The Hyped & Innocent Ones Become Busts
My apologies if this topic has already been done before, but does anyone else want to share an update of their mental list of which hyped players will be disappointments and which "innocent" players will also be disappointments (that is, players who the media doesn't hype about too much, but us fans are labeling as the next great players anyway, even though they don't see themselves as such). My small list has the following:
Hyped Busts - Dante Exum; Aaron Gordon; Joel Embiid (if not 100% healthy); Dario Saric
Innocent Busts - Zach Lavine; Noah Vonleh; Mitch McGary; Kyle Anderson; James Young (will be average, at best)
If you're a no-life loser and just love to neg people, then..........just neg away, Loser ! LOL !!
It's hard to tell who the busts will be but if you expect Aaron Gordon to be a full time small forward like some people think, you'll be disappointed. Dante Exum is a very risky pick but I think he'll pan out and be a top 5 player in this draft.
Overall, I don't see too many busts in this draft. James Young if he goes top 10 maybe. McGary is underrated if anything, he should be a lock for the first round.
Yeah ! C-mon, LOSERS !! You know who you are. Stop hidin' , Punks !!!
I negged you. but just cause you seem like a tool.
People won't neg you because they have no life, they will neg you because you just called a bunch of lottery prospects busts.
Personally, I'm negging you because no one is really labeling Zach Lavine, Noah Vonleh, Mitch McGary, Kyle Anderson or James Young as "the next great player".
Also, your last sentence makes you seem like the kind of dude who is in love with himself and thinks he's too awesome for criticism. My image of you is a guy trying to talk to the hottest girl in the party and when she pushes him away he goes around telling everybody what an ugly b*tch she is.
I'm hyping Kyle Anderson as a possibility at #5, not to be confused with declaring him a top 5 pick.
So if Anderson really didn't pan out I'd be pretty shocked.
I may be in the minority but I'm extremely high on Dante Exum. I just don't see him failing. His jumpshot isn't very good yet but that boy can get to the rack at will. If you watch his games against other American players or his Euroleague games you'll see that ability on full display. He has good court vision and he's a good passer but he's not a pass first type of guard and he's definitely not a pure point guard. He's the best SG prospect to come into the NBA in some time he has great size at 6'6 great athleticism and he seems to have a good head on his shoulders from what I see in his interviews and his background. I think that people are just a bit apprehensive about him since he's a European player. Which is fair considering that European players drafted very high don't have the greatest track record of success. But people need to stop sleeping on him.
Show me some highlights of Exums Euroleage games please!
I live in England and my sports channels that I have here allow me to watch some of his games on TV. There is this thing called Youtube you just type in "Dante Exum" and you have a world of highlights to choose from.
Pretty sure he's from Australia, not Austria, which is in Europe.
I wasn't even thinking when I posted that. I forgot that Australia isn't apart of Europe.
I guess I really am in the minority then lol.
Ooohhh Austria! Let's put another shrimp on the barby!
Wont make a difference. He can guard a bunch of positions too. Guarantee his jumper improves. What is he the youngest yet one of the smartest players in this draft?
wont make a difference? are you serious? LOL
you actually need a certain skillset or frame to play either position. Gordon does not have the offensive skillset to play the 3 in the NBA. he's also lacks bulk to bang in the paint, not to mention missing a post game.
you cant just go around guaranteeing someone's jumper will improve when they were horrible shooting the ball the year before. its not that easy , just go ask MKG.
Does not have the same IQ either. Did not defend as many positions in college He also does not have his athletic ability. Gordon is a better prospect than him. He barely shot it based on scheme. Gordon is going to test out very tall too. Watch the kid be 6ft9 on his way to 6ft10 because he is young. Better prospect than MKG.
im not comparing them as prospects, just showing you another player who had a horrendous jumper in college and never improved it.
Gordon is a horrendous shooter. its ignorant to just guarantee someone like him will just magically improve their jumper.