A Few Observations From The Last Month of Basketball
Does anybody disagree with any of these observations of mine this year?
Stephen Curry is the most lethal shooter of the past 10 years. Seriously the man should be suspended indefinitely for bringing that jumper into the arena. I know that's bold, but I actually watched some of his games this month, and his shot is so quick and is on a Ray Allen/Reggie Miller level as far as consistency of form. Remember this guy is going to get BETTER.
Cole Aldrich is the most underrated first round lock in the draft. Sure his stats don't immediately jump out at you, until you look at the game by game stats and realize that his averages just aren't averages, he puts up those numbers EVERY GAME. He doesn't get a monster double double one game and shut out the next two. He gets the same double double numbers game in and game out, which is ridiculous and shows he has some serious game.
As I said before, Kevin Durant will go down as one of the top 10 scorers of all time. The only thing that could stop that is himself or injury. James Bond never scored as easily as this dude.
Evan Turner is (right now) the best prospect in the 2010 draft. Is it me or is it something about guys from Chicago? Wade, Rose, etc. This dude is one tough, nasty (almost dirty) player. And if you don't know, tenacity is greatest predictor of pro success, more than physical attributes or stats. John Wall (who's more talented) has to give better effort if he wants to surpass Turner. Yeah I said it.
I like the steph curry observation.
I like KD alot. I think he's going to be a great player down the road. Top ten scorer of all time might also be a little bold. The NBA has had some absolutely great scorers. I'm not sure if he'll be in the top ten but he will be really good.
I disagree with saying evan turner is a better pro prospect than John wall. I love turners pro potential and I think he could be an all star. He doesn't have the potential or athletic ability of wall. I think John wall is still far and away the best player in the clas of 2010 and definately has the best potential
The only observation I really have a problem with is the aldrich one. He may be putting
together a nice month but you can't forget about earlier this season. When Kansas player Cornell and jeff foote was matching up on him, I'd say foote outplayed him. Aldrich has problems matching up with people his size and even more problems if they're athletic, which most of the centers in the NBA are. When Kansas played Oakland this year, aldrich matched up with Keith benson, an athletic 6'11" center and really was outplayed. The first 2 hooks aldrich shot, benson blocked and he got dominated for the rest of the game. I think he finished with 5 or 6 points and benson was able to score on him. I don't think aldrich is underrated at all. I actually think he's overrated
Edit: sry. I thought you said steph would be better than them
I disagree with your statement about Foote and Benson outplaying Aldrich. Aldrich did struggle offensively vs Oakland, but he was not matched up head to head against Benson the whole game. He was often double and triple teamed in the post, something that will not happen to him at an NBA level. Despite his poor shooting night he pulled down 9 rebounds and blocked 3 points in only 23 minutes, sitting out the majority of the second half because KU was ahead by over 20 points, and lets face it he will be drafted for his shot blocking and rebounding abilities, and the fact he had a bad shooting night didn't change the impact he had on a defensive level. He is underrated because an absolute game changer on a defensive level, two sub par games at the beginning of the season shouldnt negate the high level of play he has been putting up against better competition deep into conference play. I don't think is as far along offensively as a lot of people though coming into the season, but the Big 12 is argueably the hardest conference to play in aside from the Big East and his conference stats are 12 ppg 9.8 rpg and 3.8 blocks per game while providing energy and altering opposing offenses shots and decision making in the lane, a poor shooting night in November in a blowout and a 13 pt 9 rb 3 block performance in a game your team underacheived doesn't take away all the things a player does well.
I agree with most of that. But here's where I disagree:
I think JoeWolf is right about the Cole Aldrich thing.
I think John Wall is a better prospect than Turner. I don't think John Wall lacks any effort, and I think he's a more intense competitor than Turner. For example, in that Purdue game, I don't think John Wall would've given up the ball to his teammates and hang the final seconds and essentially the game on their heads. Wall would've taken the last shot, and whether it went in or not I'm willing to bet that it would've been a high-percentage look that was created. Turner is more polished than Wall is at the moment, but Wall seems to have more of a fire to win, and he's more clutch than Turner is, as well as being very nearly as good an overall player despite being much rawer than Turner. That speaks to how gifted John Wall really is, and is why I think is the better prospect and I think he'll be the better pro.
i also agree and disagree. ill add a lil to joewolfs comments. you have to realie that when kansas plays someone like cornell cole has maybe a couple of plays run for him and a couple of touchs on offense because kansas has many options. cornell or another team with a good big man is probably gonna get more shots and touches because they dont have as many options on offense.
as far as curry. yeah he is a very very very good shooter but in no way can i say hes the best in the last 10 years just off of the past month
I think Steph Curry has a chance to be a Miller/ Ray type shooter down the road.
He can get that think off so fast, and now he has the confidence to make and take shoots.
Quincy Mr. See it consist to believe it, is right too the most lethal I have to see that for a few years.
I think Aldridge's athleticism is underrated he can move for a big man. I notice that his freshman year. He just doesn't have many offense moves. But if Thabbett can go top 2 this man is a sure fire lottery pick.
KD is a problem I agree with that
I love Even Turner but give me John Wall at that 1st pick and Turner at 2 pick. He is just so skilled, Wall has a will to win example that block against Vandy, he played not so well through out the game untill it was winning time. Then he made all the plays with the lay-up and then that block on the guy that bust a 3 in his face earlier
lol..thats me to the tee..."i gotta see it to believe it"..on here thats called hating though because they say i should just automatically believe it