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Jeremy Lamb rode Kemba's cotail

Now that I'm back after two years, here's the first order of busines:

Jeremy Lamb is the most overated basketball player in the country. Are you kidding me? How is he the second pick on this year's draft board? Seriously, here's a guy who was barely a top 100 player entering college. He rode possibly the hottest wave in NCCAA tournament history in Kemba Walker, who was phenominal. Not since Danny Manning and the Mircles did one player put an entire program on his back to win the national title. But Lamb was simply along for the ride. He's the new Ed McMahon. Sonner of later you'll will see he's maybe a second-rounder. Name two good skills he owns that will translate to the NBA.

Dont forget, I coined Willie Warren a bust on here when the site had him as a top 10 pick. Yeah, how did that work out.

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LMAO!!I agree Lamb is a

LMAO!!

I agree Lamb is a little overrated ,but he's still a top 5 pick..Lamb contributed to UCONN title run,he had a good tournament.....

He has the talent to be an all star..But he's not a franchise type player...If he's your best player,then you dont have a good team..But to say he's a 2nd rounder,you know nothing about basketball...And anyone that plays the game..Will tell you that if a teammate has it going,you keep milking him until he dries up..And Kemba was on a roll last season..

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oh great,this piece of

oh great,this piece of &$#%#&@! is back

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Shooting off the dribble,

Shooting off the dribble, finishing...He doesn't have killer instict but overall he's improved a lot from last year. Also his length gives him great upside. Was Kemba the reason they won? Yes, but I think they worked with Lamb a lot in the off season. Also if Kyrie Irving was the number one pick last year when he didnt even play there is no way lamb goes 2nd round...too much upside

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Lamb

Upside is what's gone get somebody's ass fired! And that's real talk!

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You still are obnoxious, I see

Glad that you state how much Lamb rode the coat tails of someone who shot 40% in the NCAA tournament. Kemba certainly was the star of that team, but Lamb is definitely one hell of a prospect. He averaged 16.2 ppg on 57% shooting in last year's tournament and is off to a very strong start this year. He has fantastic length, athleticism and shows incredibly few weaknesses.

Funny that you compare him to a player who was a McDonald's All-American when pointing out his ranking, though. Take a look at the 20 players Scout.com had ranked ahead of him and tell me any of them look like better NBA prospects at 2 than Jeremy Lamb. I for one cannot find any. But than again, Derrick Williams was not ranked very highly in high school and he was the second pick in the draft. Wonder why people did not use your high school rankings theory on that one.......

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Dhamp2 the biggest talking

Dhamp2 the biggest talking piece of sh!t in the world.....next to Mr.Hankey anway

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Whoa, whoa, whoa! I'm just saying hello to all my old friends. I promise not to start making enemies my first week. But I still don't see it. You all said the same about Willie Warren as I sat on an island by myself. You old school heads remember that? What about when I introduced you all to Wes Johnson, you guys called me crazy. Just sayin. Lamb doesn't have it. Check the archives on this site!!!!

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^^^Just to make it clear, my

^^^Just to make it clear, my post was a joke lol

As for Jeremy Lamb I see him a pretty good nba player, sort of a borderline allstar type. This draft is extremely deep(depending on how many will actually declare for the draft), and I see him going top 10 but I don't know about top 3

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I know you Dhamp2

You are the guy who pats himself on the back when he is right and is never around when he is wrong. Seeing how rarely you are around, I think we know what happens more often than not :)

That being said, I remember your war on Willie Warren, but do not remember you being THE only person on that island. Not to mention, Willie Warren and Jeremy Lamb seem like two very different players. You would need to dig through the archives for that one, because all I found was you bragging about Wesley Johnson, bragging about Kris Joseph (who both go to what school?) and bragging about how the Lakers would 3 peat.

You are a huge Syracuse fan who likes to go on these ridiculous campaigns and you end it with the most obnoxious catch phrase in site history. It is fine you have an opinion, but it is also fine if people disagree with it and the way you present it.

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He didn't ride anyone's

He didn't ride anyone's cotail, he wasn't in the top 5 until he started playing basketball this season. It'd be one thing if he were a projected top 3 pick during the summer before playing a game as a Soph, but that is not the case. It's his play paired with ideal 2 guard size, great length and athleticism that his him in the top 5. 18 ppg 4.5 rpg 2.2 steals and 50%, 40% and 83% while playing for a 10-1 team have him there.

I think he's the best 2 guard prospect since James Harden and I think he's worthy of a top 5 pick. I personally would take him top 3.

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"Dont forget, I coined Willie

"Dont forget, I coined Willie Warren a bust on here when the site had him as a top 10 pick. Yeah, how did that work out."

Really dude! How can you call him a bust when he did not get an opportunity in L.A.? Warren is no different than any guy who was in the league who happened to have a career ending injury. Is Jay Will a bust to you?

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Name two good skills he owns

Name two good skills he owns that will translate to the NBA

He's a terrific defender with ridiculous length and good athleticism. He has a great shooting stroke and consitently knocks down NBA range 3's. He's got good handles and can create his own shot. He's got a good mid-range game. He's humble, a winner, and has a great work ethic. You wanted two, I gave you like 6 or 7..

Go crawl back under the rock you came from

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memphis_tyga23, I have to

memphis_tyga23, I have to disagree with you there.

Willie Warren is different from someone having a season ending injury, because it's not something completely out of his control that limited his ability to play basketball. He got an opportunity, it's not the coach's fault he didn't play much. It's not the coaches fault there were better players on the roster than him. That's on him, Willie Warren isn't a bust, IMO, because he was taken in the late 2nd round. This isn't a world against Willie situation, I realize he's one of your favorite young players, but if he had all the tools to play NBA ball right now, he probably would be. He's a 6'4'' combo guard with a questionable work ethic and charachter, not a NCAA player of the year top 2 draft pick, who had a triple double in one of his first games as a rookie who's career was taken from him by a motorcylce wreck.

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We'll see if or when he gets

We'll see if or when he gets another opportunity to latch on a roster. If he does not make the most that's when I will grant the official bust label.

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We'll see if or when he gets

We'll see if or when he gets another opportunity to latch on a roster. If he does not make the most that's when I will grant the official bust label.

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UConn 2010

Everybody on that team rode on Kemba's cotail...But Lamb was a big part of that team, stepping up as a Frosh.

I would take Lamb over Barnes at the SG/SF spot. Lamb has better handles, he is taller, more explosive, more versitle, better on defense, and has more potential than Barnes.

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2-guard in the NBA is, it

2-guard in the NBA is, it seems, far weaker than it used to be. Kobe, Wade, Manu, Joe Johnson guys with potential like Harden guys well past their prime like Ray Allen, and role players. Lamb is a natural 2 with a chance to be special. Think of it like replacement value. Does that make him top 3? Not in this draft, but it's still extremely valuable.

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Actually^^^

Barnes is actually taller than Lamb

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Barnes vs Lamb

But Lamb is still better than Barnes.

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^Monta Ellis and Marcus Thornton

2 undersize SGs. They can flat out play.

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Willie Warren sucks, just like I called it two years ago when this site had him #10. And to your larger point, MemphisTyga, if Warren couldn't start in Clipper land, and we're talking CLIPPER LAND, he probably deserves to be in the D-League. I remember you, and you'll remember I was living in Oklahoma during those two Willie years. They even beat Syracuse in the sweet 16 so I watched him closely. He wasn't that good. I told everyone who would listen, but no, this site and other so-called pundits had to list him in the top 10. If you can't start in Clipper Land, you should probably head overseas. FYI he's 6'2.

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DHamp, you love to mention

DHamp, you love to mention the times you were right. But what about the Dwight Howard is not a top 15 player in the NBA? What about all the excuses you made for Eric Devendorf (sp?)? The only predictions I will give you credit for is Wes Johnson and nearly calling a Lakers 3 peat.

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Don't forget Eric Gordon when

Don't forget Eric Gordon when talking about SG in the league ... might be top 3

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Dhamp making noise again

Good ole yupyup. I admit Devendorf was a minor mistake. He wasn't drafted simply because of the incident with the female student. It and his trash-talk hurt his draft stock, otherwise he would have been selected. Look now further than to Andy Rautins, who was taken by the Knicks. Had Devendorf not declared with Paul Harris after his junior season, Rautins would have been on the bench, not getting nearly enough mins to impress anyone but his family. And they are the exact same players expect DEVO was better.

Dwight Howard has finally made it to the top 15. But he's not a top 10 player. Name one post move that he has. Nope, he doesn't have one! That's bad because he's worked with Patrick Ewing for FIVE YEARS, LOL...

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What 10 players impact a game

What 10 players impact a game more then Dwight Howard at both ends?

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I did totally flake on

I did totally flake on Gordon; he's elite. Monta is Lou Williams with more playing time. Thornton goes under the young guys who may get there line. He's a great scrorer, but there's an awful lot more than that to the game of basketball.

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I didn't mention impact on both floors, you did. Had everyone paid attention to both ends, then everyone would have realized that five years ago, Ron Artest was a top 10 player. He could go for 25 on some nights and shut you down. Now, here's a list of players I take today over Dwight Howard. In no order, Wade, Lebron, Melo, Kobe, Rose, Randolf, Pau Gasol, Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Durant. Dhamp...the greatest basketball mind in the world. Next to Hubie Brown anyway.

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Drop step baby hook accross

Drop step baby hook accross the lane. It's a &$#%#&@! child version of the sky hook, but that is one move Howard made frequently last year, occasionally he'd pump fake. I'm not going to pretend Howard is a low post technician, but that and the drop step dunk are post moves.

Oh DHamp, you sure do know how to piss people off, lol. I went to the gym for an hour and when I came back this post had blown up. Almost as much response as when Scare Crow first joined.

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Joe Wolf.....Five years with Patrick Ewing, several years in the league and that's the best you can do? Really? Thanks for basically proving my point! That baby hook shot is soo weak.

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I gave you two, BAM! He also

I gave you two, BAM! He also shoots 60% from the floor on 13 shots per game. That's pretty damn efficient. I just don't buy it, its like the people who say Melo is better than Lebron because he doesn't have as well rounded of an offensive game. The impact on the court matters and sometimes athleticism and size trump skill. I'd still rather take a center that shoots 60% from 13 shots on dunks and baby hooks, than a guy who shoots 48% on 13 shots on jumpers and fade aways. Shaq had a nice handle and good passing ability, but in his prime with LA he pretty much dunked every shot he took and he was the best player in the league. What works is often better than what looks pretty.

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LOL.....Exactly JoeWolf, any top 10 player in the league is going to take more than 13 shots per game to put his team at an advantage! And I don't want to hear Howard can't give himself the ball because the greats like Shaq and Wilt DEMANDED the ball. But D-Howard is a lil girl whose really soft and sensitive! Really who is afraid of him? Keyon Martin is the last in a long line of imtimadators such as Shaq, Charles Oakley, Bill Lambier and others. And he got softer after a few years because the league continually warned him of his on-court behavior.

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Lamb is a little overrated by

Lamb is a little overrated by some, but he's still a top 10 prospect, at least, in this year's draft. He can do just about everything well as a player, and his main weakness has to do with his skinny frame. How can you say he's a 2nd round pick? I don't agree with that. At all. I don't think Lamb is gonna be a true 1st option franchise player, but I certainly think he can be a strong 2nd option. He can make an impact on both ends of the floor, and he already has shown he can be brought along slowly and be effective next to a dominant scorer until he's ready to take the reigns. What more can you want?

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What? Howard averaged 23 ppg

What?

Howard averaged 23 ppg last season and got 4 offensive rebounds to go with that, great rebounding and shot blocking and a presence in the lane that discourages people from driving even if he isn't going to punch you in the throat like Lambeir. You don't have to take 19 shots to be a top 10 player in the NBA. You are just making up your own specific qualifications of what you are arguing and when someone makes a point you say they are wrong.

You say Dwight Howards isn't a top 10 player and when someone mentions his defensive impact you say you weren't talking about that. Then why didn't you say a top 10 offensive player in the league. Most people won't dispute that Dwight Howard isn't a top 10 offensive player in the league, but you said PLAYER. When people talk who are the top 10 players in the league they normally don't mean the 10 guys with the best offensive skillset.

Are you talking about the top 10 offensive players, guised in the top 10 players in the league so you can argue longer?

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Really Damnp this is what you

Really Damnp this is what you do with your big return?

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Do not try to make sense out of his nonsense. I rip on Dwight Howard for taking only 13 shots per game too, but there is no way in hell I think that he is anything less than a top 10 player in the league. He is not Shaq or Wilt, but he is the best center in the league by far. Than he uses Kenyon Martin as a reference of an "intimidator", a guy who never averaged 10 rebounds per game over a full season.

What Dhamp fails to mention is, Dwight Howard has averaged double digit boards since he started in the league, gets fouled an exceptional amount of times per game and that he averaged more points per game than "Randolf" and Pau Gasol while being exponentially better than both defensively. In other words, the guy has little to no argument besides Dwight Howard's all-time placement amongst great centers, which was not being debated in the first place. So, I would leave this one alone, since things with Dhamp never seem to go anywhere.

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You make a good point mikey,

You make a good point mikey, if I keep going there would be new stipulations and we'd be excluding Saturday afternoon games and games where the opponent wore alternate jerseys.

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It's all about potential and

It's all about potential and how quickly he's been improving. Consider this, unknown out of highschool, didn't become a viable option in UCONN offense until conference play(watch Maui tourney) Became the legit second option during Big East Tourney and was the primary option on the USA team. If he continues at this rate I have no issue with his current ranking

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Dhamp...the biggest troll on

Dhamp...the biggest troll on NBADraft.net. Next to McBasketballGuru anyway

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Maybe he was locked up and someone jailhouse &$#%#&@! for 2 years. I'm surprise he wasnt able to hide a iphone up his ass.

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JoeWolf, please stop mixing up my arguments. D-Howard is NOT a top 10 player ( please see above). I named the guys I would take TODAY over him. Someone else mentioned playing on both ends and I mainly responded to that person's post.

The general public pumps Howard like he is a legit top 10 player, but he isn't. You mention what he does in the regular season, but what happens in the playoff? Instead of taking 13 shots (horrible) teams will lock down on him and he'll take seven or eight (even worse). And he's not intimidating, he's goofy. You misinterpreted my point. No one is scared on him. Earl Boykins would just maybe attempt to dunk on him. He doesn't physically make anyone think twice, he's a comedian for crying out loud.

Anyway, can he be counted on in the clutch, nope. Free throws, nope. Jump shot, nope. Nuff said.

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I agree with everything MikeyvDon said

Lamb looks to me to be 6'7, well have to wait for the combine test college height a lot of the times isn't legit. He can defend really well, also shoot really well, Doesnt seem to have any liability. Getting a good two gaurd is hard in the NBA.

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Lamb is 6'5.

Lamb is 6'5.

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Inconstantcy

There is a massive inconstantcy to where Lamb belongs on the draft board. Some mocks have him #2 such as this one, others have him at #13. My opinion is his a number 5-6 pick. One player I do think is overratted is Sullinger. I think why on earth this guy would be a top 5 pick.

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I also think lamb should be

I also think lamb should be drafted around 5 - 8. I'll wait for the combine since paul george was listed at 6'7 but is 6'9 Beasley listed at 6'10 really is 6'8.

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