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Old 08-03-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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Probably one of the most underrated rookies in 1992 or 93, was robert horry.

Who would have picked Horry to get 7 rings and Mourning, Larry Johnson, Mutombo, Billy Owens, wouldn't get any. I looked up jim jackson, he was on 12 nba teams. Todd Day is another name.

Maybe the saddest case is Arvydas Sabonis?? Imagine if he had played NBA ball right after he was drafted? Talk about once in a lifetime potential.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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So anyone want to step up and make a call on Jimmer Fredette?

All-star? Solid starter? Role player? End of bench? Wash out?
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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So anyone want to step up and make a call on Jimmer Fredette?

All-star? Solid starter? Role player? End of bench? Wash out?
A lot rides on if the NBA comes back or not.

Based on today, i.e. no roster changes, etc, I would guess Solid Role Player.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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Probably one of the most underrated rookies in 1992 or 93, was robert horry.

Who would have picked Horry to get 7 rings and Mourning, Larry Johnson, Mutombo, Billy Owens, wouldn't get any. I looked up jim jackson, he was on 12 nba teams. Todd Day is another name.

Maybe the saddest case is Arvydas Sabonis?? Imagine if he had played NBA ball right after he was drafted? Talk about once in a lifetime potential.
I don't think Horry was underrated. He just had a nice long pro-career as the 4th-7th man on a bunch of championship squads.

It would be like saying Luc Longley (a mediocre center but drafted something like 7th) was a great pick up because he went on to win 3 rings alongside some guys named Jordan, Pippen etc.

Sabonis isn't a sad case, the guy was a national hero for playing in Europe and playing in the NBA is not the be-all-and-end-all. It's like saying Mikan is a sad case because he played in the early NBA era where they were dang near paid in food. ;-)
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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I can't be the only one who thought Kwame Brown was going to be awesome.
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:08 AM
 
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I don't think Horry was underrated. He just had a nice long pro-career as the 4th-7th man on a bunch of championship squads.

It would be like saying Luc Longley (a mediocre center but drafted something like 7th) was a great pick up because he went on to win 3 rings alongside some guys named Jordan, Pippen etc.

Sabonis isn't a sad case, the guy was a national hero for playing in Europe and playing in the NBA is not the be-all-and-end-all. It's like saying Mikan is a sad case because he played in the early NBA era where they were dang near paid in food. ;-)
Horry was a much better clutch player than anyone anticipated.

Sabonis with Drexler, Porter, Buck Williams, in his prime? That would have been interesting. Could have been a dynasty. He was selected in the draft, way back in like 87? But he didn't get to the NBA until the middle 90's. Sort of like ted williams, or another guy losing good years during WWII.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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I can't be the only one who thought Kwame Brown was going to be awesome.
This got me curious to go back and look up his predraft writeups, funny **** man:

"Strengths: Like Garnett, KB has freakish athleticism. Already bulkier than Garnett and could turn into more of a Webber type post player. Very graceful running the floor. Tremendous leaping aility. Passes and handles extraordinarily well for a 6-11 player. May still be growing. Touch on shots is excellent, and should only improve. Post game is solid. Very good shot blocker."

Where did it all go wrong? The cake incident?
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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This got me curious to go back and look up his predraft writeups, funny **** man:

"Strengths: Like Garnett, KB has freakish athleticism. Already bulkier than Garnett and could turn into more of a Webber type post player. Very graceful running the floor. Tremendous leaping aility. Passes and handles extraordinarily well for a 6-11 player. May still be growing. Touch on shots is excellent, and should only improve. Post game is solid. Very good shot blocker."

Where did it all go wrong? The cake incident?
Good lord, did a scout write that report? I hope he isn't still employed in that profession.....talk about being wide of the mark.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:18 AM
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Baby Jordan--aka Harold Miner
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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But most of that scouting report about Kwame Brown is right on the mark. His athleticism was thru the roof, he had an NBA-ready body, and he seemed very skilled for a big man just like Garnett.

It is just hard to judge the intangibles with high school players. Nobody could measure how poor a finisher around the rim Brown would in a crowd of NBA sized players, or that his mental game was so weak.
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