College Team v. NBA
How do you think this team would fair in an NBA season?
PG: John Wall
SG: Evan Turner
SF: Wes Johnson
PF: Derrick Favors
C: DeMarcus Cousins
6: Greg Monroe
B: Xavier Henry
B: Cole Aldrich
B: Jordan Crawford
B: Donatas Motiejunas
B Eric Bledsoe
They'd win 10-15 games... 20 max.
Tezo, the most exciting 10-15 win team.
All of those lottery players would be heading to another lottery player to add to the collection.
Honestly, their first half of the year would be bad but if they jelled right, their 2nd half could be very good.
Who could they beat? I seriously doubt they'd even win 20 games.
in 3 years if these guys play together for 3 years under a good coach/coaching staffs.
Depend on the coach, with a good coach, I think they can win 20 games+ in year 1, 30 games + in year 2, then can get to playoff in 3rd year.
needs a legit defender like one from wvu
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What???Maybe im bugging, but this is a 40 win team. They are rookies, but some incredibly talented ones...If they straightened out their ego's and played team ball, there is no reason why this team wouldn't be a playoff contender, and soon a championship contender...look what the Kings are doing with an incredibly young team...and this team would be WAY more talented
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when i click on your name, an option comes up to send an email to you and it said message was sent. So it should be whatever email you registered with this site.
Monroe would probably start on that team....at first at least....and hopefully Wall could play upwards of 40 minutes....
I don't see 40 but around 25-30 sounds about right. Fight for a spot in the east but miss it by a bit.
There are many "talented" rookies.. This doesn't mean they would do good in the league.. Remember, most rookies are back ups on decent teams.
Inexperience and weak legs at the next level will also get to them.. Tougher schedule, faster tempo = jelly legs.
that team would combust
1) who commands double teams the best? will the point guard get them the ball? power struggle?
whos best slasher/shooter off the pick and roll? do they get the ball/recognize strengths and weaknesses?
2) young players still learning the game, would they sacrifice numbers for the good of the team
3) would they recognize mismatches?, who's the designated WING stopper? Turner, Johnson?
4) who is the bail-out shooter? who runs the offense?
5) where's Al-Farouq Aminu?!?!
6) Wes Johnson will be a better slasher in the NBA than he showed at Syracuse, I'm sure of it. I'd play him at the 2
7) Wes Johnson is listed at 195 lbs multiple places; play him at the 2.
the bench: ^multiply those problems by 1,000 lol^
Play the damn guys where ever u want. Thats not the point of what I'm sayin. Im sayin with those players would they win games in the league.
From a purely logical perspective, There tend to be between four and six busts in any given year's lottery selections. So you're talking about almost half the roster being not as good as expected out of college.
Now, this could mean that John Wall never is an all-star, but it could also mean that Xavier Henry isn't even a rotation-caliber player.
Either way, I wouldn't be so sure this team would be good in three years, and it certainly wouldn't be good now.
Of course, if you did this same exercise in 2003, you'd be talking about the best team ever. And if you did it in 2000, you'd be talking about a team that makes the Nets look good.
I don't expect much out of this draft class. But right now, it's a toss up. There are too many unknowns, such as Cousins and Favors, to consider.
cause everybody of them wants to be THE MAN.....
They would have the worst record in NBA history. Lets be realistic the NJ Nets have 9 wins and they are all pro's this team has a bunch of college kids they play an 82 game schedule and they would probably win 4 games they just wouldnt have the players to compete with real NBA players over the course of the season.
Where are the role players?
The talent level of the squad you assembled is indeed impressive. Adi Joseph already made a good point about the percentage of draft busts. Nonetheless, I think they could do well. But I have another perspective on the type of team you put together.
As silly as it might sound, a team can have too much talent. In my opinion, you want to assemble a roster with a maximum of 2-3 stars. Otherwise you are very susceptible to chemistry issues. The best teams fill in the remainder of the roster with role players who know and understand what's expected of them.
There you have it, find role players who are happy to fit in with the stars and you have a formula for success.
year one i agree with tezo..theres no way of knowing but you can make a more educated guess if you look at how each teams players played in college then add to there ability and compare it to how these guys played in college
baron davis is better then wall right now even if some overzealous fans dont wanna believe it. was a all american in college and is a better player now
eric gordan- was very very good allamerican talent in college and has allstar talent now
cant remember the sf
pf- drew gooden- all american in college and a better player now
kaman- very good player in college and is a allstar now
where would these guys go in this years draft if you take there college games plus what they learned in the nba?
all of them would be picked ahead of all of those guys...just imagin each one of these players playeing in college now...baron would not only put up walls numbers but he would surpass them
these are the reasons that team wouldnt win alot..alot os to be said with having nba experience. now you give this team a couple years and it becomes a different story