Melo, I don't think we're being aggressive enough right now, to be perfectly honest.
If all we do tonight is come away with Iman Shumpert, I'm gonna be super pissed off, I can tell you that. We better grab a Keith Benson or a Rick Jackson in the 2nd round coming up..At least do something to address the rebounding problem in addition to this disappointing reach for Shumpert.
Last edited by finestrg; Jun 23, 2011 at 21:14.
It's no wonder we always trade away our picks, we can't draft players to save our lives. We could have the first pick and we would take a damn no-name PG from Russia. We need a management overhaul....BAD!