Jimmer wasn't anywhere near as good as a passer as Darius Morris was in college. His game was primary just jumpshooting and very little intangibles that's why he's having problems in the NBA he can't defend and he can't get to the rim on a NBA level consistently
IDK why Jim Calhoun made that ridiculous statement bout Thabeet but he has been playing his role for the thunder for just defending and rebounding... he has to have the worst hands and basketball instincts I've ever seen
I didn't get to see too much of Adam Morrison in College or Joe Alexander to voice an opinion but from what I've read a LONG time ago was that Morrison was a diabetic and had a lot of health issues and idk what the deal was with Joe Alexander was
Doesn't matter Jimmer's inability to pass. Iverson was said to be a bad passer, also. The point was (and you know what it was), Jimmer's abilities did not translate to the pros.
Don't make excuses for Thabeet. His ceiling was almost as high as what you are seeing from Anthony Davis, but it didn't happen.
Morrison's diabetes played no part in his troubles trying to adjust to the NBA. I'm a diabetic, taking insulin shots every day, active as anyone else. Morrison's diabetes wasn't the reason that his defense was horrible, or else it would have hurt his offensive play, based on symptoms. More excuses.
I actually came in this topic to praise Morris for FINALLY playing well, and then, I read about how you should be a scout, and how Morris is a big deal, and it makes me sick to my stomach. It's embarrassing to this fanbase, to have guys overrating someone who has done nothing on the college level AND especially on the NBA level, overrating a guy (Gerald Green) who has had five HORRIBLE games in his first six this year, despite the increased role, and those that dart into a topic to brag about a single game that, honestly, wasn't that spectacular to begin with...especially when it was all spoon-fed, much like Kobe was doing with Smush Parker in those two years Parker mattered in the league.
It's whatever. I don't know what's wrong with some of you. It's frustrating to see top-quality posters do everything imaginable to explain the game of basketball, to inject substance into their posts, and then see it countered with, "He was good in college, you obviously don't follow college ball so you don't know what he'll do in the NBA lolllllz." Just a shame, probably some of the lowest points this site has had since 2008, maybe even close to the Rondo/Farmar comparisons.
Don't care anymore.