HOW DO YOU THINK THE ROOKIES HAVE LOOKED SO FAR?
t.evans showed he can score which was never in doubt but he showed exactly what i thought that he still couldnt do and thats make his teammates better and take care of the ball. as a rookie not taking care of the ball is normal for pg but you have to at least make others better and rack up some assists
b.jennings has looked much but although he also turned the ball over he showed that he can also rack up assits while scoreing and play pretty good defense
holiday is actually better then i at first gave him credit for but he still has a wayyss to go before being even a good back up pg
d.blair- monster..didnt suprise me except with the rebounding..he looks like a better rebounder then i thought and i already thought he was a pretty god rebounder
h.thabeet- is doing what i thought he would...not dominateing but not completely lost out there either..he comes in blks a lil score a couple baskets and the biggest thing is cause guards that come down the lane to change there shots and make it harder for them to make lay ups
s.curry- looked like hes ready to be a back up pg right now or starter if they want to do the sink of swim approach. i dont think hes a big difference maker this year and his shot still looks bad( its weird him and jj riddick where great shooters in college but now they are struggling
taj gibson looks like he could be one of the steals of the draft, its only 2 games but hes shown to be a consistant scorer and a very good defender. he has changed many shots while in the game and although hes not the athletic freak that thomas is he is potenially a better low post player
james johnson is what i thought hed be..very very talented and potenial starter. he has alot of weapons and if he continues to get better then he could make deng expendable( not saying hes as good now but i think he could be as good or better in th future)
Harden and derozen didnt look that bad both played like they werent scared which is good and both look like they could either start from jump or become starters before the year is out( i think harden wll start from jump since hes more polished and has less comp
i havent really watched many of the other rookies enough yet because with leauge pass you have to flip from one game to the next and if i get to into a game i wont flip back. but ill try to keep a update. if not you can look at iggy's up dates because those are pretty accurate
sam young looks like the steal of the draft, he is a beast!!
Tyreke, Harden, Flynn Shows just what i thought they will show, Jennings DeRozan two super-high potential kids looks nba ready and Brandon looks even better, VEERRYY good.. even might NUMBER 1 Blake's opponent for R.O.Y., even Thabeet looks better that in SL for sure..and OFFCOURSE pittsburg studs 2nd-ROUNDERS (lol) Sam Young is just typical good nba sg/sf and for Blair i see him as a top5 rookies(and i'm not shy to say it anymore, like i was in the summer)...
just S.Curry looks bad enough and really nothing like 15 or even 10ppg scorer, also J.Hill had bad game(but just 1 already)
All in all, yes it's just preseason , but believe me it's not week draft, at least average IMO
I THINK jRUE hOLIDAY AS WELL HAS played better than advertised... His defense is very nice, and his shooting thus far in 2 preseason games has been a bright sign.. Defintely has away to go, but hes in the right direction...
YEs I love this high 3pt % in first two games
DeRozan looked like a deer caught in the headlights and some points in the past 2 games. But he started out at USC the same way so give him time.
We forgot this guy, he was really good last night
teauge thats who i forgot about..didnt watch the whole game but he looked pretty good..holiday still hasnt shown hes a starting point guard yet. i think the thing he has to work on most is his passing ability and setting people up..hes shown he can get to the whole sometimes and his jumper is still suspect but he plays good d so that should get him on the floo...and juggernaut im not hatign when i ask this but im not sure what u are tryining to say?..are you pumping up youre game?..also it doesnt mater about the having brothers and sisters you can still play aau unless youre saying you had to take care of them
lol..yeah i see a couple people hating..personally i hope he does pretty well and i kinda understand where hes comming from because when i promoted my nephew(josh huestis) people hated saying hes not that good and wont get a high offer but after playing aau this summer he was voted as one of the top 5 sleepers of the year and has offers from a coupel of the top schools..as a pro euro basketball player i give you this advice AirJuggernaut..go to eurobasket.com and sign up for it then post youre video as well as go to the different coaches on there and email them..also look up agents on google find there adress and send them youre video. i think there is one more euro basketball camp so if you can afford to go to that. they might have passed already so if they did just do the other things i suggested. trust me if youre video is that good then the agents and euro basketbal coaches will see and get in contact with you
mad the nba passed me over... LOL, i was never good enough to play in the lg so im not mad about that... Curious where that came from.. Hold on.. If dude is good enough wouldnt he be recognized?? he has to get recognized on nbadraft.net..... Ever heard of AAU? Or the Nationals? or possibly playing HS ball.. Like i said, if hes good enough we would know..... Good one on Nba passing on me, they dont know what they're missing (LMFAO - HEAVY SARCASM)
quincy u said it right ------AFTER PLAYING AAU HE WAS NOTICED...(my point exactly)
i never made fun of you because you were poor (did i ever bring up for financial status)... just seems u have a book of excuses.. I never got to play cause the tm was coached by one of the players sons.. SO your gonna tell me he put 5 others on the court and not you? Just because he didnt want to give you any shine sounds suspect.. So let the truth come out? Were u normaly the kid who is out of line? Were u a bad listener? A non hustler? Hard for me to believe only reason u didnt play is bcause the coach didnt want u to have any shine.. Sounds absurd.. if you were good enough you would have played. Politics play a part, but come on.. he favored 5 others , and not you? LOLOLOLOLOLOL
if u were so good in Juco why no full rides???? No need to answer my questions my first assesment was correct.. you are a bum..
GILBERT ARENAS CHOSE #0 AT ARIZONA CAUSE THATS HOW MANY MINUTES HE WAS TOLD HE WOULD PLAY THERE... LOOK AT HIM NOW..
yeah but my nephew was good enough before aau but since he plays highschool basketball in montana alot of people didnt think he was good enough..i can understand what this guy is saying because alot of guys out there are good enough to play d1 but there coaches hold them back or they didnt play aau( which there shouldnt be any reason you cant play aau if you can play summer basketball) there are many options as far as getting noticed but its still possible to be good and not be recognized
Correct me if i am wrong but here is the OFFICIAL RULING on JUCO BALL...
Yes and No, Yes if you qualified to a D1 or D2 school out of high school you can leave the junior college after the basketball season. If you didn't qualify academically coming out of high school you will have to complete your classes in JC before you can transfer to a D1 or D2 school. I am not 100% sure on the rules for D3 or NAIA.
(so if u were not academically eligible, then your assesment is correct.. Otherwise i am correct)... i know my stuff, trust me.
any other brain busters???
actually money has nothing to do with playing aau...the kids dont pay for anything unless its a very very bad aau team..i didnt ppay for anything when i played and i was poor..same with my older brother..my nephew didnt have to pay for anything also..the aau team/sponsers pay for the games, jerseys,hotel,food and in alot of cases the shoes
just got to juco or prerp schools..you can easily go to the colleges talk to the coach and have him watch you play and get a scholarship or take out loans. you dont have to pay for school right up front. you can get a loan for the first semster then if youre as good as you say you are earn a scholarship for the rest of youre time...steve francis was a guy who was on my aau team that had no offers and was broke but played open gym with some us and some other nba players and he was so good that just about every player spoke for him. it basically came down to the other players knowing how good he was and through that they talked to coaches...basically its not abou thow good you think you are its about what others think so if other guys you play against think youre as good as you think they they will have no problem getting a coach to watch you. so the easyest way to get a scholarship is to ask. if they wont then it will tell you how good youre ability really is you know
some hard truths/..those videos arent gonn a help..no coach in any pro leauge will pick you up based on videos of you shooting in the gym or dunking. you need to have game tape. right now all it is is you saying how good you are not anyone else so no caoch will even think of giving you a look..thats the reality of it. youre best bet is to get a job save up and then pay to go to some of these lower camps. ive just never heard of a guy being real good, yet no one who is a pro or has the ability to talk to someone, yet no one will vouch for them
dude your real arrogant, think your better than everyone?
i dont need links..i know how the aau system works..if you are good enough in highschool you get picked up...if you are good enough but dont get the time you go the gym and tryout for the team..i was a 6'3 center in hs180 pounds i had the ability to play guard but was put at center because of lack of hight..i still dominated because i just out worked other players. got looks from colleges because of that. then i went and found out where the top aau teams practiced and asked( dc assault) and asked to try out..i marketed my self by going and showing..if he would have said no i would have went out there before they practiced and did that...what city/state are you from and 9 time sout of ten i can find whats the top aau teams and tell you exactly where to go. also i wouldnt have spent time promoting on here i would have googled the name of coaches for aau temas,colleges,juco,etc and wrote them..i would also have went to the open gym at each colleeg and played with the players. theres just so many avenues of getting seen f you really wanna get seen...out playing people at life time fitness wont cut it and making videos where you arent playing against anyone or doing any serious workouts wont cut it either
pretty much if youre good enough people will talk about you and you will get known..at least wit youre nephew quincy people were already going around talking about him...im not saying this guy isnt good but when you are at least street ball good some one talks about you. and even if you play out of position in hs( most guys play out of position) and the coaches son is on the team if you good it will be shown. also being asked to redshirt in juco is a indication that a player isnt as good as he may think. and youre video doesnt show anything about youre ability..all it shows is you shooting around and doing lil dunks. do you seriously think any coach would pick you up just from that?
you gotta understand the reason people are saying this is because you are just pumping up youre self..no one else....youre expecting everyone to go by youre word but theres no proof that ou are even good. of course people will talk about these oter guys because these other guys have proven they can play. its no diffrent then any other person comming on here pumping there selfs up. i can say one reason you cant play in the nba bedause no one else is talking about youre ability except you...just like a high paying job no one is gonna hire someone who has no resume and other people vouching for them.
and im not sure where you getting its because youre black..that has nothing to do with it ..its because you have zero proof
yi jianlian also played in a pro leauge and showed it against other players..theres no one thats ever been drafted that didnt at least play competitive against other good players and there was proof of it on tape of people who saw it...even those who arent in the nba or playing d1 has people talking about how good they are. a truely good player doesnt have to talk about there self because others will talk for them
NOOOO.... u really think this guy is gloating.. LMFAO ------
is anyone on my side now.. Listen to this fool ramble on about nonsense..
he states, "And if u see 1 reason why I can't play in the NBA u tell me right now
If not I think u guys r jealous and that's why I only have a couple white friends
I've dealt with racism all my life. Hell I know blk ppl that prefer hang out with all white guys/hate their own skin color"
racism? i love how u just bring up stuff thats never mentioned and throw ur own self pity party.. No offense but your dunking video isnt impressive. I ball with dudes all the time who can dunk.. Merry Xmas, and have a happy new year.. Youll be a bum forever!
im just speaking the truth. Your definitely not educated enough to go to college, i can tell that from your posts alone.. Best thing you have going for you is well...... not b-ball LMFAO LMFAO
its bascially like this...i hear all these excuses of why you havent got a scholarship. if you were good enough you would have shown the ability in hs or at least played alot on the juco team. i know the riverside community college team..theyu were pretty good but if you couldnt get time with them then youre best bet would be to try to go d2..because any nba talent could have dominated for that team. its ok to hype youre self up but saying you better then al these other guys doesnt prove anything..i canm say im better then micheal jordan but does that make it so?...youre expecting people to just beleieve you from tapes of you doing nonhard work outs and open gym dunks. you name these other guys but these other guys played and dominated in actually games yi dominated, pippen dominated at least games. i work for a scouting services and i will tell you no that no one is gonn awanna pick up a kid that has what you have as a highlight tape on top of the fact you didnt do anything in highschool nor juco plus the ego that you clearly have from anytime someone says something you dont like you try to pull out the race card and the fact that you quit a team. the poor thing doesnt have much to do with anything because there are plenty basketball players before you who were also poor and there will be many others after..thats an excuse not a reason..just real talk. at this rate you will get to be 35years old talking about how much better you are then all these other guys and making excuses why you didnt make it. like some people said..if you are truley as good as you say someone would have mentioned you somewhere
you are gonna need tapes of you playing in games..not against sorry life time fitness guys i mean actualyl games or pickup at least against pros or good d1 college guys. there are ALOT of places you can go in cali and get good run and people wont leave the gym. i actually cant think of one place where people do that so the run at the gym u go to must be beyond horrible. but with the videos you have no euro team is gonna take a look. jor at least have someone with some clout vouch for you.
ucla....and a couple courts out near burbank..no scouts arent there but if players you play against there think you are good enough then they will talk to someone to get you looked at. you can also google what courts in cali have good competition
Im impressed by this rookie class (relative to expectations)....not alot of star power, but there are several role players/above-average players that will emerge even early on in their careers. This class was considered weak because they're weren't alot of "high upside" potential All-Stars, most of the prospects were moderate upside guys and that made everyone wonder if they could get alot better. I think this class was "mid level talent" heavy and it was more of a mediocre class than below average....
yeah this class will be pretty good i think..there are a couple potenial all stars and jennings and griffin in my opinion have the potenial to be super stars
please ban this clown
Look man real talk, the NBA is all about hype and politics and many NBA players has said for years that they have known guys better that have never played in the NBA. You need to learn to market yourself. Youtube can help but you need to put stuff up that will get attention. The guys in streetball had NBA potential but only Rafer Alston made it in the NBA. If i was you I would try to go overseas. You need to go somewhere and get some kind of exposure if i was you I would go to Juco practice some insane dunks and then do one in the game that gets you some ESPN or youtube hype. The Air up there did a 720 what can you do. I don't doubt you are good but the thing is man you have to have a well known name are just be at the right place at the right time and most of the people on here do not have connects like that so you are in the wrong place to get help. I am not jealous of you because if you are that good than do your thing homie but try to have some humility because without it people will not help you. There is too much talent and so little spots left for you to think you can force your way in without people looking out for you. Gerald Green is talented and he does not have a team at the moment and I doubt you are taller or more athletic than him or have the experience and wow factor like him. If you are good enough you need to find a way to market yourself and do it soon the sooner the better.
Dude , heres the facts your an arrogant piece of &$#%#&@! with irrevalant info and stupid ideas
I know all the insults are coming from
It's because I'm black
And if u see 1 reason why I can't play in the NBA u tell me right now
If not I think u guys r jealous and that's why I only have a couple white friends
I've dealt with racism all my life. Hell I know blk ppl that prefer hang out with all white guys/hate their own skin color
u said that, listen to that u clown, 70% of the NBA is black , 70% of the US is black, but SHUT UP, racism is still here only becaus of people like u
JoeWolf1 said he'd support me a while back but then I couldn't afford the FIREWIRE cable because
my parents couldn't financiallu afford it
seriously tho fire wire cables cost like 2-3 dollars....
to airjuuggernaut, go to any juco college and find out when some of the players run open gym. Go, there and tear it up. Talk to some of the players and see if they can get a word in for you. I know plenty of guys who played JC ball this way. And if you are as good as u say u are, then I'm sure the coach can help you out with some loans or help find you a job so you can afford the couple hundred bucks it takes to enroll.
Airjuggernaut, I hate to burst your bubble man but you're a legend in your own mind. Yes, I'm white so we can get that out of the way, but my whiteness has nothing to do with your lack of fluidity or exxagerated athletic cliams. I'm 5'9' 180lbs, have had knee surgery in one knee and been diagnosed with severe tendonosis in the other and I can still out dunk you. And, even if I couldn't there's a lot more to the gane than dunking, and from your lone vid you look too mechanical to be considered "athletic". You're 6'7" and barely puting down really simple dunks, and you're doing against a couple of scrubs. If you really think you're that good then get out and showcase it. Someone will notice andgive you a shot. I was playing in a rec league at the post oak ymca in Houston when I was 19. After the game a man approached me and told me I was the fastest person and had the best first step he's everseen on a basketball court. That man was Herschel Johnson, Kenny Smiths personal trainer. He found out I'm a highschool dropout and set up an "interview" with the head coach at San Jac cc. I never went. To this day my biggest regret. Had a couple oppertunities just like that and blew those off too. And you know what? Who &$#%#&@! cares. None of that means &$#%#&@! 'cause now Im 27 with bad knees and no one knows who I am. I'm just some dude bragging on an internet forum. I'm telling you all of this 'cause maybe I'm wrong, maybe you are good enough to do something, but if you are posting goof off vids with your buddies or hitting 4 12 footers in a row isn't gonna do &$#%#&@!, and neither is hanging around these forums, bragging to a bunch of people who really don't give a &$#%#&@!. Get out there and work on your game, find rec leagues, open gyms, outdoor courts with competitive runs, whatever. Stop bull&$#%#&@!. If you don't make it it's not 'cause people hated on you 'cause they were racist or were holding you down 'cause they didn't like you. It's 'cause you're not good enough. Only one way to find out.
AirJuggernaut = Leyirus
Confidence "I'm delusional and racist" Okeke
This was the post from Leyirus on the previous page...
"U need a translator to know that the kid is poor and is tryiing to use the internet to promote himself. Geez If u were poor and u were a 6'7 guard u wouldn't do the same thing.
The draft class is real weak in 2010 and if he manages to sneak in and fulfill his dream then godspeed to him. Poor people have a history of making it to the NBA. Have a heart and don't be mad just because the NBA passed you over. I bet that your an old fart just like me."
The last line reads "I bet that your an old fart just like me." Therefore, as Leyirus and AirJuggernaut are the same user (this is fact), it's safe to say that this whole thing is a joke and a fraud. I feel sorry for quincey who was giving genuine advice, but this guy is messing around. I've proved it.
please, the guy who told us 100 times that he is 6'7" PG, plz go to other topic...this is everything ABOUT NBA DRAFT 2009 DRAFTEES!!
OK, Leyirus, i forgive you. lmfao
i didnt say 70 % of the US was black LOL... Please check again that came from mikenike.. I see your slowness continus,
lol at 70 percent of the US is black. Wow 99.9 percent of stats are made up lol. If there are that many black people where are they hiding and also it is a know fact that Mexicans outnumber black people in the US so right now we are not even the highest minority anymore but that is neither here nor there. The thing is regardless of your color you should be seen as what you are and that is American because we are all a bunch of mutts anyway. Mutts term to describe people with mixed races in them to some degree.