This is good for us Thunder fans and others who believe in his ability and potential that he is dedicated, but what he should do, as well as many other struggling, young and border-line good/great players, is reach out as get in contact with a great player/HOF at thier position like a Bill Russell, a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, or a Hakeem Olajuwan (or in Byron Mullens case, being a jump shooter as well/ face-up player like Chris Kamen, a few PFs, too) and pick thier brains and try to learn some of their go-to moves, techniques, skills, how they trained, what they worked on, etc. Or even some players at the top of their games still playing. For example, Kobe became a much better post player this past summer because he reached out and got in touch with Hakeem Olajuwon to teach him how to work in the paint and his advantages of being smaller and quicker than 99% of the PFs and Cs in the NBA.
Can't wait to see him next year, hope he does way better next year
Mullens was nasty in High School dunking the ball. I feel that if he were to develop a little dribble drive game and attack the basket more aggressively he could become a real impact player on that team. He would also flow well with Westbrook and give the Thunder another threat in the paint.
Mullens will make an impact for the Thunder somewhere down the line, whether its this season or next. He's too big with some skill to boot not to. Maybe not a banger down low, which could be hurting him, but he should find the rotation.
Didnt expect much from him in his rookie season anyway.
Remember, He was a project. If you expected 10 and 8 in his rookie season you were stupid
He had a True Shooting percentage of 51% in the D-League against 6'5 guys...I can't understand any optimism about him.
Considering he was one of the top recruits coming out of high school two years ago, he still is only 20 years old, and he has good athleticism for someone that is 7 foot, I would have to think there is a lot of optimism about him.
Bj Mullins is a terrible player....
Come on, we can say this about hundreds of guys who have potential.... HES WORKING REALLY HARD U GUYS!!!!
The only thing more embarrassing than Mullins is the fact he was ranked as the #1 prospect coming out of high school.
In any trade talks with the Raptors from what I heard in T Town...
BJ added 17 lbs in a year, this is pretty good, he might weigh around 280 lbs by the start of the season (he's 175 now). That's actually quite good. At least he's not skinny anymore, his weight, wingspan, athletic ability and height to bang in the paint, now he must just learn too do it, improve his quickness and work with a good big man that will explain him how to make post moves, maybe his future is bright
He was never skinny, and I don't think he'll ever emerge into a truly good player. I think his ceiling is like that of Kwame Brown. He had good scoring averages in the D-League, but even there last season he was inefficient for a guy his size and was a jump shooter. Mullens will never be that good, he'll be a pretty decent shot-blocker and post defender who doesn't score very well. Just watch.
I'll be happy if he becomes a post defender, he is a total defensive liability now
just isn't good.
Also, sometimes it seems like he plays too fast, for his own good.
Just watching him in college I know he wouldn't be all that great. Could even start for his team in college. I think he's 2 years away from really contributing on a mediocre level.
He's gonna be good. Regardless of his skill, talent, size, physicality, athletism, it doesnt really matter. From reading that article you can tell he already has a passionaite work ethic which will only improve with experience. He will improve and he will be a NBA player for a long time.
i could see him being a Rasho Nesterovic or a Krstic or a Zaza Pachulia
He's too soft.
He's more athletic than Nestorivic but I like that comparison alot.Especially since Nestorivic is also very soft.
are you saying he's like a Spencer Hawes (Sac) or a Jason Smith (philly)
A little bit of both with a little sprinkle of Rasho on the top.
Hawes and Smith are now teammates in Philly. Sounds like fun!
Sounds good to mean...Rashon Nestorsmith aka Byron Mullens! Hes almost like a superhero.
To be honest if the guy is putting in that much work he's going to break a rotation eventually. Once again people on this site over analyze players and picks. The guy was drafted in the 20's honestly if the guy can come in and get maybe 5 points a block and a couple boards I'd consider that a good pick up for a stacked thunder team. I know he was a huge recruit, but how much of that was just because of size and athleticism? Mullens and Cole will be the replacements for Kristic and Collison