Articles Good stuff, Zoso. This was in a Blakely piece: "Stock rising: Athletic rookie Amir Johnson showed his teammates on the first day of practice why the Pistons selected him with the No. 56 pick in the NBA draft. The 18-year-old is raw, needs to get stronger and has a lot to learn, but his upside is tremendous." I don't mind Blakely saying this but give us some reason why you think that. "Tremendous upside" seems to be the 21st century catchphrase in the NBA.