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Karl-Anthony Towns named Rookie of the Year

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., May 16, 2016.

  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Minnesota <a href="https://twitter.com/Timberwolves">@Timberwolves</a> Forward <a href="https://twitter.com/KarlTowns">@KarlTowns</a> named UNANIMOUS <a href="https://twitter.com/Kia">@Kia</a> NBA Rookie of the Year! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KiaROY?src=hash">#KiaROY</a> <a href="https://t.co/RyOf48K8Ek">pic.twitter.com/RyOf48K8Ek</a></p>&mdash; NBA (@NBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBA/status/732210966893629445">May 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. mr. 13 in 33

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    I remember when some people were shocked on how Porzingas has been playing early in the season but later in the season his hype has stopped. Congrats to Townes and i see that Wolves team making the playoffs in the next 2 years.
     
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    Clearly the best player in the draft. Those Okafor lovers nowhere to be found. Next Tim Duncan they said...
     
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    #4 J.R., May 16, 2016
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    He's more like the next AL Jefferson / Enes Kanter. Which ain't bad but not what he was hyped to be.
     
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    Slightly surprised Porzingawd didn't pick up any 1st place votes.
     
  8. Bennie Anders

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    KAT is the best rookie to come into the league since at least Durant if not Lebron.
     
  9. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    How many votes did Samuel Dekker receive?
     
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    Okafor, as a rookie is already the best low post scorer in the league. He possesses all the moves and countermoves in the book. When his conditioning will improve, this guy will be a superstar.
     
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    some post moves and being in shape is all it takes to be a superstar these days? my how the NBA has changed
     
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    He's also one of the worst defenders in the league (so I don't really see how anyone considered him the "next Tim Duncan) and one of the worst passers. If his conditioning improves, his passing improves a lot and his defense makes a few gigantic jumps, he'll be a superstar.

    Something interesting to look at: his offensive rating for this year was 99 and his defensive rating was 110. Basically a swap of how those numbers would look if he were a superstar. KAT's ORtg was 112 and his DRtg was 106. KAT needs to improve on defense, but he's clearly a great defender in the making if you watch him play (and 106 isn't terrible...110 is)...Okafor doesn't look like he has a clue on that end.

    IMO, Okafor's ceiling is Enes Kanter. Which isn't awful, but it's way short of the hype and a bad ceiling for such a high pick.
     
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    Okafor has quite a few post moves and certainly has the talent to be franchise player. However, KAT is a fantastic all around player who is head and shoulders above every other rookie.
     
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    Thibs, please don't hurt 'em!
     
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    Enes Kanter? LOL. Okafor is already a way better scorer than Kanter. Do you actually watch Okafor play ball ?
     
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    :cool:

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    A true superstar scores at will without requiring a system (Kawhi) and Refs' charity (Harden). Okafor can already, as a rookie, score at will in the post against any other centers in the league.
     
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    Agreed. All offense and no defense is a great thing. Being terrible as a low post defender AND a team defender is a good thing. All hail the okafor.
     
  19. andersongo

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    Ironic when one considers that we are on clutchfans, the fanbase for the biggest no-defense scorer in NBA history.
     

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