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Old 07-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:50 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Gofish View Post
I think it's a bit early to project Kemba's floor as Jameer Nelson. But have you considered my questions? Would you have traded the #5 pick for Nelson? Would you now trade JV for Nelson?

I haven't heard anyone suggest that Thompson would play the 3 until you suggested it. I think he would be too slow and it would take away from his core strengths. Besides, his biggest weakness is shooting and creating his own shot. If you play him with Davis you basically are giving up any mid-range or outside scoring from two forward positions, which makes things pretty easy for opposing defences. When you add Derozan's deficiencies at shooting the 3-ball, you basically give up any chance of stretching a defence. On defence, Thompson would struggle to cover many of the SF's in the NBA. I don't see it happening. It's no surprise that the Cavs traded their PF (Hickson) after drafting Thompson.
Would I have traded the #5 for Nelson? No.

Would I trade JV for Nelson? Probably not at this point given their ages.

My assumption is that Kemba will be > Nelson though. We'll see how that turns out.

As for what Thompson can and can't do... he'll be a rookie who'll be getting his ass handed to him on defense NO MATTER WHO he plays against. Not really sure how you can determine what he'll be capable of purely based on what he did in college. People had the same concerns about Jamison coming out of UNC and he worked his butt off and got himself a jumper.

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At worst? Those are some strong words and worthy of a thread bump in several years. Let's remember that Jameer was an all-star in 2009. That same year he was arguably as importing as D12 to lead the Magic to the finals, averaging 19 pts a game. The main concern with Nelson has been for him to stay healthy.

My issue with Kemba is that he is too small at SG and too much of a scorer to play at PG. He will probably have good stats since he will play for Charlotte but I'm skeptical of him being equally effective on a top 8 NBA team. Walker seems like a poor man's blend of Jason Terry and Ben Gordon. There's no way the Raptors should've picked him 5th overall.
You don't have to remind me of how good Nelson is/was lol.... when he was drafted I was arguing with people left, right and center who said that he'd never even be good enough to START for a team, much less make the all-star team.

I just have a feeling about Kemba. That's all. Nothing against Nelson.
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