Lee Benson...An option at PF

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  1. beyao

    beyao Contributing Member

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    Straight up, I'd like to see this guy in a Rox uni NOW (ya hear CD?)! We have nothing to lose AND he is available yesterday.

    Overlooked by the NBA, this guy is playing in China right now putting up Yao-esque numbers. He dropped 50 a couple games ago, and more importantly, this guy is a beast on the boards and on defense...he plays with a passion of someone who's been locked up in a cage for the past 10 years...oh wait, he has been.

    Before you go and say that anyone can put up big numbers in China, keep in mind that several big men on the fringe of the NBA (e.g., Alton Ford) are playing there and not putting up even close to the numbers that this guy is right now. In fact, I believe the last guy to put up the numbers Benson is was a guy named Ming Yao.


    Scouting report...
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    Lee possess superior athletic ability, runs the floor exceptionally well, has an outstanding vertical jump. Good shooter, good defender, exceptional rebounder. He is capable of playing the 3/4/5. Has the talent to play at any level including NBA.
     
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    this is the 10th topic about a pf we need

    we should have a pf section:cool:
     
  3. jev5555

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    There's always a catch...
    What's the catch?...c'mon drug problems, spousal abuse...surprise me.
     
  4. beyao

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    I think this guy deserves his own thread mainly because he's the only player mentioned that is actually available right now...and we wouldn't have to give up anyone for him.;)
     
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    The catch is that Lee Benson is the guy who is about 30 years old because he spent 8 years in prison.

    That said, there may not be anything wrong with him now.

    http://www.usbasket.com/USAplayer.asp?PlayerID=49720

    He seems to put up "monster" or very good stats in every league. He was with the Toronto Rapters summer league team in 2003 apparently...I wonder how he did there and why he didn't stick.
     
  6. wireonfire

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    He just had a 56-21 game in the CBA. :eek: :eek: :eek: That is some kind of number Yao couldn't put up when he was there. He can shoot 3s too.

    BTW, a lot of guys don't stick with a team. Just take a look at our honorable JJ. It doesn't necessarily mean he is bad.

    It is reported that HBO is working on a documentary on his story. :D
     
  7. beyao

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    I think he's improved since that summer...remember even though he was like 28 at the time, he was still a "rookie"...his game is probably just starting to take shape right now. So he's a "young" 30 and prolly has at least 3-5 very good years left in him.
     
  8. tim562

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    We won't get him...he never played for the knicks:) :)
     
  9. clove

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    I've watched his high light film on his 56 pt game, and a little bit of his other games. He looked amazing! However, it was a high light film.

    A very quick leaper, freakishly athletic, runs like a small forward, blocks shots. He even made a couple of 3s. I have no idea why he's not playing here. Maybe there is some really big flaws to his game that doesn't show in high light films.

    Just his athletic ability alone warrants a look by CD. We just need a rebounder/shotblocker who could finish when near the basket. From the high light film, that's what he is. He also looked to be an amazing shooter, but that could be because he was just hot 1 game. However, the way he jumps and blocks is no coincidence. I'm sure he'll play for cheap.
     
  10. baller4life315

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    Well I can say with all honesty, I have never ever heard of this guy. That said, if he's an NBA caliber PF that NOBODY seems to be noticing that means there's either: A) a really good reason why nobody wants him, or B) not a really good reason why nobody wants him ==> he hasn't been "discovered" yet.

    Ultimately, at this point it couldn't hurt to give the guy a look.
     
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    Is there anyone who knows Yao or JVG or Tmac or CD who can recommend him? :p

    Why was he in prison?
     
  13. wireonfire

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    It is said he was set up by a friend. He took avenge and shot the guy and it got him 8 years in prison.

    He just had 3 50+ games in a row. A first in the CBA, including Yao.

    He can't be a very bad guy, otherwise HBO won't be doing the story about him.
     
  14. Deuce

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    Sounds like the type of guy the Mavs or Spurs would add to their roster since they actually have SCOUTS that do something.
     
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    i misread that and thought it said he shot the guy 8 times:eek: :eek:
     
  16. tim562

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    We should call Sportsradio 610 and tell JVG himself!!!! I heard them say his show was going to be in the morning this week.
     
  17. baller4life315

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    Amen.:mad:
     
  18. wireonfire

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    From nbadraft.net

    He was in the 02 draft, ie, the one w/ Yao, Amare, Gooden, Boozer and Nene.
     
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    LET'S GET THIS GUY BEFORE THE JAILBLAZERS FIND OUT HE WENT TO PRISON AND SIGN HIM!!!
     
  20. tim562

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    Lee Benson Jr. (Brown Mackie JC) - What a story this guy is. After spending nearly a decade in prison he has changed his life around and made himself into an NBA prospect. Benson has a ton of talent and has definite first round abilities. His checkered past will probably scare away most if not all teams from giving this guy a guaranteed contract but something tells me he has a legit future. No weaknesses at this point, he’s a very polished offensive player who can score virtually any way, he’s an outstanding rebounder and is a pretty good ball-handler as well. Sure he’s older at 28, but with all of the time he lost to incarceration, it’s as if he’s 20. He has as much potential as any frontcourt player in this draft.


    CD, JVG, Rockets organization, are you reading this!!!!!!!
     
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