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#1 Daddy4MVP

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Posted January 21, 2009 - 06:43 PM

Personally I think that #34th Pick by the Heat Mario Chalmers was a good steal

Hes coming in Averaging 12.8 Pts, 4.3 Assists, 2.5 Steals as a Rookie

Who do you guys think was a good steal in this or even the 2007 draft?
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 06:45 PM

I said it on draft day when the Heat had draft him. Mario Chalmers was the steal of the 2008 draft..

I'd plow Vanessa Bryant.


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Posted January 21, 2009 - 06:48 PM

i wouldnt say he was a steal, he didnt make much noise before the game winning shot and its not like people expected this guy to be a high pick. i actually think the clippers getting deandre jordan was a steal, guy has major potential and is a dwight howard type of player
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 06:52 PM

2008- Luc Mbah Moute, Good defender and rebounder and is playing decent offense.
2007- Aaron Brooks - Can score pts in a bunch should of been picked higher.

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Posted January 21, 2009 - 08:14 PM

2007: Marc Gasol 48th overall
2008: deandre jordan, mcgee(washington)
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 08:34 PM

i think mayo was a steal because he will become the greatest player from this draft by far
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 09:00 PM

i think mayo was a steal because he will become the greatest player from this draft by far

i think rose, augistin, westbrook, beasley, and Brook Lopez have a few things to say about that
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 09:02 PM

Way too early to tell, but it's obviously Chalmers. The guy hits the 3, plays excellent defense, and is a decent passer for just a rookie. A very good player next to Wade.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:39 PM

i think rose, augistin, westbrook, beasley, and Brook Lopez have a few things to say about that


too bad none of them have what mayo has

refined skill set, Kobe Bryant endorsed work ethic (so you know his work ethic is ridiculous), just great in every facet offensively, and can play very good defense

OJ mayo is brandon roy with a higher ceiling
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:41 PM

You can't call top 10 players a steal. Common. They have to be at least in the teens.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:41 PM

To be honest.. I think Roy is overrated anyway.
Media hypes him up way more then what he is, his number's aren't 'that' great.

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Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:43 PM

DeAndre Jordan

he has 10 blocks in the last 2 games :nervous:

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Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:46 PM

To be honest.. I think Roy is overrated anyway.
Media hypes him up way more then what he is, his number's aren't 'that' great.

Roy is really good

But Foye is catching up. averaging 16 pts, 5 assists, 3 boards a game.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:55 PM

To be honest.. I think Roy is overrated anyway.
Media hypes him up way more then what he is, his number's aren't 'that' great.


roy is the one guy i applaud for the media hyping him up i was dying for the lakers to trade odom to try and get him

there are certain things you can't coach. roy has that it factor he is an outstanding leader, unbelievable decision maker, ridiculously unselfish, beyond smart.

his talent isn't overwhelming and his numbers aren't jaw-dropping but he is willing to do whatever it takes for his team to win and is the prototypical team guy

roy is all about winning and is living proof stats aren't everything

Roy is really good

But Foye is catching up. averaging 16 pts, 5 assists, 3 boards a game.


foye will never catch up IMO because of intangibles and the fact that brandon in year 1 improved the blazers significantly

imagine if he went to the T' wolves and played with KG

we might not have seen a celtics title last season because the T'wolves might be competing in the west
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:56 PM

roy is the one guy i applaud for the media hyping him up i was dying for the lakers to trade odom to try and get him

there are certain things you can't coach. roy has that it factor he is an outstanding leader, unbelievable decision maker, ridiculously unselfish, beyond smart.

his talent isn't overwhelming and his numbers aren't jaw-dropping but he is willing to do whatever it takes for his team to win and is the prototypical team guy

roy is all about winning and is living proof stats aren't everything



foye will never catch up IMO because of intangibles and the fact that brandon in year 1 improved the blazers significantly

imagine if he went to the T' wolves and played with KG

we might not have seen a celtics title last season because the T'wolves might be competing in the west


The difference though is that Foye is in a completely dead franchise and had severe injury problems. We'll see in a few years. He's still coming off of injury. He's only starting to figure it out.

Roy is like Ginobili. He won't put up the best statistics but he plays to win the game.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted January 21, 2009 - 11:00 PM

The difference though is that Foye is in a completely dead franchise and had severe injury problems. We'll see in a few years. He's still coming off of injury. He's only starting to figure it out.

Roy is like Ginobili. He won't put up the best statistics but he plays to win the game.


thats what i'm saying unless foye becomes a hall of famer which i doubt trading roy to get him will never be made up because keeping roy could have allowed them to keep KG

i mean KG 2 years ago with roy as a rookie is pretty dangerous if you ask me

they traded away a chance to build a legitimate title contender around their greatest player in their franchises history
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Posted January 22, 2009 - 01:35 AM

i wouldnt say he was a steal, he didnt make much noise before the game winning shot and its not like people expected this guy to be a high pick. i actually think the clippers getting deandre jordan was a steal, guy has major potential and is a dwight howard type of player


Wow, great call man. Never knew you knew that much about DeAndre Jordan, you called it and he played well tonight, a Dwight Howard STYLE of game (many alley oops, put back dunks, and facial dunks)

23 points, 11-12 fgs, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks. Not bad... It's his second ever start, and it's his 3rd game with more than 10 minutes of play. Not bad at all.

I knew Chalmers was going to be a huge steal. I didn't know who DeAndre Jordan was, and I was watching as Chalmers fell down to 34.. And my Clippers having the 35th pick, I was excited that they might take him. But at 34 the Heat took him. I'm glad they did though because I really like DeAndre Jordan. He also writes a rookie journal and he's a VERY good writer. He's an entertaining, goofy, down to earth kid. Lots of potential.

Mbah A Moute is also going to be very good.
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Posted January 22, 2009 - 10:10 AM

i like JaVale McGee and Brook Lopez
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Posted January 22, 2009 - 10:21 AM

I like his game. LO for Marion and Chalmers..... not likely but it would be a good trade.
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Posted January 22, 2009 - 11:08 AM

I'll go with Jason Thompson on Sacramento or Brook Lopez just to pipe in.

Right now its tough to tell. Once the season ends (or after 2 years in the league after the rookie fervor ends) it'll be easier to assess this kind of stuff.




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