Since Hansborough did good at the combine will he be better than expected?
He tested out taller than I thought he would be and had a 7 foot wingspan. He also had a decent veritcal and very good foot speed. Is it possible he might have a lot bigger impact than we all thought?
somewhat better. I tjhought he was Mark Mad Dogg Madsen 2.0
Now, im starting to think he can be something. 20-10? NO but maybe 15-7? a possibility
Yes, I think Tyler Hansbrough had a good combine, but I think people are kind of blowing it out of proportion. I think this years class at the combine is the reason that Hansbrough looked as good as he did after all of his combine numbers came out. I do not think it has been addressed that their is a reason that this class is not as strong as 2008, just look at the numbers those guys put up last year compared to these guys (as far as playing and in the combines). I think Hansbrough is a hustler, could be a role player that you would want on your team, but will not be a great starting PF in the league. I just do not think he has what it takes athletically to cover other 4's in the NBA which will be a big problem. I think the 185 pound bench is not at all a good gauge into how strong a player actually is, but for Hansbrough, I think it shows he will work his butt off. I just think he will be a guy you want off the bench rather than a guy you want to lean on to win games. Their are so many amazing PF's in the league, Hansbrough combine numbers look average compared to the ability that these guys possess.
I have never been high on him being great and all, but I do think kid has a lot more talent then Madsen. I think its an insult. Madsen was not the player that Tyler was in college. Tyler is not a freak but I have seen him prove to be a much better athelete than mad dog too.
it is a insult. but that what everyone thought he would be
Like look at this website I found http://www.nbadraft.net/players/tyler-hansbrough
"Like look at this website I found http://www.nbadraft.net/players/tyler-hansbrough
So much for him not being all that athletic right Knicksboy34. I seen Tyler throw down on dudes left and right doing three sixty two handed jams and sh!t. lol. He did not play that well verse Blake but hey, thats Blake. Peep that website on Knicksboy34 post.
Hansborough is a product of North Carolina and has been their go to guy for years. North Carolina plays the toughest opponents and he proved he is always one of the top guys. People need to show this guy some more respect.
Carlos Boozer got no love coming out of Duke, criticized for his size and lack of quickness, and was picked in the 2nd round. Now he is an all-star. It's tough to knock consistently established guys from top schools.
How about David Lee? Both of these guys came into the league as "hustle guys" and Hansborough has a bigger profile. However, Lee has developed into a very good PF who gets a lot of double doubles. I think Tyler will turn out similiarly. He is a good rebounder (however, not as good as Lee) who can score and has a decent jump shot. Does anyone agree?
I never liked all of the comparisons of Hansborogh as the next Madsen. Madsen is all hustle while Hansborogh has some skills including an improving mid range shot that he needs in the NBA. I see Hansborogh as a cross between Udonis Haslem and David Lee (as koty pointed out). Hansborogh could become a starter with a team with a very good center or a team with proven scorers. At worst he will be a great 3rd big man off the bench.
I'm sorry, I just have to say it. I think that he'll have a good, long NBA career. I have been trying to say that I think he'll suck, but I just can't anymore. I mean, what else does this guy have to do? He's tough. He's big. He's talented. He can score. He wins. He's one of the best college players of all time. He's one of North Carolina's best ever and that's probably one of the top college programs out there. Plus, I don't think that ANYONE can say that they are going to work harder than him. Maybe some crazy competitors will say that they work AS hard, but not harder.
You know what? It's probably good that I like him because the Bulls are probably going to draft him. You know what else? I'm fine with that. You know, I just watched Brad Miller contribute HUGE minutes for the Bulls in that awesome playoff series with the Celtics. Now, the comparison isn't the same because Miller has 2 inches on Hansbrough, but I don't know if Miller even gets 2 feet off the ground anymore. But, I think that "Psycho T" (God, does everyone else laugh at that nickname?) has the ability to score as an ADDED bonus to his high basketball IQ and tenaciousness. I'm pretty sure that the kid could just work out and become a physical beast, and the worst that he'll be is that guy who NO big man in the league wants to have to deal with in a 7 game series. All that and people would at least have to respect his ability around the basket.
That being said, I guess that I don't really know much about the NBA game though because Adam Morrison hasn't done anything and I thought that he could actually be a decent NBA player. I mean, I figured that he was just one of those guys who could score in so many different ways, and had the height to make up for his lack of freakish physical attributes. I might not be able to make that distinction. Anyone think that I am crazy? I mean, when the 2003 draft came along and there were so many studs in it, do you want to know what my reaction was to JOHN PAXSON drafting KIRK HINRICH (who I felt was a younger version of himself)? Oh, don't forget it was one year after taking Jay Williams at the same position, too. Do you think that anyone I know thought Kirk Hinrich would be able to play PG in today's NBA? But, you know what? He can. Sometimes college success does have more meaning than athletic ability, even though drafting the guy who is a physical freak is always so much more fun.
David Lee is much more athletic and polished. Hansbrough has the bad habit of bringing the ball down after an offensive rebound.