Maxiell’s Summer School Pays Dividends

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  1. Warthog

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    Re: Maxiell

    Good read thanks WH
  3. roscoe36

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    Consider this folks. JMax's previous career high was 11 points.

    He's met or exceeded that in each of the preseason games. He's also shot more FTs than FGs in 5 of 7 contests and in his last 3 games, shot 60% from the line.

    His 40 minute #s for the preseason are

    26.8 PTS40
    10.2 REB40

    and he's shooting nearly 59% from the floor.

    In his last 3 games...

    29.5 PTS40
    10.5 REB40

    A whopping 64.3% shooting from the floor

    Obviously, it pays to go to summer school!
  4. lazyberbs

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    I would say that wherever he went and whatever he did this summer, really paid off. He looks like an entirely different player.

    He should definitely get some opportunities this season.
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    I could have some fun with this one. But another way to phrase this is who would you pick:

    A 7-1 super-soft underachiever.

    Or a 6-7 rock-hard overachiever.

    I'll take "heart" over "size" any day. :ninja:
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    i'd take the 7'1 guy. his underachievement would still be better than the 6'7" guys overachievement. 6'7 athleticism isn't a long term plan. that 7' guy will always be 7'. we already saw what happens when a guy with heart and athleticism loses the athleticism.

    darko can have a line of 15 pts, 8 rebs, 4 assists, 3 blocks without trying.
    jmax can have a line of 20pts, 6 rebs, 0 assists, 2 block with giving all out effort.
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    thing is, j-max line will look like this night after night
    20-6-0-2
    20-6-0-2
    20-6-0-2

    darkos might look something like
    15-8-4-3
    10-4-0-1
    15-8-4-3
    8-5-1-0
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    Which is better?
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    i'd probably pefer the known quantity. i'm not a darko hater but theres nothing worse than not knowing which guy is going to turn up.

    thats not to say you should always take someone who's consistent over someone who's not. michael curry was consistent...
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    Micheal Olowokandi
    Kwame Brown
    Christian Laettner
    Jason Collins
    William Bedford

    These are all first round guys with hight, skills, and potential. None of them have/ had any heart.

    To be fair... Kwame Brown is only 6'11, and I left Adonal Foyle off the list, because he is 6'10.
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    I bet you would! You are the type of fella who get's more excited about being in the lottery than by being in the playoffs. You must be a "vertically challenged" fella, otherwise you'd know that height aint' everything. Neither is reach. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

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