now everyone knows im from orlando and im the biggest magic fan there is. and i watch every game local and national. so cant no one tell me &$#%#&@! about my team unless you live in my area and know what you talking about. so ima go ahead and say what i have to say. and that is ryan anderson will end up starting for the magic probly not this season. because stan wants to start either barnes or air france or he might put lewis at the three but its highly unlikely. and air france is better coming off the bench. so barnes might get the nod at the 3. but anyways anderson is the real deal. i knew he was good. cause he put up some good stats last year in nj. but i didnt know he was that trill. dude is 6-10 who can shoot very well from anywhere on the court, a pretty decent rebounder , good fundamentals, i like him more than rashard lewis. hell me and all my buddies from the o think hes better than weak lew. and for those who say all rashard is clutch for the magic and this and that. dont see the weak &$#%#&@! like i do. okay he can shoot thats it. but at 6-10 he plays like a 6-4 dude. he never i repeat never dunks the ball like a big man should, hes afraid of contact, cant dribble, a bad rebounder, he stays in the corner too much. doesnt drive like he should, hes one of the reasons why we lost to the lakers. go ahead and say jameer cost us the title. &$#%#&@! outta here jameer did better than skip did in the finals. i know im getting off topic. but the point is ryan anderson is a stud. rashard lewis is a nice person and all but for 110 million dollars . that is bull&$#%#&@! otis smith. but i know otis is smart and he knows what is he doing. ryan anderson will make yall say courtney lee who ? and by the way i know yall probly gonna take my points away. but i dont care. this is my opinion and im stickin with it.
i watched ryan in highschool and his 2 years at cal. he was putting up 22-10 in the pac 10 the year that conference might have been the best in the nation. I always thought he would be good. When I heard he was included in the carter deal, a lot of people thought that was a throw in piece. Truth is he fits the magic perfectly. He is more then just a spot up pf because he can also mix it up on the boards and is a pretty decent athlete.
i agree ryan i very good..i cant agree hes better then rashard just yet..i take it you are a basketball fan so you gotta understand why i cant say hes better right now because he hasnt proved to be better in the regular season. hes young so he has time but as of now i cant say that hes better just because of what he does sint he preseason and what he did out in nj. and saying lewis i weak beacause he doesnt dunk doent make alot of sense..he also handles the ball as well as hes suppossed to for a sf/pf..and most shooters dont dunk much (reggie miller comes to mind). lewis isnt the toughest guy out there but he is a baller..im not a big orlando fan but i still watch them and was a big sonics fan and have watched him for awhile and he does what hes good at which is hit jumpers and pretty much thats what ryan anderson does alo..his handles isnt that good either (which isnt a knock because hes a pf) and most of hi points come from the three point line or mid range just like rashard.. plus he doesnt dunk much either and his defense isnt nothing to praise, i think hes gonna be a good player in the nba but im not ure i see him becoming a all star
but i do think he will start at the 4 and rashard at the 3 alot of times..probably most untill they playy and big team like the lakers or celtics then they will start bass or play bass more...orlando might have the deepest team in the leauge out side of my lake show and the spurs..player wise probably deeper
yeah i remember him at cal and also liked his game alot
I thought Bass was going to be the better player for them, but Anderson is playing alot better than Bass and he's a natural PF so he won't be a player that would hinder them from moving their guys to their natural spots. Great addition and I think he'll be a perfect fit for them with Bass providing toughness off the pine and starting when a matchup presents itself.
anderson has way better handles than rashard do. can pass better, better defense as well. anderson might even can shoot better than shard can.
actually bass is doing well for us as well. he does things you dont see in the stats, toughness, playing good defense, also hes been able to score whenever he feel like it. especially does jumpshots
sorry but he doesnt have wayy better that why they play him at the pf postion. nf played him at the pf poition as well in nj..hes a very good shooting pf. reguardles how you think of rashard he will start make no mistake about it. ryan will not be putting him on the bench. he not the most go hard guy out there but he produces and is consistant and hes a allstar/boarder line allstar every year. ryans battle will be wit bass not lewis
though ryan can play some small foward..ment to add that...also ment to add that lewis is a career 6reb a game sf..im not sure where that ranks for small foward but im pretty sure if hes considered a bad rebounder as you say then there are alot more worst rebounding small fowards in the nba
we got no choice but to start rashard aka 110 million dollar man, he makes too much to be sitting on the bench. but yeah anderson is better than rashard idc what you or what anyone else say. all rashard can do is stay in the corner and shoot 3s, and hit those turn around jumpshots. you know its bad when the team goes after a guy over 30(carter) to be your go to guy when we paid rashad to be that. im sorry but i dont know what you or anyone else see in rashard. maybe your going off the magic and cleveland series,
just checked..only 4 small fowards averages more rebounds then lewis
boy i wish you could see what i see. rashard is abad rebounder.
youre entitiled to youre opinion though you wont find anyone int he nba and probably wont find many in the world who think ryan is better then rashard..obviously people think hes good since hes a 2 time allstar and you obviously dont like him o youre not judging him on hi game but more on youre not liking him yeah he was over paid for his talent but make no mistake he is talented....and his money has nothing to do with why he starters..there are guys making less money that start over guys who make more..im sure djones made alot less then jrsmith..im sure a coupel guys make less then eddy curry on the bench in ny....you can say ryans better then rashad till youre blue in the face but youre baseing all this on preseasona nd probably summer leauge. liek you said youre a magic fan butnot a nets fan so you are basing youre decision about ryan on what hes doing in the preseason not regular season. you ay all rashard can do is shoot well umm thats his job to shoot and take his man away from d howard so he can have more room to work..reguardless how you feel about lewis his game /allstar apperances and stats speak for it self.
well there are alooooot worst rebounders then he is..i see what you see..i live in tampa
saying someone is better then a allstar because of what they do in the preseason doesnt even make sense. esspecially since rashard averages mor epoints and rebound in the regular season (where the games are alot harder) then ryan is averaging in the preseason
Rashard Lewis is a great rebounder to me, especially for as much time as he spends on the perimeter and his lack of muscle.
Ryan Anderson is a very very versatile player, that can not only shoot the 3, but has a good post up game, could rebound the ball, can bang downlow, can score downlow, could put the ball on the floor,basically the kid can flat out score, id say he has an extremely bright future, and he's a potential all-star
no one questions that looney..just saying right now he is not better then rashard who is not just a potenial all star but a actual all star and a true allstar..i say true because hes been a allstar in the east as well as the west...and hes far from a bad rebounder as you say( which shows that you just plain dont like him since you dont judge him by his talent). while in the west when he needed to rebound more he averaged 7 reb a game. im guessing you must think ryan is a horrible rebounder then since he averaged less rebounds last year and hes averaging le in the preseason as well
a write up on him when he was playing for seattle
SF – Rashard Lewis, Seattle SuperSonics – Prior to the ugly brawl in Madison Square Garden, NBA MVP candidate Carmelo Anthony would have been the clear choice for NBA All-Star Game starter at small forward. Anthony, though, was suspended for 15 games, which must preclude him from All-Star Game selection, as far as we’re concerned. So, the next-best choice to start the All-Star Game is Rashard Lewis, the second-leading scorer among small forwards in the NBA’s Western Conference. Lewis not only gets 22 points per night, he also grabs 7 rebounds, gets 1.3 steals and shoots a respectable 40% from behind the arc.
thinking the same thing when I saw him play. I always liked Anderson, I mean a big that can shoot is usually a good player. i was thinking this:
Also, I was really surprised to see how deep their bench is with Pietrus, Bass, Williams, & Gortat.
had to give u a point iggy..not really sure why someone would take 2 point form you just for stating the obvious. thats why i dont take some of these peoples basketball knowledge or opinions seriously because they put down a player just because they dont like them and if you disagree with them they give u negitive points
This is what makes him good, he is 6'10 at SF-PF, can shoot lights out, and he can abuse small forwards in the post.
He's weakness is he doesnt have a set position, Not coordinated, terrible ball handler, blow avg rebounder for his size and length, avg athleticism and he plays soft at times.
Rashard is a great guy but as a DIE HARD magic fan the reason we bash rashard is bcuz dude makes 118mil, at the last year he makes 23mil. I mean its not fair to him bucz its not like he put a gun to Otis head to get the money. Dont get me wrong he fits this team to a T. But u cant pay a player 118mil to fit in, you pay that much for them to standout.
thetruth. I feel ur pain dude, i really cant stand rashard.and his ugly game. I wish we could reconstruct that contract. I would literally trade him for nothing in return.
Ryan Anderson is a great player for this team and he's only 21, him and dwight will grow together. Like thetruth said he is a better ball handler than RawLEw, better post player, more coordinated but ur wrong, Rashard is a better shooter and passer, he's more durable and this might seem crazy but rawlew is a better defender.
With all that said Ill take Ryan Anderson over rashard but it might just be my hate for rashard and his ugly game.
do i know you
i know who you are.
I come to this site over the years but never post. Im like crack head right now just dying for some basketball. Cant wait any longer, the dayz are so long and slow lol. I watch the Magic vs hawks game about 3 times lol. But yea man i doubt u kno me, i just saw this thread and had to voice my opinion about Ryan Anderson and Raw lew. Ryan anderson is already a fan favorite on this team.
Im not sure he will every be as good or better than Rashard ill take him over the 118mil that rashard makes. Its not even that we hate the guy, he's one of the nicest guy in the NBA (NO HOMO) and great team guy and will do watever the coach ask of him. But dude makes freakin 118mil.
thetruth this is my dream offseason next year. Lets say Toronto decide to trade Chris Bosh. We give them Rashard Gortat and a 1st and 2nd in a sign and Trade for Chris Bosh. Not sure if it works in the Cap. We can throw in JJ redick not sure they would want him. So Toronto gets more over seas players and they reunite Rashard with Hedo to create the well documented Mismatch. .
i know you and you know me. but i dont think toronto would do that.
do i know u? From where?
i know that. you gave yourself away when you said Dont get me wrong he fits this team to a T.
I wrote a post earlier about how i loved his game..And he was on my list to be a player to keep an eye on this year..New Jersey should've held on to Anderson..He can shoot the 3..has a mid range game..Some decent post moves....Plus he has a mean Streak....With Lewis out for the first 10 games he'll have his chance to show whut he can do....
Can some of ya please hit the enter button more often so we can actually read the posts.............make some paragraphs FFS !!
JOG ON !
all star team within 2 years??? ok now this topic just went off the deep in..lol..the guy had a good rookie year and a good preseason.he didnt have a gret rookie year or a great preseason but now you think hes gonna be a all star in 2 years..thats pretty funny. ..just like last year rashard will be a all star and we know d howard will be ..ryans has talent but now ome of ya'll are jut going over board..no matter how much some of ya'll dont like rashard he produces...i really have to laugh at the below average rebounder thing when only 4 other small fowards in the nba even average more rebounds then he does which prove hes not a below average rebounder..thats like saying the 5th leading scorer in the nba at sg is a below average scorer..and ryan as a pf and sf averages less rebound the rashad during the regular season and preseason so that kills youre better rebounder arguement. also how in the world can anyone say ryan i more durable when hes only played one year in the nba?..lol..and the flat our score thing..he averaged 7pts a game last year and 14 a game in the preseason..if that means he can flat out score then there are alot of players who can flat out score since there are alot that are putting up those ame number or better....man ya'll have to stop looking at the preseason like its the regular season..and some of ya'll are the same ones who did the same thing wit the summer leauge
Yea make some paragraphs guys lool
I agree with Quincey, Ryan Anderson is good but calling him a all-star in 2 years is kinda stupid... Also, if Ryan is better than Lewis(who is a really good player) why the hell would New Jersey trade Him + Mr.Carter for Rafer Alston and Courtney Lee. Someone has to explain this to me...
great trade by the magic
short term got VC
long term got ryan anderson
On another team maybe, but not on this team, there is way too much hands on the ball for him to get his touches and put up numbers. His only 21-22 yrs old, maybe when Rashard and his contract are out of town he will get a chance.
But he definitely has more potential than Courtney Lee. Dont get me wrong C.lee is my dude, but 6'5 SG comes everyday, u hardly get 6'10 PF who can shoot lights out and has Good Handles for his size.
Ryan Anderson is the next Troy Murphy
.I look for Anderson to blossom this year and challenge for Most Improved Player....But He's not as good as Lewis ..Not yet
lol..but anderson isnt granger..i dont see anderson being a all star he hasnt dont anything for me to think he will...7ppg last season 14 and 3 reb during the preseason...sorry i dont see the proof
some of ya'll say hes better then r.lewis (im not one of them) so im interested to see what he does tonight with all the time he should get. now thats its a real game lets see how thing pan out
When Ryan Anderson played at Cal, I believe he led the PAC 10 in both scoring and rebounding, or he was near the top in both categories. That tells you the young guy has talent. However, I watched him play several times last season with the Nets and he couldn't hit the side of the backboard. I mean his jump shot wasn't even close, he was atrocious. I attribute that to rookie nerves and a lack of confidence when moving up to play with the big boys. Anderson certainly wasn't the first rookie to have a sub par season.
Anyway, that's one of the primary reasons the Nets gave up on Ryan Anderson and used him as a throw away in the big Carter trade. Believe me, if the Nets thought he was as good as so many people in this thread are claiming, he would have never been part of that trade. At this point in time, they're probably very sorry they gave up on him so quickly.
It's amazing to me that so many people expect instant success with rookies, when in reality, most of them need lots of time to learn and mature.
In sum, I think R. Anderson has some nice potential and could turn into a very good player for the Magic. But at this point in his career, saying he's better than R. Lewis is absurd.