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Celtics Offer Ex UT Guard Chris Lofton To Play Summer League

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Celtics Offer Ex UT Guard Chris Lofton To Play Summer League 

Post#1 » by joeyswag » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:12 am

I'm a curious to see how he does. Was an excellent shooter in college.


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Post#2 » by SLCceltic » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:05 am

Nothing there.
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Post#3 » by SilverQuick » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:20 am

Lofton had an excellent season in Turkish Basketball League which is one of the best professional league in Europe.
He made 13 three pointers in a game aganist Fenerbahce which team is aslo playin in euroleague(Erden's playing for fenerbahce,they have great players like Erden,Asik,Turkcan,Giricek,Solomon)
also he made 17 three pointers and 61 points in same game.it's unbeliavable performance,but 61 points not a record which is wrong information.Record is Erman Kunter's 153 points in a game !!!
He is a two guard in a point guard body.IMO,He's Eddie House with better ballhandling
if House opts out then he could be a good and cheap replacement
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Re: Celtics Offer Ex UT Guard Chris Lofton To Play Summer League 

Post#4 » by SonicYouth34 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:23 am

SilverQuick wrote:.Record is Erman Kunter's 153 points in a game !!!


Holy crap!! That's crazy. I'm all for taking a flier on the kid, I liked him in college.
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Re: Celtics Offer Ex UT Guard Chris Lofton To Play Summer League 

Post#5 » by thebirdman » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:56 am

Is he our new Eddie House?

Here are his stats from this season in Turkish league...
http://www.tblstat.net/pd.asp?p=1473
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Re: Celtics Offer Ex UT Guard Chris Lofton To Play Summer League 

Post#6 » by Joekickass2008 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:43 am

SonicYouth34 wrote:
SilverQuick wrote:.Record is Erman Kunter's 153 points in a game !!!


Holy crap!! That's crazy. I'm all for taking a flier on the kid, I liked him in college.


Id rather take that Erman Bloke to be honest. He must have some skills! (oh....and say his surname out loud....hehehehe)
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Re: Celtics Offer Ex UT Guard Chris Lofton To Play Summer League 

Post#7 » by OscarRE » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:24 pm

lofton is a great shooter but i don't think he will ever be able to play reasonable minutes in the nba. he does not have the body and footwork required. by the way, erman kunter's 153 point game came up against a junior team, a team built of kids at the age of 15-17. still something, though.
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Post#8 » by SilverQuick » Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:32 pm

153 points performance was about 20 years ago, defence word was undiscovered in basketball
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Post#9 » by jfs1000d » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:58 pm

cat can shoot. That's what we need and why not take a look.
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Re: Celtics Offer Ex UT Guard Chris Lofton To Play Summer League 

Post#10 » by avi623 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:53 pm

If he has developed any point guard skills whatsoever he may be able to play in the NBA. He has also overcome some serious health problems, and he may be more athletic now that he is not playing with cancer (like he was in his senior season at UT)
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Post#11 » by Marley2Hendrix » Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:09 pm

From DraftExpress last season:

"To highlight just how much Lofton’s shot selection hurts him, we will cite some stats from Synergy Sports Technology, which has logged almost every game Lofton’s played this year. On spot-up jumpers where he’s unguarded, Lofton scores 1.58 points per possession. On spot-up jumpers where he’s guarded, Lofton scores 1.17 PPP. On jumpers off the dribble, he scores 0.84 PPP. But of all his jump shots, only approximately 21% of them are unguarded spot-up jumpers. Looking at these numbers, its clear Lofton could be a much more efficient player with better shot selection."

although later on he is compared to Allan Ray (shudders)... hmm, well if he is getting open looks here with the starts that would be ideal for him, but that's not going to happen, he could develop into an eddie house clone, but he doesn't have the lightening quick release, I can't find measurements, but it sounds like he has no length whatsoever, I'm saying he's just camp fodder so we can have a summer league squad.
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Post#12 » by Avalanche » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:57 pm

I hope they make a few other pick ups like him for summer league, we could have an entertaining squad

Bill Walker is going to go nuts on the SL this time round

Look forward to seeing what Lofton can do
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Post#13 » by Rocky5000 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:44 am

There are a lot of videos of him on youtube. Looks like he could be a nice guy to have off from the bench, if he can be consistent. You can never have too many shooters.

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Post#14 » by Avalanche » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:48 am

definitely sounding like a young eddie house
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Re: Celtics Offer Ex UT Guard Chris Lofton To Play Summer League 

Post#15 » by hickfromfrenchlick » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:53 pm

I watched this kid a lot in college.

He graduated from the Othella Harrington / Terrence Morris School of Watch-Me-Incredibly-Manage-To-Get-Worse-Each-Year-In-College.

If he had progressed rather than regressed, he would have been a 1st rounder. Maybe it took some time overseas to take his game to the next level.

Didn't know about the cancer. Maybe that had something to do with it.
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Re: Celtics Offer Ex UT Guard Chris Lofton To Play Summer League 

Post#16 » by sully00 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:36 pm

As a junior he looked like the real deal, he is definitely capable of being the next Eddie House and hell he can actually dribble with both hands.

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