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my take on James McAdoo

one player who is put strong positive effect on me in the early season, after shy freshman season now McAdoo start to show who he is, i really enjoy to watch his game and i vision a big future for him, at the moment he is my number one pick for next year draft.

scouting:

positive - very fundamentally sound and polish for a player his age, player with high IQ and very practical approach to the game... deadly mid range shooter, know how to operate on the block with advanced moves inside, even though a big scorer still a team oriented player. right now a four, he could be effective at that position despite having only average size there, but for him i see a good chance of turning into a big advantage three man in the NBA if he decide to become one and working on it cause i've been impress with his energy level and how mobile and how well he's moving his feets for a player his size and he's smart enough to know how to cover on some lack of quickness with good positioning and sophistication.
negative - not an amazing defensive player, not a shot blocker at all, need seasoning.

comparison:

best case - Shareef Abdur-Rahim/James Worthy
worst case - Thaddeus Young/Derrick Williams


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If you really watch UNC games

If you really watch UNC games you would see James skill level is not very high, coming from a North Carolina fan. He gets most of his buckets by finishing hard in traffic and putbacks off of offensive rebounds. I'm still hoping that he could be a James worthy type player but its highly unlikely

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he does have very good skill

he does have very good skill level, but he just don't show it at it best right now, play too fast, need to settle down a little, but you can still see sparks of gorgeous player.

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Shareef Abdur Rahim is the

Shareef Abdur Rahim is the BEST comparison for him, by a wide margin. He doesnt have the range of say an Antwan Jamison but his midrange game, athleticism, and post skills are very reminisent of Abdur Rahim. A more athletic David West is similar as well.

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It took forever for Jamison

It took forever for Jamison to develop his 3 point shot. Warriors suffered trading Vince Carter for him.

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Another Tweener

I would not draft a tweener like Mcadoo in the top 5, unless he can flat out shoot. See Mike Beasley and Derrick Williams.

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if beasley would just lay off

if beasley would just lay off the pot the guy would have developed into a superstar...such a god damn waste of talent and traded it away to party his ass off...

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mcadoo has talent... duh...

mcadoo has talent... duh... but hes skill level is still pretty low... would i take him top 5 in this draft? maybe....

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mcadoo dosnt belong in the

mcadoo dosnt belong in the top 5..This site puts up a mock draft and everyone starts believing that a certain player will be great. perfect example is cody zeller..the dude hasnt exactly looked like a future nba star so far this season let alone the projected #1 pick! Its ridiculous but time will tell..I can tell you 1 thing about mcadoo tho, he is OVERATED

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and as far as beasley, he

and as far as beasley, he hasnt exactly had a 'good coach' since HS lol. Think about it, you cant really blame mike beasley for not being a superstar..sure he looks like a goof and a clown on tv but every single team hes played for he has not been utilized very well at all. I am hoping he will have a great year in phoenix

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mike beasley is full of

mike beasley is full of talnet but he is just horrible passive as a player and not live the dynamic of the game, very estranged... thats why he's not carry out his talent... and he did have good coaches, in Miami, in Minnesota, even now in Phoenix and he's still sucks.

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Beasley is not a good player

Beasley is not a good player because he just doesn't get it. He's not a smart player at all. He still likes to catch and hold and kill ball movement. He still likes his contested long 2's. He still doesn't drive the ball nearly enough (mainly because he doesn't have a speed advantage at the 3, plus his handle isn't anything special). Beas is still a player who settles for bad shots. He's hopeless on defense too. A lot of that has to do with his tweener size, lack of adequate lateral quicks for a SF and not enough size to defend the post, but Beas still has terrible awareness...which goes back to his lack of intelligence on the floor. Think about all the coaches who Beas has had since college. They can't all be wrong about Beas.

As for McAdoo, I don't get his top 5 status either. To me he has all the makings of a really good garbage man. Finishing at the rim, catching dump offs, flashing into open spots for short jumpers, crashing the glass, running the floor hard, with the occasional face up play. Defensively, I guess he can be a position defender who can help in switching schemes. But I don't see him being a great rebounder, shot blocker or anything like that. He can still be a valuable player though, just in a role playing capacity.

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if a player like that isnt an

if a player like that isnt an all star then he DOES NOT have a good coach.

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being a great player is not

being a great player is not only about talent(and i agree with you Beasly one of the best talents coming in the last years to NBA), it's also about smarts and character!

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beasley

Still only 23 yrs old and nowhere near his potential and prime yet. Still has a good chance to become a legit star. Sure he needs to stay away from the greens a little but damn, I saw him play live and that man is buckets all day.

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McAdoo will not be that good

McAdoo will not be that good in the NBA. All tweeners are at the next level are match-up problems coming off the bench. They never start on a championship caliber team cause they can't defend their position or don't have the offensive game to compliment their position. Like others have said, see Derrick Williams and Michael Beasley.

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mcadoo

solid player but its hard to judge really young players tho, sometimes it takes players years to develop but i do see him being a solid pro, he seems kind of soft tho. Real stars in the making are aggressive beasts

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Seen him play a bunch

1. He is not a tweener. He is a 4, he has nothing in his game that suggests anybody will every try to move him.

2. I don't think he likes basketball, he never smiles. His motor runs kind of low, I wonder if he is bored

3. He hasn't quite put it all together yet. He is bigger faster and stronger than the competition and has the basics of a good skillset, good shot, decent handle, but right now the parts are greater than the whole

4. I think he has a lot of upside. One thing teams like about him is he is a very good off ball player. He doesnt need 15 shots a game, he can you 16 and 8 and you didnt even realize he was there

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Seen him play a bunch

1. He is not a tweener. He is a 4, he has nothing in his game that suggests anybody will every try to move him.

2. I don't think he likes basketball, he never smiles. His motor runs kind of low, I wonder if he is bored

3. He hasn't quite put it all together yet. He is bigger faster and stronger than the competition and has the basics of a good skillset, good shot, decent handle, but right now the parts are greater than the whole

4. I think he has a lot of upside. One thing teams like about him is he is a very good off ball player. He doesnt need 15 shots a game, he can you 16 and 8 and you didnt even realize he was there

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This is a big year for James

This is a big year for James McAdoo, he needs to step up and be a college star, last year he was all about potential, this year he needs to deliver. The Beasley and Williams comparisons are fair and as a Phoenix fan I hope that Beasley does deliver but I still fear he is almost coasting his career. He had a nice rookie deal and got a $18 million 3 year deal with Phoenix so he is still well rewarded and probably knows he has enough skill to earn further contracts but maybe not the drive to become a superstar.

It is his choice if he likes the weed although personally for a professional sportsman I find it bizarre as straight away it rules he out of any Team USA prospects as the FIBA and Olympic dope testing guys could have been on him like a shot.

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I like how people realizes

I like how people realizes Mcadoodoo is nothing special.

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with all that said

which other 4s in ncaa would you choose or rate ahead of him. TO me Zellets better served as a four in the nba, Mitchell i hear is trying to audition as a 3 this season but he also is a 4, maybe CJ Leslie but i cant imagine him in anyones top five? Maybe his rating is a reflection on the competion at hos podition or lack there of.

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