DJ Strawberry

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  1. Dlev59

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    I know his name is not mentioned as a lottery pick, or even a 1st round pick for that matter. However, I have watched him play often at Maryland - the kid can play defense.

    The knock against him is his inconsistent jumper, and turnovers. IMO, he has Piston DNA and some scouts believe he will surprise many at the next level.

    He is projected to be a second round pick, if he was available at #27, if I were Joe D I would grab him.
     
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    I think that their is a chance he could be their at pick 57. I don't even see his name here

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    Himat, I see where they are predicting him to be a 2nd round pick. Don`t be surprised if he goes late 1st round though.

    I think the kid is going to be a good back up #2 guard in the NBA, who can play defense.

    I would grab him at #27 in the first round depending on who we get at 15, and who is still on the board.
     
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    This is where having that other 2nd would be ideal. Its not a steal if you grab him at 27 but at 42? a possible pilfer. His game reads like delfino almost. But i haven't seen him play and he was always mentioned as a fringe guy in the draft...after this, i'm definitely interested in him.
     
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    In the big games, the MSG games, the ACC, Strawberry is always likely to be Player of the game. He is smooth and has the talents of a LOul Deng. I believe he can mature into a Rip style game if he doesnt get carried away with 'having' to shoot the jumper. I'd definetly take him in the 2nd round or steal him in a move up trade. Good post D!
     
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    Here's why NBA Draft.net is so crazy. Why should the Pistons take a 18yr old from Memphis who may NOT be ready over 22yr old from Memphis who IS ready? I like Byars!Looks like Gomes of Boston.
     
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    I think I read recently that DJ Strawberry worked out for the Sonics or the Blazers. I'll see if I can find a link.
     
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    DJ Strawberry = Young Lindsey Hunter
     
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    He actually worked out for the Wiz the other day.

    I should be able to find a link here in tbe local papers.
     
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    Not even close.
     
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    yeah more like an older lindsey hunter.
     
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    I don`t know if that`s a fair assessment,
    Lindsey was known as a prolific scorer in college, and turned out to be a defensive specialist.

    Strawberry could be the opposite........or good at both, something Lindsey could not be.
     
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    Really, Lindsey was never afraid to shoot. In college, he averaged 26.7 points per game. He became a defensive specialist later in his career. Lindsey never shot for a high percentage. In college, his shooting percent was only 41%. Actually, I meant to say that Strawberry plays like Lindsey does now. Just feel that he'll never be an agressive offensive player. Seems to me he hides from shooting the ball during most game situations.
     
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    DJ Strawberry=Trenton Hassell. Lindsey is not a great all around defensive player. Lindsey is not a tough defender to SCORE against in the half court, but he's murder pressuring the ball full court against a so/so ball handler.
     
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    If you are talking about now then I agree. If you are talking about Lindsey's prime then no way I agree with you.

    Back when he was a Sixer Iverson singled out Hunter as the toughest defender he had to face around the league. Noone liked having to score against Lindsey in the half court unless they had a pick waiting for them. He was that hard to get by.
     

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