Who is more surprising to you guys Casspi or Evans??
I wrote this on the topic about Casspi already, but wanted to hear peoples opinion on who they thought were more of surprising this year on the production level from Casspi or Evans. Bascially who do you guys think is the bigger surprise on this team. Casspi or Evans? I was like wtf are the Kings doing with their draft drafting Evans so high as well as Casspi.. No one expected Evans to play like this, even me. I thought Evans was gonna be a bust...and wow I wrong. Casspi was drafted late in the 1st round and I really believed the Kings could of gotten a better player at that pick with other players like Blair, Buddinger, Mullens, and Summers. Of course most people may say Evans, but he had expectations to play like the 4th pick and he has surpassed them, but what about Casspi I really thought he wouldn't contribute much this season. Instead he has become an essential part on this team that is actually competitive..He is a very solid starter in this league already and has more room to grow...Can shoot the ball, play defense, and most importantly plays with intensity and heart.
The difference between Bayless, Crittenton, Green and EVANS PLAYNG TIME....They need to get these players the ball and let them go. Another examble Jonas Jerebko PLAYING TIME, I am tired of GM's drafting players and not playing them.
But please remember there production doesnt exactly spell a good team. They could have good #'s and be a lottery team each year so that is the key. Numbers mean nothing, it is good for that player for experience but in actuality the team may suffer cause the players ceiling to make production into wins is not high. Unless your looking to create another houston rockets PLAYOFFS ALWAYS CHAMPIONSHIP NEVER
I'd say it's gotta be Casspi... I was pretty high on Evans already but Casspi came from out of nowhere... I actually thought that they'd stash him somewhere overseas for a couple of years but boy oh boy is he playing great... Evans would definitely be ROY (Jennings is too inconsistent plus I think the Kings will have more wins than Milwaukee), but Casspi has been the surprise...
I think Evans, I knew Casspi was NBA ready, and I will admit I'm very impressed by his game and he has a higher ceiling than I initially thought, but I thought Evans would struggle for longer, especially at point guard, and only be putting up I think I said something like 15 5 adn 3 this summer. He has impressed me a great deal.
wutever wrote, "I really believed the Kings could of gotten a better player at that pick with other players like Blair, Buddinger, Mullens, and Summers."
You can't be serious about BJ Mullens. He was a guy who wasn't ready for the Big Ten last year, let alone the NBA. He is a D league caliber player, I think that selection was a mistake by GM Presti, who is a very sharp guy.
As for your question, I think the answer is a no brainer, it's obviously Casspi. Many people, and I was one of them, predicted stardom for Tyreke Evans before the draft. I even criticized OK for taking Harden ahead of him and many people on this forum pounded me for that. I hope they've changed their mind by now. It's hard for me to imagine how anyone can consider him a surprise.
For most analysts Casspi was an unknown but I believe he was the first Israeli who actually signed a contract to play in the NBA. I was wondering if some of the hype for him was based on the fact that he was going to be the first Israeli to play in the league. I guess we don't have to wonder any more, he definitely belongs big time.
I meant at the time* I thought BJ Mullens was a lotto pick at them time. I knew he had big bust factor going in but he was a player with big ceiling at the time as well. We all know how much GMs love the word "talent" too. Most draft boards had him going higher as well. Myself I wasn't high on Mullens at all either didnt like his demeanor, lack of effort, and lack of production. Casspi at the time I really didnt know much about at the time, and by reading scouting reports on him I reall didn't think much of him. I'm just saying at the time of the draft* there was value for Mullens at that pick. I agree that Presti may of slipped up on this pick, but it's too early to tell I guess? We don't know yet how good Mullens is gonna be yet, simply too early to tell. Hopefully he can tap some of that "talent" and help the Thunder team that I enjoy so much.
yea Casspi is playing good not only because he's good but also because he is the first to represent Israeli (as some of you said) and that's really big and helps your game imo but the pressure can hurt some guys.
wutever, thanks for feedback on Mullens. You may be right in that it's too early to tell how he will eventually turn out. Having said that, he was a very talented freshman at Ohio State, but a guy who was clueless on the basketball court. It was so bad he didn't know whether he was coming or going. BJ Mullens wasn't the first freshman to be lost and he won't be the last. However, his big mistake was failing to return to college, like Cole Aldrich at Kansas, so he could learn, refine, and improve his game.
As I stated in the message above, last year BJ Mullens couldn't handle the Big Ten, so I don't know how he could possibly think he was ready to enter the NBA Draft. He's still very young and time is on his side, but missing out on that college experience is probably something that will haunt him for the rest of his career. Instead of achieving the goal of becoming an elite center, he will probably be a perennial bench warmer. He reminds me of another center drafted by OK [then Seattle], Robert Swift, who wasn't ready for the NBA right out of high school. I'm sure you know what happened to Swift.
Although I respect Sam Presti, I think he also made a huge mistake by passing on Tyreke Evans. Could you imagine your beloved Thunder with Evans in the back court? But it's too late now.
reke is not a surprise for me because he had said that he will be ROY and allaround player in fact he has 20 ppg 5ass 5 reb similar to mj and lbj 's rookie years omri is a great surprise i ve senn him last years in maccabi and he dosn't impressed him because he was a ordinary rotation player but with the king see my post scout about you he is very stong and energical he makes powerful plays and he has a great passion for the basketball that shows in the floor but guy remember a thing he now is in a system adapted to u in fact sacramento is a quick and athletic team with a lot of great 1 to1player who can pass the ball each other