Kris Humphries and Nathan Jawaii
Old 09-19-2009, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Raps fans, Im a fan of the Dallas Mavericks and I just wanted to ask you guys about Nathan Jawaii and Kris Humphries. You guys have seen them play so I want to know what you think of them. From what I've heard about Humphries, it seems like he's a good Hustle player and good defender. What are his strengths? What are his Flaws? Can he play center or only PF?

About Jawaii, I've seen many highlights of him. And i've also seen that he's doing very well in international competition. But do you guy's think he can be good on the Nba level? What are his strengths? Many Mav fans seem to think the guy is just a spare but I beg to differ. Any info on these two guys will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-19-2009, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pros- Good energie guy, decent rebounder, ok shooter (mid range-in), good attitude,

Cons- Never met a shot he didn't like, can disapear at times, not that athletic

Nathan Jawai:

Honestly i've never seen him play much. I think he played a total of 10 Minutes all season? But he seems like a strong player around the basket, great attitude, very green. He's a crap shoot to do anything in the NBA at this point. I think he'll be let go by Dallas


-Hump can be a good asset off the bench if he's got a clear defined role.

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Old 09-19-2009, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LSMF: I largely agree with jeffb - good breakdown.
Kris is reasonably athletic though - for a guy his size (when he was young, he was one of the few kids to beat Michael Phelps!). As jeffb said, Hump can be a great asset of the bench in a defined role. Reasonable defender (when he wants to be) and has potential to be an excellent rebounder.
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Lets put it this way, we aint sorry he's gone.
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Speak for yourself. I liked Hump...he brought it on the court and before Pops was the most efficient rebounder we had. Yeah he likes to shoot outside of the flow but to have a guy like that who will hustle and not complain if he's on the bench is an asset to any team.
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Speak for yourself. I liked Hump...he brought it on the court and before Pops was the most efficient rebounder we had. Yeah he likes to shoot outside of the flow but to have a guy like that who will hustle and not complain if he's on the bench is an asset to any team.
I have to agree, he had a great attitude and played hard when on the floor. He had his faults, but i liked him. That being said i won't really miss him because we're a much better team right now. But i wish him luck.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Undersized and not a good defender, but ok on offense
will not see many minutes for Dallas
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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lets just say this:

There is no one on the Mavricks roster, that either of these 2 players are better than and we will leave it at that...Well maybe Hump is better than Buckner?
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot for the info on Hump, but can you guys tell me anything about Jawaii? I know he didn't play last year because of his heart issues but did he do anything good at practice? Did the coaches or players have anything to say about him? Did he play in summer league last year?
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There was just nothing to base anything on, other than he was a great guy. He appeared to have good athleticism, but he was raw and just hasn't has a chance to show anything yet.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well LSMF, Jawai is good D-League material and Hump would be useful as the 12~15th man off the bench.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Darn, I had high hopes in Jawaii. Well thanks for being realistic though.
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Darn, I had high hopes in Jawaii. Well thanks for being realistic though.
Well, we had high hopes for Wright. We're even.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:10 AM   #15 (permalink)
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can you break down wrights game for us? how his defense is? his offense?
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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can you break down wrights game for us? how his defense is? his offense?
Hi there, another Mavs fan here just checking out the consensus on Hump/Jawai. I figured that since I could actually contribute (a rare occasion) I'd go ahead and register/reply.

As far as defense goes, I believe that Wright is wildly underrated. He spent last season in Dallas guarding all the best in the west for the Dallas Mavericks, and because he didn't shut them all down (see: Kobe, Melo, etc) the folks on the Mavs forums seem to call him a scrub. He has a lot of hustle in his game and is always willing to take on the roughest defensive assignment that can be thrown at him, even if he doesn't always succeed with that assignment.

Now offense is a different story.. We saw him take on the role of a slasher and he seemed to do really well in that role, but then he reverted back to shooting jumpshots (and missing them quite often). That being said, the dude has a hell of a lot of talent and I still believe that if he gains confidence in his abilities he could very well be a top-tier player in this league. I've watched Wright in person drop shot after shot from behind the arch like the bucket was the size of an ocean. I know that in warm-ups it's a whole different story, but he was hitting shots with such an insane efficiency that I can't help but believe that if he gains confidence in his abilities he'll turn into a dangerous offensive weapon.

I know this long post might have been a bit more than you bargained for, but I'm a Wright fan and was sad to see him go. I really hope that he finds that confidence for the Raps and finally lives up to his potential.
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:18 AM   #17 (permalink)
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As long as he plays better than Joey Graham I'll be happy!!!
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Thanks Justin.

If he can bring the effort on defense then I think a lot of us will be happy. We don't really need his offense. If he can do anything there then it's a bonus.
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Wright can be like the replacement to parker... underrated defense?
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jawaii prob will never be able to play in the NBA unless its in the 12-15 man rotation. Humps was a reliable backup that didnt do anything too special, but he was for the most part consistant and i never got the "here we go again" feeling when he was on the floor.
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