Today's Rookie Watch
In Orlando Moe Harkless got a start today and logged 21 mins. Nicholson scored 15 pts on 7/9 shooting.
John Henson 17pts and 18 boards (8 were offensive) in 27 mins
Leonard started for Portland today and logged 35 mins 12 pts 5 reb
Harrison Barnes is continuing his hot streak as of late and has 9 and 3 in the first half so far. Him and David Lee are keeping Golden State in the game.
Valanciunas has had back to back double doubles after tonights 16 and 10 game. MKG looked real good against the raps too, I think he had 14 and played some solid D
Yes Valanciunas is starting to look good :)
Kyle Singler didnt play well against Orlando wednesday night..But he's shooting 49% and 9 pts a game so far this season...And the Pistons have been playing him at shooting guard and both forward spots...
Moe Harkless is gonna be good.
P.S. he is averaging 2.6 blocks 1 steal and 10 rebounds per 36 mins, first 8 games into his career
Had 11 points and 3 rebounds a steal and a block. His put back dunk was siiick!
As Ross improves and starts getting more minutes I think his game will start to snow ball a little. Not sure I've seen such a sweet looking jump shot from a rookie in a long time. He is going to be deadly from outside in the not so distant future. And yes, he can dunk the ball as well.
Jeff Taylor has been getting some PT with Charlotte and dropped 11 points 6 rebounds 2 steals and 1 block last night.
Over his last 5 he's at 7.6 ppg 3.2 rpg .6 spg .6 bpg. He is really one of the top defenders in this draft class and I think his numbers are going to go up as the Cats gain more faith in him and they continue to win 4-1 on the last 5 games in which Taylor has beeen playing more.
He and MKG look very promising at the forward spot going forward, espcecially since MKG has found a way to score the ball.
yeah man good call I was just going to post the same thing. I've watched every raps game this year and Derozan has been killing it lately. Last night with Taylor guarding him however, derozan was frustrated the whole game and just couldn't seem to get going until late. I came away really impressed with Taylors defensive ability and he also knocked down a three (maybe two?)..
His game reminds me of sefalosha a little bit.
As for T Ross, last night he did look pretty good. He had one coast to coast smooth drive and also had a nice dunk of byombo.. He hasn't done a whole lot this year but he also hasn't been getting consistent minutes. I'm not too sure what to think of him. Obviously his stroke looks real good and his game looks smooth in general. He needs to work on his handle a lot more to make an impact though.
Waiters had a decent game last night 16 pionts and 6 assists but he has to improve his shot selection and ability to finish in traffic. If he can gain some consistency to his game he could be a dynamic scorer.
Kyle Singler was 16-10-5 including 6/7 fg and 3/3 from downtown. Will Barton scored 12 pts in 21 mins. In Milwaukee, Henson got his first start. Doron Lamb scored 8pts in 15 mins. Hard to believe his +/- was +25 on court!!
I'm surprised with how effective Singler has been. He's shooting the ball extremely well.
I was going to start his own thread. For a second rounder to start for a team and do well is virtually unheard of....
The pistons are 4-3 with Singler starting