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MTar786
10-18-2008, 11:50 PM
who will go from an average type of player to either a really good role player or a star?

im thinkin maybe david lee and al thorton.. maybe vujacic will get even better

cmellofan15
10-19-2008, 12:03 AM
who will go from an average type of player to either a really good role player or a star?

im thinkin maybe david lee and al thorton.. maybe vujacic will get even better

Even better? He's not good.

But I think Luke Ridnour and Andrew Bogut will do pretty good on the Buck's.

Also somebody except G Force is going to have to be a leader on the 'Cats so I think Emeka will do even better than his normal double-double.

MTar786
10-19-2008, 12:07 AM
vujacic not good..? u prob dont watch many laker games.. he's the perfect average player u can find. above average defense, above average offense. average in every other category. thats good in my books.

cmellofan15
10-19-2008, 12:15 AM
vujacic not good..? u prob dont watch many laker games.. he's the perfect average player u can find. above average defense, above average offense. average in every other category. thats good in my books.

I've watched plenty of Laker games, but since I don't like him I'm sayin he's not good. He's a great actor, hacker, and a OK 3pt shooter. Also I don't think he's even okay at running an offense. W/out Odom and Fisher on the court and him in it gets ugly...

SAVAGE CLAW
10-19-2008, 12:29 AM
Players with a Chance to Become Better this year or raise their recognision aorund the league and fans.

Calderon.

Rondo.

David Lee.

Yi.

Tad Young.

Morrison.

Young.

Pietrus.

Dorrell Wright.

Marvin Williams.

Tyrus Thomas.

Kwame Brown ( Im serious).

Villanueva.

Mo Williams.

Danny Granger.


Sergio Rodriguez.

Green (okc).

Mike Miller.

Cj Miles.

Jr Smith.

Ariza.

Thorntorn.

Barnes.

Brandan Wright.

Hawes.

Milicic and Marc Gasol ( as a surprise for many).

Devin Brown.

Francis ( climb the mountain back).

Diop

Oberto?

Beno7500
10-19-2008, 12:32 AM
I've watched plenty of Laker games, but since I don't like him I'm sayin he's not good. He's a great actor, hacker, and a OK 3pt shooter. Also I don't think he's even okay at running an offense. W/out Odom and Fisher on the court and him in it gets ugly...

I feel the same way

JIDsanity
10-19-2008, 12:40 AM
Devin Harris, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but Rondo, and Yi as well. I was not high on either of them.

BullsNumber1Fan
10-19-2008, 12:42 AM
Tyrus Thomas!

Ok call me a homer, but he has had 3 double-doubles this preseason in 5 games averaging only like 25 MPG. Plus these last 2 games he has got 16/12/2 and 15/14/2 against the Jazz and facing Boozer and Okur. Both of these games, Boozer and Okur played alot to. He will average like 14/11/2 this season IMO.

yankeesown69
10-19-2008, 12:44 AM
wilson chandler/nate rob/dlee

Yi
mo williams

lakers4sho
10-19-2008, 12:45 AM
I've watched plenty of Laker games, but since I don't like him I'm sayin he's not good. He's a great actor, hacker, and a OK 3pt shooter. Also I don't think he's even okay at running an offense. W/out Odom and Fisher on the court and him in it gets ugly...

the dude shoots a higher 3PT FG% than anyone in the Nuggets...

FortyDubs
10-19-2008, 01:00 AM
I expect a huge year from Pietrus. I wish we could have kept him.

JordansBulls
10-19-2008, 01:02 AM
Mcgrady should have a huge year. Everything is riding on him. I also expect Artest to as well.

Beno7500
10-19-2008, 01:03 AM
Jabari Smith

McPeak92
10-19-2008, 01:10 AM
my boy Delonte West

DreamShaker
10-19-2008, 01:10 AM
I think Stuckey has a chance to be outstanding....I just love his toughness and attack mentality....Julian Wright has the chance to become a starter and a productive one at that....Bynum or Oden could sneak on the All-Star team....Ramon Sessions could really break out....

DreamShaker
10-19-2008, 01:12 AM
Another guy is Tony Allen who is gonna take up Posey's minutes.....he seems healthier this year and might be an X factor for the Celts in winning another ship....

lakers4sho
10-19-2008, 01:13 AM
Mcgrady should have a huge year. Everything is riding on him. I also expect Artest to as well.

Just say the entire Rockets team :rolleyes:

LAKERS 24/7
10-19-2008, 01:55 AM
booby?

theimortalone
10-19-2008, 02:07 AM
booby?

Who the hell is Booby?

Kyle N.
10-19-2008, 02:07 AM
my boy Delonte West

I agree. He's one of the most underrated players in the league. I think he'll show what he can really do this season.

amare#1
10-19-2008, 02:14 AM
I agree with SAVAGECLAW on:
Thaddeous Young.
Jose Calderon.
Wilson Chandler.
David Lee.
Yi Jianlin.
Michael Pietrus.
Dorell Wright.
Marvin Williams.
Tyrus Thomas.
Charlie Villanueva - serious breakout IMO.
CJ Miles.
JR Smith.
Al Thornton.
Matt Barnes.
Spencer Hawes.
Darko Milicic.

DopieB
10-19-2008, 02:31 AM
Who the hell is Booby?
Gibson on the Cavs.... I believe

Hellcrooner
10-19-2008, 02:35 AM
Didier Mbenga...
..
Now serios

Luke Walton,,.,,,,,,,, :P

sacgiants1213
10-19-2008, 02:39 AM
travis outlaw, ramon sessions, john salmons, corey brewer, mike conley, jeff green, raymond felton

Antbanks21
10-19-2008, 02:45 AM
Stuckey and Trevor Ariza will shine for their teams this year.

LAKERS 24/7
10-19-2008, 02:48 AM
Gibson on the Cavs.... I believe

yup, i know the cavs are high on him and he was injured last season. Don't know much else about him, but he seemed to have potential.

DerekRE_3
10-19-2008, 03:56 AM
I think Kevin Martin may be able to take his game to an all star level this season. Now that he's officially the man in Sacramento, he could break out and have huge numbers, while still being his usual extremely efficient self.

Other guys...
Jeff Green
Tyrus Thomas
Marcus Williams: with Monta Ellis out, it's possible
CJ Miles: Jazz are supposedly giving him more time this year
Thad Young
Al Thornton
Aaron Brooks: He's been playing very well in preseason with the Rockets
Spencer Hawes: He is starting the first 5 games of the season. So he's getting an early shot.
Mike Conley or Kyle Lowry: Look for them to compete for minutes on the Grizzlies.

SeoulBeatz
10-19-2008, 05:00 AM
Thad Young
Rodney Stuckey
Jose Calderon
Matt Barnes
Mikael Pietrus

JayW_1023
10-19-2008, 05:01 AM
Al Horford...that kid will be great. He;s already a very smart, tough and mature player...if he developes his post game a bit more he'll be a lock for 20 and 10 for years to come.

laker1000
10-19-2008, 05:05 AM
i hope farmar has one and maybe vlad

Lakersfan2483
10-19-2008, 05:11 AM
I think Stuckey has a chance to be outstanding....I just love his toughness and attack mentality....Julian Wright has the chance to become a starter and a productive one at that....Bynum or Oden could sneak on the All-Star team....Ramon Sessions could really break out....

I definitely think Stuckey will have a breakout year, he's very talented. I hope Greg Oden stays healthy, I think he's going to be a monster down low.

Lakersfan2483
10-19-2008, 05:20 AM
Guys that will have a breakout year:

Kevin Durant
Kevin Martin
Rudy Gay
Al Horford
Jordan Farmar
Nate Robinson (D'antoni likes him, and he continues to impress during the preseason, this guy has a lot of potential)
Andrew Bynum (He will progress more this year and will be a double-double center for us)
Greg Oden (I expect a big year for him, he's the man in Portland)
Rajon Rondo
D. Wade ( D. Wade will have a great year and lead Miami back to the playoffs)\
R. Felton (Under coach Larry Brown, this will be a make or break year for him)
G. Wallace

Faneik
10-19-2008, 07:28 AM
Tony Allen

_Supreme_
10-19-2008, 07:49 AM
Wilson Chandler, Al Thornton and Spencer Hawes are all primed to see major (starting) minutes, so they have all the opportunity to break out.

Mike Conley and Tyrus Thomas should finally be able to lock up starting spots on their teams and do well.

And finally Rodney Stuckey has all the talent, but he is stuck behind a couple of extremely durable guards on the Pistons, so he'll be bothered by that.

Ph1lly Diehard
10-19-2008, 08:10 AM
Thaddeus Young
Al Thorton
Rodney Stuckey

TMAC94
10-19-2008, 08:14 AM
Gerald Green

fly boy
10-19-2008, 09:01 AM
Shaun Livingston

b_rad23
10-19-2008, 09:30 AM
Bogut
Mike Miller
Sessions
Miles
Haslem
Wilson Chandler
Gooden
Granger(recognition)
the end

Raps08-09 Champ
10-19-2008, 09:47 AM
Someone on the raptors, i would say joey graham

I know he sucked last season but he'll have a fair chance to be in the rotation and play atleast 10-20 mins

He could average at least 10 ppg

ertanozgur
10-19-2008, 10:00 AM
i think Ariza is going to have a great season with the Lakers and help us win it all

BkOriginalOne
10-19-2008, 10:07 AM
Jr Smith 18mpg 12ppg. This year, about 27-30mpg, 20+ points.
Rondo will improve but not breakout he has the ultimate confidence now.
Aaron Brooks has been looking posied to be the 1st pg off the bench, maybe they're 6th man.
Nene has a lot to prove.
Stuckey will break out as well.
Thad young will get better as will Lou williams.

Also, players playing on new teams or for new coaches.
Duhon, David Lee, Cool hand Luke, Bogut, sessions's value will soar.
Barnes will do well with the suns, especially if he can defend a bit.
Patrick O Byrant looks nice.
Al Thorton will love B Diddy.
Francisco Garcia and slamons wil love no artest.
Noah will continue to grow.

23LBJCleBrowns
10-19-2008, 10:12 AM
My main man Hakim Warrick, nobody knows who he is, until he breaks out this year.

Faneik
10-19-2008, 10:14 AM
My main man Hakim Warrick, nobody knows who he is, until he breaks out this year.

:confused: please...

oshea225
10-19-2008, 10:21 AM
My main man Hakim Warrick, nobody knows who he is, until he breaks out this year.

dude everyone knows who he is lol

anyway.
jr smith, david lee, al horford, rajon rondo, sean williams

NYY NYJ NYK
10-19-2008, 10:28 AM
Wilson Chandler
Devin Harris
Rodney Stuckey
Mike Conley

Trouble87
10-19-2008, 10:43 AM
Wilson Chandler (Dantoni's uptempo offense will make him look better than he is)
Gerald Green (He's playing for his home state, he should get playing time, and this is a make or brake year for him)
Tony Allen (Been injured on & off for a while but if he stay's healthy he's looking at a amazing season)
Greg Oden (injured last year but with the pressure on I think he will deliver.... not going to be the next Dwight Howard but he should give Portland fans a good 18ppg, 8rpg, & 1.2bpg season)

Cavs_Fan24
10-19-2008, 10:44 AM
i think Charlie-V could surprise if he stays healthy considering he's in a contract year.

JordansBulls
10-19-2008, 10:46 AM
Shawn Marion could as well.

_Supreme_
10-19-2008, 10:48 AM
Shawn Marion could as well.

Idk about that, but let's hope so!

:D

Vinny642
10-19-2008, 12:46 PM
Picks- Rodney Stuckey, Al Thorton, Al Horford.
HOMER- Julian Wright

DJ CHACH
10-19-2008, 12:55 PM
david lee, wilson chandler, nate robinson..im liking tony allen, defintly most improved...i also like Al thorton

IversonIsKrazy
10-19-2008, 02:46 PM
Jose Calderon
JR Smith
Al Thorton

UofA
10-19-2008, 03:02 PM
I think J.R. Smith and Tyrus Thomas emerge as stars this year.

Hawkeye15
10-19-2008, 09:26 PM
Randy Foye, Danny Granger

BluejaysFan08
10-19-2008, 09:47 PM
chris bosh and jermaine oneil

IndyRealist
10-19-2008, 10:15 PM
Greg Oden[/B] (injured last year but with the pressure on I think he will deliver.... not going to be the next Dwight Howard but he should give Portland fans a good 18ppg, 8rpg, & 1.2bpg season)

Portland didn't lose any depth at C this offseason did they? I don't think Oden is going to start. Even if he does, he will hit the rookie wall after an entire YEAR without playing organized basketball. 18ppg, 8rpg is overly ambitious. Horford is a stud and he didn't get those numbers his rookie year. 10 and 6.

Kaptain Kanada
10-19-2008, 10:33 PM
Someone on the raptors, i would say joey graham

I know he sucked last season but he'll have a fair chance to be in the rotation and play atleast 10-20 mins

He could average at least 10 ppg




Oh god... Joey Graham?!?! Why don't you say Andrea Bargnani is going to average 20 points and 10 boards while you are at it. I love the Raptors.... but this is like Groundhog day hearing about Joey Graham and his break out year.

Epic89
10-19-2008, 10:34 PM
Devin Harris and Charlie Villanueva

Gmen824
10-19-2008, 10:37 PM
matt barnes'

dre1990
10-19-2008, 11:11 PM
al thorton, Stuckey, and delonte west if williams go's down

POZUNO
10-19-2008, 11:13 PM
who will go from an average type of player to either a really good role player or a star?

im thinkin maybe david lee and al thorton.. maybe vujacic will get even better

With Al being a starter this year. He definitely has enough room to shine this season. There's plenty of other guys out there to consider like David Lee, Ryan Gomes, and guys like Louis Williams, but I've gotta go with my boy Al.

SAVAGE CLAW
10-19-2008, 11:33 PM
Bonzo The Dog Doo Dahh

thephoenixson28
10-20-2008, 12:00 AM
Alando tucker from the phoenix suns if he gets a chance

blazerman
10-20-2008, 12:05 AM
Portland didn't lose any depth at C this offseason did they? I don't think Oden is going to start. Even if he does, he will hit the rookie wall after an entire YEAR without playing organized basketball. 18ppg, 8rpg is overly ambitious. Horford is a stud and he didn't get those numbers his rookie year. 10 and 6.

Horford is good but he isnt even close to Oden, the yr under his belt(horford) gives him more experience on the court but Oden went through the season on the bench and knows what lies ahead.

I dont know if you saw the national championship game when Oden(as a freshman) put 35pts 13rebs and 5blks on Florida's frontline of Horford(a junior)9pts,6rebs, J, Noah,Cory brewer and C. Richards(Florida was an outstanding team top to bottom). Oden played with his opposite hand (free throws included).

Oden is a starter by the way and will get better numbers than Horford had as a rookie and this seasons numbers too. I pull for the hawks and I like Horford but he doesnt impact the game like Oden does.

I look for R.Foye,T.Outlaw,J.green,B.Bass,R.Rondo,JR.Smith,A. Thorton,Tyrus Thomas and J.Noah,A.Horford and Lamarcus Aldridge to have a bigger impact this season.

TMAC94
10-20-2008, 12:07 AM
gerald green and kwame brown

#1Mavericksfan
10-20-2008, 03:46 AM
Gerald Green...he's gonna have alot to prove this season plus this might be his last chance in the NBA so I expect him to have a break out season.

MossIsBoss
10-20-2008, 04:13 AM
Kwame muthaf*ckin' Brown..............and Leon Powe

MossIsBoss
10-20-2008, 04:16 AM
prick

MossIsBoss
10-20-2008, 04:16 AM
tick

MossIsBoss
10-20-2008, 04:17 AM
a lick a dick

MossIsBoss
10-20-2008, 04:17 AM
mmm...peacock

MossIsBoss
10-20-2008, 04:17 AM
now what

Chronz
10-20-2008, 04:27 AM
I can see Thornton getting alot of love just because hes going to get alot more minutes or some other similar sitation, and on most cases the player hasnt really improved at all. I hope that doesnt happen to Thornton but if it does I wont let my Clipp allegiances get in the way of recognizing that fact.

At the least he should be getting 36 minutes (unless he regresses exponentially), and per 36 he put up 17 and 6, if hes even slightly improved or we suck as a team he could get even more PT so hes bound to get some consideration, however meaningless it could be.

S.J.Basketball
10-20-2008, 04:42 AM
Thornton, Oden and Bynum.

Celtics17Rings
10-20-2008, 07:04 AM
Rodney Stuckey Jose caldeon jordan farmar

cmellofan15
10-20-2008, 04:12 PM
the dude shoots a higher 3PT FG% than anyone in the Nuggets...

LOL I didn't say anything about the Nuggets since you wanted me to break it to you he doesn't even score double-digits. He has like 6.Something EFF. He's not good J.R. is a way better shooter. He's getting almost 2x's what Sasha makes and shooting barely worse from 3PT and better from the field.

cmellofan15
10-20-2008, 04:16 PM
Horford is good but he isnt even close to Oden, the yr under his belt(horford) gives him more experience on the court but Oden went through the season on the bench and knows what lies ahead.

I dont know if you saw the national championship game when Oden(as a freshman) put 35pts 13rebs and 5blks on Florida's frontline of Horford(a junior)9pts,6rebs, J, Noah,Cory brewer and C. Richards(Florida was an outstanding team top to bottom). Oden played with his opposite hand (free throws included).

Oden is a starter by the way and will get better numbers than Horford had as a rookie and this seasons numbers too. I pull for the hawks and I like Horford but he doesnt impact the game like Oden does.

I look for R.Foye,T.Outlaw,J.green,B.Bass,R.Rondo,JR.Smith,A. Thorton,Tyrus Thomas and J.Noah,A.Horford and Lamarcus Aldridge to have a bigger impact this season.

Didn't know if you knew but Florida won. And what has Oden proved. He's accomplished what Christian Lattener has. Great college career - no NBA results. Right now I'd rather hace Al b/c he's a guaranteed double-double and Oden is a big question mark.

Missing56&33
10-20-2008, 06:04 PM
Wilson Chandler and I like marcus williams out west to have a good year

MTar786
10-20-2008, 06:18 PM
LOL I didn't say anything about the Nuggets since you wanted me to break it to you he doesn't even score double-digits. He has like 6.Something EFF. He's not good J.R. is a way better shooter. He's getting almost 2x's what Sasha makes and shooting barely worse from 3PT and better from the field.

u obviously know nothing. sasha avergaed doubled digit points per game last season.. gets facts b4 u spk.. u embarrass urself

MTar786
10-20-2008, 06:19 PM
Didn't know if you knew but Florida won. And what has Oden proved. He's accomplished what Christian Lattener has. Great college career - no NBA results. Right now I'd rather hace Al b/c he's a guaranteed double-double and Oden is a big question mark.

ur really on a roll.. u'd rather have horford over oden? lol ur losing all ur credibility.. or however much u even had in the first place

cmellofan15
10-20-2008, 09:00 PM
ur really on a roll.. u'd rather have horford over oden? lol ur losing all ur credibility.. or however much u even had in the first place

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/sasha_vujacic/index.html

Well you won't get any credibility b/c 8.8 ppg dumass.

He's never had a double-digit average in his career. I'm sorry you're not as bright as some other people on this forum but could you at least pretend to be?

And for the statement I replied to like I said Greg Oden has played 0.000000 games in NBA so I'm guessing alot of people would take him. Unless you want somebody to sit on your bench like a trophy. Dude, in all seriousness, use your brain.

RapsGuy23
10-21-2008, 12:48 AM
Al Thorton

ESaady
10-21-2008, 01:12 AM
Here's a guy no one mentioned yet, Kelenna Azubuike.

Ansy
10-21-2008, 01:23 AM
Right now I'd rather hace Al b/c he's a guaranteed double-double and Oden is a big question mark.

By that do you mean for the upcoming season or are you saying if you were a GM you would rather build your franchise around Horford than Oden?

cmellofan15
10-21-2008, 04:08 PM
By that do you mean for the upcoming season or are you saying if you were a GM you would rather build your franchise around Horford than Oden?

I wouldn't want either to build around. Hordford would need an All-Star PG or another Big man. And Oden will need an extraordinary support cast (Blazers), but you would need less for Hordford. BTW Oden is either going to be a go-to-guy or he will play a small role and get the Blazers a couple more wins.

MTar786: Good job of keeping quiet :clap: No more sounding stupid for you!