Plumlee played Jared Sullinger to a virtual standstill today.
Sullinger: 16 points 8 rebounds 2 blocks
Plumlee: 18 points 8 rebounds 3 blocks
His power dunks over Fab Melo and Sean Williams will definitely translate. Those guys didn't get dunked on much in college.
He's not a stiff. Plumlee really does have offensive skills that he didn't show at Duke. NBA teams have footage of him using those skills in the NC Pro-Am a couple of years back and they saw him utilize those skills in workouts.
Footage from 2010 NC Pro-Am
Pacers coaching staff needs to work with this guy and transform him into the skilled big man he's capable of being.
He is 7 feet. He has a huge vert. NBA rules will allow him to foul 6 times.
If you HAD to sign a Duke Big Man which would you sign and how you you rank them?
M Plumlee, Lance Thomas, Brian Zoubek, Josh McRoberts, Shavlick Randolph?
I was thinking the same thing watching him play this morning. I was so shocked at how he was moving around cosntantly and was basically making Fab Melo work to guard him. Was shocked since he got so much negativity coming out of the draft, lol.
Yeah he seemed more skilled than I thought he would be. Not sure if it'll translate to actual NBA games though. His touch looks pretty good though.
I Agree, even though I didn't get to see the Pacers-Celtics Game, I saw the highlights and I was quite impressed with his performance. When he was drafted, I had thought the Pacers had made a big mistake. But it looks like Bird left the Pacers with a gift after all.While he may never by an all star or have monster stats like Blake Griffin, I think this guy could have a BG like impact, A big who can finish around the rim with his athleticism and can hit the boards hard.
Plumlee and Psycho T will be fun to watch off the bench. With their rebounding, high motors, and toughness they remind me of the Anthony Davis/Dale Davis duo that used to play for the Pacers. Except for (of course) the obvious reason: Plumlee and Hansbrough both played for colleges in NORTH Carolina while Dale Davis played college ball in SOUTH Carolina (Clemson).
you mean antonio davis.
plumlee did have a good game, curious to see how things would progress for him. I remember David Harrison having some good games for the Pacers at summer league as well but eventually dint pan out. development and consistency would be key for Plumlee. I'd be very very happy if he can turn his game at least to the level of Jeff Foster by his third year in the league. Start with the effort then further on develop the defensive techniques. he's showing he has the mobility to mirror Foster's game at least.
Sometimes going to play in certain college systems coaches will harness player's game to fit into their system..And the player looks out of place,or doesnt reach the level some thought he would...And thats why u have aot of highly regarded prep stars flame out in college..
Alot of people were stunned,when the Pacers selected Miles in the 1st round..But scouts that really know their stuff,followed this kid since high school and knew what he was capapble of doing..Some players that have their games..I heard someone said that maybe if Josh McRoberts had went to another school or went straight to the pros outt of high school,he might've been a much better player....But McRoberts didnt impress me in high school..I thought he'll have a nice college career and become a nba reserve..And thats exactly what he's became...
I dont think Miles will be a superstar,but he's going to be a special role player...But guys like them that hustle and play all out in summer league,might not be so reliable in actual games....
yeah, Antonio Davis.
I guess they could have used a shooter but Jenkins was already off the board. PJIII makes sense late in the first round but the Pacers already have Granger and Paul George. The only other real option was Draymond Green but he is more of a 3/4 and they needed some help at center as well as power forward.
let's wait until Miles Plumlee plays against NBA players during the regular season instead of summer league scrubs before we get too excited about him. Those stats are pretty impressive playing against Sullinger though. I do recall Ohio State shellacking Duke by 22 this year in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, I think Sullinger would take that over any summer league game.
if he doesn't try to do too much. I don't expect much from him, so I won't be disappointed. Twelve to 15 minutes, 5-6 points and 4-5 rb. Just hold the middle until Roy catches his breath.
Nice production today against guys who were drafted ahead of him.
Miles Plumlee was known as a practice warrior at Duke. He apparently dominated practices and was often times the best player on the floor. He was outstanding in Duke's preseason games against China, showing off post moves, a soft touch and outstanding athleticism. His problem is that he's never been able to consistently translate this success to games that count. I wish Miles all the best, but I wouldn't get too excited yet.
hes athletic.......and thats about it, i can never see him contribute on an NBA team let alone a playoff team like the Pacers. he performs well in these NC Pro Am games and one good summer league game and people think he has an offensive game. He had plenty of time to show off any skill at Duke which he failed to do so. He is playing against summer league players, when he can put up those numbers against actual NBA talent and not have one decent game against Sullinger who is also a rookie at this point, then ill be impressed
i hate these kinds of analyses. because he's a player you don't like, these numbers mean nothing. but if he was a player you liked i'd bet you'd be making a big deal out of the summer league. summer league doesn't mean much, it's true. but what it's showing is that plumlee has a one-on-one game which i didn't even know he possessed. the nba game is more iso and less system based (like, at say, duke) which means an athletic 7 footer who can clean up on the o boards and has a jump hook can do something in the L. i'll tell you what else summer league means. it means guys drafted ahead of plumlee like sullinger and fab melo aren't looking as good. which means he's at least a legit 1st rounder which a lot folks didn't recognize. i can't name how many draft experts like espn, usatoday, cnnsi, and oh, yeah, people right on this very board who KILLED indiana for taking the guy. but looks like he's worth at least the 27th pick after all. the summer league doesn't mean all that much. but it's the level he's playing against right now. and it's the level he's playing very well against right now. he can't play an nba game right now can he? he can only play against what's out there. and although he's not dominating, he's looking as good as anybody out there. and indiana needs athletes up front. david west and roy hibbert don't qualify. neither does tyler hansborough. but a spring-y big can contribute to the pacers--just like josh mcroberts did two years ago. and mcroberts couldn't do much else besides jump, rebound and dunk either.
@mistapink no im not making this type of anaylsis because i hate him, im actually completely indifferent. im using facts, he did not consistently put up good numbers at his years at duke and its not like he didnt get minutes. hes an athlete but he has a very mediocre offensive game. hes going to get eaten alive against the much bigger, much more athletic bigs in the NBA. people tend to overhype players with one good summer league game, or even multiple but to be honest there have been many players who have displayed great moves in summer league that they could not dream of doing in the actual NBA. like i said Sullinger and Fab Melo are rookies as well, they still need to learn too, but at least a guy like Sullinger proved in his two years at college that he can bang down low and hit the three, sullinger actually consistently put up great numbers at ohio state which is more then i can say for plumlee. Plumlee has proven pretty much nothing in college in terms of being a serious NBA prospect and this one summer league game, or however many good games he has, doesnt change that.