Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Harrison Barnes is awesome.
TRob is too small
He's listed as 6'10 on espn but I read he's really like 6'8
Still could be a good player doe
Yeah, he is undersized for a PF in the NBA. Dude is strong, but relatively short. My biggest issue with him getting drafted on the Kings is how raw he is for NBA standards. At this point, he is an athletic guy that hussles. So, he will get some nice putbacks, a few dunks and some garbage points from hussling. We won't be able to give it to him on the block and expect him to create some points. And his short to mid range shot has been non-existent. He may be good in the future, but the Kings needed a more polished guy who could contribute immediately with that high of a pick. Barnes is obviously that guy. He would have had a bigger impact on the Kings right away and I thought before the draft he would be a better NBA player in the future also. Still do.
Originally posted by DRnSFw:
Harrison Barnes is gonna make everybody forget about Monta
If he continues to play as well as he has, he'll be the first jersey I've purchased since Monta
Very, very pleased with his progression thus far. All I heard about him prior to the draft was that he's a spot-up shooter that can jump high. However, he's repeatedly shown that he can get to the rim and finish, rebound, play a little D and is actually, very, very quick for someone his size.
If Klay continues to settle down and relax, Bogut comes back and stays healthy, Curry's ankle doesn't snap in half AND Barnes continues to progress, things look very promising for the Dubs. Feels good to say that
Oh, and Landry has been the most pleasant surprise for me this year. Excellent signing and has been very effective/efficient whenever he comes in.
Originally posted by SF69ers:
And LOL at the people still against David Lee. The guy battles and battles EVERY NIGHT, most nights without a true center near him, and he has helped our team in becoming a top 5 or 6 rebounding team. People cry and b***h that he's overpaid. Guess what......I can name a s**tload of other players that are overpaid and doesn't even get close to playing to the amount they've received.
Oh, and if you think posting a quote from the "great" Tim Kawakami helps your claim, you've lost all credibility. Kawakami is the worst journalist in the bay area.
As for David Lee.. there are just people that want to rip him because of his contract. We ALL know he is overpaid. DUH. However, to say he is trash or a below average NBA player is just ridiculous. Anyone who says that really loses any credibility with me as far as NBA knowledge goes. If Lee was making 3M per season everyone would love the guy. Sure, he has defensive liabilities. Maybe if he had a true Center who could play defense that wouldnt be such a big deal.
First of all, quoting Tim Kawakami doesnt help your claim if you are quoting his opinion. I dont understand how your personal dislike for the guy can make you claim my credibility is lost for quoting a STATISTIC that he posted. TK provided statistical evidence as to why Lee's rebounding is overrated. If you want to dismiss it, fine.
Again, I took back my comment about calling him trash. But he still isnt nearly as good as you think he is. It has nothing to do with the amount of money he makes. It has to do with the fact that he is terrible on defense. It has to do with the fact that he is an overrated rebounder. It has to do with the fact that he is simply a good offensive player, not much more. Isn't he basically the power forward version of Monta Ellis? The player that has gotten bashed on here over and over?
We are never going to see eye to eye on Lee. But to say I lose basketball knowledge credibility because I dont think he is a good player is a joke. The fact that you have to say the bolded says all that needs to be said. Lee's value is based upon the players put around him, not his skill level.
[ Edited by 80sbaby24 on Nov 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM ]
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