Alot of the guys on my list are entering must prove years so Id thought it be interesting to get your guys take on whether these guys are ready to bust out or simply BUSTS in the making.
-15.4PER in 22MPG(At similar stage: Dwight:17.2)
-Most similar at same age Eddy Curry
-Entering his 3rd year (19 Years old), training with Kareem has paid huge dividends in his progress, enters the season knowing Kobe wants him gone (Good or Bad?)
14.2Pts, 10.8Reb, 2.1Ast, .3Stl, 2.9Blks (eFG%.558, TS%.593)
-Good low post scorer, potentially great one (73% Offense Inside)
-OK Rebounder/Good defensive
-Good Shot Blocker
-Gifted passer for his age
-Played 1793 minutes after playing 338 the year before
-Slightly Turnover prone
-Incredibly foul prone
-12.7PER in 20MPG(At similar stage: Tmac:20.0)
-Most similar at same age Travis Outlaw
-Entering his 4th Year (21 Years old), with the defection of Kapono and the possible departure of James Posey he could be the only true SF left on the team.
12.2Pts, 8.4Reb, 2.9Ast, 1.3Stl, 1.4Blks, 2.0T.o. (eFG%.452, TS%.489)
-Played 1292 minutes after playing 132 the year before
-Good on ball defender
-Freakish Athletic ability
-Terrific rebounder (4th Highest RebRate among SF's)
-Good shotblocker (0.7 in 19Minutes)
- Supposed to be an explosive scorer but ranked among the worst in scoring rate and is among the worst at his position in TS% (75TH of 80) right there with Devean, Jarred Jeffries, Thabo, Diawara, Desmond and other defensive specialist.
- Below Average ballhander/decision maker, though he has improved his TO./Assist Ratio dramatically (Hard feet to accomplish)
-10.0PER in 22MPG (At similar stage: Ray Allen:14.6)
-Most similar player at same age (DerMar/Joe Johnson)
-Entering his 3rd year (20Years old), on a rebuilding team but one with great potential, with Udoka not yet resigned and Darius never being healthy the only thing stopping him from starter status is another talented youngster in Travis Outlaw. Like many on the list, this could be a make or break year for him.
13.2Pts, 5.5Reb, 1.2Ast, .8Stl, .4Blks, 1.7T.o. (eFG%.489, TS%.522)
-Good outside shooter
-Plays well off the ball (Ast'd 86% Jumpshots),
-Played 1744 minutes after playing 1069 the year before
-When he came into the league I thought he could be like the next Ray Allen or Michael Redd, but unlike great shooting specialist hes not a low turnover/volume shot creator type of scorer.
-And unlike high turnover rate stars he doesnt create well for others suggesting hes not playing within himself.
-Unimpressive FT Shooter
-Presumably a below average defender since each year its whats kept him from holding onto the starting job.
-Average athletic ability
-12.0PER 22MPG(At similar stage: Kobe:18.9)
-Most similar player at same age (JR Smith)
-Entering his 3rd year (21Years old), hes slightly older than most of the phenoms on the list but hes also the most gifted, being traded to a team with only 1 legit scorer (Al Jefferson) and being surrounded by wing players with even less experience than him leaves the minutes up for grabs. His chances improve if the Twolves continue the youth movement and trade some of their older role players.
19.0Pts, 4.7Reb, 1.9Ast, .9Stl, .5Blks, 2.7T.o. (eFG%.484, TS%.521)
-Highly skilled shooter/scorer
-Beyond Freakish athletic ability
-Plays well off the ball (Ast'd 76% Jumpshots)
-Played 1779 minutes after playing 374 the year before
-Not a great rebounder/defender despite athleticsm
-Raw All-around offensive game, needs to improve his playmaking
-15.6PER in 23MPG(At similar stage: Q-Rich:17.4)
-Most similar player at same age (Quintin Richardson)
-Entering his 4th year (21Years old), some of you might be wondering why hes on the list given he had a career year last season and is allready a starting caliber player. But I cant be alone in the thought that the kid still has alot of untapped potential. Was hospitalized not too long ago after being ejected from his car in a pretty serious crash but if hes able to bounce back hes got the greenlight from George Karl. Playing alongside a star in Melo should continue to help his game, his skills are tailor made for the Nuggets offense.
22.3Pts, 3.9Reb, 2.5Ast, 1.3Stl, .2Blks, 1.3T.o. (eFG%.557, TS%.585)
-Explosive scorer/Efficient Shooter
-Has taken over several 4th quarters of a close game, without a doubt the most clutch player on the list
-Plays well off the ball (good compliment alongside Melo)
-Great in transition (47% of his offense came within 10 seconds of the possession)
-Low turnover player
-Poor Rebounder (some of that has to do with how Karl wants him to run the break, though he can still stand to improve)
-Not much of a playmaker
-Can be abit streaky and overly dependent on the 3pt line
-12.2PER in 34MPG(At similar stage: Luol Deng:15.4)
-Most similar player at same age (Luol Deng/Al Harrington)
-Entering his 3rd year (21Years old), have allready written him off as a bust but thats mostly due to the Hawks passing on Chris Paul/Deron Williams, but the guy is still only 20 years old. Allready a 30+Minutes a night player though he hardly produced like one so you know he'll have ample oppertunities. As a 6"10 combo-forward with great athletic ability he has all the tools to be a star but he could just be another Tim Thomas in the making.
15.4Pts, 6.2Reb, 2.2Ast, 1.0Stl, .6Blks, 2.3T.o. (eFG%.441, TS%.510)
-Poor efficiency from the field combined with a high turnover rate make him a poor offensive player
Louis Williams/Kyle Lowry
-14.6PER in 11MPG/18.3 PER in 17MPG
-Limited playing time give no COMPS
-Louis is entering his 3rd year (20Years old)/ Lowry is in his 2nd (20years old) but only played 10 games last year
Both of these guy have rarely played and I rarely see them in action but both have been solid in summer league play or have been talked about by other members as strong prospects. Lowry has to compete with fellow Jerry West draft pick in Conley and Andre Miller is the gauranteed starter in Philly but I just wanted to mention them to see what your thoughts are on them if any.