I think this guy is mega under rated for his career, good for 20 points, 6 boards, and 3 or 4 assists a game, plays competitive D. Where does he rank in the best 3's of all time?
Mega Underrated? I don't think so. He is perfectly rated.
I just think that he has accomplished a lot that he doesnt get credit for. He is no Bird, Pipper, LeBron, Dr J or Gervin...but I definitely think he is among the group of guys who are just below those in terms of the top 3's of all time.
Definitely. I agree. He has always been a great player but always worked best when surrounded by good talent.
Who wouldnt work best when playing with KG, Ray and Rondo (and to a lesser extent Perkins)? He was ballin when he played with Antoine Walker! I just think he is a guy that kinda always went a bit under the radar, he was never the best or the flashiest in the league but was always a top player
I don't think so. He is perfectly rated.
Goran Dragic – Pick originally owned by the Toronto Raptors
On draft night in 2007 the Toronto Raptors traded their 2008 second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for the rights to Giorgos Printezis, who to this day has still never played in the NBA. The Spurs then proceeded to flip the pick to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for the draft rights to Malik Hairston and a 2009 second-round pick of the Golden State Warriors, which the Suns acquired in a trade for Zarko Cabarkapa.
The HEAT didn’t exactly cash in on the steal either, but there is still hope. They flipped Thornton on draft night to the New Orleans Hornets for Jarvis Varnado and a second-round pick yet to be conveyed still. Thornton had a solid two years for the Hornets before they ended up shipping him to Sacramento for Carl Landry.
Ty Lawson – Pick originally owned by the Miami HEAT
In 2007 the Miami HEAT gave up a future first-round draft pick in a deal that sent Antoine Walker, Wayne Simien, and Michael Doleac to Minnesota for Ricky Davis and Mark Blount. That pick was rendered in 2009 and was used on Ty Lawson in the infamous Timberwolves draft where they took three point guards in the first round including Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn. Lawson, who up to this point is the best of the three, was immediately the odd man out.
As the Clippers’ luck would have it, their pick, even with a 2.8 percent chance, ended up as the lottery winner. So, the Cavaliers ended up with Irving, the classes’ only sure thing who went on to win the Rookie of the Year award, and is now the face of their franchise. If it wasn’t for the acquisition of Chris Paul just a few months later, the Clippers would still be reeling from this one.
The Gems Of 2013 The 2013 NBA Draft class isn’t going to blow you away with proven talent, but as some labeled the 2012 draft immensely deep with talent, some are trying to label the 2013 class as wafer thin and that might not necessarily be true.
The problem with Shabazz, whose eligibility is also currently in question, is unlike Noel, who has a freakish physical tool set, Shabazz looks like a lot of NBA players. He has the NBA body and possibly the NBA game. He is a high volume scorer and can do a lot with the ball.
It is rare to see big guys with Zeller’s mix of aggressive playing style, super bounce, and a relentless work ethic. Those things should make him very attractive in the draft process.
If Austin can put together a consistent season of being an aggressor in the paint, he could jump into the top three discussion because he is really that good. The problem is there is just as much game film of him being passive as being aggressive, so he’ll have to showcase that at Baylor.
The Hornets are bringing back just five players from last year’s squad including Xavier.
At the end of the day you can blame Howard for waffling with his decisions. You came blame Howard for a circle of influence that was as leaky as the Titanic – all of that is fair – but to blast Howard for an ad thanking the fans? Not sure I can get behind that one. It just comes off as sour grapes.
Part of the problem, of course, is that unlike some of the all-time greats McGrady didn’t stay in elite shape during the NBA offseason. Like many players, he would count on being able to play himself into shape in training camp rather than staying ready during the summer, and while he was good enough to survive that way for a while, it did catch up with him fairly quickly.