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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:00 am
32 wrote:No, he just really hates Brandan Wright... which is funny, because he knows nothing about him, has never seen him play (other than highlights), and only has a gripe with him because we traded *gasp!!!* Richardson for him. :mrgreen:



That's pretty much right and that is all I need to know. Many have said that he is underdeveloped and the footage of him shows so
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32 wrote:No, he just really hates Brandan Wright... which is funny, because he knows nothing about him, has never seen him play (other than highlights), and only has a gripe with him because we traded *gasp!!!* Richardson for him. :mrgreen:


Isnt that how Mullin drafted Wright...? Not knowing anything about him, drafting him because of highlights...?

Yeah, obviously it helps to be there in person, but if you watch highlights, you read scouting reports, and you talk to people who see someone every day, you can get to know them without actually knowing them.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:31 am
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32 wrote:No, he just really hates Brandan Wright... which is funny, because he knows nothing about him, has never seen him play (other than highlights), and only has a gripe with him because we traded *gasp!!!* Richardson for him. :mrgreen:


Isnt that how Mullin drafted Wright...? Not knowing anything about him, drafting him because of highlights...?

Yeah, obviously it helps to be there in person, but if you watch highlights, you read scouting reports, and you talk to people who see someone every day, you can get to know them without actually knowing them.



Ofcourse there are ways of knowing how good a player is and what he can do. BWright is known as being a potentially great player that has a long way to go and is quite underdeveloped right now. If Mullin wants to keep him, I hope the potential is real
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:08 am
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32 wrote:No, he just really hates Brandan Wright... which is funny, because he knows nothing about him, has never seen him play (other than highlights), and only has a gripe with him because we traded *gasp!!!* Richardson for him. :mrgreen:


Isnt that how Mullin drafted Wright...? Not knowing anything about him, drafting him because of highlights...?

Yeah, obviously it helps to be there in person, but if you watch highlights, you read scouting reports, and you talk to people who see someone every day, you can get to know them without actually knowing them.

BS. You get a washy, mediocre feel for what kind of player the guy is, while being entertained by flashy dunks.

Highlights don't show you footwork. Highlights don't show anticipation, or hustling to get back on defense, or help defense, or how well they can create in a half-court set, how well they can create on the fly, basic handles (other than fast breaks), how quickly they get tired, whether or not they get pushed around underneath the bucket, leadership skills, vocality, heart, determination... you can't get ANY of that stuff from a highlight reel.

Going by highlights, people would think Mickael Pietrus is a great player. Just ask migya, whose supported him all season. :mrgreen:

The Golden State Warriors didn't invite Brandan Wright to a try-out because it would be suspicious to work-out a guarenteed Top 10 pick when you're picking at #18... and Mullin didn't want to expose his hand. I'm sure he had scouts watching him all throughout the drafting process. Claiming that an NBA Vice President of Operations traded his franchise player in exchange for a freshman in college that he'd only seen HIGHLIGHTS of is not only ludicrous, but its pretty insulting when you consider how well Mullin's done with this team.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:08 pm
But, like you just said, Mullin had never seen Wright play in person. Migya had never seen Wright play outisde of highlights... The point was that Mullin never saw him play. Sure he had scouts after him, I know that, and I am not stupid. The point was that Mullin had never seen him play...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:21 pm
Oh. Does migya have scouts out there, too?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:31 pm
Maybe he does.... :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:17 pm
Well, if he does, than consider my statement retracted. :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:46 pm
mullin coulda watched wright for 3 games this year on tv and seen that this kid got skills. wright was consistently good and he played off the bench, which shows that he dont needa see starting minutes to make an impact, just as long as he gets enough time.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:56 pm
I just hope that he does get enough playing time, mainly to see what he's got.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:02 pm
Well, the people who are demanding 20 and 10 out of him immediately will be sorrily disappointed. I don't think Wright will hit the 10 PPG mark as a rookie.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:10 pm
You mean demanding 20 and 10 out of him his rookie year..? Who is expecting that...?

I think 8-5-2 is good for him this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:13 pm
A lot of people are expecting that.

In fact, if you comb this forum for 10 minutes, you'll find people that despise the Brandan Wright trade and demand that if Wright doesn't outperfom JRich IMMEDIATELY, than the trade will be a failure.

That's BS.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:15 pm
Right now, I dont think that I can expect more than double figures in points... Rebounding and shot blocking, yeah, he is a natural at, but that isnt a fair comparison between them.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:00 am
sfsfsfgiants wrote:I think 8-5-2 is good for him this year.


Sounds about right. I'm more interested in watching him play and develop during the season than stats.
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