Hindsight is very easy once you look back around 35-40 games.If you scratch the surface,you can not not be impressed with the early results of the 2006 draft class.We will have complete reults in 3 years,but for now let's take a look at some of these ist year players.
Marcus Williams of the Nets started out like a house on fire,but back problems have hurt his play lately. Williams will excel in the NBA.His eye vision in the halfcourt and the open court is uncanny.The Nets have no frontcourt,which should result in a trade at the Feb 22,2007 trading deadline.
Minnesota's Randy Foye is one of the better player's in this draft.When Philadelphia traded Iverson to Denver,they tried to acquire Foye from Minnesota without success.Minnesota made the right move,because Foye has a lot of talent and guts to play a long time in the NBA.It was Randy Foye who hit the game winning basket against the Bulls.It was Randy Foye who played a major role in leading a 20 point comback,which lead to a overtime win at Charlotte.Foye gives the T-wolves a young solid point guard fot the next ten years.
Andrea Bargnani is a player who should have the biggest impact in this draft.When it is all said and done,I believe Bagnani will achieve major success in the NBA.The Raptors need more players on that team to go along with TJ Ford and Chris Bosh.It is just a matter of time.
The Warriors made a major blunder in the draft,but not trading the 9th pick in the 2006 draft for a chance at a higher pick in the 2007 draft.The Warriors would have had 2 possible lottery picks in the 2007 draft.We saw that even the incompetent Philly 76ers traded for extra ist round picks for the 2007 draft.The 2 extra picks are not high picks,but you can always trade 2 ist round picks for a higher ist round pick.The Warriors would have had leverage in the 2007 draft,but right now Phoenix and Philadelphia have the leveage holding 3 ist round picks.In fact Philly may have 4 ist round picks by the trading deadline ,if Miller is dealt away.
Orlando has JJ Reddick,who has had injury problems all year long.Their is room in the NBA if you can shoot the ball.With Dwight Howard as the commander in chief with Jameer Nelson as his assistant,their is room for a 3 point specialist.The job is there for Reddick,but he has to take it.
Tyrus Thomas,has no offensive game at this point.He can play defense and I think he will rebound in the NBA.
Lamarcus Aldridge willl block shots and get his share of rebounds,when it's all said and done,but will never reach greatness.
Sheldon Williams looks like an erratic player for the Hawks.S. Williams is just a boring player to watch.Josh Smith is not much of a shooter,but I like him a lot better than the Hawks ist round pick of Williams.Smith can block shots,rebound and is a terror in the open court.I have seen Smith come from nowhere to block a shot.
Ronny Brewer has been a big disappointment..Brewer has missed 7 games due to injuries.During the season he lost his starting job,only to regain it recently.He is only averaging 4.3 points a game with 1.40 rebounds and does not have a high effective rate at 4.43.Brewer is a 6ft 7" shooting guard,who should have made an immediate impact.Darren Williams and company passes the ball to everybody.Brewer needs to step up his game.Utah is only playing around .500 for the last 24 games.
The Bobcats will have a high pick in the 2007 draft.The player drafted will be a power forward or a center.If the Bobcats get Kevin Durant,Greg Oden or Brandon Wright,they will need rookie Adam Morrison to shoot better.Morrrison is playing better lately,as evidenced by 3 recent wins by Charlotte,but he is still shooting 37% from the field and 33% from 3 point range.Morrison is averaging over 13 points a game,but his efective rate as a starter must be much higher than 8,if he wants to have a positive impact on his team.
Philadelphia's Rodney Carney was on the top athlete's in this draft,but playing for a dizzy coach in Philadelphia has suppressed his game.Caney is playing with a team that is a comedy of errors.All he needs to do is go to a team with a better organization and Carney will be heard from.He might have the quickest ist step of any rookie in the draft.He must learn to move without the ball better in the halfcourt game.Trying to learn anything in Philadelphia is like an exercise in futility
The Lakers Jordan Farmar is a player I choose to call a very smart player.He is averaging 6 pts a game off the bench for the Lakers,who drafted him 26th in the 2006 draft.He is shooting 48% from the field,but I think his numbers will get higher over time.The Lakers made a good selection here.
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is531, to put it bluntly, people respond to threads where there's something to talk about, not when they are written like articles with closed beginnings and closed ends. If you just choose one of these topics and say "what do you think" at the end, or something along those lines it will make all the difference in the world
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