Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by easybuckets, Jul 16, 2006.
Hopefully a room full of pizza and ice cream in Samb's case.
You want Shaq? Oliver Miller maybe.
The Pistons roster is actually pretty strange. They have a bunch of seasoned vets and they have six guys (Delfino, Acker, Johnson, Maxiell, Samb, Blalock) that are all virtually rookies. With only a couple of slots open for NBDL guys, I guess it makes no sense whatsoever to keep Samb in the USA.
Of course not. It's just pretty obvious that he has spent the better portion of his life eating in a caloric deficit. Pizza and Ice Cream sound like treats best left to the out of shape individuals, but in the long run calories in>calories out is the only ratio we need to be concerned with in order to pack some mass onto Cheikh's frame. If he's having a hard time eating above maintenance, calorically dense foods such as Pizza and Ice Cream will serve him just fine, as long as he eats at the proper times and doesn't go overboard.
I'm just being glib. He does need a nutritionist to assist his strength and conditioning coach.
The reality is that some guys are tall and some guys are short. Some can pack on weight comfortably and some cannot. Samb may end up being a guy who never really puts on significant weight and "wears" it well. I like his game from what I have seen and read. Manute Bol had a decent NBA career. Ironically, Samb has been known to bang the Trey Tramp in the Spanish league.
with the new group of jump shooting big men, he may fit right in as a dirk/okr/milicic stopper vs needing to be a shaq/ewing stopper.
Good point guys. Now all we need to do is get Shaq to retire so we don't have to worry about him anymore.
or stick him in a room fill of pizza and ice cream...
In the same room? Shaq might never leave
I dont know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but I think that Cheikh may have a brother: Mamadou http://nbadraft.net/index.asp?content=mock2008 check out pick # 11
yes, that's his younger brother- this brother is the reason "our" Samb is even playing basketball since he accompanied him to the practises. I think his mom told the team to take both brothers or so. I read it somewhere in this forum.
With the right training, he might end up as one of those skinny guys who is a lot stronger than he looks. He wouldn't be able push around the biggest frontcourt players, but being quick and durable could make up for it.
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