Top 5 free agents under 25 left
Where do you think they will all go?
My post trigggered the spam filter so im adding some more to see if they accept it.
Im not a spammer.
Let me post this!!!!!!
Aran im gonna lock you in tlis basement if you dont undo this spam filter.
If this doesnt finally go through i might have to start worshiping the hypnotoad.
Sorry they wont let me post the actual link.
Let me warn you before you continue reading: The following list is not filled with future All-Stars or Hall of Famers. At this stage in the game, if you’re still a free agent, you’re most likely looking for an NBA roster spot before you have to settle for an overseas gig. But with that in mind, there are still some talented players – under the age of 25 – that are worth the minimal investment for the potential future payoff. I’m not saying sign them to a five-year, $34 million like the Raptors did with 23-year-old Amir Johnson, but you get the picture. Without further ado, here are the Top 10 NBA Free Agents Under 25 Years Old.
1. Shannon Brown (24)
2009-10 Stats: 8.1 ppg, 42.7% FG, 2.2 rpg
Of everyone on this list, Brown is clearly the most likely to get significant minutes next season. And from everything we’ve heard, that will either be in Los Angeles or New York. While his role is pretty well defined with the Lakers, Brown could be an exciting piece to the future of the Knicks. But would you trade in the chance at a three-peat to play?
2. Patty Mills (21)
2009-10 Stats: 2.6 ppg, 41.7% FG, 0.5 apg
Of everyone on the list, Mills deserves the biggest shot. After falling deep in last year’s Draft, he suffered a fracture in his right foot and never really got his chance. While the Australian could definitely go back home and make some money, at only 21 years old, he should stick around and be given a chance to develop. Even if he ends up back in the D-League, there’s too much upside here to let it slip away.
3. Kyrylo Fesenko (23)
2009-10 Stats: 2.6 ppg, 54.7% FG, 1.8 rpg
Don’t blame Fesenko for not developing when he had to play in a front court that featured Carlos Boozer, Paul Millsap, Andrei Kirilenko and Mehmet Okur. And you’d be a fool not to sign a 7-1 center who’s learned from Jerry Sloan and is only 23. Why he hasn’t already signed with someone remains a mystery to me.
4. Joe Alexander (23)
2009-10 Stats: 0.5 ppg, 16.7% FG, 0.6 rpg
You can’t just let a former Lottery pick fade into obscurity this easily. So why not take a waiver on Alexander? With great athleticism and youth, all he needs is a chance.
5. Oleksiy Pecherov (24)
2009-10 Stats: 4.5 ppg, 41.0% FG, 2.8 rpg
Pecherov never quite materialized in Washington and was shipped off to Minnesota last season. And you have to remember, seven-footers don’t grow on trees. (Even in the Ukraine.) So for teams looking for size and have the depth to develop, give the man they call “Buckets” another shot.
The Rest: Javaris Crittenton (22), Cedric Jackson (24), Nathan Jawai (23), Randolph Morris (24), Patrick O’Bryant (24), Marcus Williams (24)
Does the hypnotoad give you the powers to do that?
The Hypnotoad gives all power to everything...
ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD...
If more that 1 of these players is signed by your favorite team... you probably need to have 2 favorite teams in order to see any playoff games.
I bet Hypnotoad is one of them toads that kids shouldn't lick the back of.
Good to see some love for Mills. A strong showing in the World Championship could earn him a chance as first PG off the bench and maybe an eventual start somewhere in need of a PG. I always thought he'd fit in well at the Pacers.
Fesenko to the Hawks! Now they'll have two giant white dudes with crazy names at the 5. Fesenko wouldn't need to score too much and it would give them a legit 7-footer in the middle. Or get Buckets. Any giant white 7 footer with a crazy name works for me.
Fess is hilarious. The Jazz should keep him for the pure comedic value if nothing else.
Was it Fes and Kosta that had the dance off?... I bet you could find it.
It's in my favorites, but Fess is WAY funnier than Kosta "Mittens" Koufos.
It was very unexpected, but funny as hell... Kosta will have to challenge Darko now in Mn..
Randolph Morris isn't the top at anything, he is the most robotic player I've ever seen in my life. EVER
"The Timberwolves printed on [Ross Siler's] credential that [he] was there to cover the March 30, 20008 game. Fesenko took a look at that extra zero and asked: 'Were you sent here to kill us all?'"
And then, at the 2:15 mark, magic happens ... I think.
"Yeah, fans love me," Fesenko said. "I'm trying to get Kyle Korver's sexy movie of the 'Jazz' position."
I want you to know, guys, that I've watched this video about 40 times Friday, rewinding over and over again in an attempt to hurdle the roadblocks to comprehension — Fes puts his head down as he says it, which makes lip-reading impossible; he kind of speeds through the phrase; and his accent, though softer now than three years ago, is still thick enough to obscure the words — and parse what I've taken to calling "the greatest sentence in sports history." And no matter how many times I listen, I hear the same thing.
Time and again, it's all that remains: That Kyrylo Fesenko would like to return to the Utah Jazz, in part, because he's "trying to get Kyle Korver's sexy movie of the 'Jazz' position." I'd like to say I welcome other possibilities for what he's saying, but frankly, I don't. Keep any more rational explanations to yourself. I want to continue to think he said that forever. I want to believe.
One last thought: This makes it abundantly clear that there should never, ever, ever be any restrictions, self-imposed or otherwise, placed on the amount of jokes that Kyrylo Fesenko is allowed to make each day. We'regoing to need more of him, all the time, forever.
About halfway through the 70-minute workout, Bucks assistant coach Brian James told the players he wanted them to "put the ball on the floor," meaning take a dribble before shooting. Fesenko was first up, and after taking a pass near the baseline, he softly set the ball on the court and walked away looking puzzled as if to say, "Why did you want me to do that?"
After pausing to take in what happened, the coaches, including head coach Terry Stott and Dave Babcock, the Bucks' director of player personnel, broke into laughter.
"Well, he's coachable," James said as another coach explained to Fesenko what the jargon meant. "He did exactly what I told him to do."
Fesenko smiled about it but did not seem to think it was as amusing.
"I just don't understand," he said in rough English. "He told me to put it down. I don't know what it means."
The last drill of the workout was a two-on-two, full-court game. When it was announced that the next team to score won, Fesenko, who was taking out the ball under the far baseline, threw it off Grier's backside, hopped back inbounds and raced down for the dunk.
The other players, including teammate Bennerman, watched in confusion. The coaches threw up their hands, laughed again and counted the point as Fesenko walked back as if nothing was unusual.
The highlight for me was a Chuck Norris joke that Fesenko told Siler:
"Amazing Chuck?" Fesenko said. "Haven't you heard the jokes? He uppercut a horse and that's how a giraffe was made."
Javaris Crittenton and Marcus Williams make me sad...
Like seriously, those were 2 guys that I predicted to be pretty good NBA players, had high hopes on both of them, and now they're struggling to get/keep jobs in the NBA
However, there both still young, and while I dont see it happening, I hope they can both make legit comebacks, not necessarily into becoming "stars" but decent role players that'll last in the NBA
LOL LOL! I'll have to keep that last post.
I am having some major issues with that bloody post...
Anthony Tolliver, I'd take him over any of those guys besides Shannon Brown.
The list is UNDER 25, Tolliver is 25
I thought that Ian Mahinmi,Sergio Rodriguez and Dominic McGuire were signed already, but why does the Free-Agent tracker on the NBA site have them as available.
Also wouldn't it be fun if the Hawks would reach out to Pecherov as well.
I thought the Bulls would've kept Joe Alexander at a minimum... I thought they should have. They have NOTHING to lose on a guy who could blossom into a solid role player... For crying out loud he's 23 years old and was a projected lotto pick which the Bucks "foolishly" bit on the hype... I think given the chance to play, he can contribute... He's a hardworker and is pretty much coachable... I never hear anybody say he is a headcase or something like that... I hope he'll be given a chance... If not with Chicago, then somewhere in the NBA...
I think Alexander should go to the D-League and do exactly what it was designed for: develop. He'll need playing time to do it and he's not going to get much in the NBA at this point. I think he could be pretty good in the D-League though.
Fesenko is a guy who I think is a good third string center to have around. Remember, big men tend to develop slowly, so Fes may be able to give a team more than what we've seen so far. Plus, like was pointed out, he's hilarious.