Thunder vs. Pacers...scouting?
Aiite, I'm going to just ignore the announcers and I've already looked up the summer rosters so I can keep the stats better then the last game.
15 DeAngelo Alexander# G 6-5 215 01/21/84 Charlotte R
15 Marcus Dove* F 6-9 212 06/17/85 Oklahoma State R
17 Moses Ehambe F 6-6 200 05/22/86 Oral Roberts R
13 James Harden G 6-5 220 08/26/89 Arizona State R
50 Devon Hardin C 6-11 235 06/03/86 California R
42 Kyle Hines# F/C 6-6 230 09/02/86 UNC Greensboro R
9 Serge Ibaka F 6-10 220 09/18/89 Congo R
14 Shaun Livingston G 6-7 185 09/11/85 Peoria Central HS (IL) 4
2 Keith McLeod* G 6-2 190 11/05/79 Bowling Green State 5
23 B.J. Mullens C 7-0 275 02/14/89 Ohio State R
11 Richard Roby* G 6-6 205 09/28/85 Colorado R
45 Doug Thomas* F 6-8 245 09/20/83 Iowa R
5 Kyle Weaver G 6-6 201 02/18/86 Washington State 1
0 Russell Westbrook# G 6-3 187 11/12/88 UCLA 1
3 D.J. White F 6-9 251 08/31/86 Indiana 1
30 Robert Vaden G 6-5 205 03/03/85 Alabama-Birmingham R
11 Will Blalock G 6-1 194 9/8/83 Iowa State Artland
21 Derrick Byars G-F 6-7 220 4/25/84 Vanderbilt 1
50 Tyler Hansbrough F 6-9 250 11/3/85 Univesity of North Carolina R
55 Roy Hibbert C 7-2 278 12/11/86 Georgetown 1
3 Jared Homan C 6-9 245 3/6/83 Iowa State KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (Croatia)
20 Aaron Jackson G 6-4 185 5/6/86 Duquesne R
6 Trey Johnson G 6-5 218 8/30/84 Jackson St. Bakersfield (NBADL)
4 Leo Lyons F 6-9 240 5/24/87 Missouri R
32 Josh McRoberts F 6-10 240 2/28/87 1
22 A.J. Price G 6-2 181 10/7/86 Connecticut R
25 Brandon Rush G 6-6 210 7/7/85 Kansas 1
2 Anthony Smith G 6-5 220 10/4/86 Liberty R
48 Scott Vander Meer C 7-0 255 5/16/86 Illinois-Chicago R
cool keep me updated on who is ballin
I'm really interested to see how Leo Lyons does. I thought he was a big sleeper. I was surprised he didn't get drafted.
Alright, I'll put him on my list to watch
I wanna know how many hot dogs and bags of popcorn he can sell before the end of halftime
Might get some playing time this year. His jump shot looks very nice. Though, he still plays pansy defense and won't post up, despite being the second tallest player.
yeah he's playing really soft. I said this yesterday that all the thunder big men like to shoot jumpers, i would like to see some action and banging down low, because that's what they need is someone who can post up. Krstic is a jump shooter, just like these guys.
The 1st Half from what I saw was
James Harden had 7 on 2-4 shooting, one being a 3 and 2 free throws. Serge Ibaka looked good out there scoring 10 Points on 4-6 shooting. Mullens hit his first two jumpers, but was not close on the next 3 and finished 2-5 for 4 pts. Russell was hidding some mid range jumpshots scoring 10 points on 4-8 shooting. Just one layup from him also had 4 assist, could be five...I'm not completely sure. DJ White started for the Thunder and had 3 points on 1-2 shooting and 1-2 from the line. Kyle Weaver got some minutes and had a nice fake on a layup. It was a fastbreak where he faked a behind the back and also has an assist. Livingston hasn't gotten any playing time the frist half. Oh, Devon Haden also played and had a nice 3 pointer where he was fouled and converted on the freethrow for a 4 point play. I liked what Mullens was doing although he's settling for jumpshots. Westbrook has done a great job running point and Hardens fieldgoals were a 3 and a dunk on a fastbreak. The man who really impressed me was Serge Ibaka knocking down jumpshots.
That was Robert Vaden not Devon Hardin who got the 4 point play.
had 12 points. My mistake
Indiana stats. Trey Johnson started and has 7 points on my count. McRoberts was playing really well with 10 points and 3 rebounds, a few dunks, but was injured going for a rebound. He also ahd a steal. A very nice putback dunk on a missed field goal. Anthony Smith has about 5 points, but two turnovers both being travels. Leo Lyons who was requested to be watched came out and had a bad first play, but after that he scored 7 points on 3-3 shooting and 1-2 from the line. A.J Price didn't score or look to which disappointed me and B. Rush hasn't played. Hibbery was pretty darn good going 3-4 from the field for 9 points with a rebound and assist each. Could be more boards, but not sure. 3-4 from the line I believe.
Lasly is Pyscho T who scored 5 points, but get this, he really showed his range hitting a 3 Pointer and was 2-4 from the field. Throw in 2 assist and some boards too. I'll continue to watch the second half and keep you guys updated. Let me know if you have a player I should watch
Indiana leads 48-40
second half so far hibbert is banging the okc big men most notably bj mullans down low..not a good sign at all...okc big men look good from free throw line out..its down low with the bbanging stuff that they havent shown a thing
I know a few of my stats are off if you are watching the game, I'm doing my best. Sorry Guys
He is in beast mode
im likeing ibakas jumper but im not liking the fact that hes just roaming the free throw line and out i havent seen him attempt to bang down low...gotta put that vert to use
I agree that he's not getting boards or blocking the shots,and I haven't seen much of him or Mullens this half
they took mullins out after hibbert kept scoring on him..ibaka played a lil but was going to the wrong spots...thats where the youth and rawness comes in...i do like how dj white is going hard int he paint
ok...none of the big men on okc team can handle hibbert...which i would say is a very bad sign but none of them are gonna play awhole lot so that gives them time to get better at d..they all canshoot the jumper so thats good..james harden looks very nice..i think its safe to say he starting over kyle weaver at the 2..of course he will find it harder to do what hes doing in the summer leauge against the other nba starters but he should have his moments and hes shown he can knock down the open three..tyler is tough and will get some hustle points
Ok, so the last timeout, my internet just disconnected out of nowhere so I don't know how the last 20 seconds went down and I shall not go look
From what I saw in the second half, James Harden finished with 19 Points on 6-12 shooting and 5-6 from the line. He also had an assist and a steal. Ibaka was pretty good going 4-6 finishing with 11 Points and a steal, not sure 'bout boards and assists. Shaun Livingston was in street clothes and didn't play. Mullens was 3-6 for 6 Points. He didn't really play big...Russell scored 22 Points, 2 turnovers, 1 steal, and around 6-7 assist I think going 9-14 from the field. He also had some nice And 1's, one that was really impressive. D.J White wasn't bad 11 Points on 5-9 shooting and some boards. Weaver had 6 points I think...that's all I have on the Thunder. Once again I didn't see the last 20 minutes and also my stats can be wrong. It isn't easy..sorry guys.
I'll start off withthe man possessed in the middle, Mr. Hibbery. 23 Points on 5-6 shooting, a block, more then 7 boards, and an assist. This man could've easily had more points, but he struggled at the line as did the whole Indiana team. Um, let's go to Tyler, dude hit another 3 and was caught running the fastbreak and finished strong with a dunk. He got to the line at the end and finished with 21 Pts, 3 Boards and 2 assist on 6-9 shooting. He looked good from what I saw and the Thunder Bigs were no contest on these two. Price was a total disappointment and Rush didn't play. As requested I did watch Lyons, but in the second half unless I missed something he had the same stats as in the first. He did knock down a couple of jumpers which I didn't note in the first half stats. Anthony smith scored some more finishing over 10 Points, not exactly sure on him. He pulls the trigger on his shot very quickly. McRoberts never came back in after starting off pretty darn good. Trey Johnson finished good after getting the start. I believe 13 Points, but not sure on him as well. I did my best on this game and I know I'm bound to have some bad stats somewhere. Sorry and once again, I did my best. Also had some distractions in the second half...
you pretty much got it..the pacers won..someone committed a offensive foul with the score tied which gave them there 7th which is a tech in summer leauge instead of players fouling out...im not sure what the stats for the pacers yet,...but i think hibbert and hansboroh each had at least 15 pts..they were banging downlow for there point which it seemed the thunder big men wanted no part of
McRoberts came out like a man possessed, and Hibbert was a beast in the paint.
Looks like Hansbrough's performance yesterday lit a fire under those two. You can tell they sense serious competition for minutes.
What about Trey Johnson? Has he been playing at all? He can flat out score and might get some playing time for the cavs this year.
I thought I put Trey Johnson up there, dude came in and scored the rock right away. I didn't pay much attention to him, I just pick Summer League Games and ask people if there is anyone player to watch for as well as my own. I won't be able to do it tomorow unless it's like the last game.