[ESPN] - NBA Rookie Watch: Best of 21

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  1. pkothari1013

    pkothari1013 Member

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    ESPN article listing the best rookies based on potential and stratified by age - in this case, those aged 21. In case anyone is wondering (like I was), D-Mo is actually 22.

    #1 is Dion Waiters (Cavs), #4 is Terrence Ross (Raptors), #5 is Perry Jones (Thunder), #6 is John Jenkins (Hawks), and #7 is Kendall Marshall (Suns). Enjoy.

     
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    yet, we're still not playing jones. is he really performing so badly in practices that forces mchale to enforce this constant benching?
     
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    I remember when Thomas Robinson, Terrence Jones and Royce White were in the top 5 in power forwards for the 2012 draft last year. A lot of experts had these players high. I hope they don't become busts like the 2009 draft players we had.
     
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    We have a lot of young PF candidates with upside. You would think that one of them if not 2 would get packaged for something later on in the summer.
     
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    Yeah, I hope so too. Presumably one of the Rockets' goals in hoarding so many PF's (D-Mo, T-Rob, T-Jones, #Winnebago) though is to increase the odds of just one of them developing into an All-Star type player even if the rest of them are busts. It's pretty crazy that so many of the 09 draft picks we got didn't pan out well, but I think that draft class redeemed itself for us with Harden and Beverly. :cool:
     
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    FFS he had a ****ing cast on his left (shooting) arm against Dallas on Sunday. Do people just not ever educate themselves before offering an opinion? I've put this exact information in like 5 threads...
     
  7. Lil Lee

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    It would just be fantastic if either T-Rob, T-Jones, D-Mo, or Royce White be the PF we need and have been looking for instead of wasting our cap on these other players (Josh Smith, Dwight, etc).

    Les Alexander, cough up the dough and send all 4 of these to Hakeem in the summer and allow the dream to make a man out of at least one of these boys.
     
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    What!? How did he get hurt? And when? And what?
     
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    My bad. From now on, I'll remember to look in every thread for your top notch, up-to-date comments to eliminate any redundancy or errors on my part. It might also save me from certain angry, jump-to-conclusions comments. My bad for not noticing the thread you started about his widely known injury on clutchfans, nba.com, houstonrockets.com, espn.com, sportsillustrated.com, thedreamshake.com, and the google pages I tried to look for just now. :rolleyes:
     
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    seriously, how long has he been hurt? I can't seem to find anything on any site that details this :confused:
     
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    Well in how defense, it was repeated like 20 times (maybe more) in the first Dallas game (the Sunday one). So if you even looked at that thread you were most likely bound to eventually find it said
     
  12. Roxs-Redemption

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    Has TJones played a game in the regular season yet?
     
  13. pkothari1013

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    Yeah, he's played in 11 games (average ~8 min, mostly garbage time though). He did have one pretty nice highlight against the Lakers early in the season:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MQlbO8oX7M4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    The screencap to that youtube video is wallpaper-worthy. Can anyone make it?
     
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    Cant find a wallpaper. Sorry.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Try asking RedRedemption.
     
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    Yeah I think I remember him playing a few games when Sampson was coaching.
     

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