Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee?

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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#21 » by Eoghan » Tue May 1, 2012 4:41 am

ManualRam wrote:
BrotherDave wrote:He has NBA athleticism like Adam Keefe had NBA athleticism.

miles is more athletic. and if you're comparing his level of athleticism to that of an 8 yr NBA player, that bodes well for miles.

All I'm saying is, if he manages to get onto Utah or Indiana he might have a shot.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#22 » by Jazzfan12 » Tue May 1, 2012 4:47 am

BrotherDave wrote:
ManualRam wrote:
BrotherDave wrote:He has NBA athleticism like Adam Keefe had NBA athleticism.

miles is more athletic. and if you're comparing his level of athleticism to that of an 8 yr NBA player, that bodes well for miles.

All I'm saying is, if he manages to get onto Utah or Indiana he might have a shot.


There are like three combined white players on those teams.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#23 » by Eoghan » Tue May 1, 2012 5:51 am

Jazzfan12 wrote:There are like three combined white players on those teams.

Pacers: Hansborough, Foster (retired obviously), Amundson, Frysenko.
Jazz: Hayward, Blake Ahearn, Kanter (white by basketball standards)
Good thing you said like and not are.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#24 » by Dr Positivity » Fri Jun 1, 2012 9:40 pm

Apparently he tore up workouts and put up a 41 inch vert and people are flame tweeting Ford for hyping his workout and saying he sucks

Looks like Miles being out of this draft was a misevaluation. I recently rewatched the 2nd UNC Duke game which was one of Miles best (I was watching it to put together a Barnes video), I was pretty impressed by his hands around the basket. It matched his 61% 2P which doesn't happen without touch. 6.6ppg as a senior doesn't mean he can't score. Tbh I think he's more impressive offensively than Mason. He doesn't seem incredibly long to me though. Moreso energy PF than C?

I think Miles would be a great pick for Miami's late 1st. I see him being a better finisher than Anthony and Turiaf up front while also providing rebounding and toughness
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#25 » by ManualRam » Fri Jun 1, 2012 10:11 pm

41 inch vert from a guy with his bulk is freakish.
still dont see him as a first rounder.

if he can play C, which i think he has the bulk to do, then that is what he should be.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#26 » by tidho » Fri Jun 1, 2012 10:37 pm

Hard to believe he wouldn't be able to find a home as at least a 4th big. There are some really unimpressive big men in the NBA.

He's welcome to hook back up in Cleveland with Kyrie if he wants, lol.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#27 » by Dr Positivity » Fri Jun 1, 2012 10:41 pm

Actually that might be his most likely spot. CLE has 33 and 34, Kyrie, and they're a stat team which Miles should do well for due to his 2P% and reb numbers
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#28 » by jman3134 » Fri Jun 1, 2012 10:42 pm

ManualRam wrote:41 inch vert from a guy with his bulk is freakish.
still dont see him as a first rounder.

if he can play C, which i think he has the bulk to do, then that is what he should be.


Yes, it really is, even though his body fat % is also incredible.

Not necessarily directing this comment at you, but his vertical is useless because he does not employ his athleticism enough in game scenarios. See James White.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#29 » by Golabki » Fri Jun 1, 2012 10:43 pm

It took him 4 years to become an above average player in college.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#30 » by ManualRam » Sat Jun 2, 2012 1:27 am

jman3134 wrote:
ManualRam wrote:41 inch vert from a guy with his bulk is freakish.
still dont see him as a first rounder.

if he can play C, which i think he has the bulk to do, then that is what he should be.


Yes, it really is, even though his body fat % is also incredible.

Not necessarily directing this comment at you, but his vertical is useless because he does not employ his athleticism enough in game scenarios. See James White.


and joe alexander.


still cant deny miles' athleticism though. he is an nba athlete who has the size and girth to bang in the paint vs nba C's. that's all you can ask for for a 4th-5th big.
btw, he also reportedly completed the agility drill in 10.49

he'll be on an nba roster next season.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#31 » by Klomp » Sat Jun 2, 2012 3:22 am

BrotherDave wrote:He has NBA athleticism like Adam Keefe had NBA athleticism.

Adam Keefe had a 41-inch vertical?!
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#32 » by deanwoof » Sat Jun 2, 2012 5:40 am

i hope he sneaks into the first round. if he were black and didn't go to duke, would we be having this conversation?
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#33 » by Superiorblogman » Sat Jun 2, 2012 2:29 pm

because most people watch games for themselves and he does not deserve much love
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Post#34 » by Superiorblogman » Sat Jun 2, 2012 2:30 pm

Steven Hunter had a great vertical also. Go check draftexpress.com and you will see plenty of guys you never heard of with great verts
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#35 » by UGA Hayes » Sat Jun 2, 2012 9:53 pm

I'm always wary of centers who all the sudden put up great stats in their senior year. Seems like a strong negative predictor. It makes me wary of Zeller as well.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#36 » by ManualRam » Sat Jun 2, 2012 11:41 pm

UGA Hayes wrote:I'm always wary of centers who all the sudden put up great stats in their senior year. Seems like a strong negative predictor.

he didnt even put up good raw stats. he only played 20 minutes a game his senior season.
the intrigue lies purely in his physical ability. he's 6'11 250 5% body fat, 41 inch vert, who reportedly ran the agility drill in 10.49.
he's a guy who'll rebound on both ends, set picks, roll hard and bang in the post vs C's. that's it. if he makes it, he's a 4th big.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#37 » by deanwoof » Sun Jun 3, 2012 12:34 am

Superiorblogman wrote:Steven Hunter had a great vertical also. Go check draftexpress.com and you will see plenty of guys you never heard of with great verts


while i'm not going to spend time looking at all the bigs with insane verticals, steven hunter was a 1st round pick :-/
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#38 » by Dr Positivity » Wed Jun 6, 2012 12:39 am

Miles in the second UNC game

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMuHtJyNfUY[/youtube]

Seems a lot more comfortable offensively than 7ppg as a senior would suggest IMO. This guy isn't some fryer pan hands plug athletic big. Honestly it looks like he has the exact same offensive game as Jonas Valanciunas, he even does the running hook shot thing.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#39 » by jman3134 » Wed Jun 6, 2012 3:32 am

^Post game is weak at best. That's why you don't judge a player on highlights, as he looks really good there.
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Re: Why is there no love for Miles Plumlee? 

Post#40 » by ManualRam » Wed Jun 6, 2012 3:39 am

yeah, i think miles can make a roster but not because of his offensive ability. his offensive game isnt even worth noting.
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