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Post#1 The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 8:43 am by UGA Hayes

Might as well get this annual thread started

Was very pleased by Sullinger's first preseason game. Showed he will be able to score and get offensive rebounds which Celtics really need. Probably is going to be a subpar defender despite already seeming to have a pretty good grasp of defensive rotation.

Fab Melo looked pretty lost and wouldn't bes surprised if his in the D-league for a while.

Kris Joseph didn't play.
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Post#2 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 8:57 am by smith2373

Actually Joseph did play, but that's how much of a non-factor he was.

Fab Melo might be the rawest player in the NBA, he really would've benefited from staying in school longer if he wasn't such an idiot.

Sullinger looks impressive, wouldn't be surprised to see him take Bass' spot as the starting PF before the season is over.

Other than the Celtics rookies that I saw play, I only saw Evan Fournier play and he really wasn't a factor for the Nuggets yesterday on offense and he was abused on defense by Jamal Crawford.
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Post#3 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 10:26 am by Rajon Rondo Fan

smith2373 wrote:Actually Joseph did play, but that's how much of a non-factor he was.

Fab Melo might be the rawest player in the NBA, he really would've benefited from staying in school longer if he wasn't such an idiot.

Sullinger looks impressive, wouldn't be surprised to see him take Bass' spot as the starting PF before the season is over.

Other than the Celtics rookies that I saw play, I only saw Evan Fournier play and he really wasn't a factor for the Nuggets yesterday on offense and he was abused on defense by Jamal Crawford.
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Post#4 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 10:50 am by Jimmy Recard

Gonna tune into Wiz vs Cha in a couple hours (God help me), aka Brad Beal vs MKG :)

Will come back and post my thoughts on both rooks after the game.
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In their defense, Maynor's bags are full of bricks and have no handles.
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Post#5 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 11:10 am by Newyorknick94

Excited to see what position Austin rivers is gonna play.
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Post#6 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 11:20 am by ROballer

I'll wait for the season and the real games to make some impressions

Some rookies that may impress now won't even make the final rosters or will play sparingly at the beginning at least
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Post#7 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 11:25 am by Bertrob

I didn't know Sullinger had such a nice post game. No unnecessary dancing. Just quick, strong moves
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Post#8 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 11:44 am by Muggsy Bogues

bertrob wrote:I didn't know Sullinger had such a nice post game. No unnecessary dancing. Just quick, strong moves


He's the best post player in the draft by far. Talent-wise, he's probably top ten... he only dropped due to health concerns.
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Post#9 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 11:58 am by HTown_TMac

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bertrob wrote:I didn't know Sullinger had such a nice post game. No unnecessary dancing. Just quick, strong moves


He's the best post player in the draft by far. Talent-wise, he's probably top ten... he only dropped due to health concerns.


Yeah, he's easily top 10 talent
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Post#10 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 11:59 am by sfernald

I don't think Sullinger will be able to stop ANYBODY. Looked like an absolute sieve against inferior competiton. Looks to me like he costs as many points as he gets.

He sort of reminds me of a lesser DeJuan Blair.
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Post#11 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 1:39 pm by UGA Hayes

Sullinger understands rotations way better than Blair does. Hell he understand rotations better than our veteran starter Bass. He is going to have to be one of those Love/Dirk understands rotations well enough not to kill you type.
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Post#12 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 3:13 pm by KembaWalker

Just got back from the bobcats wiz game...mkg and beal both looked great. Mkg had a weak 2ñd half scoring but his defense is just great and he mad e evryone around him better. I didnft watch beal as closely obviously but he looked good too...hit shots and didnt make many mistakes
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Post#13 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Sun Oct 7, 2012 7:18 pm by TwentyOne920

Nando de Colo is a sick passer. That's all.
bertrob wrote:Any casual fan saying anything about Tim Duncan is usually wrong


bobly wrote:Kobe locked up his All Defensive Team this year after he blocked Lebron in the all-star game.
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Post#14 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Mon Oct 8, 2012 8:21 pm by TottiGOAT

T-Ross is ROY /thread
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Post#15 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Mon Oct 8, 2012 8:22 pm by JungleCat022

Dion Waiters scored 11 points in 15 minutes to go along with 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Shot 3-6 from the field, 0-2 from 3, 5-6 on ft's.
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Post#16 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Mon Oct 8, 2012 8:26 pm by Knickstape1214

Gonna sticky this so we don't lose it.
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Post#17 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Mon Oct 8, 2012 8:36 pm by peja drobnjak

ross impressive from deep in his preseason debut
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Post#18 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Mon Oct 8, 2012 8:38 pm by ManualRam

ross is gonna be a nice player. good defender, can hit open shots, can create space for his jumper and moves well without the ball.
jazzfan1971 wrote:Boozer had a reputation as a low post threat. But, it was all smoke and mirrors. He was never much of a threat in the post.
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Post#19 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Mon Oct 8, 2012 8:39 pm by Choker

Ross has looked really good, silky smooth jumpshot and awesome defense, though what I was impressed the most by was that he doesn't play like a rookie. He understands his role in the team and knows how to work in the context of an offense, although he'll have the odd play where he'll go one on one.
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Post#20 Re: The OFFICIAL Rookie impressions thread
Mon Oct 8, 2012 8:40 pm by Sc0pe92

Dont sleep on Bradly Beal!
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