Nelly playing games with Randolph
Randolph squeezed out of Warriors’ rotation
Anthony Randolph is the latest player to find room in Don Nelson’s doghouse.
The Golden State Warriors’ promising young forward played in USA Basketball’s minicamp over the summer and was expected to start at power forward. But after Randolph was limited by a preseason back injury he was slow to report, Nelson recently moved swingman Stephen Jackson to power forward because he is “240 pounds” and moved Randolph to backup center behind journeyman Mikki Moore.
“He’s not necessarily a good shooting [power forward], but he can be a good shooting [center] because [centers] can’t shoot very well,” Nelson said of Randolph.
Randolph, who has averaged eight points, 4.7 rebounds and just 14 minutes in three games, is extremely frustrated by the move.
Am I the only one who thinks it's time for Nelly to go lol?
I definitely think so....the reasons for the things he does are retarded. Starting Jackson at PF because he's 240 lbs, and playing Mikki Moore over Randolph just aren't smart. It's actually quite ridiculous.
nelly has always been a bit of a goofball. He always wants to mix things up and be different. I do think Randolph needs to earn the starting spot, but behind Mikey Moore?...please.
I've grown to dislike Nelly. Last season Al Harrington was in the doghouse and then when he got traded, Nelly replaced him with Jamal Crawford. Somebody is always in his doghouse. It makes no sense that Randolph isn't at least in the rotation.
lol..tht was pretty funny..randoplh jumper is bad but thats pretty dumb to put him at the center position..figured randolph wasnt gonn abe a big factor this year though even if it doesnt seem to be 100percent his fault
8 PPG and 5 RPG in 14 MPG. Mathematically speaking, this kid would average a double double if he played 28 MPG. Sounds pretty good, don't you think?
yeah but you can say the same for many players who dont play much
lol..wouldnt put him in the amare catagory(monster)...more like good player...monster in the summe rleauge though..was just a good player in preseason
ive seen him play on tv....pretty much the same as seeing him in person..lol...i do think nellie needs to play him ore..but people seem to be missing that he always has some flaw that hurt the team when hes in the game that maybe on a worst team he could play through but when you trynna when you tend to go with the sure things in vets and dont really take the time to develop young players because youre on the hot seat...same situation down in new orleans with collins and thortan
^ Quincey stay startin a argument lol
wit this guy im been ont he oppisite end since summer time remeber...im gonn astand by my guns till he proves me wrong:)
There is a pretty big difference between watching a player in person & on TV but no sense in arguing about it.
Randolph will get his shine on soon enough. At least I hope he does ha.
Quincey- How you like living in Bradenton? I wish I was down there...that is paradise. I've been there many many times.
Nellie is a cancer... He just lets the team die a slow and painful death this season by making dumbheaded moves like this one...
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...
Randolph is the most overrated player in the league.
Please elaborate, sir.........
butidonthavemoney- How is he the most overrated player in the league? That is pure ludicrous.
What is pure ludicrous is how highly everybody thinks of him. Pre-season and summer-league? Whoo-hoo. I predict an all-star!
Anthony Randolph has done nothing to warrent the praise he gets from people. Specifically the praise he gets from all of you!
I'm not hating on the kid but he is retardedly overrated.
That's a good point butidonthavemoney... But we have to go back to the center of cause to why Randolph has yet to blow and that is Nellie... To put him under his so-called doghouse will make him more overrated by the fact that he's not getting enough playing time thus hasn't really shown what he could do... Like I said, Nellie is cancer.
I've heard the Nellie excuse but I disagree with that arguement. Just because he isn't playing doesn't mean that if he was he would be good. People say the same thing about Jerryd Bayless. Randolph has potential up the yang but I don't think he would get significant playing time on any NBA team right now besides the Grizzlies, Knicks and maybe the Clippers.
Whenever I think of Anthony Randolph I think of the kid who cried after Lamar Odom knocked him to the ground. He needs to man up before he can play NBA basketball.
I can't speak for everybody else here, but I'm not basing it off of pre-season and summer league. I expect a lottery pick who got decent minutes during his rookie season to dominate during summer league. I'm basing it off of what he showed during his 1st year. This guy has serious length, athleticism and underrated ball-handling ability. He can't really shoot, but that can come with time. He just has to keep working hard to improve his game. You are more than titled to your opinion of Randolph, but so are we. I believe that the sky is the limit for Anthony Randolph.
Summer League performances are baseless. They don't translate what the player is going to be in the NBA. Prime examples, well, Anthony Randolph and Jerryd Bayless. These two have so much potential and it showed in the summer games but it NEVER meant that they're going to be a star immediately in the NBA... Like I said, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas..LOL
Don't forget Marco Bellinelli, Gerald Green, Marcus Banks, Donte Greene and Adam Morrison.
I won't point to specific posters but people have clearly been overhyping him since the summer league. I'm not talking about you gatorheels. I didn't say, "Gatorheels is overhyping Randolph." But in general he is terribly overrated.
Randolph has already started balling.
That was a scary incident and for a young guy like Randolph, he has that reason to be scared after that nasty fall not to mention he got called for a foul...
I hope I'm wrong. I want Randolph to suceed. I really don't care whether or not you guys are right. I give you permission to pull this topic up after his first 20 point game this season and say "I TOLD YOU SO!"
These are just my thoughts, I never called myself an expert.
Anybody agree with NoMoney now?.....
booooo i thought this was about Shavlick Randolph
I thought it was about Randolph Morris :(
Any other "I thought it was... Randolph" jokes after those two are going to suck so let's just stop there.
I'm looking at you ProudGrandpa.
I thought it was Randolph the red-nosed reindeer.
....and there it is
Don't provoke me, cause I'll do it.
This was actually a good thread. Thanks for the memories, NoMoney.