not sure how many people watched any of the texas colorado game but if you did then watching avery play should have destroyed any doubt you had of his talent and potential. think a small version of westbrook wit a better jumper
Yeah dude is abeast but the only problem is he a 1 or 2 but u can deny the talent he has potential and can score when he want to he is a mix of monta ellis and westbrook to me dude can score given the chance.
right now hes both in college. he will be converted into a one just like westbrok when he gets to the nba or a monta ellis type 2
lol....i wrote that before reading youre whole post
Absolutely is a beast, when hes hot...right now hes streaky and inconsistent...i dont think anyone ever doubted his talent, he should stay another year, without Pittman and James he'll be able to emerge into the Westbrook that we all see in him
i disagree with the inconsistant thing.. just like with cosuins and teams that are deep hes not gonna score alot every game because there are so many options. on a team like that hes been very consistant and the averages show it. some one who isnt consistant would average a lower amount of points and have 2 or 3 good scoring games or play good defense once in awhile. his jumper may be off every so often( hes only had 3 bad shooting games out of 15) but he constanty hustles and plays defense. so hes actually pretty consistant
His shot is better than Westbrooks or Ellis at this point, and hes a better defender than Ellis. I see Bradley as a cross between Westbrook and Bayless. I like Bradley's natural scoring ability. He could develop into a Chauncey Billups sooner than later. Love his court presence and demeanor. Billups was a combo guard to start his career, and really see Bradley bulking up over the next couple of years to ~200lbs. Good wingspan, prototypical point guard body, though not elite quickness is still well above average. My only concern is his 49% ft percentage. Lack of focus? Conditioning? Repetition? 7 times out of 14 he's shot a higher percentage from 3 than free throws. Still a great looking prospect.
bayless is anothe rone i didnt think of. and im not sure whats up wit the free throw. i think its not really a concern like some of the memphis and kentucky players who werent good free throw shooters in college
I love his toughness but name me one twiner Guard that ever succeeded?
Dwayne Wade (considered one coming out)
That is off the top of my head in 5 seconds I'm sure people will add a bunch more.
Also its "tweener" not "twiner", which is not a word
There's about 50 tweeners who have succeeded, though I'm not sure about twiners. People who make rope don't often get to the NBA.
Regardless, Bradley reminds me a bit of Dennis Johnson in that he's not really a point guard but could develop into a point guard, and he's a tremendous defender with a smooth jumper.
Tweener Guards and Undersized Power Forwards by Marion Kidwell
Written on June 04, 2008
The NBA draft looms at the end of this month, and a number of mock drafts are already floating around the web. Most of the attention goes to the top of the lottery, and two or three annointed "one and done" franchise players. However, a key component to any draft is the ability to find productivity throughout both rounds.
The NBA is a reactionary community, and is now "reacting" to the success of Chris Paul and Deron Williams at the point guard position, and is placing a premium on players at that position.
This elevates Derrick Rose, because he is seen as a premier talent with a defined position. It's easy to understand. True draft genius is manifested in finding and recognizing the truly productive player who doesn't fit the measurables, but somehow puts up numbers and wins on the college level.
Most often, but not always, these are tweener Guards and undersized power forwards. The league is loaded with them, and has been for decades. Guys who don't rock your world with a tape measure or vertical leap, but make the most of their minutes.
The tweener guard isn't a point guard, but isn't considered big enough to be a shooting guard. This is why two time All-Star Michael Redd, who led his Ohio State team to a Final Four was overlooked on draft day. Ben Gordan may come to mind.
In the '80's you could look at Andrew Toney, Vinnie Johnson, Fat Lever or the ultimate tweener guard of that era, Joe Dumars. If he were evaluated today, Earl "the Pearl" Monroe would be considered a tweener Guard. Here is the question of the day: If the Atlanta Hawks or Memphis Grizzlies could get a redo of last year's draft today, would they still take Acie Law or Mike Conley, who are defined position players, or tweener Rodney Stuckey (whose playoff play reminds me of Andrew Toney)? There will be a tweener taken in the late first or early second round who turns into a really productive player in the league.
The second category is undersized power forward. Kwame Brown looks great in warm ups, but Paul Millsap makes the most of his minutes. Leon Powe in Boston, Brandon Bass in Dallas, Rony Turiaf with the Lakers, were second rounders because they don't measure right who are productive players on playoff quality teams.
They aren't as tall as Darko Milicic or Robert Swift, but they bang and rebound. There will be an undersized power forward taken in the second round who will have a long and productive career.
What do these guys have in common? All of them were productive in college for decent programs. All of them have a "feel" for the game and play with maximum effort every night. None of them fit the dimensions of one position.There is something to be said for a history of productivity in contrast to imagined upside.
Keep in mind that when George Gervin entered the league, he was considered a weak forward, who really didn't have a position. Adrian Dantley was a 6'5" post player. Dennis Johnson played "guard". Not really a point guard, not really a shooting guard. Who would you rather have as your power forward? 6'8" second rounder Dennis Rodman or 6'11" lottery pick Chris Washburn?
The Chicago Bulls of the '90's relied on a string of undersized shooting specialists at the point guard position. Craig Hodges, John Paxson and Steve Kerr would never be mistaken for "Pure Point Guards". Productivity isn't always in the obvious package. So, where does that leave us?
When you read the mock drafts, when you prepare your mock draft, when you watch the draft...keep an eye on those tweener guards and under sized power forwards in the late first, early second, they will be contributing on a playoff team next spring!
I do think that Bradley abused Colorado's guards, who in all honesty, are probably the weakest group of guards in the Big 12. He's alot like another Texas guard right now and that's Royal Ivey, but he could develop into a Westbrook/Ellis type...That's what I see in him as of now, but he's a good freshman. He's a great defender and he has solid fundamentals and a decent shot, but he has to work on his handles some more (esp. since he'll have to play PG in the NBA) and PG skills.
i agree. just needs to work on the handles ala westbrook. if he ends up learning the pg position then his ceiling becomes very hight because he already has the midrange, see's the floor very well, great defender, and very athletic