Onus wrote:I probably have the most unrealistic expectations for Looney but I'm really high on him. I think he cracks the rotation and is a contributor playing minutes in the playoffs.
I just don't see how a 6'10'' player with freakish length, using said length to be a disruption on defense, is a rebounding machine, and who can space the floor isn't a contributor in the NBA. The only thing holding him back from contributing is health.
I don't think he's an all star or anything (can't really create his own shot) but there's without a doubt a spot for him to get minutes.
I of course hope you are right, but what you are describing could also be someone talking about Ike Diogu if we back up a few years. Unless the one extra inch makes all the difference. I guess that isn't quite true; Ike was never going to space the floor. But plenty of guys who look like solid big men in college just never see it translate to the NBA.
Speaking of which, tomorrow is Ike's birthday. Who is hosting the party?