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Players say Javale McGee has No Game

Remember last summer when McGee was trying out for TEAM USA veteran forward Lamar Odom said McGee needs to develope a better feel for the game ,becuz its called basketball not Run & Jump...

Now Ron Artest is smashing Javale's game,saying he's been playing too many video games,i bet those NBA Jam type moves he tries during games must be driving Flip crazy...Wizard coach Flip Saunders replied,'' McGee has more Style than Substance''..Artest also said McGee needs to upgrade from Atari to PlayStation...Artest said McGee could be a very good player..If watched tapes of legendary big men and learn how to play in the post instead of all that video game type stuff...

{Edit Note :For once Artest makes alot of sense....


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No disrespect to Wizards

No disrespect to Wizards fans.

I said this all offseason. I felt he can break out, but when people were talking 15-11, I was talking 9-9 with a couple blocks.

He has NO post game and shouldn't be trusted down there.

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Nobody said 15-11 the

Nobody said 15-11 the consenses was always 9-8 3blks but I thinks its very distasteful to talk about young players who arent on your team why didnt he talk about nick young lighting there ass up??

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as a wizards fan, i seriously

as a wizards fan, i seriously think a lot of people hate on mcgee simply because he's an arrogant young player. i mean come on, did any of you see the dunk on spencer hawes where he said to the camera man "what was he thinking?" or when brand flagrant fouled him and then he waved goodbye to brand as he was ejected. he's cocky, but as of right now he doesn't have much to back it up except some amazing athleticism. let's be real, it's only his 3rd year in the league, and the first two he was stuck behind haywood and ethan thomas. i agree after summer league he was hyped up, but none of that was his fault. big men take awhile to develop, give him some more time.

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He is so immature..And so is

He is so immature..And so is Blatche...1 of them have to be traded

or Seraphin or Booker must step up their play...

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Lamar Odom dissing someone

Lamar Odom dissing someone elses game? Is he not the one hugged up with Shrek Kardashian on national t.v.?

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Between Blatche and Yi they

Between Blatche and Yi they have the worst combination of defensive power forward's and McGee's lack of focus is not helping. He may block 2 or 4 shots every game, but what about the other 50 times someone steps into the lane when he's in the game?

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i really have no idea why

i really have no idea why we're so high on blatche. yeah he's got some game, but he's a solid backup at best. he doesn't by any means deserve to be starting. everyone freaked when he put up good numbers after arenas got suspended and we traded away butler and jamison. i have no idea why everyone thought he was so great, he was putting up decent, not amazing, numbers on a team with no scoring or rebounding at all.

i really hate every single one of our front court players to be honest haha

yi - always hurt, super soft, plays no defense, jumpshot is inconsistent

booker - all hustle, but needs to stop shooting 16 foor jumpers because he couldn't make that shot if his life depended on it

blatche - enough said

hilton armstrong - why? why the hell did we sign him? i would've rather had adam morrison

seraphin - wasted the 17th pick on him, way too raw

the only one i want to keep on the wiz is mcgee

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@justin they were talking

@justin they were talking about how McGee has no feel for the game and has more style then substance and you try to defend him by saying did you see them two dunks????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

That was never the question the question is will he ever learn how to actually play basketball. And Blatche is a waaaaaay better player then McGee at this point. Blatche can atleast average 17 and 10 with a few assits.

And how did Adam Morrison not make the team?

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i never defended him by

i never defended him by saying look at those dunks, i was saying the dunks are a sign of his arrogance and immaturity. and morrison didn't make the team because we decided to sign cartier martin and lester hudson instead

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Yeah Cartier Martin and

Yeah Cartier Martin and Lester Hudson later...How did Morrison not make the team? Gee? Really? But I guess Ammo didn't really fill a need and the Wiz got enough long ranger gunners on that team.

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Nobody said 15-11 the

Nobody said 15-11 the consenses was always 9-8 3blks

You know thats not true. I remember people picking him as the MIP and after preseasons game with Wall and McGee...he was supposed to be this better scoring version of Tyson Chandler...

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Your right about the chandler

Your right about the chandler comparison but more than half the well known posters predicited 10-8pts and 9-7 rbs 2-3blks

Lol even you said 10 and 9 "I did have him as a breakout guy and do expect him to have a solid season but more like 10, 9, 1.5 is realistic for him" http://www.nbadraft.net/forum/wasnt-javale-mcgee-suppossed-be-so-much-be...

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i actually like alonzo gee,

i actually like alonzo gee, he's got some hops and has decent fundamentals. overall he and cartier martin offer more for the wizards than adam morrison does, even though i would've loved to see ammo get a chance to turn his career around. he did it to himself really, in the pre season and training camp games i saw he looked as if he really didn't care.

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Yea, read the post then. I

Yea, read the post then. I saw people predicting 17-11-3 for him then.....

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Show me who predicted that

Show me who predicted that and I bet its someone who doesnt post alot. The most extreme thing I saw was Mr 1914 say 11 and 11 and everyone disagreed and said 10 and 9 2blks

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Lol I thought that was the

Lol I thought that was the one when he posted all those naked pics of Ibaka

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That was 5 weeks ago man, I

That was 5 weeks ago man, I don't remember who said it. I remember people saying it AND agreeing with it. I have no reason to lie about it. I said it then and I'll say it now

I remember people predicting outlandish numbers for McGee and I didn't believe it would happen because he lacked post moves.

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Aww man I forgot all about

Aww man I forgot all about how he posted those pics lol! Ridiculous man. Simply ridiculous.

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Well your lack of evidence

Well your lack of evidence leads me to bieleve otherwise......just saying

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I don't get on here much but

I don't get on here much but I remember someone saying McGee could get like 18 and 10 with 2.5 blocks haha

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I'm a Wizards fan, and I'm

I'm a Wizards fan, and I'm not biased when I say this.

People like to hate on McGee when he does bad, but when he does good, nobody gives him credit. People bash him when he has one bad game, but when he's busting his ass off people start saying stuff like "The only reason he is playing so well is because of John Wall" But how so, because the week McGee broke out, John Wall missed the whole week. I'm not trying to be on McGee's nuts, but if you can dish the hate, you gotta be able to man up and give him credit too.

We all know he has crazy potentail, but he's still a knucklehead. He still doesn't box out, and has no post game. McGee has made huge strides this season, He has tried to be smater on the basketball court, for example not jumping for a block at every single opportunity. We all know his strenghts like being a crazy athlete, elite shotblocker, runs the floor well, but he has his weaknesses like having no post game, isn't strong, and doesn't have good rebounding skills. I think hiring a big man coach would be raelly beneficial for him. They can work with him on his offensive game, and can teach him fundamentals.

As for the Blatche-McGee debate, Blatche is better right now, but McGee has the potentail to become better. Blatche is very skilled, good shooter, and has impressive lenght, but he's just an average athlete and isn't a great defender. Blatche has been putting up pretty good numbers this season, but at an inefficient rate. His field goal% isn't impressive. His defense has also been TERRIBLE at times this season. One thing people underestimate about him is the impact the offseason foot injury is having on him. He broke his foot, and it prevented him form working on his game in the whole offseason and caused him to come to training camp out of shape. He still isn't in good shape(probably has the worst body in the NBA right now), and it's so depressing because before the foot injury, he was working his but off. He was in the gym lifting weights every day when the offseason began. He was never a freak athlete, but this season, it looks like he's playing in slow motion. He has no vertical right now, and is slower then ever before, and this is mainly because of his conditioning. He's also been playing with a nagging knee injury all season, which he got drained two days ago. The fact that he's putting up the numbers he's putting up right now with bad conditioning and an injury is actually quite impressive, and as he rounds back into shape as the season goes along, I expect his play to improve. I still have faith in him and think that he can become an all-star.

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I think he's good

for a fantasy team that is.

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I think some on here hate on

I think some on here hate on him because all of the unearned hype he was getting from people on here because he dominated D'League big men in the summer league.

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I have always thought that

I have always thought that he doesn't have great potential that some say. He's just very athletic but other than that there's nothing that screams great potential. I like what Kenny smith said one day " just about every player int he NBA has a couple of very good or great games but that doesn't mean they are very good, you have to have some talent to get to this level and sometimes you have great games but to get a true feel on how good a player is just look at what they do on average"

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@QUNICEY HODGES1

How does he not have great potential? He has stuff you can't teach in great athleticism, great height, and a never ending wingspan. He wingspan allows him to block shots with ease and it allows him to score easier in the post. Once he gets stronger, improves his low-post offense, and learns some fundamentalsm he can turn that potentail into a great product on the court.

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JaVale told a reporter that,

JaVale told a reporter that, ''all this talk doesnt bother him..''He's just going to continue doing what got him into the league...lol

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He needs to stop listening to

He needs to stop listening to his mom and start listening to his coaches. Right now he's a poor man's Tyson Chandler.

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^ the guy has no basketball

^ the guy has no basketball skill and he has no clue how to play basketball, he's just a tall guy who's athletic. Skill is greater than athleticism and McGee has none, and doesn't look like he has the mind/desire to gain any.

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Great potential requires alot

Great potential requires alot of skill which he does not have. Basically you're saying any kid that is tall and athletic has to have great potential. Sorry but that's not true. Ibaka is better but I don't think he has great potential either even though he's tall and athletic.  Players who are tall young athletic and produce at a high level are considered to have great potential ( Blake) because they show a good amount of skill,drive,basketball IQ and room to improve.  Takes more than just GOD given ability to have great potential

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People are going to be

People are going to be surprised by McGee's low post game. He has more potential as a low post game than he's given credited for. He has some nice moves in his arsenal, and I think he'll get a better understanding of how to use them more than sporadically, which is how often he uses them now. He's a tease right now, but I'll say next year is when he'll really round out his offensive game more. He's not simply an athlete with size. He has some interesting skills in his arsenal, he just needs to incorporate them much more than he has so far in his career. He needs a big man to spend time with him either in the off-season or as apart of the Wizards coaching staff.

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^ that's not going to help

^ that's not going to help unless he wants to play like that. It's true he has some moves but he's not willing to use them cause in his mind he can use his athleticism and get by. I think it's more mental than ability.

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I mean anytime you try and

I mean anytime you try and get outside help, you have to expect the person learning to have the mental aptitude to take in what he's learning and apply it when need be. I expect him to grow up, and as he grows up he should get smarter and be willing to learn more. It's hypothetical, and maybe I'm expecting too much of him to grow up and take in what he'd possibly learn, but he actually has more offensive skills than credited for. And I'd hope he knows he has to be willing to learn to reach his potential, especially on that end.

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i disagree that he doesnt

i disagree that he doesnt have much potential. i dont know if he will ever reach it because he is sort of a knucklehead. but he has had some good games recently and despite what kenny smith said, mcgee has put enough solid games together to warrant some attention. i still think he can be better than tyson chandler offensively and shot blocking. he really needs to work on strength for guarding people in the post and boxing out. i think he could eventually be a 15 11 and 3bpg guy. but he has to want it or he will be the same player he is now, for the rest of his career.

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^ but doesn't being a

^ but doesn't being a knucklehead lower his potential, I mean being mentally strong is part of being a great player so he's potential isn't necessarily as high as some think just cause of his mental toughness.

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McGee has great potential...

McGee has great potential... like wiz of oz said he has the length and athleism to be great i think... i wouldnt say he has no post game at all, but hes pretty damn raw as everyone knows... his work ethic is probably really bad, and idk y... if i was given all that athliesm, i would work my ass off like no other...

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Great

Great potential???..Negative.. good potential maybe. great potential is guys like Blake, KG when he was young, shaq.... i don't see McGee with "great" potential.

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Does anyone even consider he

Does anyone even consider he was stuck playing behind a ninja turtle his first two years in the league?

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Yeah we all know that which

Yeah we all know that which is worst if he couldn't beat out a ninja turtle and hasn't progressed in 2 seasons like other bigs have ( hibbert,Ibaka) in a season and a half. Both show better potential and have proven to be better

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But Ibaka and Hibbert got

But Ibaka and Hibbert got alot of tick

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They got that because they

They got that because they earned it. People play because they prove in practice and games that they deserve more time. Coach's aren't gonna give you time just because

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Not really the pacers havent

Not really the pacers havent really had a center so Hibbert was forced into that role he even got benched last year because he was playing like crap but I think the floor time helped his confidence and gave him some expirence

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I would disagree about the

I would disagree about the Ibaka. He didn't get as much PT as many people think because he's VERY foul prone. I think he averaged like 26 mpg last season.

I will say McGee was riding pine alot in his first two seasons, but he really hasn't shown anything over a consistant span to make us think he should have gotten time back then. At least Haywood was consistant. If McGee was pulling down 8 rebounds a night and getting 2 blocks, I wouldn't complain but he's being hot and cold alot.

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exactly. McGee has who right

exactly. McGee has who right now to compete with? He's in year three if he had great potential he would be doing more with all the time in the world. Great potential guys show constantly why they have great potential. Mcgee gets excuses like Randolph did up until recently. The next one will be that he needs a new team or new coach

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I mean allow him to grow he

I mean allow him to grow he certainly shown more flashes than Randolph am I right?

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