Hassan Whiteside to enter the draft
Well this isn't surprising since he is probably a top ten pick.
Ya, I understand that he isn't really ready but how much better can you get with a mid major team and mid major coach? Take the money, work your butt off, and become the best player you can be. I mean it shouldnt be that hard right, don't the NBA teams pay guys to practice basketball and become the best they can be? And he will be a good player for awhile IMO.
teams love size. thabeet. HASHEEM THABEET was the 2nd pick in the draft for whatever reason. he should be picked lower but some team is going to grab him too early
Whiteside is much more coordinated than Thabeet, who as 7-3 has also stability problems and difficulties to keep his position down low.
not sure..thabeet looked pretty coordinated in college. i cant blame this kid for going if he's gonna be a high draft pick. and you can work in practice but it doesnt replace game situations
Whatever team drafts him I feel has to accept the fact that he is likely going to be a 2-3 project. I am not saying he is going to be a bust, but we won't know how he pans out until he is in his 4th or 5th year of his career.
Whatever team drafts him I feel has to accept the fact that he is likely going to be a 2-3 year project. I am not saying he is going to be a bust, but we won't know how he pans out until he is in his 4th or 5th year of his career.
i guess the money is there but i see this guy as another patrick o'bryant.
i agree with knicksfan, it is going to take a while before he does anything so don't give him a bust lable for a while. Andrew Bynum was down right terrible his first few years, now he is a border line all star.
bynum wasnt down right terrible... you could see the talent there once he put it all together just like hassen whos also not down right terrible. also not comparable because of the size difference. it doesnt help if you're that skinny and raw and have to deal with big bodies in the nba
I agree with Quincey on Bynum by no means was he terrible. He wasn't in the best shape when he first entered the league, but got into shape later on. Though, the injury bug hasn't been fortunate to him. I always thought from when he got drafted he would be a very good player. I wanted the Knicks to draft him over Channing Frye. I mean imagine a lineup with Bynum at Center and Lee at the Power Forward with Wilson Chandler and Danilo playing the 3 and 2 respectively all you would need is a legit point guard, oh but harping on the past does nothing. Only the Knicks find ways to mess things up.
He declared and wasn't really asked back. I think he'll see VERY little PT for his 1st 2 seasons or so, and then I think he'll be a mediocre player. He seems more likely to be a bust then a good player to me. If he is terrible defending Caracter and Jordan one-on-one, and he's too weak to score efficiently against those 2, who are both borderline draft picks, how will he look against NBA big men and even PF's? He's gotta get strong
I never understood why the Knicks traded Frye really. He was a nice-looking player as a rookie to me. Him and Charlie Villanueva both had good rookie years but got traded like right after, and they haven't quite been the same since.
i was about to say the same thing..he didnt play that bad but in away i can see because he's still turned out to be nothing more then a parttime starter and ok back up