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Who do you guys think out of last years rookie class will be the best.

Here's my top 10:

1 Tyson Chandler, showed signs of an all-star
2 Pau Gasol, can do it all
3 Eddy Curry, Next guy to compete with Shaq
4 Joe Johnson, Celts will wish they never gave him up
5 Tony Parker, Best PG in draft, a steal so late in 1 rd.
6 Andrei Kirilenko,not quite Dirk but will come close
7 Rich Jefferson, enough said
8 J Rich, will be a premier SG
9 Shane Battier, will be a good player for many years to come
10 Eddie Griffin, showed signs of greatness in college, can he do it here?
11 Jamaal Tinsley, an above average PG
12 Trenton Hassell, a 2nd rd. steal

Duds

Kwame Brown, ouch Korleone Young all over again
Troy Murphy, Same as Ryan Humphrey
Micheal Bradley, No Way
Steven Hunter, shoulda stayed in college
Gerald Wallace, Isaih Rider all over again

Average

B Haywood, A solid starter
K. Brown, hes got some hops
Loren Woods, an above average backup
Joe Forte, he'll be better than we think
Gilbert Arenas, An above average backup
Zach Randolph, wont get much PT in that loaded Portland lineup
 

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You think Kwame Brown is a dud??????
:no::no: :no:

How wrong you are. He is a athletic 6-11 220 PF that do it all, he can pass, run, jump, rebound, and has a nice touch. Just because he did not have a good rookie year doesn't mean anything! He will be a 15-20 point a game scorer and a 5-10 rebound guy in the future. He is the premire 4 in the East for the future. Oh yeah and his GM/coach is the greatest player in history of basketball in Michael Jordan. And if you think MJ can't be a good GM, just look at the talent he has on his team thanks to his work. Grizzard, Dixon, Hughes, Jeffries, Haywood, Brown, Hamilton, Lue, Thomas.........

I think that is pretty good. But I got off the subject, Kwame will be a very solid pro, not a dud, sorry! With the talent and wisdom that is on the Wizards team Kwame will develop very soon.
 

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Are you kidding mw, Dixon was a terrible pick at 17, Jeffries isnt doing well in the summer league, and how can you say Jordan has been a great GM, we havent even seen half the players hes brought in play, and I know Larry Hughes hasnt met expectations. I honestly dont think Kwame will be good but that's my opininon.
 

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In case you haven't checked Chandler is struggling in the Revue summer league , your list is all messed up Gasol rated behind Chandler ,Chandler's stats are barely better than Kwame's who didn't play hardley as much I think Kwame's going to be one of the best pf's in a few years and think him being picked ahead of Chandler was warranted. Man you have JRich on that list number 8 and Tinsely toward the bottom cmon man, Joe Johnson that high up man please above Tinsley and JRich not realistic Gasol was the best rookie last year but anyway those are your thoughts and thats cool , Eddie Curry I think is a better prospect than Chandler, Kwame Brown will be nice in a few years, you can't judge that on 1 year, and about Jordan, JJefries played well toward the end of the summer league,and Dixon was one of the better players in the summer league, Did you look at who was on the roster before Jordan took over how can you say he's not doing a great job we had no young talent now we have an abundance, we had bums Howard,Richmond,Strickland, he cleaned house and brought in young athletic talent he's doing a marvelous job,
 

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And what do you mean we haven't seen half the players he brought in play I saw Etan ,Haywood, Kwame,T Lue,Hughes,
 

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Originally posted by jwillbulls8

6 Andrei Kirilenko,not quite Dirk but will come close
As much as I hope his game develops into Dirk I doubt it. Have you watched him at all? Have you checked his stats? I think he will be a great player but Dirk is a poor comparison. Kirilinko and Dirk's strengths and weakness are exactly the opposite. Dirk strength is offense and his weakness is defense. Kirilinko's strength is defense and his weakness is offense. If you could merge these guys and not lose any stengths you would have one the greatest player ever. Kirilinko will never be the offensive force that Dirk is. He will develop an average offensive game and be one of the best shot blockers and defensive players in the league. Think Ben Wallace with a little better offensive game
 

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Bringing up Chandler's stats from the Rocky Mountain Revue is pointless. He isn't there to show what he can do. He even said that he is just tying to help other guys shine and show what they can do. Kwame isn't a bust, but don't try and downgrade Chandler to give him a boost.
 

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KC,

That is a mighty fine spin on what some have said are subpar games by Tyson. Apprently they were subpar enough to ask Tyson about it on ESPN.
 

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Originally posted by BCH
KC,

That is a mighty fine spin on what some have said are subpar games by Tyson. Apprently they were subpar enough to ask Tyson about it on ESPN.
:laugh:

They didn't say "So, you have bad stats, what's the reason?" They asked him what he is trying to accomplish in the summer league and that was his answer...
 

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Somebody put this thread on hold because it is pointless right now.

To label anybody a bust from last years draft already is stupid. Sure, Gasol and Chandler look like terrific picks right now but things can change.

I bet you guys are the ones out their labeling Stromile Swift and DerMarr Johnson busts too. Let these kids develop and then we can see.
 

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Future ALL-STARS and SUPER-STARS!

In order

1. Gasol
2. Curry
3. Chandler
4. J-Rich
5. Griffen
6. Brown
7. Battier
8. Jefferson

The rest of the ballers on ur list will be good,ok or GARBAGE!
 

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IMX Top Ten...

1. Eddie Griffin
2. Eddy Curry
3. Jason Richardson
4. Tyson Chandler
5. Pau Gasol
6. Richard Jefferson
7. Jamaal Tinsley
8. Tony Parker
9. Shane Battier
10. Andrei Kirilenko
 

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Hey UNCStateGuy,

They're just predictions, I just wanted to get other people's thoughts on how last years draft class will fare in a few years.

As for Kirilenko, I was comparing him to Dirk because as you know Dirk should have been a much higher pick and I think Kirilenko should have been picked in the lottery, I'm not saying he will play like Dirk.
 

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Originally posted by jwillbulls8
As for Kirilenko, I was comparing him to Dirk because as you know Dirk should have been a much higher pick and I think Kirilenko should have been picked in the lottery, I'm not saying he will play like Dirk.
Agreed. If he would have declared for the 01 draft he would have been a lottery pick. Instead he declared too soon and was picked later by the Jazz who were willing to take a chance on a player who wouldn't come over for several yaers.
 

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hmmmmmm my list goes something like this

1.gasol (hes got just as much upside as chandler i think and his fundamentals are much better)
2. chandler (could be as good as gasol, but hell probably be second best)
3. richardson (next to join the ranks of the superstar sg elite? sure looks like it)
4. kwame (athletic and bigger build then chandler, but doesnt seem to have the flair and excitment of gasol or chandler, they could be KG he could be jermaine oneal, not too shabby though)
5. Curry (could definitely be a top 3 center in the league with olowokandi and shaq in a couple of years, could be better then kandi man. will never put up shaq like numbers though)
6. parker ( extremely quick and has a knack for the big shot, i think he had 2 game winners this year. if he can develop a good jump shot will be a very strong offensive force, can run a team pretty well.)
7. griffin (could be up with brown or even up near the top, but for now i think hes about here)
8. richard jefferson ( great defender with superb athleticism, playing with nets really benefitted him)
9. Radmonovic (big and tall with crazy hair, range out to three point land. dirk 2?? possibly...)
10. tinsley, kirlienko, and battier. all three should contribute as starters over the course of their careers.
 

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Originally posted by jwillbulls8
Who do you guys think out of last years rookie class will be the best.

Duds

Gerald Wallace, Isaih Rider all over again

Are U sure? Gerald Wallace is the next Isiah Rider?

As a Kings fan I have to say...

YES!! (Bumping my fist).

Oh boy, Rider was a #([email protected] monster on offense! No one could guard him. Yeah, his teammates hated him but my god, he can score big time.

Right now, GW has no J, no handle, no shake and bake move, and not even that good a finisher around the basket; but I await the day he starts drilling shots after shots like J.R. errrhhh.. Isiah.

You know, I kept saying he'd be the next Pippen... but I'd take Rider anyday. Boy oh boy, can't wait till he takes care of that arrest warrant and gets back to the court....
 

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gerald wallace is the next grant hill.....mark my words
 

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are you kidding me?! chandler, "showed signs of an all-star".....

WHEN!?

this one's easy..gasol and jefferson.



and btw...i'm callling roty next year..

CARON BUTLER!
 

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Look KC Chandlers game is fine but he's no where near close to being an all stear non of them highschool kids are Kwame I just feel has more potential than Chandler,and I really believe Curry has more potential like the one guy above said Gasol Jefferson JRich Parker and Tinsely are the best rookies from that draft so far but the others will emerge ,as far as Demar Johnson or DJ He'll be really good in a couple of years but then again I'm biased.
 

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my list

1. Tyson Chandler - Best physical prospect in a long time, also did anyone else see him go for 25/13 against pistons
2. Jason Richardson- How many Rookies score 41 points in a game
3. Pau- probably closest to stardom but I don't think it will shake up that way
4. Eddy Curry- Only thing that will hold him back is that his team will be too loaded
5. Eddie Griffin- See Eddy Curry
6. Kwame Brown- Should be an athletic force for years to come
7. Rodney White- Good on offense let's not discuss defense
8. DeSanga Diop- If he gets a robotic foot then...maybe?
9. Joe Johnson - I'm just naming names here
10. Richard Jefferson-See Joe Johnson
 
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