How will the Rookies fare this year?

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How will the Rookies fare this year?

How do you think the following rookies will fare this year when it comes to....stats, awards, off the court issues/doghouse etc.

  • Kyrie Irving-
  • Derrick Williams-
  • Enes Kanter-
  • Tristian Thompson
  • Jan Vesely
  • Brandon Knight-
  • Kemba Walker-
  • Jimmer Fredette-
  • Klay Thompson-
  • Alec Burks-
  • Iman Shumpert-
  • Kenneth Faried-
  • Marshon Brooks-
  • Josh Selby-

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I have an idea but won't say

I have an idea but won't say now because soo many thing can happen between now and then. Say Beasley gat the Amnesty.. Then Williams is probably gonna star from opening day and if he doesn't, he will get way more time than if Beasley stays.

What if the Nets pick up a nice SG or something. Then Brooks goes from a rotation player to a probable bench warmer,

If Utah doesn't trade any of their bigs, Kanter is going to struggle to find time. If they get rid of Jefferson and Okur, Kanter plays 38 min a night.

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I like the way you think.

I like the way you think.

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I was very surprised to see

I was very surprised to see the celtics trading away marshon brooks a talented scoring sg with potential who could have learned behind "ray ray 3pts"... even if jajuan johnson is a solid prospect.

He could as well be a gem or a problem child next year...

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I'm just wondering how

I'm just wondering how Memphis will handle my dude Selby, he has too much talent/ability to ride the pine all season long.

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When you play for a team

When you play for a team wanting to win a championship, it's not about your talent but how you fit in with the team. If he doesn't fit in, he will be watching games.

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I fully understand where

I fully understand where you're coming from, but he can flat out play. I just don't think he will get his "fair" shot.

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Idk.. If ya can't fit in

Idk.. If ya can't fit in with a college how do you fit in with a pro team? He will not be alowd to dominate the ball and shoot when he wants.. That's what he was supposed to do at Kansas and he couldn't do it.. And, what is fair? Is it fair for him to play over Vazquez, Allen, Henrey, or Mayo?

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I think Selby will get some

I think Selby will get some PT with the Grizzlies. I wouldn't be surprised if he beat out Vasquez for the backup PG spot. I also wouldn't be surprised if they traded Mayo, and that would open up a lot of room in the backcourt for Selby.

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There is only one who will rise to the

top: the "stormin mormon" James Taft Fredette

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Again, it is about how he

Again, it is about how he fits in.. Vasquez is a big guard who runs the system and defends. If Selby can't do that, he won't play. He isn't going to get to play just because he can score. He is gonna have to sometching else.. With Gay, Randolph, and for now, Mayo, there aren't many shots to go around.. The shots left over go to Gasol and Conley..

I don't see him fitting in...

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if the griz get rid of mayo i

if the griz get rid of mayo i could see selby playing the 2 guard in their second string alongside vasquez playing the point and guarding the 2s on defense

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I would say Marshon Brooks

I would say Marshon Brooks for ROTY but the Nets already have weapons in Williams and Lopez, they also have a lot of cap space and there are quite of few good SG's to be had by the Nets who are looking to start contending for a title.

Therefore I think Kemba Walker is in the lead to win the award early on followed closely by Irving, you look at the Bobcats they have two and a half scoring options, Kemba, Magette, and a bloated shell of his former self Boris Diaw. Kemba will get his shots up I think even if they get a big FA signing.

Not forgetting Williams at all, its just they have A LOT of talent to spread around this year and I don't think they will maximize him this season as far as playtime.

Other players I expect to have good rookie seasons Iman Shumpert, Kenny, and Jimmer. Not saying the rest won't I just think those guys will be a little ahead of the curve.

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im a big jimmer fan. what do

im a big jimmer fan. what do you guys think will be with him? starting right away? 6th man role... sees limited minutes...

what are your thoughts?

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6th man if they resign Thornton and keep Salmons

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Jimmer is a day 1 starter.

Jimmer is a day 1 starter. Thornton is the perfect 6th man..

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I agree that thornton is a

I agree that thornton is a perfect 6th man, instant multi dimensional scoring off the bench. Unfortunately i think thornton will start for the kings this year unless jimmer goes off.

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Kyrie Irving- 11ppg,
  • Kyrie Irving- 11ppg, 4.5ast... points and assists higher depending on baron davis PT
  • Derrick Williams- 15.5ppg, 6rpg, 2ast ....ROY
  • Enes Kanter- 12ppg, 6.5rpg, 1blk
  • Tristian Thompson - 10ppg, 6rpg, 1blk
  • Jan Vesely - 8ppg, 4rpg, 1blk
  • Brandon Knight- 9ppg, 3ast
  • Kemba Walker- 13ppg, 4ast
  • Jimmer Fredette- 10ppg, 3ast
  • Klay Thompson- 6ppg, 2rpg, 2ast
  • Alec Burks- 13ppg, 3ast, 3rpg
  • Iman Shumpert- 6ppg, 2 ast
  • Kenneth Faried- 6ppg, 7rpg
  • Marshon Brooks- 13ppg, 2rpg, 2ast
  • Josh Selby- 5ppg, 1.5ast
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What I think:
  • Kyrie Irving- It all depends on Baron Davis for me. If the veteran PG is there again, look for him to take some minutes away from the #1 draft pick. Without Davis, Kyrie is the clear cut #1 option and will likely have a pretty good season. Without Baron - 13 PPG, 6.5 APG, 3.5 RPG
  • Derrick Williams- He will have a good season I think down there in Minnesota. I think the Timberwolves will have a very young, and underrated frontcourt in Williams, Beasley, Love, & Randolph. Beasley could take away some minutes from the big guy but Beasley might also be traded. With Beasley there, because that's what I'm assuming will happen, I see about 12 PPG, 2 APG, & 5.5 RPG
  • Enes Kanter- This is interesting. The Jazz are rumored to be shopping both Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson, and if that's the case there is room for rookie Kanter and 2nd-year player Derrick Favors to get some valuable minutes. If Jefferson is traded I believe Kanter will become the starting center and post something like 11 PPG, 1 APG, & 8.5 RPG.
  • Tristian Thompson- Thompson looks to be the clear-cut starter after moving young PF J.J. Hickson out to Sacremento. Antawn Jamison might take some of his minutes, but Thompson would get a good bulk of the playing time. Thompson for about 8.5 PPG, 2 APG, & 8 RPG.
  • Jan Vesely- Vesely is interesting as I think he will be the starting SF for the Wizards. He is a tremendous dunker and having John Wall pass to you could only help your cause. Vesely should do about 7.5 PPG, 3 APG, & 6 RPG
  • Brandon Knight- Hard to determine how much playing time Knight will get. He is a good prospect though, and I see him getting about 20 MPG. He'll post numbers similar to 6.5 PPG, 5.5 APG, & 1 RPG.
  • Kemba Walker- Kemba is the favorite to take the starting point guard job away from D.J. Augustine. Augustine has potential to be a great player, but how could you deny the MVP of last year's championship UConn team. 14.5 PPG, 3.5 APG, & 2 RPG
  • Jimmer Fredette- Jimmer has a really good shot at starting unless the Kings go out and sign a veteran. Since I'm assuming they will do just that, I'll give Jimmer 7.5 PPG, 2.5 APG, & 2 RPG.
  • Klay Thompson- Klay will get good scoring, whether it's coming off of the bench for Monta or Wright, or even starting at the 3. I think he'll post about 11 PPG, 3 APG, & 4 RPG.
  • Alec Burks- Burks will get a lot of playing time, I think. Around 25 MPG or so. So I think he'll get around 7 PPG, 4.5 APG, & 4 RPG.
  • Iman Shumpert- Tough one to call. Not much of an offensive player, so maybe 3 PPG, 2 APG, & 4 RPG? This was a tough one...
  • Kenneth Faried- Breakout star of the rookies, starting at the 4 for the Nuggets and playing about 25-30 a night. 7.5 PPG, 1.5 APG, & 7.5 RPG.
  • Marshon Brooks- Great pick for the Nets, a good scorer that will compliment D-Will a lot. I look for Brooks to start and get about 13 PPG, 1.5 APG, & 4 RPG.
  • Josh Selby- Selby may get more playing time than people could imagine. He may be the "spark plug" that could ignite some cheers from the Grizzlies crowd. He would have a similiar role to J.R. Smith in Denver last year but with less minutes. Still, I see him doing well in the playing time he gets. 2.5 PPG, 1.5 APG, 1.5 RPG.

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Kyrie Irving- He'll get

  • Kyrie Irving- He'll get minutes, which means he'll get points and assists as well as a lot of TO's for a young Cleveland squad. I think he'll be around 14 ppg 6 apg and 1.5 spg, but also probably around 4 TO pg
  • Derrick Williams- I really like Derrick Williams, but talk about a crowded house in Minni. Unless they move someone I see him getting around 10 ppg and 6 rpg. If they move Beasly or someone else I could see him getting around 13 and 7 rpg
  • Enes Kanter- Kanter has talent, but I could see them being conservative with him early in the season. I think he comes on strong late season, but due to limited minutes early I think he finishes the year at around 8 ppg 6 rpg and a block per game.
  • Tristian Thompson- Thompson is raw, but getting picked at #4 he's gonna get minutes and most likely have a lot of growing pains in the process. I think he is about a 7 ppg 5 rpg 1.3 block per game player as a rookie, but a guy who has trouble staying on the court due to fouls.
  • Jan Vesely- I think Vesely will benefit from the fast pace the Wiz play. I could see him meshing with the team and having a solid 10 ppg 5 rpg 2 bpg season. When he and McGee are on the court at the same time, it's gonna be hard to get a shot over them.
  • Brandon Knight- I don't know where Knight really fits with Detroit, Stucky is more of a SG playing point which is what Knight was last year. I think he'll have a smaller role with Detroit than he would have if he were picked earlier with certain teams. He finishes at 8 ppg 3 apg 3 rpg and acts more as a scoring spark off the bench.
  • Kemba Walker- Someone has to score for Charlotte and Kemba is going to have the ball in his hands and get minutes. I think he is a legit ROY canidate who could get around 15-16 ppg 4 rpg 4apg 1.3 spg, but shooting a low percentage...he's gonna do some chucking.
  • Jimmer Fredette- I see Jimmer having a solid rookie year, probably 10-11ppg 40% 3pt but probably 40% from FG too. I think he'll have at least 1 30 point game as a rookie, but I don't expect a lot of consistancy either.
  • Klay Thompson- Klay is going to be coming off the bench, and although they are high on him, I don't expect a big year. Maybe 7 ppg 2 rpg and 38% from 3
  • Alec Burks- Even with Sloan gone, I believe the Jazz won't play Burks a ton early. They brought Hayward along pretty slowly last year, and I think Burks will get about 7 ppg 3 rpg 2.5 apg as a rookie, but I'd expect him to be more of a Sophmore breakout type player.
  • Iman Shumpert- Well, he was brought in to play D and because of his athleticism so I wouldn't expect a lot of points. I'll put down Iman for 4 ppg 2.5 rpg and 1 spg as a rookie. I'm not sold on him as the 17th pick, but he may break out.
  • Kenneth Faried- I think Faried will take over some of Birdman's role next year and I'd expect similar numbers 6 ppg 6 rpg and a steal and a block. Good energy guy and a guy who will get 5 or 6 double doubles as a rookie.
  • Marshon Brooks-Brooks, I feel, will be a good producer for a late 1st rounder. I think he'll drop around 8-9 ppg and 2 rpg as a rookie.
  • Josh Selby- I think Selby will split time in the D-League, He's not a point guard so I don't think he'll beat out Vasquez and since the Grizz have established themselves as a playoff threat I don't think they'll give out a ton of minutes to a 19 year old 2nd rounder early in the year. 2 ppg 1 apg as a rookie, but probably around 17-18 ppg in the D-League.

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