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Two Big Reasons Why Jeremy Lamb Should Declare For The Draft

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Two Big Reasons Why Jeremy Lamb Should Declare For The Draft

These are my two big reasons why Jeremy Lamb should declare for the NBA draft:

• This draft is a lot weaker, than next years draft by far.

If Jeremy Lamb declares for the draft he could easily be a late lottery pick. Possibly with some good measurements and workouts he could even be a top 10 pick, if he stays another year at UConn then declares next year he would be against a lot more of competition for draft spots with a loaded recruiting class next year. Barnes and Sullinger are supposed to return for their sophmore years making this draft that much weaker.

• Next years UConn teams odds would be slim to none to repeat.

With Kemba Walker leaving for the NBA, UConn's team will not have very good chances if any to repeat as national champions. Lamb has already won a championship, so why go back to college and only hurt himself by not repeating and enter a much better draft class? He could be big east player of the year, but that wouldn't really help him out that much at all, what more does he have to prove? Another year could hurt Lamb more than it would help him.

*On a side note:

You know what I thought of, the Utah Jazz should guarantee Jeremy Lamb that they would take him with the #12 pick if he was available to entice him to declare for the draft. If your Lamb, the Jazz just told you that if you declare the farthest you would go in the draft is the #12 pick you wouldn't definitely have to take a hard look at it. Lamb would be a perfect fit for the Jazz and he would be a great shooting guard for them. Also if he did declare and had some great measurements and workouts Lamb could be picked at #6 by the Jazz and in this weak draft that wouldn't be that much of a reach if any.


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Lamb would be smart to stay.

Lamb would be smart to stay. He could refine his game a lot in two years and leave as a Junior. He has yet to dominate in college and should take a page from Kemba who could have be a high pick his freshmen year but stayed and had a subpar year and draft stock dropped some but then he had a stellar year and his stock went through the roof. It seems likely there will be a lock out so what would he gain by coming out early and not playing.

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I am sick

I kinda get sick of the staying in school makes you a better player arguement. Sure it allows you to play alot and get your time to shine but lamb is red hot right now. I think the jazz would LOVE lamb at 12 but i am not even sure he would make it that far. the guy is so fluid and so lanky his potential is yet to be reach and as a guy who roots not only for the teams but for the players I feel he should leave. A. your value is high. B. next years draft maybe one of the best of all time. C. the likely hood of UConn winnig another title with you there is unlikely. D. If you go to a team your going to develop as a player. your going to have coaches follow you around teamates who have done this for ten years and so one. the NBA is a business and the players are proffesionals the NBA isnt a game. so your development is going to be taken lightly. Maybe he struggles his first year next year. But I feel as a third year vet in the NBA and already finding your nitch your already further than you would be if your come out that year as a junior.

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Staying in school to refine

Staying in school to refine your game does help alot of players,if you have a coach that can help you learn how to play the game correctly..Just look at the improvement in the game of members of TEAM USA & the college guys that Scrimmaged against them ..

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he should stay and develop

he should stay and develop his game and get stronger...rather than go to the nba and sit on the bench right now early in his career.

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Well not everyone is a Coach K in college basketball... Overall, there are better basketball minds, better teachers, and better trainers in the NBA who can get you where you need to be as a basketball player quicker. Also you're playing basketball a lot more. The main thing that can get a young player lost in the shuffle in the NBA is bad management from the team, coaches who drafted him. That is what really screws a player over. The whole thing about a player can learn better fundamentals or whatever from staying in college is bs.There are exceptions, but that is likely untrue more than it is true. If anything, it is a maturity factor, not the fundamentals myth. Also, the other forgotten reason that players seemingly got better during the past olympics is because they scrimmaged against each other. When you are practicing against the top talent, you don't want to get shown up.

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OK Steroid.. Would Dwayne

OK Steroid..

Would Dwayne Wade been drafted After his Freshman year? NO!!

Guys like Eddy Curry, Tyson Chandler,Kwame Brown,Darius Miles & DeShawn Stevenson might've been more complete players if they had went to college...

Even Lebron would've benefited by going to college ,he's been in the league for 8 years and still havent developed a post game...

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Steroid "Well not everyone is

Steroid

"Well not everyone is a Coach K in college basketball"

Yes, but we know Calhoun is pretty damn good as well. I mean, Kemba went from a turnover prone 6th man on a pretty good team to a championship winning leader. It takes some pretty good coaching for that to happen.

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Calhoun is a great coach,

Calhoun is a great coach, possibly top 3 today, but Coach K is the best BY far.

For Lamb, NO. Stay in school. He isn't ready. Let him gain more cosistancy on the jumper and more importantly BE THE MAN ON A TEAM, before taken with a lotto pick. That's the problem, you guys see potential, most people see the right now. Here are my counter points

  • If you suck right away, or go to the wrong coach, you sit on the bench

- Note Gerald Henderson at Charlotte, or Anthony Randolph in Golden State. If you go to a coach who doesn't like rookies, or feel they need to work harder more then any other player before you play, Lamb can sit on the bench

  • Pure Athleticism and role

- I watched Lamb, he still struggles at times. He's a good guard, but he needs to show more consistancy. He had a great 8 games as a #2 guy. He can up his scoring at 13-15ppg and be the number one guy and lead UConn to the NCAA tournament, he will be a top 10 pick, because how many SG are there in 2012?

  • UConn will have alot of talent next season

- Minus Walker, you have Lamb, Naiper, Smith, Oriakhi, Orlander, as well as younger players who want to prove themselves in Coombs-McDaniel and the Germans ( Wolf, Giffey). Throw in Boatright and maybe, just maybe (not likely) a Andre Drummond, and UConn should be able to contend.

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I agree he should leave

His stock will not get higher and this draft is trash IMO. You strike while your hot and you get better playing against better competition. His defense was exceptional he is a great athelete, and has a good consistent 3 ball.

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Drummond is a HS junior buddy

Drummond is a HS junior buddy

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Drummond is a HS junior

Drummond is a HS junior buddy

I know, he's stated that he might look to coming in a year earlier. That's why I said it

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His stock will not get higher

His stock will not get higher and this draft is trash IMO. You strike while your hot and you get better playing against better competition. His defense was exceptional he is a great athelete, and has a good consistent 3 ball.

Yea, but look at all the guys who came out the past 5 years because their stock was high, or they were "Striking while the iron was hot"

Let Lamb grow a bit in college, and then he can come out next year, or the year after. The point is: He had a good amount of great games, but he's a freshman. Not every freshman is one and done and is NBA ready. Your grading him on the college game, compare him to NBA game, he isn't ready man.

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Lamb needs to muscle up,

Lamb needs to muscle up, prove he can score and lead the team without Walker, and musce up some more before he enters any drafts.

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He should stay. He needs to

He should stay. He needs to refine his game a little more and he has a lot of potential. Yes, next year's draft is pretty big and probably the best I've seen since 2003 but I don't think it matters if Lamb is a high lottery pick. With a refined game next year, he will still be a lottery pick. Late lottery but still a lottery pick. He would be a good fit for the Jazz but that doesn't mean he should come out this year. And isn't more of a 3 than a 2? Yes, the Jazz need both this year, but I think the Jazz should go for their 3 with the 6th pick and the 2 with their 12th. Lamb is more of a 3 to me and I don't think he's good enough to be picked 6.

Just because you don't win the title doesn't mean you shouldn't come out. If your stock is high, you feel like you are ready, and you feel you have proved all you can then you should come out. It shouldn't depend on whether or not you win a championship or if

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Are we talking about the same skinny Lamb kid

I went to Uconn and I like Lamb but if he went to the NBA in this draft what NBA team could use him. First he needs to bulk up he would get "muscled" in NBA, Secondly he was not dominate on this level yet "I mean potentially a fully developed Lamb could be a better player than Kemba, he is no where close to that right now". Also what type of player to we predict Lamb to be I picture a go to scorer(one step below elite scorer ala J.R. Smith, Nick Young) with a good stroke from 3 and the length to be an above average defender. He is not really any of those things right now so he needs more time. Plus it would do him good to be the main guy on a team for a year or two...

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I'm not arguing that players

I'm not arguing that players wouldn't get better in college, but it is impossible to prove that college helped Wade. For all we know, Wade would have been just as good if he didn't go to college. Yeah, he wouldn't have been drafted so high. Staying in school would help his draft stock, but I can't say he would be exponentially better down the line if he were to stay in school as opposed to coming out because none of us can prove that. Honestly, Lamb probably would be better getting drafted to a good situation rather than a top 10 lottery team. Like I said, it's more of a maturity (getting so much money) and management thing in my mind as opposed to staying in college and getting exponentially better, supposedly. Can you prove to me that LeBron would have gotten a post game in college other than just giving me an assumption? I mean there have been great hs propects that have stayed in college 2-3 years and they suck. It goes both ways. All staying in college does is weed out the "potentials".

@Tounge-out-like-23-I'm just speaking in general. I understand that Lamb would help his draft stock by staying in college allowing him to get drafted to a bad team thus playing more, but I don't that it would effect his development down the line unless he has imaturity problems, or the team that drafts him doesn't manage him well.

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I think Lamb should stay

I think Lamb should stay because next year he will have the opportunity to be a leader for the UConn team, which is something he will not be able to do for an NBA team in his first 3-5 years for sure. I think it will be great fo his development as a player.

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^^^Yep Too many young players

^^^Yep

Too many young players miss out on being a leader. Perfect example would b DeMar Derozan, he is obviously the guy who should be taking on that role right now for Toronto but he doesnt have that experience. So now he is sort of just learning on the fly how to be a leader, and it is unapparent f he will ever be a good leader at all.

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These guys are not going to be leaders in the NBA

Barely any of them. Very few come in and be leaders. Lamb will never be a leader of an NBA team. He will play a part of a team like most guys do. So that stay and learn to lead sh!t is dumb talk. Who does not need to get bigger and stronger coming into the NBA? All of them do so thats a weak case as well. They will brake his game apart next year and he will be the focus of the D. He should go now. All that will happen is them looking for his weakness's.

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I think you should also look

I think you should also look at it from the perspective of the player. Everyone wants to get playing time in their rookie season. i believe that working on your game and gaining weight while being the leader of your team (even if it is a college team) is way more pleasant than being a bench warmer while doing the same thing.

I think most rookies aren't mature enough when they come out of college, the simple fact that he will be older and more mature in his rookie year if he stays is a reason to stay. That was the biggest problem for Kwame, he just couldn't handle the NBA coming out of high school.

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If he is a lotto pick he

If he is a lotto pick he should go. Its not a given that he's gonna play much better with emba one and defenses focused on him. Plus his weaknesses will start to show. Gotta go while you're hot if you are gonna be a lotto or first round pick

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