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Harrison rank slippin(no unc savior)

Did anybody see the game last night ?? I just knew barnes was going to get hot in this one ,because of the team they was playing.Again he failed just only 9 pts SMH!!!...I really dont know whats going on with him he is a good player. The numbers he is putting up right now is not lotto pick numbers at all. If he keeps playing like this he should stay for another year. I bet a million he will blossom if he stay till next year.


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He might....

He is really young, and he is definitely not playing at a very high level right now, but I think he will end up leaving. The thing with this years draft class is that there is really no typical number 1 right now. Perry Jones has claimed the spot for now, but he has not exactly come onto the scene like Kevin Durant and projects to being a more long term project. Terrence Jones has killed it, but he also might be a while away from being a big NBA contributor. This draft class is projecting to not be incredibly strong when it comes to immediate NBA impact. Also, with the news that the NBAPA is asking for the removal of the age limit, it might convince these players who were once thinking of going back to school due to the lockout to reconsider and take their chances. The 2012 draft would have the best players of two HS classes, who would be viewed as younger and having more potential than this years freshman (stupid, but that seems to be the way it goes). I would be all for a player like Barnes coming back and working on his game to the point where he could contribute immediately, but even with his poor performance thus far, I still think he is one of the better if not the best NBA prospect in this current projected draft class. It is super unfortunate that UNC seems to be a team in utter disarray regarding the play of their guards, which I also think has hurt Barnes' productivity, but it also has to raise question marks about his readiness or even his projection compared to his other peers in the draft. Still, I do not see Barnes slipping too far, and think he rolls to the NBA this year rather than coming back and maybe taking a bigger hit when the 2012 draft becomes super stacked.

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the again... marvin williams

the again... marvin williams averaged 11 points and got picked 2nd

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But Williams was on a

But Williams was on a national title squad with three other lotto picks.

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Harrison will be fine

he needs to improve his shot selection and he sometimes gets lost on defense. Right now he's struggling with his jump shot- he shot it good one time and that was against Hofstra early in the season. It also hurts him, that teams play so loose (sagoff) on Carolina's backcourt. Dexter and Larry are not shooters, so teams pack it in- clogging up the lane. Carolina has been playing better of late and by ACC play, Harrison will be playing more toward his ability.

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I really think there's a good

I really think there's a good chance Barnes comes back. I see a lot of that Tim Duncan in his personality. Duncan could have been the first pick after his sophomore yr but stuck it out because he made a promise to get his degree. Now these days a lot of guys are leaving and getting degrees later, but Barnes cares about his legacy at UNC more than the average player and is said to have incredible discipline. He's incredibly mature and Roy Williams said he's the hardest working freshman he has ever had.

He said he chose UNC because of the academic package they offered him, with a plan for him to graduate in 3 years. I think he's more determined to be great in the NBA than just to be in the NBA, and how good you are when you get there has a lot to do with that. Would Blake Griffin be the same player if he had come out after his freshman year? I'm not so sure...

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This is most overanalyzed

This is most overanalyzed shooting slump since people wrote off Ray Allen in the playoffs.

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its not just his shooting

its not just his shooting woes that are drawing negative attention, he doesn't have the killer instinct from what ive seen

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I've been saying this since

I've been saying this since last year, the guy played high school ball in IOWA. Nobody was as tall, quick or strong as he. Now that he's running with the big boys, he's struggling. Go figure.

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churchboy1

ratings for high school kids is mostly based on AAU ball. It's more what you do in summer ball compared to playing inferior high school opponents. Guys like Anthony Davis and Chane Behanan blow up in summer ball and shoot up the rankings.

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"I've been saying this since

"I've been saying this since last year, the guy played high school ball in IOWA. Nobody was as tall, quick or strong as he. Now that he's running with the big boys, he's struggling. Go figure."

Missing wide open jumpers has nothing to do with where he is from.

"its not just his shooting woes that are drawing negative attention, he doesn't have the killer instinct from what ive seen"

Such an imaginary critique. When Kobe won 33 games, he was a douche. When he wins a title, he has a killer instinct. When Miami was 9-8, all the imaginary criticisms of LeBron and the Heat were out there. Now, they win six in a row, and all the nonsense about hierarchy, killer instinct, and chemistry is silenced.

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^That is the truth. "Killer

^That is the truth. "Killer instinct," is so annoying. When Kobe was losing in the first round, he was a selfish player who wouldn't get his teammates involved. People said he would never win without Shaq.

Now, Kobe is a cold blooded killer who refuses to lose.

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Yea the killer instinct stuff

Yea the killer instinct stuff is truly over rated.

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Barnes will be fine and

Barnes will be fine and people will jump back on his bandwagon saying that they knew he wasnt that bad and it just takes time....

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To be down on Harrison Barnes

To be down on Harrison Barnes as a player and draft prospect, a person would have to believe that the current 21-78 and 5-25 from three over the past seven games is indicative that he can't shoot. If someone wants to do that, fine. It would be ignoring good form and that little impeccable resume that Barnes had before that trip to San Juan.

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I don't know about killer

I don't know about killer instinct but he doesn't go hard or show a high motor. even when Kobe wasn't winning titles he always showed he had those things and even from day one he wanted to be the man and take the last shot. He felt he was good enough to take a back seat to no one. Watching Barnes and hearing his Coach saying he defers to his older teammates shows he doesn't have that.

The consensus right now is that Kyrie Irving is number one and i think Kanter is number two with T. Jones at 3 Barnes at 4 and perry at 5

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