I watched all the 2 guards play in college/summer league, & j.lamb is looking to be the head of the class. He has more offensive tools then beal or any of the other 2G's. He can play off the ball, Iso, mid range game and deep ball. He also has the wiry strength to finish w/ contact. His rebounding is modest & his assist game isn't there yet but I love his upside. I like him much better then beal, I noticed beal can not score with out a screen or pick which limits him a bit. beal will hav a better opportunity to be successful in his rookie yr though. But if lamb played alongside wall, he would be hands down the top rookie scorer
mmm.... told you so.
I like Lamb and he looks like the best SG so far but you should take a look at e list someone made of past rookies and how they did in summer league. It doesn't always translates to regular season so take summer league with a grain of salt
If Lamb continues playing well like this once the seaon starts then I will start to consider him the head of the class, but I don't crown anyone during summer league. I remember the summer league before Lebron's rookie year, he couldn't shoot at all and by the time the season began he had a reasonable jump shot. There is plenty of time for all these guys to get better before training camp arrives.
One thing I don't do is base it on summer league stats, you have to really scout their abilities to do what they want on this level, Lamb does everything you ask of a very good 2 guard to do and makes it look easy. Unfortunately lambs play won't translate because he will be playing behind Martin. but I see the rockets trading Martin during the season & lamb putting up big numbers in the second half
I'm sure Orlando is looking at the Rockets rookies and liking what they see. Lamb looks great ,T.Jones has been killing while still coming off the bench and White is that do everything unselfish point forward
With the way the rookies are playing I absolutely wouldn't deal any of them to rent Dwight Howard.
i agree. if d12 trade doesnt go down and lamb keeps showing he can do this, they will eventually move martin and start developing lamb, ala gsw
lamb makes it look easy, and i always thought he would be the best sg in the class, and yeah its summer league but theres things he does that the other shooting guards in the class have tried to do and cant, he has nice size and length and the best overall jumpshot, off the bounce, catch and shoot mid range deepball and can play off ball and doesnt need a screen to get his buckets his defense and assists will come with time but his upside is scary
honest to god, i've been quoting that all year ^
I made a forum topic about Lamb-Ross before the draft..i got negged like crazy mentioning that lamb is the superior player and i saw comments like these
"Ross is clutch and had some insane performances this year... he's a much better shooter and has a higher motor"
"It just seems like Ross plays stronger and looks thicker in games. There is no bench press on the basketball court.''
"Ross is a much better shooter than Lamb. I think Ross' overall potential is starting to shine through. I would definintely take him over Lamb."
well lamb and ross were my two favorite prospects last year, i've been hi on these 2.
i think ross will also be a stud
I wish he would have slid to the Bucks. Hope Sammy Dalenbert was worth it.
Wait Dalembert isn't in the rockets????????
this guy was 9th on my board and still 2nd best sg but w/o media hypes in my heart i always felt he has top5 talent easily and now he is defenitely showing it..
he is super smooth has all the nba moves his touch and jumpshot form doesn't look any worse than Beal's in my mind..even if Ross jumps higher or Rivers has bettter first step overall i feel Jeremy has it all body control, leaping,runs very well, has great quickness..
and he still plays much taller than he really is i still can't believe he is same heigth with Rivers and his winspan isn't over 7ft
I think Cleveland are really going to be kicking themselves for taking Waiters over Lamb; Waiters is a Wade type SG who isn't a great shooter but can do amazing things with the ball in his hands, but they already have a guy in Irving to do those things, and Lamb plays off the ball in prototypical SG fashion.
The biggest concern about Lamb is his inability to take over a game and his tendency to coast (some people call it smoothness), but Washington and Cleveland both have their studs in Wall and Irving, so that "weakness" becomes a positive as it means he can play his game without stepping on their toes.
I always thought Beal's jumper was overrated but I gave in to the inevitable when it became apparent he'd go top-5, but this could be a draft we see a lot of people scratching their heads about in a few years.
I'm not saying he's the best SG in this class outright (only hinting at it), but I think his game suited the Wizards and Cavs better than the players they selected and this will become apparent the more time passes.
Don't sleep on John Jenkins y'all. He's gonna have a long career. Rivers looks sorry as hell right now and Beal can't score without using his jumper off screens. Hopefully these guys will start to figure it out soon but lamb looks like a beast compared to them
The worst part about John Jenkins game this summer was that he was missing shots. That never, ever happens, so as soon as he just gets his nerves straight he looks really good. Best shooter in the draft, and if he continues to display the sort of mobility, athleticism, and quickness he has shown so far the sky is the limit.
Beal scores points but he looks to me like more of a combo guard, tweener 2, Eric Gordon esque.
Jenkins is gonna be a good one. But as far as Lamb, I really like his body....I dont remember him looking that muscular a year ago....looks like he has been putting in time in the weight room. when Lamb improves his IQ and really learns how to create separation, he will be unguardable.
And that's why I always thought he'd go top7. I thought it was Davis, Robinson, Beal, MKG, Drummond, Barnes, Lamb, THEN everyone else. Lamb has potential to be an 17-20 PPG kind of guy in a Richard Hamilton-mold.
i actually believe he has "potential" to be the best scorer from this draft with much above 20 acutally that's how good his skills and tools are..
and 17-20 ppg looks not a ceiling but a pretty realistic one scenario imo
I watched all the 2 guards play in college/summer league
And there is nothing from those that determines who will be the head of this class.
Was alway Big on Lamb don get why he fell. Think he could develop into a Rip Hamilton type player.
I tried to say Lamb had the best J out of all of the 2 guards in this draft and people were calling me crazy. If you watched this past season he made most of his mid-range jumpshots. The reason he shot somewhat poorly from three was because he settled for covered 3's at the end of the shot clock because UConn couldn't run an offense.
2011 #12 pick shooting guard Alec Burks vs. 2012 #12 pick shooting guard Jeremy Lamb who will be better in the long-run?
I got negged for suggeting the pistons should take him with the 9th pick. Knight and Lamb with Stuckey coming off the bench would be strong for yrs to come....