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    Default Official Jerome Jordan Thread

    Jerome Jordan
    Birthday: 9/29/86
    NBA Position: Center
    Ht: 7-1
    Wt: 244
    Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
    High School: Florida Air Academy




    Strengths: Was one of the most effective centers in the nation as a senior averaging 15 and 9 with over 2 blocks per game ... Has an ideal NBA center frame with tremendous dimensions including a huge (7-foot-6) wingspan on a 7-plus foot frame ... Players his size don't often have his agility. Solid in the open floor and has some leaping ability ... Shows nice touch for a bigman. Has an excellent shooting form on mid-range jumpers and free throws with efficiency (68% as a senior but should be able to shoot better) ... Appears comfortable stepping out to 12-15 feet and knocking down jump shots with good form ... Became a lot more comfortable in his senior year showing the ability to be an effective scorer in the paint ... Gets a lot of easy dunks and put backs due to his size ... Utilizes drop steps and some effective post moves to create scoring opportunities ... Does a good job of posting up, using his great length to make a big target in the paint ... Shows a solid righty jump hook ... Quality rebounder due to his great length ... His length also makes him a presence defensively (over 300 career blocks), with potential to improve if he focuses on it ... Had an excellent showing in a late season match up with Hassan Whiteside where he took over the game and handily outplayed the young phenom using his polish, strength and experience (21 pts, 12 reb) ... To his credit has worked hard at his game and become a steady, consistent (game to game) performer at the college level (scored in double digits in all but 4 games).

    Weaknesses: From Jamaica, Jordan was late to playing orgazined ball but has shown steady improvement over his college career ... Born in Sept 1986, Jordan will be over 24 before he ever suits up for an NBA team. His age takes away some of the intrigue regarding his potential ... Does not appear to enjoy contact and lacks the tough demeanor that you want in a post player ... Lack of body strength becomes apparent when he meets contact ... Has decent body mass but lacks natural strength, particularly in his legs, and will be pushed around at the NBA level ... Likely will struggle to put on additional strength due to his age ... Despite being a fluid athlete, he appears to have a bit of an old man's body and doesn't show great explosiveness or quickness in his movements ... Reaction speed to the ball and hands are just average ... A bit of an enigma. His size, and abilities would make you think he could be better, and may always frustrate his coaches with that issue. Defers to teammates and often doesn't look to take over games the way he appears capable ... Doesn't seem to understand how much bigger and more talented he is than opponents and use that to his advantage ... Settles for too many fadeaways and shots lacking momentum towards the basket ... Shows flashes but his level of effort and intensity lacks consistency within games ... He's naturally a laid back guy and has trouble at times flipping the switch on the floor and becoming intense ... Lack of intensity has been a barrier for him ... Considering his length, should be a more dominant shot blocker. His timing and natural instincts are just average. Blocked a lot of shots as a sophomore but then apparently began focusing on his offensive game and his numbers dipped significantly ... Lacks great vision and passing ability ... Far too right hand dependent, even when he goes left he uses his right hand, making him predictable on offensive moves ...

    Outlook: Jordan has a chance to become an NBA starter based on his length and skills. He also offers a more NBA ready option than many of his fellow draftees ... Jordan could get some looks in the late first round and should find a spot in the early to mid second round.

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    Is there anything official to say that we`ve actually got this guy?

    I`ve seen a lot written that we have here and on other forums but haven`t found anything that says it officially

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    Yeah can someone post an article from a credible site like ESPN or Yahoo Sports.

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    Lets just hope and pretend its official for now, dont jinx it =(

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    This guy looks like a keeper....at the very least a decent Center.

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    I hope he can run the floor in our speed offense.

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    I'm glad we got a bigman

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    Yeah can someone post an article from a credible site like ESPN or Yahoo Sports

    Sources: Knicks trade for Bucks' pick
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    NEW YORK -- Turns out the New York Knicks picked up three players, not two, in the second round of Thursday night's NBA draft.

    But the third guy, Jerome Jordan, a 7-foot-1 center from Tulsa selected by Milwaukee with the 44th overall pick, cannot officially be traded by the Bucks until next week, and the deal is contingent upon Corey Maggette passing his physical Monday in Milwaukee.

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    Knicks president Donnie Walsh had made a cryptic allusion to a pending deal when he met with reporters Thursday night at the team's suburban headquarters in Greenburgh, N.Y., and two league sources revealed the identity of the mystery player to ESPN.com Friday morning.

    The Knicks surrendered $1 million in the pending trade for Jordan, a 23-year-old senior with a 7-foot-6 wingspan who averaged 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds for Tulsa.

    Jordan helps fill the Knicks' need for size -- a need that was not addressed when they selected Syracuse guard Andy Rautins at No. 38 and Stanford small forward Landry Fields at No. 39.

    The 44th pick was the property of the Portland Trail Blazers at the beginning of the week, but it was sent along with $2 million to Golden State in exchange for the 34th pick.

    The Warriors then shipped the 44th pick to the Bucks along with Maggette in exchange for Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric, but that trade will not be official until Maggette passes his physical.

    If the deal goes through, the Knicks will have five players (Eddy Curry, Danilo Gallinari, Toney Douglas, Wilson Chandler and Bill Walker) under contract beyond July 1. The rights to Rautins, Fields and Jordan will not affect the Knicks' approximately $36 million in salary-cap space.
    Like I said... Coachem' up D'Ant! No Excuses!

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    I'll say right now.

    Jordan is a sleeper for 2nd team all ROY.

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    Originally Posted by metrocard
    I'll say right now.

    Jordan is a sleeper for 2nd team all ROY.
    So much for this prediction..

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    Here's a better vid of the kid


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    Originally Posted by Crazy8s
    Here's a better vid of the kid

    After 1,440 something post, this is your first of quality and it didn't required much said.

    Congratulations.

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    Well that's 1 - nil then isn't it pauper

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    Jerome Jordan is a solid prospect, and a great value at the 44th pick. To the poster who claimed that no one knows anything about Jerome Jordan, stop assuming. I have seen him twice. I watch a crap load of college basketball, and he looked impressive. Tulsa played Duke and Memphis and he held his own. He is also a good rebounder. Of all the major statistics in basketball, the statistic that is the best predictor is rebounding. In other words, if a player is a good rebounder in college, he tends to be a good rebounder in the NBA. There are exceptions of course, but generally, it's a good indicator.

    His IQ seems strong. He moves well without the ball. While there is a lot I don't know about him, i.e. Court vision, passing, running in transition, he definitely has the tools. He might be a steal.

    My burning question is simply, what are we going to do with our major hole in the point guard position? Please do not say "Scottie Reynolds." And I have to say, I am glad Vasquez is not on our squad. Offensively, he is a solid guard (not great though). On defense, he is HORRIBLE. I never seen someone who gets beat so often. I like Jerome Randle.

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