Rookie of The Year Thread

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Who are your top 3?

Anthony
6
2%
Ball
103
35%
Bey
13
4%
Edwards
25
9%
Haliburton
73
25%
Okoro
2
1%
Quickley
45
15%
Tate
3
1%
Williams
8
3%
Wiseman
15
5%
 
Total votes: 293

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Post#1221 » by benhillboy » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:49 pm

Imagine your latest 6th overall pick barely seeing the floor, your sophomore #4 pick who ascended to your best two-way player suffering a significant injury, and your sophomore #10 pick regressing at a brisk pace. Such is the life of a Hawks fan.
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Post#1222 » by basketballRob » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:55 pm

Clocian wrote:Another double double for The Paw

Why do they call him the paw?

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Post#1223 » by BadWolf » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:05 pm

On the other hand, Okongwu might never play.
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Post#1224 » by Clocian » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:08 pm

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Clocian wrote:Another double double for The Paw

Why do they call him the paw?

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It was a nickname given to him by Stacey. He looks, carries himself and plays similar to Kawhi, who's nickname is The Claw. And Kawhi was his favorite player growing up.

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Post#1225 » by basketballRob » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:16 pm

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Clocian wrote:Another double double for The Paw

Why do they call him the paw?

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It was a nickname given to him by Stacey. He looks, carries himself and plays similar to Kawhi, who's nickname is The Claw. And Kawhi was his favorite player growing up.

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Post#1226 » by UcanUwill » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:28 pm

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Clocian wrote:Pat got his official nickname last night. "Forget the claw, let's call him the PAW!" - Stacey

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I gotta give Bulls' management some props...everyone thought they were taking Williams almost too high when he was projected more 7+ in the draft, so far he's looking like he could prove to be a top 5 talent from this past year.

As aside not sure why but something about Markannen's fit does almost feel like the odd man out and like you guys could use a more defensive oriented PF but maybe I'm missing something there..


As a Lithuanian, I hope Karnisovas succeeds. When they took PAW, I wasnt sure who he was, but he really looks like he has ton of potential.
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Post#1227 » by ReasonablySober » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:27 am

I don't know where else to post this, and I know it might end up looking massively dumb, but Mamadi Diakite looks like he might end up being an impact guy in the NBA. Yes, he was undrafted. No, he hasn't played an actual NBA minute.
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Post#1228 » by basketballRob » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:14 am

ReasonablySober wrote:I don't know where else to post this, and I know it might end up looking massively dumb, but Mamadi Diakite looks like he might end up being an impact guy in the NBA. Yes, he was undrafted. No, he hasn't played an actual NBA minute.
He's playing for the Lakeland Magic, but i think he's signed with the Bucks.

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Post#1229 » by God Squad » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:09 am

benhillboy wrote:Imagine your latest 6th overall pick barely seeing the floor, your sophomore #4 pick who ascended to your best two-way player suffering a significant injury, and your sophomore #10 pick regressing at a brisk pace. Such is the life of a Hawks fan.

Reddish looks GOD AWFUL. But I still believe in Okongwu
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Post#1230 » by Johnny Firpo » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:20 am

How close it is at the moment between LaMelo and Haliburton? Their stats are pretty similar, Haliburton is more efficient though, and probably better based on the advanced stats, LaMelo however has more of the famous "IT" factor. LaMelo would probably get it, if it would be given today, right?
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Post#1231 » by BadWolf » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:16 pm

BadWolf wrote:On the other hand, Okongwu might never play.
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Re: Rookie of The Year Thread 

Post#1232 » by Mephariel » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:16 pm

The one continual bright spot for the KIngs.

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Post#1233 » by Klomp » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:11 pm

The hidden gem on the roster is Jaden McDaniels, the no. 28 pick in last year’s draft. He already looks like a massive steal. McDaniels is an athletic, 6-foot-9 wing who can defend all four perimeter positions, protect the rim (block rate of 4.6 percent), and space the floor (38 percent from 3 on 2.8 attempts per game). He has the highest block rate of any non-center in the NBA. His ability to fly around the court to erase shots is frightening:

One of the biggest knocks on Saunders is that he hasn’t played McDaniels enough. The Wolves have a net rating of plus-3.8 in 483 minutes with him and minus-11.1 in 1,015 minutes without him, an eye-popping differential for a 20-year-old who played in a zone at Washington. McDaniels isn’t just the team’s power forward of the future. He’s one of its best players right now.


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Re: Rookie of The Year Thread 

Post#1234 » by CraftylikeaFox » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:37 pm

Mephariel wrote:The one continual bright spot for the KIngs.



He almost makes me forget about how badly Buddy Hield has regressed the last two years.
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Re: Rookie of The Year Thread 

Post#1235 » by DroseReturnChi » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:01 pm

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benhillboy wrote:Imagine your latest 6th overall pick barely seeing the floor, your sophomore #4 pick who ascended to your best two-way player suffering a significant injury, and your sophomore #10 pick regressing at a brisk pace. Such is the life of a Hawks fan.

Reddish looks GOD AWFUL. But I still believe in Okongwu


this. reddish was just always bad he was overhyped. Okongwu has talent but Hawks took an injury risk and drafted over Hali which at the time was still no brainer given the potential.
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Re: Rookie of The Year Thread 

Post#1236 » by ElectricMayhem » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:08 am

Two straight strong games for Amp Lee's kid. He's impressed when given minutes.

Two days ago against Orlando: 12 points 4 assists 5 rebounds.


Today against Orlando: 21 points 4 assists 3 rebounds
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Post#1237 » by Mephariel » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:04 pm

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Post#1238 » by 13th Man » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:47 pm

Saban Lee looks more promising to me than Killian Hayes, too bad he will be moved down again once Hayes is back.
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Re: Rookie of The Year Thread 

Post#1239 » by DreamTeam09 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:22 pm

basketballRob wrote:
Clocian wrote:
basketballRob wrote:Why do they call him the paw?

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It was a nickname given to him by Stacey. He looks, carries himself and plays similar to Kawhi, who's nickname is The Claw. And Kawhi was his favorite player growing up.

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I thought it would be a play off of his name.

PAtrick Williams = PAW
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