This player is from my country and he was a beast before he injured his knee with the Nets which was horrible because he was averaging 16 ppg and then later went overseas and came back and now plays with the Thunder. I would like him be traded back to the Nets because the nets need a good PF Yi is very inconsitent and not reliable, too.
krstic is solid, but I would take yi over him both right now and for the future.
Yi is inconsistant, but I don't think Nenad is the answer. Yi has shown some improvement this season, and I think in time consistancy will follow. Yi is a better rebounder and shot blocker than Kristic and Kristic only scores 2 more ppg. IF Kristic was the same player he was 3 or 4 years ago I think that would be a good idea, but now after the knee injury I think he very comparable to Yi. Kristic is a better shooter and more consistant, but Yi is more athletic, a better, rebounder and shot blocker. The Nets, in my opinion, would benefit from getting Millsap or Boozer from Utah or nabbing a higher quality PF from a team that has more than one solid PF.
the nets would love him back but they have faith in yi
and if yi doent do anything this year there are alot of good power foward to take his place in next year draft
I've been following yi and the nets so far this year because both yi and harris are on my fantasy team, and yi is looking solid. He had 6 boards in the first half last night before going down with an injury. He can shoot and is athleitc. He is also getting more then 1 block a game. I think he could be a very good compliment to Lopez.
Yeah, I've always liked his game, he's pretty versatile, and at 7' 250 or so with his skill set he still has a lot of upside. I have been disappointed in Josh Boone, he was a terrific shot blocker/rebounder in college and I thought that would traslate to the pros, If he could somehow get it together and play up to his potential Yi and Boone could potentially be a good tandom, unfortunately, thats a lot of ifs.
kristic before the injury was real nice..hes actually gettin gback to what he used to be..hes a center though yi is a pf/sf
The Nets had the PF you want in Ryan Anderson. Unfortunately they gave up on him far too early after a disappointing rookie season and made him a throw away in the Vince Cater trade. Could you imagine the combination this year of Yi and Ryan Anderson? The Nets would be set at PF for years.
they felt they didnt need him and he didnt have a dissapointing season..he surpassed expectations...you must be thinking of another rookie
1. You know I was talking about Ryan Anderson.
2. Anderson was extremely disappointing last year with his 39% FG percentage.
You said the Nets don't need him. Who do they have at PF?
More importantly, are you saying Anderson exceeded expectations last year so the Nets in turn gave him away in the Vince Carter trade? If you are, that doesn't pass the logic test.
then youre wrong because the nets said they were very pleased and suprised by him as well as other people saying that..just because he shot 39 percent fg doesnt mean someone is dissapointing esspecially as a rookie...and i said THEY FELT that they didnt need him..i didnt say they didnt need him...isnt that why you trade a player when you feel you dont need them or cap space or they are a disrubtion
You're saying R. Anderson exceeded their expectations as a number one draft choice but they felt they didn't need him. Do you really think that passes the logic test?
You don't need someone because you believe you already have a better player at the same position. After Anderson's very disappointing rookie season, they obviously thought Yi was a better choice at PF. If they didn't feel that way they would have kept Anderson.
One of the primary reasons they drafted Anderson was for his outside shooting and what did he do? He finished the year with the lowest FG percentage on the team. How does one define that horrendous performance as exceeding expectations?
Ask yourself, if he exceeded their expectations, why they would give away their number one draft choice while getting only 2 career back up role players for him.
you just said the same thing i said in different words...if you feel theres a player who can do better doesnt that mean they felt they didnt need ryan because they felt another player would do better?...and that number one draft choice was the 21st...how many picks that late come in in there rookie year and tear it up?
im pretty sure they knew 21st picks dont usually come in and play very well
I said the Nets were disappointed in Anderson while you said he exceeded their expectations.
The Nets traded Anderson and received virtually nothing in return. You don't trade your number one draft choice for 2 career back ups if you think he's exceeding expectations.
Finally, I'm not talking about a 21st draft choice tearing up the league. I'm talking about playing relatively well and demonstrating you can do some of what you did in college, which was to lead the PAC 10 in both scoring and rebounding. He also came with the reputation of being a great shooter, yet he had the lowest FG percentage on the team [39%].
Quincey, Ryan Anderson never came close to showing what he could do last year. He had no confidence and as a result, he had a terrible season. That's why the Net's GM gave up on him and made him a throw away in the trade. Believe me Quincey, if Rod Thorn was pleased with the progress of Ryan Anderson last year, he would still be a Net. I simply don't understand why you're trying to say the young man had a good season when all of the facts say something very different.
jj. reddick another shooter whos fg was low first year, daqun cook actually shot lower then anderson...and im going by what the nets said..they said they didnt expect much out of anderson..they didnt expect to start him any games yet they did..they expected him to do worst then he actually did...that means excceding expectations correct?...if i expect a player to get 3pts a game and they average 7 doesnt that mean they exceded expectations?..they didnt expect him to score or rebound liek he did in college..no one did because if they did he would have been drafted higher then 21st correct?
You're argument doesn't pass the logic test. If Anderson's play exceeded the expectations of management as you claim, they would not have made him a throw away in the Vince Carter trade.
When you're drafted because you're allegedly a great outside shooter and you finish the year with lowest shooting percentage on the team, that is not my definition of exceeding expectations.
But you know what Quincey, it goes beyond the numbers. I watched numerous Net games last year and was rooting for Ryan Anderson to do well. I couldn't believe how poorly he played. The young man had no confidence, he never showed any aggressiveness, he didn't drive to the hoop, and essentially did nothing. This is supported by the statistics.
As a result, Rod Thorn gave up on him far too early and made a big mistake by trading him.
youre not getting what im saying..he exceeded what they thouhg he was gonna do but they felt (as you said) ti coul ddo much better as well as courtney lee..thats why they didnt mind adding him to the trade because they felt lee and yi would do better then ryan..am i saying they are right for doing that..no im saying from what they said....ryan exceeded what they though he would do..which im guessing is they thouhgt he would do basically nothing.
Here are some of your comments from this thread. Please explain to me what I'm missing.
1."rtbt then youre wrong because ...... "
2."he didnt have a dissapointing season..he surpassed expectations...you must be thinking of another rookie"
3. "the nets said they were very pleased and suprised by him"
Those are your quotes above. It doesn't appear to me that you and I were saying anything that even resembles being similar. We had two very different perspectives on what happened. And that's OK, but let's not pretend that we agree or are saying the same things.
same thing as far as trading him...i said they traded him because they felt yi would do better you said
they obviously thought Yi was a better choice at PF. If they didn't feel that way they would have kept Anderson.
how is that not the same thing?
the other stuff isnt really arguement..you are saying they were dissapointed by him
the nets say he played better then they though he would...i think imma go with what they said over what youre opinion was 10 times out of 10
Quincey, in this thread you said,
1. I was wrong
2. I was thinking of the WRONG player,
3. Anderson did NOT have a disappointing season
4. they expected nothing out of him
5. "they were very pleased and supervised by him". [I'm sure you meant surprised]
6. they traded him because they didn't need him.
I said Ryan Anderson
1. had a terrible rookie year
2. I supported that argument with both with facts and personal observations
3. And unlike you, I said Rod Thorn was very disappointed in Anderson
4. As a result, the Nets traded him for two career back up role players.
5. And I said giving up on Anderson and trading him for nothing was a mistake.
I don't know where you are coming from Quincey, but we were and are saying two very different things about the Ryan Anderson scenario with the Nets and his subsequent trade. It's OK to disagree, obviously this site would be very boring if we all had the same point of view. But please do not distort reality, we are not even remotely making the same points.
Im not sure I would say Anderson had a disappointing rookie season. He did perform pretty well for a rookie selected in the 20's of the draft. He didn't shoot a high percentage, but most rookies don't as they adjust to tougher contests on D, bigger bodies to bang with for rebounds and the perimeter being farther back. He went through the same adjustments, so I won't say his rookie year was a disappointment, it was more of an adjustment so to speak.
exactly..and the nets said as much(they said he exceeded what they expected from him)