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#1 lakerfool

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Posted January 21, 2009 - 08:59 PM

For bashing you for the Von Wafer pick

Von Wafer has replaced T-Mac as an athletic wing player in Houston

as a starter, he's averaging 16 pts, 3 reb, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steal, 52% FG, 36% 3PT, in 30 min

last 5, 17 pts, 4 reb, 2 assists, 2 steal, 52% FG, 39% 3pt

He's showing a propensity to attack the rim, and can hit the 3 helping spread the floor. Yes, I'm kidding about replacing T-Mac, but still, Von Wafer is finally figuring it all out.

Glad to see Von 'the next Ray Allen' Wafer doing well!
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 09:01 PM


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Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:41 PM

i still think hes got a chuckers mentality but he has moved up a couple notches from what he was as a rookie
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:42 PM

He's not a chucker though. He's playing defense, and he's attacking the rim a lot. Look at his shooting %. That says a lot.

Mitch really does have an eye for talent.
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:53 PM

Wafer always had the talent... He was compared to Ray Allen because like him, he has that nice jumper...

His below average IQ and chucking mentality (at least during his Laker days), eventually cost him that roster spot...
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Posted January 21, 2009 - 11:52 PM

took him like what 4 years to adjust to the game?

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Posted January 21, 2009 - 11:56 PM

Better late than never. :)

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Posted January 22, 2009 - 11:06 AM

I'll buy into Wafer when he plays on a healthy team where he can't just freewheel all over the court with no regard to system.

Right now, he's a schoolyard player with nothing to lose.

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Posted January 22, 2009 - 12:41 PM

I'll buy into Wafer when he plays on a healthy team where he can't just freewheel all over the court with no regard to system.

Right now, he's a schoolyard player with nothing to lose.

Newsflash: The Rockets have won 7 out of their last 8 games. This isn't just somebody chucking on a losing team. He fits perfectly with the system because he doesn't need the ball in his hands like McGrady to be effective.
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Posted January 22, 2009 - 06:52 PM

took him like what 4 years to adjust to the game?

Is that a bad thing? He never really was getting these minutes.

Wafer > T-Mac this year.

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Posted January 22, 2009 - 11:41 PM

Is that a bad thing? He never really was getting these minutes.

Wafer > T-Mac this year.


no its not, but i don't feel guilty a single bit for letting him go.

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Posted January 22, 2009 - 11:42 PM

i could care less for von wafer. the rockets are hopeless so they can play whoever they want and von wafer can get away with 5 million shots a game with that team. its not like hes gonna be a proven winner anytime soon
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Posted January 22, 2009 - 11:45 PM

i could care less for von wafer. the rockets are hopeless so they can play whoever they want and von wafer can get away with 5 million shots a game with that team. its not like hes gonna be a proven winner anytime soon


he has improved A TON since the last time we saw him. his defense is above average and once in a while he takes into the paint and dumps into yao for an easy dunk. He may not make a lot of plays but I can see him averaging 10-15 points per game with 2-3 assists when starter's minutes are given to him. He'd be a great fit for a team that has a C down low so that when they can kick it out to him, he can shoot or use his athleticism to get to the rim and make his defender pay for being out of position.

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Posted January 23, 2009 - 10:40 AM

News Flash: Players that play this way on a team that is hurt and has to change offensive focus because their primary scorer is gone breed this kind of performance from unexpected sources (ala Gordon on the Clippers). If wafer plays this way with consistent primary players around him, I'll be impressed.

Yes, he's taking advantage of the time he's getting, but I'll wait to pass judgment until he does it for a long period of time as a 3rd or 4th option down the line.

Aside form this there's far more apologies due to Mitch.

The guy knows what he's doing and has all along, despite the undue bashing he got for a long dang time.




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