Nice thread idea Bada.
Yep. I've seen a few. Not many, but it has to count for something.
First, I guess we're talking about non-warriors rookies, so I'm gonna pass on those.
1.- Derrick Rose. Only highlights, but looks fearless and lightning quick. I won't say anything else without watching a whole game, tho.
2.- Michael Beasley. I've seen a couple of Miami games, so I've got more to say than about Rose. Beasly looks like a scoring machine and decent rebounder who has no clue about what to do on defense. That's keeping him out on 4th quarters.
3.- O.J. Mayo. Great scorer. Not much else.
4.- Eric Gordon. Looks like the real deal. I think he's ready to start and contribute, doing a bit of everything. Really intense player. I like him a lot.
5.- Darrell Arthur. Good rebounder and decent defender. Might develop into a good role player.
6.- Marc Gasol. Already knew him. Great rebounder, good defender (although still adapting to the speed of the game), can score in the low post. Would look much better in a different kind of team. Memphis is just too anarchic for him.
7.- Rudy Fernandez. Same as Marc, I've seen him enough playing here. And he keeps doing the same. Scoring, rebounding, always being the first on fast breaks, good on steals, although he has to improve in other areas of his D. He's having a great year so far. On the bad side, he's an almost developed product. He'll improve a bit, once he gets more adapted to the NBA game, but what you see is what you get with him. Don't look for any hidden potential.
8.- Nicolas Batum. I didn't know Ime Udoka was still playing for the Blazers.
9.- Mario Chalmers. Good defender, great on steals, decent passer... doesn't help much on offense, tho. I think Miami counted on him being more of a factor with his outside shooting, but so far, he's been anything but accurate.
10.- Mike Taylor. Um... plays for the Clips. I've seen like two minutes of him, so don't ask.