Hansbrough drawing some Hump comparisons
Old 06-06-2009, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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-- 2008 Naismith College Player of the Year


Kris Humphries: 6-9, 238, PF

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Unfortunately, the college and the NBA games are significantly different. The NBA game today relies on quickness, versatility and athleticism. Hansbrough struggles in those departments. It's hard to ignore his consistent production, but people have to remember the history of the NBA Draft and that great college players don't always make great pros. Do you remember J.J. Redick, Adam Morrison, Trajan Langdon, Mike Sweetney, Sean May, Gerry McNamara, Shelden Williams, Marcus Fizer, Christian Laettner and Joe Smith (Laettner and Smith both have/had decent careers), Juan Dixon, Bobby Hurley, Khalid El-Amin, Mateen Cleaves, and Lonny Baxter? They were all dominant in college, but didn't come close to having the same impact in the pros. Unfortunately, it happens.

I do think he will be better than Kris Humphries in the NBA. But his game is pretty similar to what Humprhies' game is, and was, in his one year at Minnesota. The main difference is that Hansbrough has proven to be a winner and that he will do whatever it takes to help his team. Obviously, Hansbrough's four years of production at UNC compared to Humphries' one is a major difference, but if Humphries had stayed for four years what do you think his production would have been? I know that some will say, well if he had stayed then maybe he would've been more ready for the NBA like Hansbrough is now. But plenty of one-and-done or high school players have had success in the NBA. The top players in this season's NBA Finals never played any college ball.

Here are the freshman year numbers, and draft combine stats, for Hansbrough and Humphries, respectively.

So here's the thing, they said similar things about Jorge Garbajosa when Colangelo signed him. People tend to forget basketball IQ and get caught up in athletics. What do you guys think? Is Hansbrough for real or is he a complete dud?
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's too early to tell. Even if he has spent 4 years in college--he's still young
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well..We already have a ''Hump''.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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all i know is that we dont need another hump......
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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We don't seem to want the Hump we currently have. Why take another?
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I like Tyler, he finds a way to get it done. Their is no reason he can't perfrom a role like that of Luke Walton in LA. He could be a good role player on a good team, or look real bad on a bad team.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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In the combine interviews, Hansbrough showed that he's coming in with a chip on his shoulder. I think he'll turn out to be the poor man's version of Dejuan Blair in this draft, but he's got the toughness and the attitude to be a late first-round steal.
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drawing Hump comparisons....is this a good thing?
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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hump is alot better then alot of raptor fans give him credit for, he will never be a starter, but neither will tyler, undersized bigs with good hustle and energy, grab some boards hit some open looks and stay outta the way of the real talent, use your fouls. Tyler will be a role player like hump (who i think we missed a bit this year).
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hans is only 6'8" and he plays power forward. Also, athletically he isn't a Lebron James or even a Elton Brand. Also, he is a senior so he has already almost reached his peak potential. There is no way he can paly against players like Gasol, Nowistki, Bosh, Duncan, KG etc...Ugo is right.
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