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ESPN's Rookie Report - Month 1

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Tb-Cain, Dec 6, 2000.

  1. Tb-Cain

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    Apologies if this is rehashed, the report is dated Nov. 30th. From http://espn.go.com/nba/rookiereport/index.html, things to note:


    These were some of the names thrown around pre-draft as well as Collier. I especially like the comments for Godzilla.



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  2. RocketsPimp

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    I wonder what they'd have to say about Langhi?

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  3. Lil Francis

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    Man this rookie class sucks. Its not even close to last year's class.
     
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    After reading this article, http://espn.go.com/nba/columns/may/929221.html , a thought crossed my mind:

    Is Collier going to the Rookie All-Star game?

    Also, what is Francis, Brand, etc. going to do to those rookies in this game? It's going to be ugly.
     
  5. Sane

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    HOLY COW, I never thought of that!

    Imagine:

    PG/SG Baron Davis and Francis
    SF/PF Shawn Marion and Brand or Odom here
    C Odom or put Brand here


    against:

    Kenyon Martin
    Stephen Jackson
    Wait a sec, is a better C than Collier???
    Mihm and Przybilla have NOT played AT ALL!
    u think Collier would get to start?

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  6. Little O

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    I think that we will see Magloire starting at center over Collier, especially with Collier's injury.

    I think Kenyon Martin, Stephen Jackson, Magloire, Swift?, Darius Miles, maybe Fizer/Miller.

    It is a rather weak class. Hope next year's class is much better.

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  7. TB3

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    Rudy looks like a freaking genius for basically passing on this year's draft picks and choosing Collier.

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    Yes he does.

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  9. Sane

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    What the hell happened to this class??

    What was the worst class before this one?

    BTW, I predict next year's class to be the best one in the history of the NBA.....

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    What is the format of the rookie/soph game this year. Is it the same?

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  11. Lil Francis

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    Francis
    Davis
    Odom
    Brand
    ?????

    Vs
    El- Amin
    D. Johnson [​IMG]
    Miles
    Swift
    Martin
     
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    I thought this whole Rookie/Sophomore game was only applied last year cuz the Rookies in the 98/99 Season did not get to play in the Rookie game because of the shortened season.

    Is the Rookie/Sophomore game be played this year too? i don't think so.

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  13. Holden

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    oooo...wow....espn gave collier a B-.
    oooo...now he should go to the rookie game.
    give me a freaking break. dude is worse than all of those players you are dissing. rudy is now a genius for passing on all the others and taking collier? what? its a little too early in the season to deem all of these players a bust. i guess the same should be said of collier just to be fair but i see more potential in any of the players we passed up than collier.
    rookie game..give me a break... i cant wait till this guy is off our team.

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  14. The Cat

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    Who cares? Get back to me when they have actual results. I'd be willing to bet a lot of money you haven't seen any of those players play, and that you're basing all of this on your hatred for Collier and scouting reports.

    Sure glad you aren't our GM- if you're serious about that I'd guess you'd be lucky to win one game.

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    JASON COLLIER FOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR !!!!!!



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    It is very interesting that Collier, when healthy, contributes alot more than many of these other picks. We got him for free basically, getting this years Bucks pick(if they make playoffs? or was it above 13?). All that booing during the draft for nothing. And if you've watch the games when Collier played minutes, you saw he was a nice backup roleplayer...decent defense(enough to get by), nice jumpshot, hands(Francis go-to player it seemed lol)...so yes it isn't pretty, but it works....Can't wait for this years draft....yum yum...

    BTW it's win win situation from my perspective, Rockets make playoffs(YA!) or Rockets slightly miss and get a nice mid draft pick in what looks like a very nice draft(YA!).....

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  17. Lil Francis

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    Cat why do you take up for Collier so much?? Do you actully think he is gonna be a good player? Lets be realistic.
     
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    I've seen this guy for years, and followed him closely the last couple of years at Georgia Tech. He won't ever be a star I don't think, but no one available at pick 9 this year ever will be. He has the potential to be a very good rotation big man for the Rockets. He can run the floor. He shoots well from the outside. He can rebound, and sets picks like a brick wall. He's not ever flashy, but he has all the fundamentals and tools to be a very solid NBA player, especially in this Rockets system. His versatility and ability to set picks, shoot from the outside, etc. will be a nice complement to Cato's defense when they are the center tandem in a year or so. And also, unlike Cato, he always gives 110% and hustles his butt off. I've watched Collier for a while LilFrancis, and I am convinced he has what it takes to be a successful NBA player. Realistically, you can hold me to this quote: long-term Collier will be one of the top 10 players from this past draft.

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    Agree 100% with The Cat but wanted to add that the Rocky Mt. Review was basically Rookies and 2nd Year players and Collier more than held his own. If they have a Rookies/Sophs game this year, 12 points and 8 boards are easily within Collier's reach.

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    Yeah, it is. They changed the format for good. The rookies are going to get crushed. It's going to be hilarious.


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