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Any Hope for Alexander??

Yall know that Im a WVU fan... I have to root for Joe Alexander.. Just have to.... It sux... Does anyone think that he can ever be a starter?? Im not asking if he can be an All-Star.. Just a starter/6th man... Will he ever realize that he can be pretty darn good?? Personally, I think he is retarded when it comes to basketball. I mean one time he got like 5 fouls in 4 minutes at the end of a game.. He looks lost, takes bad shots, and doesnt even try to rebound most times... Can he pull a Rain Man and bankrupt the casino that is the NBA?? Or at least contribute??


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I say send him to Utah. Let

I say send him to Utah. Let him learn from Sloan.

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Yea there's hope. Just has to

Yea there's hope. Just has to come on to a summer league roster, show an increased skill set and motor. And in training camp, prove you can play a role on a team, being an energy guy off a bench, grabbing rebounds, blocking shots, and hitting open jumpers. He's an ultimate tweener, in that he's slightly undersized for the 4, but doesn't show enough skill, or mobility to play the three. So to make up for this, he has to be the hardest working guy when he's out there on the floor. I want to see him succeed though. Even though til this day I think he was over-drafted, should went mid first round, but the workout setting catapulted this guy to #8.

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He's really athletic and i

He's really athletic and i say he should be signed to the T'Wolves because he will play good minutes and showcase his talent. I think at best he could average 16ppg his ability is pretty rare for a white guy

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Forget the race thing. The

Forget the race thing. The key thing for him is just not to lose his confidence. And 16ppg for a guy who is essentially on the street two years into rookie contract is maybe saying a lot. For him at this point, its about just finding a job a getting a coach and organization to like you again and give u a shot.

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agree with scoutguru

i also think he was overdrafted. him playing well in the ncaa tournament gave him alot of hype going into the draft and his workouts really impressed people. i think the game is learned at different paces and he jus happens to be 1 of the slower learners. I kind of look at him like tyrus thomas. he was another guy who impressed in the tournament but had a rough few years in the league.

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Maybe

Joe needs some work. He just needs to play Basketball. His main problem is he does not really understand how to play team basketball. He can beat guys one-on-one, but really struggles when it is 5 on 5. Can he learn? maybe.

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Alexander

He needs to go to europe and learn how to play the game. He seems to have the physical tools but not the tool between the ears. In europe they practice twice as much as what they do in NBA. A good long european training camp might just do Joe some good.

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Joe Alexander is done. Sorry

Joe Alexander is done. Sorry for all his supporters but by the time he learns the game there will not be enough room for him cept as a tenth man maybe. He should have stayed in school and maybe came out polished. With the new rookie deals, it is tough after two years and not getting picked up. you are as good as gone. He may have a nice a career in the D league or overseas but I doubt you see him do much on a NBA team.

Gerald Green,who is also out of the league, is more skilled and more athletic than Alexander. They are close to the same height. Both have been said to have low basketball IQ. Gerald Green at least looked like he knew what he was doing sometimes. I have not seen enough of Alexander cept maybe a few WVU games back in the day but everyone i talk to says he looks lost so I will have to say he probably does not know the game of basketball too well. There is just a surplus of young talent coming and Alexander is also a tweener. He cant really play power forward because he would need to bulk up and small forward is the easiest position to fill in the NBA.

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bust

He simply isn't that good. Nice college player but not cut out to be a good NBA player.

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I think that given his

I think that given his athleticism and upside (read: the fact he is still pretty much an unknown commodity) some team will pick him up and give him one more chance which may be his last.

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I'd say he has about 3 more

I'd say he has about 3 more years to prove that he belongs in the NBA. Guys with his combination of size, youth and leaping ability always get extra chances. The one thing that will really hold him back -- and this is something that a lot of people don't realize -- is his lack of lateral quickness. You can't be a liability on both ends of the court.

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yeah i had faith in Joe but he never did it in the L

if he goes to the Jazz Sloane could turn him into Matt Harpring...The Bucks put too much on his shoulders and Bulls really didn't give him a chance..And @ OJ if Wally Z could make it...Can't Joe Alexander??? I know Wally had that stroke....

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1st of all dude needs a hug

1st of all dude needs a hug...He was suppose to be the next Tom Chambers..But was rushed to quickly to be a star..And Skiles didnt create plays for him....He was the joke of the media in Milwaukee who commented in newspapers & on talk radio saying that he was a bust..A lottery pick that lost his job to a 2nd round pick...When he got to Chicago after the Bucks traded him..Alexander wanted to prove he could play in this league..Dude was too over aggressive committing silly fouls and during 1 game he commited like 4 fouls in 5 minutes...He's still a raw,explosive & young talent..That only needs to regain his confidence and have a coach thats willing to teach him the finer things about the game..Scott Skiles shot down this kid's confidence..He wasnt the guy Skiles wanted to take with the 8th pick..So he didnt play him..Almost similar to what happen to Kenny Anderson went through when he was a rookie in 1991 and Bill Fitch who was New Jersey coach at the time..Didnt play him becuz he wanted Billy Owens...Another thing y'all have to remember,that same year Alexander was drafted.. the Bucks got Richard Jefferson..His 2nd year he got injured and missed a ton of games before being sent to the D-League....He still has a chance to contribute to team in this league...He's a free agent that has to prove himself in the summer league for a team to sign him..Alexander needs to go to teams like the Spurs or Jazz with great coaches that are also great teachers..

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hell no

one of the easiest bust calls I ever had in my life lol.....joe alexander biggest bust of that draft....its documented too.....

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Rude Boy brings it again

Joe Can still make a team like the Spurs or Jazz...

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i think

joe alexander and adam morrison are long lost brothers.....

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Alexander

Dude was supposed to be the next Shawn Marion...

Alexander was only projected as a mid-1st round pick until the combine. What can we learn from this?

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lets hope gordon hayward isnt

lets hope gordon hayward isnt related to joe alexander somehow

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gordon

is skilled.....not joe alexander I think he is autistic or something.....

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to butidonthavemoney: what

to butidonthavemoney: what can we learn from this is Luke Babbit should not be a lottery pick

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Well

Drafting Babbitt for his athleticism would be a mistake, but he already has at least one NBA skill, his shooting ability. He is also unselfish, efficient and a pretty good rebounder.

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Babbit could be a Loto pick

The Bucks and Hornets...Grizzles as well...Wolves gotta take him at 16 if they dont trade it to Philly...At Worse he'd be a bigger and better Luke Walton type in the Triangle...

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yeah

there is one huge difference between babbit and alexander.....babbit is money and alexander couldnt throw the ball in the ocean.....hes a way better shooter and athlete than walton too.....to me walton got lucky to be on the one team where his skills fit the teams scheme like a glove.....

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Luke Walton is a bum

Luke Walton is a bum lol....He's one of the scubbiest players in the NBA to me.

Joe Alexander has like a .001% chance to be a rotation player. He's a super leaper with OK strength and a decent spot-up shooter from mid-range, but anything outside of that is wash. He's a tweener because he's lacking in agility and perimeter skills for SF and he's not big or strong enough to be a PF. And he's a liability on both ends. Doesn't have a bunch going for him.

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Babbitt is actually nice. I

Babbitt is actually nice. I am not going to compare these guys to Joe Alexander but I will say their hype should come back to reality. They are not as good as their hype. Isnt it funny how Babbit overshot super hype man Hayward. Hayward to me at best is a 8th man. Babbitt can start because of his size and shooting ability. I have liked Babbitt from the jump but I dont think he a top 10 player in this draft though.

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Babbitt is actually nice. I

Babbitt is actually nice. I am not going to compare these guys to Joe Alexander but I will say their hype should come back to reality. They are not as good as their hype. Isnt it funny how Babbit overshot super hype man Hayward. Hayward to me at best is a 8th man. Babbitt can start because of his size and shooting ability. I have liked Babbitt from the jump but I dont think he a top 10 player in this draft though.

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If you look over the past

If you look over the past years, guys are not getting second and third chances. It is like Rose and Wall one and done. There is so much talent out there for him to get a second chance unless his agent can get him to the perfect place. Maybe GSW could take a look at him. His best bet is to go overseas and come back ala Parker. If you at a lot of team after this draft and free agency he would not be able to be a 8th man or most of the teams. Maybe if a team is left with nothing they take a chance because he is cheap but that does not mean he will get minutes.

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Saying Gordon Hayward is

Saying Gordon Hayward is skilled means nothing. A lot of players come into the league "skilled" and do nothing. Its a number of diff factors that determine if you pan out or not as a prospect. Rashad McCants was an extremely skilled player coming out, and he didn't seem to quite find his game in the pros for a number of diff reasons. Some players are just good in college, and sometimes people just don't accept that.

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tisk tisk

alexander would have been a perfect duke player. he was good at west virginia..but he woulda been better at duke.

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I am interesting to know what

I am interesting to know what people thought about Alexander before his two unproductive years. I am sure you have some people on here that would argue that he was the next this and that and hyping up his good stats and combine scores as well. As it would appear now no one is on his bandwagon but be honest how many of yall though he would be really good.

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Morrison also has a better

Morrison also has a better chance of staying in the NBA than Alexander. Morrison could be solid 9th or 10th man for most teams but right now he happens to play for the Lakers and he is like the 14th man.

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