Don't Count Out Shabazz
More than any other school in the past few years, UCLA has produced a good majority of the superstars/all-stars in the NBA, not Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, or etc...Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, and J'rue Holiday all became all-stars, while Darren Collinson was playing on a all-star level his rookie year for the Hornets, after Chris Paul went out with injury...All those aforementioned players didn't put up the greatest stats in college, and you can make a good argument they all became better pros than college players...With that being said, Shabazz Muhammad should become a better all round player and scorer, than he's shown in his one year at UCLA...He's going to make a lot of gm's pay for not making him the #1 overall pick
Nerlens is the one that's gonna make GMs regret passing on him.
I'm not a fan of bouncy lanky shot blockers, who just runs the floor to get their points and from put backs...In my opinion, if I was Nerlens I would enter the draft without an agent's help or any form of financial backing from anyone outside his family, get drafted, but go back to school for his sophomore year, already knowing he has a NBA job...In this case, he can go back to school and develop a post game, mature more, get stronger, and win a NCAA championship, before he goes to the NBA
Post game is barely used today.
With Nerlens your're getting an elite blocker with great finishing ability (with his speed. vert, and quick bounce) on lobs, and putbacks, he gets those offensive rebounds.
I think he will also be an anchor on defense thanks to his maturity.
"Those wrap around steals he gets college wont fly in the NBA".... If you're thinking about it this way, you're thinking about it the wrong way.
He has supreme lateral quickness, hands quicker than a guards with good hand-eye coordination.
I feel he could go back to develop his game...He can be a franchise player with more schooling, right now he's too raw...I think the best comparison for Nerlens Noel is Dale Davis in his prime
All tyson chandler does is block shots, rebound, hustle and get putbacks and he is a good NBA player. I think he can be a better tyson chandler.
And Tyson is top three in his position. "Just" doing those things.
I would take noah, gasol, howard, bosh over him a long with probably jefferson, horford, garnett (and I could have left someone off) but you could go either way on those guys, they have more scoring ability, so he is at best a top 5 center but probably a top 6 to 8 center
I never understand this idea about programs creating NBA talent. The good programs are going to have the top recruits, and a hand full of the top recruits will end up being NBA stars, but it really has no rhyme or reason to it. UCLA doesn't do anything that Kentucky, Kansas, or Duke don't do to create NBA players .
Duke won a national title with 2 NBA bench players and a european player. The next year, they had a future NBA superstar. It had nothing to do with how coach K coached them, or how the program developed them. Kyrie Irving was an NBA level recruit, and those 3 guys in 2010 were 4 year college players. UCLA may have had 4 future legit NBA players in 2008, and then Jrue Holiday the following year, but in 2010, 2011, 2012, they basically had no NBA names.
The fact is, going to UCLA changes nothing about Shabazz's shot at being a good NBA player. Maybe learning how to pass, being less selfish, and overall just being less of a dick will.
Dawg shut the &$#%#&@! up, I can't keep calm anymore you've been slandering the man all year and you don't know him personally. You're talking out of your a$$, give me some evidence that he's a Dick not pertaining to Larry Drew's buzzer.