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PJ or Rodney ?

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Dexter Strickland was starting ahead of him really?? The whole freshman contributing thing is a myth as well. It may have been true under Dean. But Roy has no problem playing Freshman big minutes if he trust them. Barnes, Hansbro, Henson, Lawson, Marvin Williams and others were all given playtime in their freshman year.

Again Dexter Strickland shouldn't be the reason PJ didn't see a lot of PT. It was PJ plain and simple or Roy forgot how coach?? Which path are you taking??

 

Yeah... ask Isaiah Hicks (who was a McDonald's All-American and ranked as the 10th best player in the country) who is averaging around 8 minutes per game if that's a myth... Let's also not forget that Meeks wouldn't be starting if it wasn't for James' injury and Britt has already been relegated to clean up duty due to McDonald coming back.

 

As for the players you mentioned.

 

Barnes was the number one recruit in the country... that would be like Duke not starting Parker for Sheed.

 

Henson only averaged 15 minutes per game his freshmen year... (not even half the game)

 

Lawson was competing with Quentin Thomas and Bobby Frasor for the starting gig his freshman year... obviously it was his job to lose (simile to Marcus Paige's scenario)

 

Tyler Hansbrough was competing with Reyshawn Terry for playing time his freshman year... obviously Hansbrough was going to get a bunch of minutes.

 

Marvin Williams is the only player that actually fits the bill of your description... he simply beat out his competition (which was decent) and in turn he got drafted 2nd overall.

 

As far as Roy forgetting how to coach.. I don't think he is a bad coach but he's average in my opinion. His recruiting (in the past) is what has made him a better coach than he actually is.

 

If you're going to try and skew stats and other info, please make it less obvious.

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Why don't you tell us how many of those players in the D league that you named were taken in the 1st round?

 

What does getting drafted in the first round have to do with being a good basketball player... 

 

Hornets fans should know that one-time Hornet point guard David Wesley went undrafted but I guess since he went undrafted and Jimmer Fredette was drafted in the top 10 we already know who is better.

 

You're also severely underrating the notion that Hairston is going up against much more physical players. Hood is playing against freshmen and sophomores in college who might not even be done growing or physically maturing as where Hairston is going up (and dominating) full grown men.

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Marvin Williams is the only player that actually fits the bill of your description... he simply beat out his competition (which was decent) and in turn he got drafted 2nd overall.

 

 

 

and Marvin Williams wasn't event a starter that year.  

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Great...you named 5 freshmen who were contributors (one of which is not correct). Like I said..."not many are expected to contribute". It's not a myth. Strickland had been starting for three years (yes he started as a Freshmen on a terrible team), Roy wasn't going to give his starting spot to PJ. Again....you obviously have an agenda and your point is well below weak at this point. Especially considering it has no relevance in determining who is the better player at this point and which has the highest ceiling for the NBA.

No you have a agenda. I'm the one saying Hood and PJ would be great fit and have a lot of potential. You Tarheel faith are making every excuse for PJ'S in ability to crack the Tar heel starting line-up until half way thru his 2nd year. And taking every opportunity to downgrade Hood.

Badly I must say.

Like I said earlier both have a lot of potential as Nba 2 guards and both would be a instant upgrade for this team. I'm waiting until the draft process plays out before I figure who is better for the Hornets.

But I see a few people with light blue blinders on have already made up their mind before the process has even started.

Ag

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and Marvin Williams wasn't event a starter that year.

Marvin was still making a contribution and getting Playing time.

PJ was barley ever on the court his freshman year. I forgot he was on that team half way thru the year.

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What does getting drafted in the first round have to do with being a good basketball player...

Hornets fans should know that one-time Hornet point guard David Wesley went undrafted but I guess since he went undrafted and Jimmer Fredette was drafted in the top 10 we already know who is better.

You're also severely underrating the notion that Hairston is going up against much more physical players. Hood is playing against freshmen and sophomores in college who might not even be done growing or physically maturing as where Hairston is going up (and dominating) full grown men.

Um it has everything to do with being taken in the 1st round. What superstar was not taken in the 1st round? There are some "diamonds in the rough" but not a lot.

Has PJ had some really good games in the D league? Yes he has played well I just don't know that you can compare playing D league to playing college ball. The D league is 48 minutes and is a more wide open game which means more possessions. I compare what PJ did in the Acc to what Hood is doing in the Acc.

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No you have a agenda. I'm the one saying Hood and PJ would be great fit and have a lot of potential. You Tarheel faith are making every excuse for PJ'S in ability to crack the Tar heel starting line-up until half way thru his 2nd year. And taking every opportunity to downgrade Hood.

Badly I must say.

Like I said earlier both have a lot of potential as Nba 2 guards and both would be a instant upgrade for this team. I'm waiting until the draft process plays out before I figure who is better for the Hornets.

But I see a few people with light blue blinders on have already made up their mind before the process has even started.

Ag

 

 

Your reading comprehension is terrible.  I've never said anything bad about Hood.  I actually said I don't know enough about him.  All I'm doing is pointing out that your argument against PJ is weak and flat out wrong and has no relevance to which player will be better for the Hornets or in the NBA.  There's no mistake about it. Then when it's obvious that you're not making sense you do what every ABCer does and flip it to say we're wrong because we're Heels fans.  Like we don't hear that every day.  That doesn't prove your point by the way.

 

My love for the Hornets and Heels are two completely different things.  I wouldn't let one cloud judgement for the other.  

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Marvin was still making a contribution and getting Playing time.

PJ was barley ever on the court his freshman year. I forgot he was on that team half way thru the year.

 

 

Please explain to me what this has to do with who's the better player now?  

 

What it sounds like you're saying to me is that PJ was irrelevant as a freshmen.  Which means in the past three years he's improving at a more rapid pace than Hood, since you're also claiming that Hood was so awesome as a freshmen.  

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I think what we can conclude from all this is that unc fans would take PJ to the Hornets over Hood and Duke fans would take Hood over PJ for the Hornets.

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Um it has everything to do with being taken in the 1st round. What superstar was not taken in the 1st round? There are some "diamonds in the rough" but not a lot.

Has PJ had some really good games in the D league? Yes he has played well I just don't know that you can compare playing D league to playing college ball. The D league is 48 minutes and is a more wide open game which means more possessions. I compare what PJ did in the Acc to what Hood is doing in the Acc.

 

First off, are you insinuating that Hood could be a superstar? Because most superstars aren't taken between the 15-18 range.

 

As far as the conference talk, the ACC as a conference was much better last year than it is this year...

 

You can make an argument that top to bottom UVA is the most complete team in the ACC... (I'm fairly certain that hasn't been said in a while).

 

I'd rather compare what each player is currently doing... it's not like P.J. is playing against high schooler's; these are players that were either drafted or had solid years as college players and decided to continue playing ball in the D-Leauge.

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