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Post#46 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 7:42 pm by Father Time

NyCeEvO wrote:At the beginning of the preseason people were talking about how he was looking like a good player and now he's a bust after 4-5 games into the regular season?

Stop kneejerking and wait at least 40 games before calling someone a bust, sheesh.


Wait at least a couple years to tell for sure.
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Post#47 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 7:44 pm by Gilles

MrBigShot wrote:Too early, but I don't think he will live up to the expectations of the 5th pick. I think Harrison Barnes would have been a much better choice.
You mean SF who can't create or rebound?
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Post#48 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 7:51 pm by princeofpalace

He hasn't looked good since the ncaa season. Wouldn't call him a bust yet but things aren't looking good for him
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Post#49 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 7:55 pm by backstreetboy

Robinson reminds me of jordan hill
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Post#50 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 8:01 pm by bjax24

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bjax24 wrote:Holy **** this thread exists? Smh. HE'S 5 **** GAMES INTO HIS CAREER!


Tell if I'm wrong, but didn't he play in the Summer League? Did he play really well then?

Tell if I'm wrong, but didn't he play in the preseason? Did he play really well then?

It isn't like he just suddenly popped into the NBA. He's had half a year to make a good impression. Some rookies have, like:

Anthony Davis
MKG
Bradley Beal
Dion Waiters
Damian Lillard
Harrison Barnes
Andre Drummond
Meyers Leonard
JV
Tyler Zeller
Terrance Jones
Jared Sullinger
Mo Harkless
Jae Crowder
Kim English
Andrew Nicholson
Dequan Jones


Every single one of those rookies has played better than TRob at some point in that half a year. That isn't acceptable for a #5 pick. Yes, it is early, but TRob should be better than this if he is what he is was thought to be.


And he's still 5 games into his career. I know EVERY player that's ever been good shined in his First week. There is no basis to say he's a bust. We're you doggin Kobe his rookie year? Even If it was 6 months into actual season games it'd be too early. There is no basis for this argument at all.
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Post#51 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 8:09 pm by SacKingZZZ

I figured this is how it would turn out, the Kings put him in the JJ Hickson role with no minutes or opportunity and it's a just matter of time before fans wonder why he "sucks". He was playing pretty well in last nights game before yelling "OBAMA!" and clocking Swedish guy into next week.
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Post#52 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 8:16 pm by TheMailMan3232

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Post#53 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 8:37 pm by SWedd523

Has he been a bit disappointing? Sure.

Is he a bust? Hell no, way too early to tell
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Post#54 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 9:20 pm by dc

624 wrote:No one is a bust 1 week into his career....especially a big.


Well, that's kind of his problem......it's that he's not all that big for a big.
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Post#55 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 9:23 pm by dc

backstreetboy wrote:Robinson reminds me of jordan hill


He's a less talented Laphonso Ellis (for anyone who remembers him), IMO.

Ellis would've wound up being pretty good if his knees didn't go out on him.
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Post#56 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 10:50 pm by Winsome Gerbil

Always thought he was overhyped. People have this fascination with undersized tweener type players. Maybe it feeds fans' Napoleon complexes I don't know. He's a good athlete, so I don't think he'll just wash out. But as far as being a star or all that nonsense? Never was a chance. And now people are just seeing it. He struggled in summer league. Struggled in preseason. Is Sacto's 4th big. Maybe in time he can become a harder working Tyrus Thomas.
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Post#57 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 10:56 pm by CBB_Fan

bjax24 wrote:And he's still 5 games into his career. I know EVERY player that's ever been good shined in his First week. There is no basis to say he's a bust. We're you doggin Kobe his rookie year? Even If it was 6 months into actual season games it'd be too early. There is no basis for this argument at all.


Usually, good players show SOMETHING between SL and the All-Star break.

TRob isn't a bust yet, but he has been immensely disappointing to me personally. I thought he deserved the #2 pick in the draft and that he would at the minimum be an instant impact player and a locker room changer. Instead, he is more of the same in the Kings locker room and is basically a project on offense and defense. And let's face it, the Kings are bad and he isn't even good enough to start for them.

Can I declare him a bust? No. But so far, he has nothing to prove otherwise. He's been the exact opposite of what I thought he would be.
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Post#58 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 11:03 pm by PRESTIGE

WAY WAY too early to call T-Rob or Rivers a bust. Even if they stink their entire rookie season you need to give them time to adjust, workout over the summer on their weaknesses and see if they come back different.

Now Derrick Williams or Tristan Thompson, those are guys that should be on bust watch.
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Post#59 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 11:05 pm by RIPskaterdude

Again, they re-signed Jason Thompson to be their starting PF. They aren't going to start a rookie after re-signing their starting PF from last season to a multi year. This is exactly why all the players in the top 5 refused to work out for the Kings, because none of them would have had the chance to start right away, even though the Kings aren't a good team yet.

Relax.
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Post#60 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 11:05 pm by CBB_Fan

PRESTIGE wrote:WAY WAY too early to call T-Rob or Rivers a bust. Even if they stink their entire rookie season you need to give them time to adjust, workout over the summer on their weaknesses and see if they come back different.

Now Derrick Williams or Tristan Thompson, those are guys that should be on bust watch.


Should he have shown something by now? Considering his pre-draft buzz was that he was the "most NBA ready player in the draft?"
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Post#61 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 11:19 pm by Sundov

He's just not a good fit next to Cousins. No one is. Everyone who goes to that Kings team sucks for some reason. They even took the game out of one of favourite hustle players in the league Chuck hayes.
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Post#62 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Thu Nov 8, 2012 11:57 pm by ADoaN17

Sundov wrote:He's just not a good fit next to Cousins. No one is. Everyone who goes to that Kings team sucks for some reason. They even took the game out of one of favourite hustle players in the league Chuck hayes.

That's not even the issue.... TRob mainly plays with Chuck Hayes. TRob is just in a bad position. Kings had to start JT because they just gave him a contract and the Kings dont have a true pg. Brooks and Thomas are averaging 3.4 assist a game total... Although TRob hasn't looked as impressive as expected, he has an insane motor and he will definitely improve.
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Post#63 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Fri Nov 9, 2012 12:02 am by CBB_Fan

Sounds like TRob is in the bad position of being drafted for the wrong team, in the wrong circumstances, for the wrong reasons.

I won't complain about him for awhile hopefully, but he can't throw elbows.
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Post#64 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Fri Nov 9, 2012 12:06 am by StatLine

LaMarcus Aldridge didn't put up spectacular numbers in his rookie season and look at him now
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Post#65 Re: Is Thomas Robinson a complete bust?
Fri Nov 9, 2012 12:34 am by Winsome Gerbil

Sundov wrote:He's just not a good fit next to Cousins. No one is. Everyone who goes to that Kings team sucks for some reason. They even took the game out of one of favourite hustle players in the league Chuck hayes.


Actually I think Thompson is a pretty good fit, if he were just a better defender.

Better question might be who would Robinson be a good match next to? Let's see, undersized PF without NBA level post game or jumper. Defense questionable. Very good athlete and will hustle though. Can throw him the occasional alley oop. And he can throw the occasional elbow.

I don't know who that works next to if not Cousins, who's one of the most skilled bigs in the game. Probably works best next to the coach as a bench energy guy.
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