since Richard Jefferson has been traded, I think Joe Alexander is going to step up, be the starting small forward and improve alot this season. I can see him averaging like 11 and 6 this year. I've read him and Mbah a Moute have been working very hard in the weight room and on the court. He is very raw and once he polishes his game, I think he has a lot of upside and if he keeps improving, he could be a 15 and 8 guy. What do you guys think?
He's good. He can speak Chinese.
I think Alexander is just another Tyrus Thomas. People fell in love with his athleticism and one decent run in the tourney. He shouldnt have gone as high as he did. He is a role player at best.
I'm always hearing about Joe Alexander and how he can average 15 and 8. I honestly don't know what to think of him...
Broke my heart,he didn't do much.He's looking more like a workout warrior,but there's still hope
he did not get minutes. Also Tyrus Thomas will be good. It is taking him a while to adjust him game to what the Bulls are doing because he is in between positions and the bull's style does not go well for him game.
Tyrus Thomas is still TREMENDOUSLY raw. He misses 8 footers constantly. He hasnt even lived up to his rebounding ability. His is too weak for the 4 and is too poor on the perimeter to play the 3. He doesnt have the versatility of a guy like Odom because he still cant dribble or shoot.
step up, but he's never going to live up to the hype he had following a good tourney.
when he got the minutes he...how should i put this..kinda stunk...his defense is what really put him lower on the bench..he wont start this year...the kid from ucla played alot better..matu buta or something like that..first name luc
When Milwaukee drafted J. Alexander they knew he was a long term project with tremendous potential. He has very limited experience, he started slowly at WV, so it was no surprise that he didn't play much last season. Therefore, I think the criticism of his rookie season is unwarranted. In addition, we have to get over this expectation of immediate success. Most players improve gradually over time, very few players have a great season their first year in the league
Keep in mind that Joe Alexander is an incredible leaper and a guy who almost dominated the Big East Tournament in 2008. Obviously we don't know what kind of year he will have, but it wouldn't surprise me if he started to fulfill his big time potential. Think about it, would Milwaukee trade Jefferson unless they had confidence that Alexander would improve significantly this year?
hell get more playing time now. i think he wil really step up!
actually they traded jefferson for cap space
Joe Alexander reminds me of prospects from Africa freakish athleticism with underdeveloped skillset,he only been playing basketball for maybe 5 years he may never turn the corner
i hear all the talk about joe and i think while most of you saw him in college and you think he isjust athletic some of u have forgotten why he was drafted where he was. watching the ncaa tournament last year i got a good look at him when they played duke. athleticism wasnt even the biggest thing that impressed me. it was his jumper and his suprising range. he hit 3 3's and a flurry of mid range jumpers and at times drove and finished strong. even in the summer league last year joe was showing his 3 ball. he got lost in the shuffle in milwaukee this year(not that anyone really noticed) and the only the most fans know him for is the fact that he was a participant in the online voting 4 who should be in the dunk contest. he wasnt given a lot of minutes whch is a shame becuz the bucks were goin nowhere anyway. but i think people are really sleeping on luke mbah a moute. he is probably the best defensive secret in the NBA right now. and he rebounds and passes well. i think becuz he has 0 offensive game people dont care for wat he does. think of him as a biger stronger version of bruce bowen with great rebounding and passing skills