Exactly. It's not like the Morris brothers are lighting it up at the NBA level, and T-Rob couldn't get minutes ahead of these guys.
This is true (at least on this board I think). But the last 2 games was an eye opener for me. The guy is maniacal and he just about willed his team to a win. What a motor along with a decent PF skill set. We need the intangible leadership quality desperately on the Raps. JV seems to have it and so does MKG and TRob is in the conversation now. As it stands its a tossup for me between MKG and he... after AD. Imagine TR & JV in the front. I also see a possible similarity in the strengths that JV and AD bring...they could clash doing the same thing... so missing on AD is "bearable"! (shot blocking and rebounding mostly is my thinking).I also noticed that AD was handled fairly routinely in the post on offense because of his weight and he doesnt appear to me as a body that would get too bulky.
Robinson is a man among boys for much of the NCAA tourney, using his size to simply overpower the opposition (similar to JV in the under-19 tourney). T-Rob should still be a solid NBA PF, but I don't see him putting up anything close to the sick stats he has been putting up. I predict solid contributor, but hardly a star.
As for Davis, I worry that much like Bargnani, he'll always be a slight disappoinment as a #1 pick. He will be an outstanding help defender, but I think he will get out-muscled by bigger NBA PFs (slightly shorter, PF version of Camby, I worry). I don't think he's that good offensively, but he certainly has room to improve. As a #1 pick, he'll always be in demand for his defense, but I think he'll leave his team wanting more (again similar to Camby's one dimensionality).
I wouldn't be upset if the Raptors picked Davis, but I don't like the idea of picking Robinson or Drummond at a stacked position, when there are so many equally good players available to draft to fill positions of weakness on the Raptors roster. My top 3 are still MKG, Beal and Marshall.
Last edited by CalgaryRapsFan; Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 at 12:45 PM.
You tell me what looks more intimidating to opposing teams venturing into the paint...Robinson and Val or Bargs and Val?
Last edited by Bendit; Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 at 01:26 PM.
Wroten Entering 2012 NBA Draft
Tony Wroten set new UW freshman scoring, assists and steals records in helping lead UW to the NIT semifinals
Tony Wroten was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
April 3, 2012
• Terrence Ross Declares For NBA Draft
SEATTLE - Freshman Tony Wroten will hire an agent and enter the 2012 NBA Draft ending his brief but historic career at the University of Washington.
The 6-foot-5 guard out of Seattle's Garfield High School is the second Husky in the last 48 hours to throw their name into the NBA Draft. Sophomore Terrence Ross declared his intentions on Sunday.
"I have been talking with my friends and family and I just felt like this was the right time," Wroten said of his decision that he decided to announce on the same day of his mother Shirley's birthday. "I love the University of Washington, but I just feel that it's best for me to make the jump."
The Huskies will lose their steals leader, second leading scorer and second leading assists man in Wroten. He also attempted 33 percent of the team's free throws.
Wroten was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and was a first team All-Pac-12 selection in 2012. He was one of five finalists for the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year award.
In his one season at Washington, Wroten set numerous Husky freshman records: most points (559), scoring average (16.0 ppg), assists (130) and steals (66). He ranked fifth in the conference in scoring, eighth in assists (3.7 apg), second in steals (1.9 spg) and was sixth overall in offensive rebounds per game (2.3).
His scoring average was fifth among all Division I freshmen, second among first-year players from the `power' conferences.
He helped Washington to a 24-11 record and 14-4 mark in conference action, including the Pac-12 regular season championship.
Besides his family, Wroten consulted fellow Seattle-are basketball players Jamaal Crawford, Nate Robinson, Will Conroy and Isaiah Thomas.
"They all said the same thing," Wroten, who is cousins with Robinson, said. "'Take your time and do what is best for you. This is a life-changer.'"
Wroten is the second UW freshman to declare for the NBA after their freshman year, joining Spencer Hawes (2007).
"Husky fans are the best in the nation and I would not trade my experience here for any other college," Wroten continued. "It was great that I stayed home and I know the University of Washington will always be by my side."
After the workouts and such I think Royce White will skyrocket.. just throwing it out there
Whoever told you skies the limit is looking dumb because I'm 22 and i'm moonwalking on the sun.
It's his head you have to worry about
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