You get so angry whenever people disagree with you. Can't I just disagree without you spewing acid?
MaceCase wrote:No, you need to set up a basis as for why you consider them "lousy" prospects. The burden of proof is on you. Are they not younger that Josh?
"Younger" means they're better prospects than Smith? Does not sound right to me. I would assume there'd be more than just youth involved. Talent, maybe? But you don't seem to be concerned with that. At least, you're not talking about their respective talents.
MaceCase wrote:Were they not selected before or right around where Josh was selected in the draft? Is that not a sign of greater than or comparable potential?
Absolutely not. Kobe Bryant was drafted 16th overall. Are you saying that your 5 have "greater than or comparable potential"? Draft position means little when different years have different values to the draft classes. There are good draft years and poor draft years. Do they have the talent of Kobe Bryant? Do they have the talent of Josh Smith? Nope.
MaceCase wrote:In the case of Aldrich and Morris are they not putting up comparable stats in their 3rd and 2nd season than Josh is in his 9th? Doesn't that allow for the discussion of them having further potential to improve from there?
Are you counting the stats from the time Aldrich spent in the Developmental League? I don't know if I ever saw Smith in the DL.
MaceCase wrote:Are they not immensely cheaper than Josh is now and whatever he'll be asking for come next year?
Inferior players are usually cheaper.
MaceCase wrote:But oh, you consider them lousy.....based on what exactly?
What I see of their talent and what I've read of scouts' opinion of their talent.
MaceCase wrote: Oh yea, you like Josh is why.
Can I deduce, since you believe I have to be a Josh Smith lover to hold my opinion, that you are the opposite? Isn't it reasonable, that if you insult my intelligence and say my likes determine my opinion, that your hates determine yours?
You can call the 4 PFs 3/4s or 4/5s but they're PFs. That's their best position. That's where they are most likely to develop - and developing is what "prospects" are all about, right? It's not reasonable to talk about their potential if you're not going to play them where they can be best used. You are trading for 4 PFs and one Center. It seems likely to me that at least 3 of the 4 PFs are not going to develop at their best position.
As for Aldrich, if he cannot beat out Perkins, then he is not a major prospect. Maybe he (as I posted earlier) can grow into a starter at Center but I don't see anything that leads me to think he'll ever be above-average, and that's at best.
Morris has "the shortest wingspan of any power forward drafted in the first round according to" the DraftExpress database. That's shortest of all PFs EVER drafted.
Royce White is a mess: poor athlete, too short for PF, waaaay too heavy for SF with a mental disability and a pitiful attitude. The guy's talking about walking away from the NBA. Really, Mace?
Now, Patrick Patterson is a decent prospect. I'll grant that.