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Captain Morgan

2nd pick in the draft nets us 8th top rookie

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according to the NBA rookie team voters
 
 
Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers (58)
Bradley Beal, Wizards (57)
Anthony Davis, Hornets (57)
Dion Waiters, Cavaliers (50)
Harrison Barnes, Warriors (47)
 
And the second team: 
 
Andre Drummond, Pistons (35)
Jose Valanciunas, Raptors (31)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bobcats (29)
Kyle Singer, Pistons (17)
Tyler Zeller, Cavaliers (15)

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18 year old on a crappy teams getting the assignment of gaurding Lebron and the other best in the NBA on a nightly basis. I think he showed more potential than most of the other rookies at least. Just needs to work on that shooting

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Yeah, the only reason Barnes was picked over MKG was because of team success. 

 

I've already shown in another thread how MKG easily had the better all around season. Not to say that my word > all, but simple statistics and advanced statistics all easily support MKG having the better season. 

 

MKG was easily a top 5 rookie, only behind Lillard, Davis, and Drummond. Although, you could certainly make arguments for guys like Beal and Waiters. However, one could counter that argument with defense and rebounding (MKG was a top notch defensive player his rookie season, and a top notch rebounder for a SF). 

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MKG plays very good defense.

 

But, his outside shot is weak and his shot gets blocked 1/6 of the time.

 

He was a project when picked and the ranking seems fair.

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if harrison barnes played for a non-playoff team, he wouldn't have made it IMO

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You can thank Dunlap's stupid ass for this.  MKG wouldn't see the court for 99% of second halves this season because of his retarded "rotations."  MKG started the season off fine and showed flashes of greatness and then Dunlap put him in the fridge.

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Ask yourself this question.

 

Would GS be better with Barnes or MKG?

 

Would CHA be better with Barnes or MKG?

 

Barnes is better..period.  I love MKG and am glad he is a Bobcat, but Barnes has unlimited potential and is finally starting to realize it.  The list looks pretty accurate to me.

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Not really a surprise that Barnes looked better as a rookie- he is older, stronger, and most importantly for an NBA role player, he can hit a 3

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if harrison barnes played for a non-playoff team, he wouldn't have made it IMO

 

This sounds like a UNC hater comment. 

 

Do you have any evidence to back this up? It's not like he plays for the lakers dude. Most people didn't even hear about the Warriors until 2 weeks ago. Steph didn't even make the NBA All Star game! 

 

Maybe you missed Barnes light up the Spurs this series. If he didn't get hurt last night, there's a strong possibility for a game 7. 

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