Every national program involved enters this tournament with the goal of trying to make their country proud. For some countries, that means toppling the mighty U.S.A. For others, it’s one last shot at glory. And a few programs lurking in the shadows are hoping to use this platform to announce themselves as the world’s newest global power. Read More. Written by Brett Koremenos on Aug 29, 2014
#10 Re: Tanking for Shabazz Muhammad . Nerlens No Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:08 pm by DANNYLANDOVER
This coming draft class is not good, unless we luck into the top 2 picks. The 2014 draft class is a different case; the Harrison twins, Wiggins, Parker, Aaron Gordon, Tyus Jones, and Aquille Carr. We should definitely tank next year, if we don't make the playoffs this year.
#12 Re: Tanking for Shabazz Muhammad . Nerlens No Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:09 am by barelyawake
Mind you, I'm easily fooled by the lanky, pogostick, big men. I see Camby in every one. And then, their shins snap in their third, summer-league game. That said, I'm loving Gobert. I love his mobility, quick hops, grip and especially his wingspan. I'm composing a Hallmark card about his court vision and work ethic. But, most importantly, I dig the French players (because they teach teamplay and defense, defense, defense). And this French player comes from the same team as our own Seraphin (and Thabo). He's raw and twiggish, but I'm still a big fan.
Alex Len, the 7â€™1â€ť sophomore center for Maryland outplayed the two Kentucky big men. He went for 23 points and 12 boards on 10-18 shooting. He also added 4 blocks and made a few of the most memorable plays of the game. The first time he touched the ball in the post he put a nasty spin move on Noel and finished at the rim. Over the coarse of the rest of the game he showed us a running hook, a fadeaway, range out to 18 feet, impressive mobility, and plenty of dunk shots. But his most surprising, and maybe most important asset is a pair of very sticky hands. Len made tough catch after tough catch in the post and in the transition game.
He showed real fluidity as an athlete and the ability to make all the plays that heâ€™s supposed to make as well as a couple plays that went beyond our expectations. It was a very impressive night for him and a night in which he may have made himself some money. But careful evaluators will hold their applause. He looked great against the Kentucky bigs who, for all their obvious talent, were not ready to step on the court as true freshman and play hard and smart on every single play.
Will the Wizards' success be sustained or was it fool's gold?
#16 Re: Tanking for Shabazz Muhammad . Nerlens No Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:28 pm by rockymac52
It seems inevitable that this will be yet another year that the Wizards end up with a very high draft pick, and sure enough, it just happens to come in a year where there seems to be a lack of elite talent. Sigh.
#18 Re: Tanking for Shabazz Muhammad . Nerlens No Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:39 pm by rockymac52
The problem is there don't appear to be any elite can't-miss prospects in this draft, at least not yet. So while there's definitely several good players worth grabbing, the reality is that the teams that already have much more talent than us (and other bottom 5 teams) will also be adding these good players. So we don't gain any ground on them.
#19 Re: Tanking for Shabazz Muhammad . Nerlens No Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:10 pm by DMVleGeND
rockymac52 wrote:It seems inevitable that this will be yet another year that the Wizards end up with a very high draft pick, and sure enough, it just happens to come in a year where there seems to be a lack of elite talent. Sigh.
With that said, TONY MITCHELL.
What position do you think he'll play in the NBA, SF or PF?