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    I think that's being a little dramatic. Just for the pure reason of being that huge, it makes him valuable. You can't teach Tall.
    This is an incredibly dated argument. There's a reason why in the UFC the best heavyweights are closer to 240 than 300 pounds. After a person gets to a certain size/height/weight it begins to have a negative athletic impact. Waiting until he was trying to be drafted until he tried to cut that weight is not a good thing. His body has been taxed and beaten up from carrying all that unneeded extra poundage for so many years. To be honest, he's still too large to be a professional athlete.

    Also, no one knows if he is athletic enough to play the game. There could be a Shawn Bradley underneath there, a Yinka Dare, or a Manute Bol. But who can tell? In a capped league, teams shouldn't be wasting valuable camp spots on gambles for minimal PR. Seriously, who wants the 1st South Asian player, when in 6 years some kid from Brampton is going to come up and make this kid look like a joke? What makes Lin important is his talent. Want PR? Find a kid with talent and cultivate that. Not height.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    This is an incredibly dated argument. There's a reason why in the UFC the best heavyweights are closer to 240 than 300 pounds. After a person gets to a certain size/height/weight it begins to have a negative athletic impact. Waiting until he was trying to be drafted until he tried to cut that weight is not a good thing. His body has been taxed and beaten up from carrying all that unneeded extra poundage for so many years. To be honest, he's still too large to be a professional athlete.

    Also, no one knows if he is athletic enough to play the game. There could be a Shawn Bradley underneath there, a Yinka Dare, or a Manute Bol. But who can tell? In a capped league, teams shouldn't be wasting valuable camp spots on gambles for minimal PR. Seriously, who wants the 1st South Asian player, when in 6 years some kid from Brampton is going to come up and make this kid look like a joke? What makes Lin important is his talent. Want PR? Find a kid with talent and cultivate that. Not height.
    Once again, I think its a little dramatic and exaggerated to say he doesn't have talent.
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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Once again, I think its a little dramatic and exaggerated to say he doesn't have talent.
    His sophomore season he averaged 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks per game; is a two-time WAC tournament MVP; and he helped New Mexico State reach the NCAA Tournament.
    Obviously when I say he has no talent it is relative to the skills needed to play in the NBA. Bhullar is a talented basketball player. However, he has yet to display the list of skills needed to play center in the NBA. Things like lateral agility, ability to show on a pick and roll, etc. Bhullar's NCAA career involved camping in the key and little else defensively.

    That's like having a point guard who can't split a screen trying to get a job in the NBA. THAT would never happen, unless a team had a poor scouting team. So why is it that people think Bhullar has any potential to be an NBA player? He's done nothing to prove that he deserves a camp spot. And why would a team, in a cap system invest any money into a player like that?

    In comparison, anyone could have picked up Lin. Heck, I watched a couple of his Harvard games, and his summer league stint (he and Wall were the 2 best PGs that year). He could have been had. So will the next one.

    This is the same as people wanting Canadians on the Raps for the sake of having Canadians without consideration to talent.

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    The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Brady Heslip to a camp deal, according to a source.

    The Wolves were impressed with Heslip's play in the Summer League

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    Quote guyroch wrote: View Post
    The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Brady Heslip to a camp deal, according to a source.

    The Wolves were impressed with Heslip's play in the Summer League
    Brady was the leading scorer on the recent national team European tour on a team with 4 NBA roster players. Problem is Minnesota has 18 on the roster already. The Raptors could use a 3 point shooter like Heslip.

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