ImageImage

Golden Showers: the Devonte Graham Thread

Moderators: fatlever, yosemiteben, Diop, BigSlam, JDR720

User avatar
316Hornets
Lead Assistant
Posts: 4,576
And1: 2,364
Joined: Jun 26, 2015
Location: Milky Way
   

Re: Golden Showers: the Devonte Graham Thread 

Post#301 » by 316Hornets » Sun Aug 9, 2020 2:35 pm

These awards are meaningless. It's just a way for the NBA to toot it's own horn. Giving the award to a player from little ole Charlotte won't accomplish that. That's why we need a franchise changing talent to make them notice.
Who at 3? My board - Ratings
1 Lamelo 100
2 Edwards 99
3 Hayes 97
4 Wiseman 97
5 Okongwu 96
LofJ
General Manager
Posts: 9,068
And1: 6,399
Joined: Mar 29, 2014
   

Re: Golden Showers: the Devonte Graham Thread 

Post#302 » by LofJ » Sun Aug 9, 2020 4:18 pm

316Hornets wrote:These awards are meaningless. It's just a way for the NBA to toot it's own horn. Giving the award to a player from little ole Charlotte won't accomplish that. That's why we need a franchise changing talent to make them notice.


It would have been badass if all 3 finalists grew up in North Carolina, but nope...
User avatar
Liver_Pooty
RealGM
Posts: 34,219
And1: 10,084
Joined: Dec 29, 2008
Location: Asheville, NC
   

Re: Golden Showers: the Devonte Graham Thread 

Post#303 » by Liver_Pooty » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:48 pm

Dude goes from the d league essentially to averaging 18 a game and isn't in the final 3 for MIP. Lol. Ridiculous.
Balllin wrote:Zion Williamson is 6-5, with a 6-10 wingspan. I see him as a slightly better Kenneth Faried.
Vanderbilt_Grad
Analyst
Posts: 3,631
And1: 1,382
Joined: Sep 22, 2001
Location: Charlotte, NC

Re: Golden Showers: the Devonte Graham Thread 

Post#304 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:03 pm

I think that there is a perception that Graham's improvement is mostly from increased minutes. It ignores things like vastly improved shooting even against starting defenses rather than against the opposing benches.

I'm not shocked by this though.
Hope is free.
User avatar
-Ian-
Veteran
Posts: 2,867
And1: 652
Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Location: Philippines
Contact:
 

Re: Golden Showers: the Devonte Graham Thread 

Post#305 » by -Ian- » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:06 am

Return to Charlotte Hornets