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Old 06-11-2011, 04:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Alabi never even got a chance to play during the season. At 7'1" just having him guarding the paint would make a huge difference.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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You can't just turn on prospects after one year. Give him some time. He works very hard from what I hear.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:34 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Dorsey is 6'8'' not 6'5''. Hes a hustler and has a huge body.. he was the only guy capable of guarding guys like Dwight Howard effectively. Call me when Alabi can guard D12.
Dorsey is extremely undersized for a C. Rudy Gay who is 6'8" Small Forward has at least 2 inches over him.

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To say Alabi will turn into Glen Davis or Haywood is ridiculous.
Your reading comprehension skills are ridiculous.

I never said he'll turn into them.

I took those examples as they were 2nd round picks (not sure on Haywood) who took time to develop and are now valuable. As well, they showed nothing in their first year.

IF Alabi plays to his original promise, it's a key piece off the bench. That's what I meant.

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Old 06-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #25 (permalink)
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He also managed to make some really nice plays.

It's always good to have at least ONE big body in the frontcourt who can't get pushed under the basket at will.

If we're losing Reggie this becomes even more of a concern.
So has every player in the NBA at some point? What's your point?

That one big body who can't get pushed should be in your starting line up. Right now we don't have that guy and haven't had that guy since Antonio Davis was working the paint for us on a regular basis.

Truth be told, if we lost Dorsey and Reggie I'd be happy. We don't need them right now. Dorsey is what he is. Reggie is taking time away from Davis.

If we're serious about doing something in the future we go in with Ed (who can rebound and be an offensive contributor) and Amir and go from there. They at least bring some multi-dimensional aspect to the game.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
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So has every player in the NBA at some point? What's your point?

That one big body who can't get pushed should be in your starting line up. Right now we don't have that guy and haven't had that guy since Antonio Davis was working the paint for us on a regular basis.

Truth be told, if we lost Dorsey and Reggie I'd be happy. We don't need them right now. Dorsey is what he is. Reggie is taking time away from Davis.

If we're serious about doing something in the future we go in with Ed (who can rebound and be an offensive contributor) and Amir and go from there. They at least bring some multi-dimensional aspect to the game.
Keeping Amir and Ed is a no-brainer.... I wasn't implying that it's either them OR Dorsey.

I'd like to keep Dorsey as a reserve big off the bench. His strength and rebounding are nice assets.

For a guy who RARELY got regular minutes I thought he played pretty well most of the time.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #27 (permalink)
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It's the heart that counts, not height. See K Love!
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:33 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:48 AM   #29 (permalink)
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he needs playing time to see how he develops. no one said ibaka was going to be all star potential but he had the time and effort put in to become a good player.
if we commit to soloman we better make sure his skilll set is good enough so when fully developed he understands how to use it correctly and isn't just a foul machine that lasts no more than 10 mins a game.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:20 AM   #30 (permalink)
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he needs playing time to see how he develops. no one said ibaka was going to be all star potential but he had the time and effort put in to become a good player.
if we commit to soloman we better make sure his skilll set is good enough so when fully developed he understands how to use it correctly and isn't just a foul machine that lasts no more than 10 mins a game.
I'd like to see Alabi to get some minutes at the start of the 2nd quarter or something. If he gets a few early fouls it doesn't matter. It's not like he can really hurt the team when he's on the floor.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:47 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I'd like to see Alabi to get some minutes at the start of the 2nd quarter or something. If he gets a few early fouls it doesn't matter. It's not like he can really hurt the team when he's on the floor.
Sure he can. His positioning is terrible. He doesn't have much of a feel for the game. He rebounds and defends poorly because he can't read the game.

Alabi is a stiff. His movements aren't fluid and he's not well co-ordinated.

Ajinca has shown more promise, and he did show some improvement towards the end of the season, especially on the defensive end. His offense is frustrating, but his help D is sometimes good and his rebounding has improved. I'd like to see him develop a really solid jump hook and limit his jump shooting to shots he can make with over 60% accuracy. (My guess is about 10-12 feet and in). And maybe the occasional wide open 3 in transition.
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Sure he can. His positioning is terrible. He doesn't have much of a feel for the game. He rebounds and defends poorly because he can't read the game.

Alabi is a stiff. His movements aren't fluid and he's not well co-ordinated.

Ajinca has shown more promise, and he did show some improvement towards the end of the season, especially on the defensive end. His offense is frustrating, but his help D is sometimes good and his rebounding has improved. I'd like to see him develop a really solid jump hook and limit his jump shooting to shots he can make with over 60% accuracy. (My guess is about 10-12 feet and in). And maybe the occasional wide open 3 in transition.
Yah its a tough call Ajinca or Alabi...Ajinca doesn't look like he works out at all though
I still would give Alabi some burn based on his block shot potential alone...
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:56 PM   #33 (permalink)
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wasn't alabi the guy who started playing bball only a few years ago? That might explain his rawness, he has a ton to catch up and he might never do it.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Most of the Africans starts it late. Typical story, soccer kid having a growth spurt, becomes a 7 footer, so he gives a shot. Thats why most of the African players can't play offense and has no fundamentals, but usually are very tall or freak athletes and can play D.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:33 PM   #35 (permalink)
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i m not a huge fan of ajinca, but he will take time for him as well as alabi to develop. however, ajinca as more abilities on offense, as one said he show some defense.
he is only 21-22 so let's him coming back and show that he can become a legit backup center.
alabi, will need too more years i think.
send him in europe to play some minutes, and maybe in two or 3 years he will come back and make his path trough the nba, and a real impact in the game.
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i m not a huge fan of ajinca, but he will take time for him as well as alabi to develop. however, ajinca as more abilities on offense, as one said he show some defense.
he is only 21-22 so let's him coming back and show that he can become a legit backup center.
alabi, will need too more years i think.
send him in europe to play some minutes, and maybe in two or 3 years he will come back and make his path trough the nba, and a real impact in the game.
Impact? I really don't think so, bench players they all are...
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:39 PM   #37 (permalink)
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omg this reminds me of this dude on the ball team who is like 6-7. guy came straight from Congo and plays ball awkward as f!@#!
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