Can somebody explain to me why this guy is still projected as the # 5 pick? This guy is averaging 7 ppg, 3 rpg, and less than 1 apg!!!!! That doesn't sound very promising for a 7 footer.
If this guy goes to the NBA he will be a total bust. Shame on rivals.com for saying that he'll be a top-5 center in the league. This guy is garbage.
BJ Mullens is the white version of Kwame Brown
Yeah but if Kwame went to college he would probably be pretty good...unlike Mulens.
Mullens is a bum simple and plain. On you-tube this guy looks like a killer and when he gets on the court he just looks lost out there a little bit.I was really hoping that he would pan out to be a real true center that could make a name for himself in the league but the more I look at him it reminds me of the same way I feel about Robert Swift.I thought Swift would be the real deal and he fooled me and I'm happy that Mullen was forced to go to school and prove himself because a guy like that could have sneeked right in the league strictly on upside If we didn't have the 1yr removed rule as much as I dislike that rule it comes in handy sometimes.The rule allowed Mullen to be exposed and shows he has some work to do but he has the body and the athletism to be a real nice player in the league and a starter if he works and responds well to coaching.Thats just not enough got to have the know how and the desire to improve your game and fill those holes in his game it just might take a couple of years the samething rings true for Tyreke Evans might just take him a year or two longer to get to the league.
the kid threw it down between the legs at 7'1 i dont think kwame brown has ever dreamed about doing that. yes he has been a disappointment but lets give him some time. a year ago i said he was the great white hope i still believe it might be true.
kwame was an amazing hs player and look what he turned out to be...idc about him doing a dunk between the legs that doesn't mean anything
rivals said he was like walton, dirk, not NBADRAFT.NET
Mullens intrigue is in all the things you can't teach: size, agility, athleticism ... not all players mature at an equal date. Yes, Robert Swift has been a major dissapointment, perhaps the injuries have played a role in that. But look at the amount of time it took for a player like Jermaine O'Neal to develop. There are probably countless other examples of players (especially big men) who had the tools but took time to develop their game who are playing in the NBA. The amount of improvement of Dallas Lauderdale between his freshman and sophomore year in the same program is a great example of a big man taking time to develop.
I'm not sold on Mullens as a top 5 pick at this point, and if the draft were held today, I'd be shocked if he went that high. But I'm not prepared to totally write him off either.
Hes ranked that high based on potential I guess and you know there will be an NBA team to take him in the lottery but I dont know about Top 5. He should be more of an impact player but is not at all
when will the nba learn its lesson with this kids. He's extremely raw, and is not even highly productive on the college level and sometimes can't even get on the court. And I don't wanna hear this argument saying "oh, thad matta is trying to hide him so scouts don't see him and he stays another year." Thats garbage to me, the best players play no matter what, so I don't want to hear that. The thing that gets me mad is that the gm's complain a couple years later about the players they stupidly give all this positive feedback to and draft high, then they end up trying to get rid of them in trades cause they haven't developed or just aren't ready. Even though it will probably not happen, I believe he needs at least 3 yrs in school before he's really ready to contribute. Come on, right now to me he's nothing but a d-league candidate. I see the potential, don't get me wrong, its just that the production and experience level doesn't match to a point where I'm comfortable taking this guy at all in the first round this yr. I hope a deandre jordan situation doesen't happen to him, cause he just has so much more room to grow at the collegiate level, and I like seeing these kids develop. I'm a huge big east fan and watching guys like thabeet and t-will grow is fun to see over the years.
The scouts saw the raw athleticism Mullens showed against much inferior high school competition and rushed to a hasty conclusion. He and Demar DeRozan are still being judged on potential, which is why scouts are optimistic. You all know how these drafts are nowadays: more value on potential and production. If he comes out, I don't see him ending up like DeAndre Jordan, however, because this draft is incredibly devoid of true centers once Thabeet gets off the board, which is why he'll probably declare and warm the bench for an NBA team for the next 10 years.