2016-17 Rookie Watch thread

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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#941 » by AussieBuck » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:45 am

Patsfan1081 wrote:This is just the strangest rookie class. The ROY is a player that's already into his third season at 22, the second best is a 22 year old Euro that has three years of professional ball under his belt, and the third best is a 24 year old drafted in the second round. Hopefully one of Murray/Brown/Chriss can have a good second half and put a little shine to the one and dones of this year.

Plus the Bucks have a 23 year old straight out of high school 7'1 C who is hitting 55% from three and is now starting. :lol: That's all the strange you need in one dude.
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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#942 » by cjx » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:49 am

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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#943 » by Dame Lizard » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:01 am

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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#944 » by AussieBuck » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:03 am

Dame Lizard wrote:Thon's range is legit.

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Can change his shot under defensive pressure too. He's not your typical big man shooting a jumper, he's totally comfortable and pretty much everything is nothing but net.
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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#946 » by Capn'O » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:17 am

Patsfan1081 wrote:the second best is a 22 year old Euro that has three years of professional ball under his belt


I'm pretty sure you meant

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but that could also apply to

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Post#948 » by Beorn » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:45 am

AussieBuck wrote:Plus the Bucks have a 23 year old straight out of high schools 7'1 C who is hitting 55% from three and is now starting. :lol: That's all the strange you need in one dude.


sorry AB, I couldn't resist :lol:
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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#949 » by Froob » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:26 pm

Patsfan1081 wrote:This is just the strangest rookie class. The ROY is a player that's already into his third season at 22, the second best is a 22 year old Euro that has three years of professional ball under his belt, and the third best is a 24 year old drafted in the second round. Hopefully one of Murray/Brown/Chriss can have a good second half and put a little shine to the one and dones of this year.

Brown hasn't been that bad. Could very well be the best player in this draft when it's all said and done.
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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#951 » by Slava » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:12 am

Kris Dunn is having probably the worst season for a 22 year old rookie who spent 4 years in college. That situation looks irredeemable for Minnesota.
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Post#953 » by treefi » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:18 am

Slava wrote:Kris Dunn is having probably the worst season for a 22 year old rookie who spent 4 years in college. That situation looks irredeemable for Minnesota.


Yeah Dunn is looking like a Mateen Cleaves-level bust. Trey Burke was a wayyy better rookie.
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Post#954 » by treefi » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:19 am

Juan Hernangomez is on FIRE. Willy and Juan look like future NBA starters.
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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#955 » by Marcus » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:58 am

treefi wrote:Juan Hernangomez is on FIRE. Willy and Juan look like future NBA starters.


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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#956 » by The Rebel » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:35 am

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Post#957 » by Veyron » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:03 pm

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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#958 » by markjay » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:12 pm

treefi wrote:
Slava wrote:Kris Dunn is having probably the worst season for a 22 year old rookie who spent 4 years in college. That situation looks irredeemable for Minnesota.


Yeah Dunn is looking like a Mateen Cleaves-level bust. Trey Burke was a wayyy better rookie.


It continues to fascinate me how difficult it is to predict the success of incoming NBA players. For a while, Okafor was seen as one of the best prospects since LeBron. Dante Exum was viewed as a spectacular prospect. And Dunn was seen as having one of the highest floors in his rookie class.

I'm wondering what makes some teams better than others at selecting talent to draft. As frustrated as I am as a Lakers fan with their team, they have actually done an excellent job drafting in recent years, picking gems like Nance, Zubac, and Clarkson in the late first or second rounds, and having the foresight to pass on Okafor.
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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#959 » by Slava » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:15 pm

markjay wrote:
treefi wrote:
Slava wrote:Kris Dunn is having probably the worst season for a 22 year old rookie who spent 4 years in college. That situation looks irredeemable for Minnesota.


Yeah Dunn is looking like a Mateen Cleaves-level bust. Trey Burke was a wayyy better rookie.


It continues to fascinate me how difficult it is to predict the success of incoming NBA players. For a while, Okafor was seen as one of the best prospects since LeBron. Dante Exum was viewed as a spectacular prospect. And Dunn was seen as having one of the highest floors in his rookie class.

I'm wondering what makes some teams better than others at selecting talent to draft. As frustrated as I am as a Lakers fan with their team, they have actually done an excellent job drafting in recent years, picking gems like Nance, Zubac, and Clarkson in the late first or second rounds, and having the foresight to pass on Okafor.


I think Okafor in the right situation can be a very good offensive player that he can out produce his defensive limitations. You could excuse the Exum pick as someone working on little to no sample size but relying on physical attributes when making that pick.

Players like Dunn are the true draft fails, especially when you have 4 years worth of college game data to aid your decision.
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Re: 2016-17 Rookie Watch thread 

Post#960 » by RRFB » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:51 pm



Hell of a game from the younger Hernangomez last night. It's obviously unrealistic to expect him to duplicate that performance, but it's easy to see why the Nuggets are so high on this kid.

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