Sixers Waive Kwame Brown and Darius Morris
The Sixers have sent Kwame Brown and Darius Morris to the Waivers.
Kwame is kind of an enigma for me. The #1 pick 2001 who ends up averaging 6.6 boards and 5.5 rebounds seems to be on his way out of the league. Kwame had some huge potential with his size and running ability, and ive been reading a few articles about him that posed some interesting questions.
Would he (or could he) have been the #1 pick in this most recent draft?
The comparisons (the Nbadraft.net player profile noticibly not saying a single bad thing about him) to KG were a bit much, especially since even back then in high school he didnt play anything like Garnett. Anthony Bennett(rodney Rogers/Maxiell) and Nerlens Noel(Larry Sanders/Mutombo, which is quite a gap i must say) to name a few have much more realistic comparisons but would still be quite similarly regarded prospects to a young kwame.
Grantland had an interesting story about him when he joined the warriors which talked about his personal demeanor and attitude about himself, and its quite interesting. the story makes him seem like an extremely shy person, that not many people like. But ive heard that he's well liked throughout the league (during his pistons tenure, Kwame and Sheed had some great commercial outtakes.) and respected by players.
Will this be Kwame Brown's last stint in the nba?
Also, will Darius Morris be picked up by an nba team?
Players like Kwame Brown, Sebastian Telfair, Robert Swift are the reason why I am not against the NBA getting rid of the high school to the NBA. Too many teams wasted draft picks on players who never got to prove anything past the stage where their playing against teams with 6'3 to 6'6 centers. Players like Adonis Thomas, CJ Leslie and Myck Kabongo who weren't really worth anything this last draft probably would have been high picks coming out of high school. Shabazz Muhammad would have been a Top 7 pick at the lowest in 2012 and probably shouldn't have even been a lottery pick this last draft. Not saying that guys who did good in college can't be NBA busts but it really gives NBA teams another chance to scout that player before drafting them.
i agree completely. and i also think it allows them to mature as a person, something kwame really needed.
That's a terrible argument for the rule. How does it benefit the players at all? If you are career ready at the high school level prior to college then let them go. Yeah it's more of an advantage for NBA teams but college players literally have no economical benefit for the players since the NBA has a draft cap limit. If Selby or Kabongo is a top five pick out of high school let that happen. The individual has no benefit from this rule, except from the standpoint of college coaching and college coaching which is (should be) their choice!
I personally would like to see them stay in college longer. So many NBA teams have been burnt by high school kids that have not lived up to their HS hype.
In recent years - Perry Jones, McAdoo, Austin Rivers, Bazz were all considered at the top of the HS prospects lists. Imagine if you are a struggling NBA team and you take one of these guys with a top 5 pick.....
signed Lorenzo Brown
Wow Kwame is still in the NBA? lol jk.. Atleast he stayed in the NBA 10+ years for someone that is a #1 pick bust. He made his money I ain't mad..
Lorenzo Brown the best player in NBA history so far 5 points in only 1 minute of play