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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Shaq might choose Big V cause him being a bigman himself will know how good JV is. Chuck on the other hand can F off
    As I said, Davis cause of hype. Drummond would be closer to Shaq, cause they both play more powerfully and "show off", JV does his job quietly.

    It's what I was thinking when they both did blocks. Drummond does his like a volleyball swat, jumps up high, and shows off his power...

    Where as JV uses his length to block shots and plays taller than he is. It isn't as flashy, but he or his teammates can easily grab the ball from under and get back on D. Not Shaq-ish much.
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    Drummond's has length where it counts. I am not talking about his porn star potential but instead about his standing reach which is nine feet one and a half inches. Meyers Leonard is listed at 7' 1" tall but his reach is "only" nine feet even. I am uncertain what Valanciunas' standing reach is but I am thinking that it is likely around the nine foot plus range.

    Drummond is going to be a big time player, perhaps not right away, but as the number nine pick of last June's draft it's not going out on a limb to say that the Pistons were so fortunate that Andre fell into their laps.

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    Quote theycallmeZZ wrote: View Post
    As I said, Davis cause of hype. Drummond would be closer to Shaq, cause they both play more powerfully and "show off", JV does his job quietly.

    It's what I was thinking when they both did blocks. Drummond does his like a volleyball swat, jumps up high, and shows off his power...

    Where as JV uses his length to block shots and plays taller than he is. It isn't as flashy, but he or his teammates can easily grab the ball from under and get back on D. Not Shaq-ish much.
    Eh Drummond will probably play like ass in the regular season. But who knows maybe they'll choose some other people to pick the players. Hopefully its 3D, he seems to like "Big Valley"

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Drummond's has length where it counts. I am not talking about his porn star potential but instead about his standing reach which is nine feet one and a half inches. Meyers Leonard is listed at 7' 1" tall but his reach is "only" nine feet even. I am uncertain what Valanciunas' standing reach is but I am thinking that it is likely around the nine foot plus range.

    Drummond is going to be a big time player, perhaps not right away, but as the number nine pick of last June's draft it's not going out on a limb to say that the Pistons were so fortunate that Andre fell into their laps.
    I'm calling bust on Drummond. I haven't seen shit from him but lobs and flashy blocks(he'll get a lot of goaltending calls this season). And he played like crap at Uconn

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    It looks like Drummond is going to be better than many thought before the draft, but it is very early for the assessment. His main constraint is that he doesn't have offensive skills, so he will only score on lobs and put-backs for quite some time. He can't pick and pop, doesn't appear to have any post moves, and he is an atrocious FT shooter. So with those limitations, he'll have a scoring ceiling of 10 PPG or so. Shaq had much better post moves, which helped him score in many more ways. Howard is perhaps a more apt upside comparison, but it's hard to determine whether someone like Drummond is more likely to become Howard or DeAndre Jordan.

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    You know what makes me smile. Reading the first two pages of this thread. Than reading the last couple pages, and realizing Jonas won us the game on Friday.

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    I'm calling bust on Drummond. I haven't seen shit from him but lobs and flashy blocks(he'll get a lot of goaltending calls this season). And he played like crap at Uconn
    You're calling bust on a player that's played 3 preseason games. That's just awesome.

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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    You're calling bust on a player that's played 3 preseason games. That's just awesome.
    That's just as ridiculous as doing the opposite... it baffles me how people keep doing this every single year...

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    Quote Tesla wrote: View Post
    That's just as ridiculous as doing the opposite... it baffles me how people keep doing this every single year...
    Instant gratification society with a 24-hour news and information stream where opinions and attitude change at the click of a button.

    Blame the internet and reality television.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Instant gratification society with a 24-hour news and information stream where opinions and attitude change at the click of a button.

    Blame the internet and reality television.
    I like to form my opinions over the long haul.

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    Most people who think a rookie becomes a star or bust won't think this based on the preseason games but based on what they've seen and read about them in the years before. Nothing wrong with that except that there is a good chance that they are wrong.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    I like to form my opinions over the long haul.
    Me too - but I do catch myself at times being too quick to judge or form an opinion when it comes to the Raptors. Curse of being fanatical I guess.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Me too - but I do catch myself at times being too quick to judge or form an opinion when it comes to the Raptors. Curse of being fanatical I guess.
    Curse of being so tall. Your brains are too far from your feet, which are grounded (in reality we can presume).

    :-)

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    i didnt want drummond because of his mass bust potential. i saw a lazy player who got to where he was because of his monstrous body. wont know if i and others like me were right or wrong for a couple years. so far he has looked great on the offensive glass. hope he succeeds but didnt think we needed to take a chance on him at the draft. jv for the win

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    I love how his fistpumps during pre-season games.

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    Quote TheGloveinRapsUniform wrote: View Post
    I love how his fistpumps during pre-season games.
    He won't be pumping them much in the regular season when he's getting his ass handed to him

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Drummond's has length where it counts. I am not talking about his porn star potential but instead about his standing reach which is nine feet one and a half inches. Meyers Leonard is listed at 7' 1" tall but his reach is "only" nine feet even. I am uncertain what Valanciunas' standing reach is but I am thinking that it is likely around the nine foot plus range.

    Drummond is going to be a big time player, perhaps not right away, but as the number nine pick of last June's draft it's not going out on a limb to say that the Pistons were so fortunate that Andre fell into their laps.
    Jonas from what I know has a 9'3 or 9'4 standing reach

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    Very endearing article by Holly MacKenzie:

    Asked what he likes to do when he's not playing basketball, he paused, said, "video games," and then continued, "I don't know. Everything about basketball. Basketball is my passion, my life. I spend so much time on the court, a lot of time on the court. I don't have too much free time; I'd rather be on the court."
    "He's going to be a very successful NBA player in this league," Lucas said. "He's young, he's hungry. He's still learning he's like a sponge soaking everything up, but he's not getting frustrated. You say something to him and he's like, 'Okay, I got you,' and he corrects it. If he doesn't understand he'll come talk to you and figure it out. When you have a young guy like that, shoot, sky is the limit for them."
    In each of his two preseason games, Valanciunas has walked over to each of the three officials prior to the game and extended a hand to introduce himself by saying, "Hi, I'm Jonas."

    He does the same with the media members who cover him each day, making it his goal to learn their names and choosing to open his media scrums by asking how their days have been, then patiently waiting for their responses.
    As for his new city, he's a fan of the diversity, calling it a "great, great city." Asked what he'd like Raptors fans to know about him he doesn't hesitate in saying, "That I love the fans. I love the fans. I love the basketball fans. Back home I always was talking with fans. For me it's not a problem to sign autographs or take a picture. For me that's okay."
    It's hard not to love this kid

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...7849--nba.html
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Very endearing article by Holly MacKenzie:









    It's hard not to love this kid

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...7849--nba.html
    I feel like stick of butter laying on a hot tin roof in the Dominican Republic at noon.

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    I love the fact that JV was in dance school early on in his life.. explains why he's so mobile as a center.

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