Your talent evaluation

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  1. mercury

    mercury Bench Warmer

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    I thought it might be interesting to assess our own player evaluations...
    This is based on the honor system (we didn't guess every players abilities correctly).

    Lotto picks don't count (guessing Yao would be a player doesn't take a lot of insight)

    There are four categories:

    1) Players you thought would have been further along now (amount of PT is not considered)

    2) Players you thought would do well when there wasn't much public recognition when they were drafted.... and they did!

    3) Players that have done better than you thought they would

    4) Players that haven't done much yet but you think will still take off


    Ok I'll start with my confessions:

    1) Players I thought would be better by now...
    Brendan Haywood
    Jerome James
    Carlos Arroyo
    Jumaine Jones
    Jamal McGloire
    Jason Maxiell
    Jeff McInnis
    Chris Mihm
    Olowokandi
    Vasillis Spanolis

    2)Underrated players that I predicted would do better than their draft position: (and they did):
    Sammy Dalembert
    Willie Green
    David Lee
    Gerald Wallace
    Earl Watson
    Leandro Barbosa
    Jason Terry

    3)Players that have done better than I thought they would:
    Caron Butler
    Carlos Boozer
    David West
    Gilbert Arenas
    Memo
    Walter Hermann

    Now the hard one:
    4) Players that I think will still have good success even though they've started slowly:

    Desagna Diop
    James Posey
    Mikael Pietrus
    Johan Petro
    Luke Ridnuar
    Jamal Tinsley
    Loius Williams
    Amir Johnson
    Alex Acker

    Wanna give it a try?
  2. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    Player I thought would be further along...

    1) Dwight Howard (it's not hard to power dunk when you are big, where is the refinement?)
    2) Kareem Rush
    3) Brian Cook
    4) JMax
    5) Amir Johnson (yeah, I was hoping for more from him on the perimeter)
    6) Adam Morrison
    7) Johan Petro
    8) Martell Webster

    Players you thought would do well when there wasn't much public recognition when they were drafted.... and they did!

    1) Chris Duhon (a second rounder folks)
    2) Monta Ellis
    3) Jarret Jack
    4) Alex Acker
    5) Danny Granger

    I'm not a big draft buff. Apparently I am unable to evaluate big men. :(

    Players that have done better than I thought they would:

    1) Joey Graham
    2) Andrew Bynum
    3) Andrea Bargnani
    4) Tyrus Thomas
    5) Renaldo Balkman
    6) Kris Humphries (figured he was just a throw-in on the Haffa trade)
    7) Jorge Garbajosa (FA rookie)
    8) Al Jefferson

    Players that I think will still have good success even though they've started slowly:

    1) Ersan Ilyasova
    2) Thabo Selofosha
    3) Mikael Gelabale
    4) Lawrence Roberts
    5) Ronny Turiaf
    6) Marvin Williams
  3. J-Train

    J-Train Team Captain Forum Donor

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    Great topic.

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