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Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby Prosecutor » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:54 am

From Jamison on his protege, rookie power forward Tristan Thompson: "I can tell you now, in four or five years, I wouldn't want to have to deal with him night in and night out. It's one of those situations where I can sit back and say, 'I remember him as a rookie' when he's playing in All-Star Games and things of that nature. I'm a big fan of his. I can't wait for him to be a household name in the league."


It will be interesting to see over the next few years whether the Cavs would have been better off taking Williams with the first pick and Brandon Knight at #4. Or Irving/Vala. At this point I'd say TT is better than expected and has a lot of upside, at least according to the guy who jousts against him in practice every day.

Now we need Chris Jent to fix his free throw shooting.
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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby pup » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:59 am

Prosecutor wrote:
From Jamison on his protege, rookie power forward Tristan Thompson: "I can tell you now, in four or five years, I wouldn't want to have to deal with him night in and night out. It's one of those situations where I can sit back and say, 'I remember him as a rookie' when he's playing in All-Star Games and things of that nature. I'm a big fan of his. I can't wait for him to be a household name in the league."


It will be interesting to see over the next few years whether the Cavs would have been better off taking Williams with the first pick and Brandon Knight at #4. Or Irving/Vala. At this point I'd say TT is better than expected and has a lot of upside, at least according to the guy who jousts against him in practice every day.

Now we need Chris Jent to fix his free throw shooting.


Not sure the Buckeyes are going to let you borrow Jent.
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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:32 pm

In 4 or 5 years?

Sweet.

The Lakers, Bulls or Nets will appreciate Thompson's skills.
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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:41 pm

If 'Twan Jamison says he'll be an All-Star he'll be an All-Star damnit.

PFs that cannot shoot make the ASG all the time, just ask Josh Smith (who TT will never match).
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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:43 pm

And I almost forgot dumbass Cavs fans actually thought and still apparently think Brandon Knight can play PG in the NBA.

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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:29 pm

David Thorpe said something about TT. 1 year in college and 4 games, HARUMPH!

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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby Prosecutor » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:33 pm

I'm thinking Twan envisions TT down the road as kind of a Ben Wallace who plays PF and can score a little bit. Wallace made the All-Star team four times, by the way, and never averaged 10 ppg.

Or maybe a Rodman who can average 12 ppg to go with the defense and rebounding but minus the green hair.

Either way I'm OK with that.
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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:34 pm

David Thorpe is an intolerable shill that spends his time blowing any and all players that went to his camps. He's a biased piece of shit that also said today that Knight will be the best PG from this class.
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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:42 pm

Thorpe's chat today was informative. With, "Yes", as an answer to several substantive questions.

He also mentioned TT's 18 PER. AFTER 4 GAMES???? FEH FOLLOWED BY HARUMPH! What is so hard about calling TT what he is? A kid we reached on when "a consensus" better option was available? That the kid is a great athlete with a gym rat work ethic. There is potential there. Enough with the "See, see, see," after 4 games.

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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:48 pm

Yup.

BTW: if TT becomes Josh Smith by some miracle I will eat my words about him being a reach. As much as I hate Smith at times, getting that at #4 would be sick.

Although Smith is such an athletic freak he blows TT away in that aspect.
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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:54 pm

I'm watching Smith jack up jumper after jumper last night...

SMFDH

His shot chart is comedy, but that shit between his head is what gives TT the potential to be a more valuable piece to the Cavaliers.
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Re: Maybe TT wasn't that bad a pick

Unread postby swerb » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:22 pm

Kid is a playa.

Vala who?
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