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Gems and Busts

Gems- James Johnson, Stanley Robinson

Busts- Gani Lawal, Patrick Patterson

If these player enter that is. Who you got?


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Patterson is game

This guy will be a solid role player. He can come off the bench and provide some energy, defense anbd rebounding. Could develope a solid midrange shot and be a valuable reserve...I'm not sure if Stanley Robinson has the polish but he definetly has the potential.

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Mid First and Second Rounders

Gems:

Patty Mills: Plays the game at the right pace, gets teammates involved, not afraid to look for is own shot, and has shown that he can play against elite competion when he played in the Olymipics, Defense needs improvement but would be a more than servicible back up in his first 2 years in the league.

Jodie Meeks: A little predictable at times but his range is undeniable he can shoot is from the stands, he penetrates well, handle could use some work, but in college has shown a D-Wade "TYPE" of ablilty to dictate and take over the game

Terrance Williams: May not ever be a teams go-to-guy but will be a solid player for 10 to 12 years could possible be a starter one day, a four year player with lot of experience, has improved his shooting stroke, and has developed a killer instinct with a do what it takes attitude

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Brandon Jennings: This is not Mike Conley "Chris Vernon" this is a player that plays with a true swagger that makes him hard to defend. The same type of play ground mentality that makes Chris Paul great could put this kid on par with Paul one day. He has a full court game and is learning how to run a half court offense. His jump shot is better than average both off the dribble and set. Although he gets out of control at times I truely believe he could have been the freshman with the most impact had he went to college, but I think he will make good on the hype he

Busts:

Tyreke Evans: Although he did lift up the Memphis Tigers this year he just has too many holes in his game. He plays the game a little too slow at time, his outside shot has both Mechanical issues and accuracy problems, though he has great size and upper body strength, he does not use his those tools often enough especially when he gets too the basket, he does not attack the basket with the intensity it takes to get fouled and finish. With time he may develop but not going back to school although I understand his situation may cost him millions when his second contract comes around

Tyler Hansbro: I know I am going to catch hell for this for more than just mispelling his name but hear me out. One of the toughest players in college sports will make a limited impact in the NBA. He is undersized and does not have a lot of offensive weapons that will work in the league. Tyler is not very athletic and does not have the best mid-range game. Of course he is worth a first round pick, but he has limited up-side and an A for effort does not stamp you as a quality NBA player. Best case Scenario: Ronny Turiaf

Austin Gaye: Listen to me "PLEASE STAY IN SCHOOL" he is not ready to play against grown men. He is fragile and soft right now. He has no position and is to slow to play like Rudy Gay or Kevin Durant. Austin plays as a small or hybrid power forward position in college but what does that turn into in the NBA especially for a guy who does not have a lot of athletic ability.

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thoughts

gems-wayne ellington, micah downs, and the first 3 guys macfish mentioned
busts- brandon jennings, sam young, gani lawal

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Gems and Busts

Gems:
Ed Davis of North Carolina, how this guy isn't in the top five this year is beyond me.
Gerald Henderson of Duke
Cole Aldrich of Kansas
Evan Turner of Ohio State
Greg Monroe of Georgetown
Kyle Singler of Duke
William Buford of Ohio State
Ty Lawson of North Carolina
Jonny Flynn of Syracuse
Eric Maynor of VCU
Busts:
Hasheem Thabett of UConn
Tyler Hansbourgh of North Carolina
Kimba Walker of UConn
Earl Clark of Louisville
James Harden of Arizona State
Jeff Teague of Wake Forest
Chase Budinger of Arizona
BJ Mullens of Ohio State
Dajuan Summers of Georgetown

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BJ Mullens

BJ Mullens is making a terrible decision. This kid will not see the floor for 2+ years.

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bigtimejohn

your busts are ridiculous. thabeet willl be good as well as waker, james harden amd earl clark will all be good players for yrs while i think teague budinger and summers will be pretty good

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I think Patrick Patterson

I think Patrick Patterson small. At best he's a Bass type player. Is that top 20 worthy?

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Gems: Patty Mills Stephen

Gems:
Patty Mills
Stephen Curry
Ed Davis
Greg Monroe
Brandon Jennings
Earl Clark
James Harden
Willie Warren

Busts:
Blake Griffin
Johnny Flynn
Patrick Patterson
BJ Mullens
Ty Lawson
Al-Farouq Aminu

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Gems: Demar DeRozan - I

Gems:
Demar DeRozan - I think he will soon develop into more than just a great athlete.
Al-Farouq Aminu - Great skill set for the NBA game.
Wayne Ellington - A good enough shooter/scorer to overcome his shortcomings.
Terrence Williams - A jumpshot away from being Corey Maggette or better.
DaJuan Summers - Better suited for the NBA than college.
Sherron Collins - Should make a roster as a 2nd rounder. Chris Duhon, Pt. II?

Busts:
Gerald Henderson - Nothing to indicate he'll be a true impact player.
Cole Aldrich - Joel Przybilla, Part II
Stephen Curry - Don't think he's good enough at creating his own shot.
BJ Mullens - Seems like Andrew Bynum is his absolute ceiling, and that's a long way off.
Tyreke Evans - Seems like he's destined to become a "5 teams by his 5th year in the league" guy.

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wow

i think i jus read the most ridiculous comment. Steph curry doesnt kno how to create his own shot. The kids release is quick as hell. it doesnt take much to get it off. A simple stepback will do it.

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Steph Curry!

A "simple stepback" probably won't cut it in the NBA. If he isn't able to take his man off the dribble and get to the rim, they will be able to play him tighter outside and I think he'll have a tough time creating shots against bigger/quicker guys.
Ben Gordon's been able to do this in the pros thanks to his quick release, strength, and athleticism, but I don't think Curry matches him in any of those areas.

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Curry

I agree to a certain extent, but as a Bulls fan I can tell you that Curry's release is faster than gordon's. It will be really interesting to see what Curry can do in the NBA. Worst case scenario, a better Jannero Pargo.

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