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#16 carolina-chuck

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:18 PM

McLemore is still my no1 guy, but going to assume that he'll be gone before no4.

I'm having mix feeling and can't really decide who do I want between Alex Len and Anthony Bennett. I wouldn't be mad at either one at all, but I can't really come together to see who's the better player. I think Bennett is the safer and better player, but he lacks size. Taking Len would give us a big presence in the front court. Adding Bennett with MKG would be like peanut butter and jelly. Well, bumping this thread up, bc this guy could very well be the pick Thursday night.



#17 carolina-chuck

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:28 PM

Bennett a star-in-waiting among power forward prospects

 

Bennett's potential has scouts salivating

 

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In a year where there are a lot of maybes, UNLV's freshman power forward Anthony Bennett is as close to a certainty as you will get -- and that's among the reasons why Bennett is almost certain to be a top-four pick in June.

 

The 20-year-old Canadian was the Mountain West Freshman of the Year, averaging 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds in 27.1 minutes a game. He posted 12 double-doubles for UNLV, which made the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight season (and lost in the first round for the fourth straight time). Bennett's not as big as most other power forward prospects, but he's more consistently productive than just about all of them. He finished in the top 25 nationally in Player Efficiency Rating while drawing comparisons with another undersized four from UNLV's recent past that had NBA success -- Larry Johnson. Johnson was a junior with an NCAA championship under his belt when he came out. Bennett doesn't have those credentials. But he's got great potential.

 

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Anthony Bennett averaged 16.1 ppg for UNLV and led it to an NCAA Tournament berth as well.

"He's a beast on the boards," a Southwest Division personnel man said. "He can't guard threes, though; he will have to guard fours. He'll be able to score on the post and trail to shoot threes ... it would be good for him the first year to come off the bench and develop that way instead of being the man. He's a phenomenal teammate. He's serious. He does his work. He's still young, but you have to take him. He's one of the safest guys to take in the draft. You'll feel good about him going into the summer league. You'll be like, 'We're all right.'"

 

Bennett is aided by long arms that help him do work inside against bigger opponents. And he plays exceptionally hard. Add a deft shooting touch for a man his size (he shot a more than respectable 38 percent from 3-point range), and Bennett could become a prototypical modern-day four in the NBA: capable of scoring from all over the floor, but with the quickness and length to cause a lot of teams matchup problems.

 

"He's a little bit undersized, but he's got long, long arms," a Northwest Division scout said. "He can score in many ways. He can go inside or outside. He got hurt toward the end of the season so he didn't finish that strong. I like him some, but the more I watch some of these other guys, I like him more ... guys like him, they've been in the league, guys like David West. He can go outside and play with his back to the basket. [But] undersized guys just scare the hell out of me."

 

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Bennett is seen as a power forward prospect with room to grow in the NBA.
 

One veteran scout believes Bennett will not be more than 6-foot-6 ½ when he's measured in Chicago. That's dangerous territory for a power forward, even one with Bennett's potential.

 

Another concern is Bennett's history of injuries. He was sidelined for long stretches in his last two seasons at Finlay (Nev.) Prep, and suffered back and shoulder injuries at UNLV. Indeed, his shoulder -- which some NBA teams think was just tendinitis, though others aren't sure -- and an asthma diagnosis are still issues that will have to be assuaged by NBA team doctors when they examine him before the Draft. Bennett's numbers in the Mountain West also leveled off after a hot start.

 

But most teams believe Bennett's best days are in front of him. They believe he will become a more dominant player as he matures and gets into NBA shape.

 

"He's going to figure it out, because he's got the scoring piece and he can really shoot the ball," a veteran personnel man said. "... It was just really, really hard to get a look. Was it asthma related? Was it the system? Was it the coach trying to keep him in school? The question is not whether he'll be a good NBA player. I think he'll be a top 9 or 10, serviceable pick. The question is whether he's going to be an All-Star level player. You never really got a full look at him, because the other guys dominated the ball. When you did get a look at him, he was pretty damn good."

 



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:35 PM

6 foot 6? Yeah, no thanks.

I'd prefer our power forward to be taller than our small forward.

#19 carolina-chuck

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:38 PM

6 foot 6? Yeah, no thanks.

I'd prefer our power forward to be taller than our small forward.

 

Calm down man.

No need for hatred bc you like another prospect more.
 



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:47 PM

Wow if that's hatred, you need to go back to the 1950's.

#21 carolina-chuck

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:49 PM

Wow if that's hatred, you need to go back to the 1950's.

 

shut up faggot!

you act like you control this Hornets thread just bc you have no life and post on here everyday. thank God, Zod didnt make you Mod. you dont know $hit more than anyone else on this thread.



#22 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:51 PM

shut up faggot!
you act like you control this Hornets thread just bc you have no life and post on here everyday. thank God, Zod didnt make you Mod. you dont know $hit more than anyone else on this thread.

Now that would be considered hatred lol.

I don't see what was wrong with my post...

I read the article and saw where a scout said he was no more than 6'6 1/2", and simply pointed out that our power forward should be taller than our small forward who is measured at 6'7.

By the way, I never asked or begged to be mod. It's not important to me.

#23 carolina-chuck

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:55 PM

Now that would be considered hatred lol.

 

If making negative comments about every prospects not named Alex Len aint hatred, I dno anymore.

Can the draft come any more slower. Im so tired of you.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:57 PM

If making negative comments about every prospects not named Alex Len aint hatred, I dno anymore.
Can the draft come any more slower. Im so tired of you.

Using derogatory slurs against me is hatred. If you don't like me, block me; it's that simple. It won't hurt my feelings, but there is no need to call me a faggot.

Any who, I'm out. It wasn't my intention to derail the thread but clearly you couldn't handle my opinion.

#25 carolina-chuck

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:59 PM

Using derogatory slurs against me is hatred. If you don't like me, block me; it's that simple. It won't hurt my feelings, but there is no need to call me a faggot.

 

I'll call you whatever I want. Its a fuggn internet forum.

Now, "if you dont like me, block me; it's that simple. It wont hurt my feelings"
 

You try to derail every talk, not Len related. Fug off.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:01 PM

chuck you know i have sided with you on many things and we have agreed on many prospects. I also have disagreed with CP8789 a lot, but you jumped the gun on this one. Anybody else saying no to a 6'6 PF and you wouldn't have reacted that way. 

 

Now lets talk about my hatred for Bennett. 

 

For me I hate that he loves the jump shot. Im worried he will turn into a better rebounding mullens which is not worth the 4th pick. If he using the jump shot as a complementary piece and not the go to piece I will retract my statement. 

 

His superstar "potential" is putting it all together. I am just not sure he will.

 



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:06 PM

chuck you know i have sided with you on many things and we have agreed on many prospects. I also have disagreed with CP8789 a lot, but you jumped the gun on this one. Anybody else saying no to a 6'6 PF and you wouldn't have reacted that way. 

 

Now lets talk about my hatred for Bennett. 

 

For me I hate that he loves the jump shot. Im worried he will turn into a better rebounding mullens which is not worth the 4th pick. If he using the jump shot as a complementary piece and not the go to piece I will retract my statement. 

 

His superstar "potential" is putting it all together. I am just not sure he will.

 

It's not that. CP8789 has constantly make negative comments about every single other prospects not named Alex Len. He find the stupidest reasons to degrade a prospect just like Noel and Bazz. You want to have an open mind and be positive about all the top prospects in every draft. Some people like CP cant consider that. He want to act like he knows everything on here, and just bc he's a constant poster on this board he want to act like he controls it. I'll tell everyone the truth, I dont know all the terminology and crap about basketball, but I love this team to death. I'll keep posting on here bc I'm a fan of it. I'm not bandwagoner, and for a guy like him to tell me I dont know crap about basketball is "hatred". CP8789 is as annoying as it come. He wanna act like Len has no flaw. Every prospects in this draft comes with question mark(s).



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:12 PM

It's not that. CP8789 has constantly make negative comments about every single other prospects not named Alex Len. He find the stupidest reasons to degrade a prospect just like Noel and Bazz. You want to have an open mind and be positive about all the top prospects in every draft. Some people like CP cant consider that. He want to act like he knows everything on here, and just bc he's a constant poster on this board he want to act like he controls it. I'll tell everyone the truth, I dont know all the terminology and crap about basketball, but I love this team to death. I'll keep posting on here bc I'm a fan of it. I'm not bandwagoner, and for a guy like him to tell me I dont know crap about basketball is "hatred". CP8789 is as annoying as it come.

 

you know there are always interesting posts and bs posts like 'tl;dr"  but fug it lets talk basketball. if anybody want to contribute with a one liner of not wanting somebody else so be it 

 

enjoyed the david aldridge read bc i hadnt seen it yet. Bennett is still down on my own personal big board even behind zeller and bazz. I probably have them too high but can't seem to want bennett for whatever reason. 

 

Not overly concerned about starting 5 height if we did get Bennett. Only a few teams actually use height to their advantage. Just not too excited about Bennett as a prospect



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:16 PM

It's not that. CP8789 has constantly make negative comments about every single other prospects not named Alex Len. He find the stupidest reasons to degrade a prospect just like Noel and Bazz. You want to have an open mind and be positive about all the top prospects in every draft. Some people like CP cant consider that. He want to act like he knows everything on here, and just bc he's a constant poster on this board he want to act like he controls it. I'll tell everyone the truth, I dont know all the terminology and crap about basketball, but I love this team to death. I'll keep posting on here bc I'm a fan of it. I'm not bandwagoner, and for a guy like him to tell me I dont know crap about basketball is "hatred". CP8789 is as annoying as it come.

 

Is any of these people in your family??

 

 

So why are you being a little bitch because someone says they don't want a 6'6 PF??

 

The fact that he didn't call you a dumb ass for you're stupid opinion and just said "he didn't want a 6'6 PF". Like I would have done. Then you reacted like a fuging punk ass. Makes it worst. Maybe you need to take a break from the internet until you can grow up.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:41 PM

I've done a complete 180 and really want Oladipo now. I think he has the most potential and is the safest bet. He provides insurance if Hendo is gone, and a future lineup of Kemba, Oladipo, MKG, and Biz is a defensive nightmare. 




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