NBA players with HIGH potential
Anthony Randolph - Odom said he has hall of famer potential.. that about sums it up
Jennings - If this guy can shoot over 45% (he shot under 40), he will not only be easily averaging 7-8 assists, but 20 or more points.. Add that in with crazy handles.....
Reke - Has superstar type potential, maybe even franchise changer potential. He's LBJ at guard, he just needs a jump shot
Keep adding on to the list... No Im not being demanding, hypno toad demands it (futurama joke)
I think if Livingston is fully healed and he plays without fear, he could be a stud. If he even lives up to half of his potential, he will be exciting as hell to watch.
Not a knock here, but who's Odom to say "He's a Hall of Famer"
I wasn't aware Odom inducts players into the HoF.
I'm just pulling your leg here.
I see the potential but not HoF potential. All-Star potential? Yes.
Who did odom say was a hall of famer?
Apparently, Anthony Randolph
Randolph is a good rebounder, I think he can average 10, he has a lot of length and athleticism and in Golden State that can get you 12 ppg and with a little bit of actual skill 20 wouldn't be that hard. He is a good ball handler and has good court sense so 5 assists per game isn't out of the equation. And with his length he could kinda easily get 2 blocks per game and 2 steals per game (especially in Golden State's run and gun system).
Looks hall of fame to me if he can reach his potential.
i repspect odom, but randolph has work to do to get to odoms level and odom is far from a hall of famer. I think you have to realize that once guys start developing and putting up numbers, teams adjust to them and find ways to take them out of the game. Thats when you seperate hall of famers from the pack becasue a hall of famer wont let you stop him from getting his. You ready to say randolph can get 20 and 10 when teams are locking in on him? Im not. His jumpers broke and he doesnt have elite post skills. He basically gets points off transition and broken playes. Thats not the recipe for a hall of famer.
look at his games with starter minutes, he is ready to play its just a matter of nellie not being insane. His jumper is far far from broke, in fact its pretty good (where r u getting this?) his post skills will come with added muscle (his rookie year he was 197, now he is 235... it will get there). and you really dont know how he gets points...... thats a dumb assumption he gets his points only off fast breaks and broken plays... he is good in isos and pick and rolls and back door cuts.
Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins from this draft. I would also put Russell Westbrook in there even though he is playing well already he can be ridiculously good.
Randolph Definately has Hall of Fame Potential. right now he is simmilar to a 1996 1997 KG. if he got drafted to almost any other team he would be putting up close to 20/10/5/2 but for some reason nellie and D'Antoni went to the same school on how to coach.
Things they learnt there include.
1. Run as fast and as much as possible
2. defense is optional and not to be encouraged
3. Never develop young Players. because they miss too many shots, or Don't play acceptable defense.
THen they took different streams. for Player development, nelson took the "mess with their minuites so the will work harder" strategy With the Advanced " don't teach them anything truly useful so when they go together teams they will suck and make you look better. Until they Adjust to a new system
nateoak, being ready to play and being a future hall of famer and one of the greatest players in the game are 2 very different things. I never said he couldnt play. His jumper is far from broke? Maybe we saw 2 differnt players shooting jumpers last year. I saw a wack jumper that was anything but reliable. He has shot 11% from three in his career and for a forward who prides himself on taking guys outside, thats not good. His mechanics need work. Can he do it? Sure. But please dont act like that jumper is good right now, cause it aint.
He's getting points off one on one plays and pick and rolls on the regualr? Not from what I saw. He gets points off defenders lacking to focus on him and he catches them sleeping and he uses his speed to get by them. Nothing about him at this point says get out of my way im gonna take the ball and go get mine. Keep in mind i also pointed how he will translate as a scorer once he becomes a 20ppg guy like someone else proposed. Defenses arent locking in on him because neither he nor the warriors are a big threat. If you want to make the hall of fame, you have to make defenders adjust to you by consistently putting numbers.
He's a well rounded stat filler. He's basically Lamar Odom version 2.0, except unproven. Keep in mind lamar averaged 15+ for many seasons when getting starters minutes. Is Lamar going to the hall of fame? Dont see what makes randolph so much better then lamar at this same stage in their career.
jdstorm, if anthony randolph got drafted by any other team instead golden state he would be getting close to 20-10-5? SO i guess a undersized transition oriented pf lacking defense cant translate well to an undersized transitioin oriented team who cares less about defense and sucks and has plenty of minutes available for good players?
im not trying to hate on randolph i htink he still has a lot of potential. BUt hall of fame? 20-10-5? One of the great pf's to play this game? COmparing him to Kevin Garnett?
Lets just shoot for starter and Lamar Odom and then go from there.
If Chris Bosh leaves and Demar (Kid Dynamite) Derozan gains a solid jumpshiot from NBA 3 this could be your Most Improved Player. His athletisism is off the charts, he has a wicked first step and can score in traffic. Look for his playmaking abillities to come in play soon as well as his defensive abillities.
I think those Randolph numbers are a little inflated. The Golden State system is pretty crazy, yes, but no one averaged over 8 rpg in that system last year and altough Randolp has great length, 10 rpg for a guy who weighs 210 pounds, I have my doubts. That being said I agree he has great potential, but 20, 10, 5, seems a little enflated, especially since his career assist average is 0.9.
Beasley. He just needs a good therapist and maybe an exorcism.
Greg Oden!, B Easy and Jrue Holiday
lebron and dwight howard....they still have so much left...
Tyreke Evans is nowhere near the athlete that LeBron James is.
His Rookie Year Went Alot Like Kobe's
Stephen Curry, trade Monta Ellis, and you have a superstar potential player, if you let him run the show, Averaged Most Assist and Steals among second in points, best 3p%, 10 in Boards among all rookies( who didn't start in d-league)., and of course, becoming the fifth player in history with a 30-10-10, as a rookie.
Josh Howard, Zach Randolph, Rasheed Wallace, Damon Stoudamire.......the forum topic was "NBA players with getting HIGH potential" right?
For real though, Anthony Randolph, Rod Beabeuious <--- no idea how to spell least name, Nicolas Batum <--- he may not put up huge numbers this year in Portland, but this kid is a multi-talented SF who is a lock down defender. I think Batum will take a few steps forward this year.
Randolph may be a bit skinny but he is a legit 6'11. Right now his body type is probably somewhere between Channing Frye and Amare. Randolph came into the League verry raw. then nelson decided to mess with his minutes, and not let him develop. The Possible 20/10/2 numbers come from going to a team that better understands how to use and develop him
Goran Dragic and Steph Curry.
Earl Clark. Physically gifted with a skill-set much like Randolph's, except he's more unselfish and less aggressive right now.
Terrence Williams. Another Louisville guy who has potential. Can do a little of everything, except for shoot. He reminds me of Andre Iguodala, so of course he's my next favorite player.
George Hill. He's very athletic, long, and quick and he's also a good shooter to really put pressure on the D. If he can show at least average playmaking ability and lay D like his physical ability suggests (he's shown signs of it), he'll be well on his way to an All-Star level career.
Roddy Beaubois. See George Hill's summary lol...
You guys are overrating this kid soo much. I like him as a player and he can def be an All-Star but I see him as a Josh Smith type of a 4. Is that HOF to you guys?
I hated Kevin Love coming into the draft (I have a serious vendetta against white bigmen) but dam has he impressed me in what I have seen. He could seriously thrive in that Minnesota offense while holding his own on the defensive side of the ball. 16 11 5 isn't out of the question.
I'm assuming this is disregarding the obvious like John Wall, D-Rose etc. If that is the case then Danilo Gallinari has huge potential. He has the will and attitude to dominate a game, if he continues to develop he could be a franchise player. The dude matched Melo shot-for-shot last season and got in his face about it. That type of competitive fire will get you somewhere. He needs to be able to play SF though, because he isn't a PF.
I agree 1000% with you on Jennings' potential, but I doubt he'll ever shoot 45+ percent from the field. He doesn't take the ball to the hoop nearly as often as someone with his speed and leaping ability should; when he does, it usually results in a floater or a pass. Added bulk would obviously help him, but I don't know how much of a risk it would be. He doesn't appear to have the frame to add much more muscle; if he does add, say, 10 pounds of muscle, then it could take away from his speed and quickness.
Rajon Rondo- If he can develop a decent jumper no one will be able to check this man
Thaddeus Young- In the right situation he can be an All Star SF some much athleticism and length
Goran Dragic - Great shout, I see a brilliant playmaker in this player
DeAndre Jordan - Unfortunately he has no Basketball IQ and still doesn't show a flash of a post game.
Ricky Rubio - Not in the NBA yet, but the kids intelligence and vision are off the charts.
Serge Ibaka - Amazing Athleticism combined with a soft touch and aggression make him one to look out for.
George Hill - His intensity, shooting touch, and quickness can get him to be a solid #2 option on a contending team in the future.
these guys are not in the nba but have/had high potential.
josh mcroberts( is still in the laegue)
jonathan bender (also in the league)
rodney carney (still in the league)
darko milicic(stil in the league)
len bias ( had never the chance to rech his potential)
Curry and Cousins..... These guys are gonna be real good for a real long time.
Getting both for my fantasy team for sure.