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SeoulBeatz
03-29-2009, 09:21 PM
You ever watch a game where a player on the opposing team wrecks your squad seemingly completely out of nowhere?

Well I'd like to know who these guys are around the league and since I only watch Sixers games I don't really know who every teams secret weapon is.

I guess you could put it as your teams best unknown player. I'm not talking superstars here (please do not include, Lebron, Kobe, Wade, Howard, Celtics big 3, we ALL KNOW HOW GREAT THEY ARE) but rather players that fly under the radar but will kill your team if you don't watch out for them.


PLEASE, this is a thread where it is OKAY and ENCOURAGED to be a homer. Let us know!!!

bostncelts34
03-29-2009, 09:26 PM
Celtics

Eddie house- You need to know where this guy is at all times, hes lights out from deep and has an amazingly quick release.

Powe/davis- Both can have huge games if you dont account for them. There big time scrappers under the hoop. As you saw from last years finals with powe.

astrosmaniac
03-29-2009, 09:29 PM
at the start of the year i would have said landry/brooks/scola, but now everyone seems to know who they are, so ill go with kyle lowry and von wafer. they both bring a ton of energy and look to get to the rim. wafer also can stroke the 3, while lowry brings great defense

GoatMilk
03-29-2009, 09:30 PM
Lamar Odom.
If he goes crazy like he did when Bynum first got injured against teams like Boston and Cleveland, the Lakers are that much harder to beat.

Trevor Ariza too. He's been hitting his 3;s lately. Everyone thinks he cant shoot so they leave him open. fine by us

SeoulBeatz
03-29-2009, 09:36 PM
for me (SIXERS):

Thaddeus Young:

He's been on a crazy hot streak. he and iguodala are now a scoring tandem and he seems to have turned up his aggression. He just scores and rebounds but hes extremely crafty and has been punishing teams for taking it easy on him at first.

Past 12 games his points and rebound totals are:

20 5
29 5
31 5
17 6
14 7
23 5
23 6
22 6
25 7
29 3
21 4
22 8


another one would have to be Reggie Evans, the guy just knows how to grab rebounds and make hustle plays. you dont realize his impact until you play him. hes probably the most irritating defender in the league. he hands out cheap shots and dirty plays at times, but thats cause he goes all out during games, he does whatever it takes to win.

Brooke
03-29-2009, 09:38 PM
Lamar Odom-if he shows up like he did in Cleveland and Boston, he is a tough cover

Ariza has come into his own this year and he can get real hot

SeoulBeatz
03-29-2009, 09:38 PM
at the start of the year i would have said landry/brooks/scola, but now everyone seems to know who they are, so ill go with kyle lowry and von wafer. they both bring a ton of energy and look to get to the rim. wafer also can stroke the 3, while lowry brings great defense

Ive been extremely impressed with wafer, the dude can shoot the lights out and has a good swagger for a guy who was struggling to make it in this league.

x_notorious
03-29-2009, 09:40 PM
Trevor Ariza for the Lakers. His defense is pretty damn good and if he gets hot with his jump shot, he'll make it rain.

SeoulBeatz
03-29-2009, 09:40 PM
Lamar Odom-if he shows up like he did in Cleveland and Boston, he is a tough cover

Ariza has come into his own this year and he can get real hot

yeah Odom is a beast when he has his head in the game, but its a known fact that the dude gets blazed before every game, his post game interviews are gold. the few times hes sober, he'll get you 20 and 20

NYMetros
03-29-2009, 09:42 PM
Reggie Evans for the 76ers. He plays with so much energy off the bench and he just energizes the entire team.

kswissdaf
03-29-2009, 09:44 PM
For the Heat it is Dequan Cook

Wake's Fastball
03-29-2009, 09:45 PM
Celtics

Eddie house- You need to know where this guy is at all times, hes lights out from deep and has an amazingly quick release.

Powe/davis- Both can have huge games if you dont account for them. There big time scrappers under the hoop. As you saw from last years finals with powe.

Definately. He's hitting 50% of his threes since the beginning of 2009, while he's taking 4+ per game.

VCaintdead17
03-29-2009, 09:49 PM
Hmmm,

Jarret Jack for sure.

Also, Marquis Daniels has his moments

_Sn1P3r_
03-29-2009, 09:53 PM
No one from the Raps I can think of. Roko Ukic at times, and maybe AP?

bahama0811
03-29-2009, 09:54 PM
J.R. Smith- lights out when he's on fire. Nickname is the one-man comeback.
Chris Anderson, Renaldo Balkman- Neither of them are great shooters but they both play great defense. Birdman blocks shots like no other. Balkman is just a great hustle player who goes after every rebound.

still1ballin
03-29-2009, 09:55 PM
Bynum

P-O-Z
03-29-2009, 09:56 PM
No mention of Mike James? That's a surprise.

xSolidx
03-29-2009, 09:58 PM
For the Knicks i would say Wilson Chandler

Durant is hype
03-29-2009, 09:59 PM
For the Raptors,AP for sure.

fire2last
03-29-2009, 10:05 PM
Eric Snow for CLE. Brown is waiting to unleash him in the playoffs. This injury thing is merely a facade.

bostncelts34
03-29-2009, 10:11 PM
No mention of Mike James? That's a surprise.

mike james.

chicagocubsfan
03-29-2009, 10:13 PM
John salmons

homestarunner93
03-29-2009, 10:34 PM
Boris Diaw and every once in a while Raja will light it up. Boris has basically been awesome since he was traded to Charlotte.

Sportfan
03-29-2009, 10:36 PM
It used to be rondo for the celtics but everyone knows him now. I'd say leon powe he provides so much energy off the bench

SeoulBeatz
03-29-2009, 10:46 PM
thanks for the input fellas lets keep it going

this thread seems to be dominated by Lakers Celts Raptors and Sixers fans.... where the other teams secret weapons at?

BullsNumber1Fan
03-29-2009, 10:50 PM
John salmons

Agreed, John Salmons! Dude is a averaging 23 PPG this month and has carried us to some wins with his timely 3's. He is also shutting down oponent players at times when he wants to defend.

broncsnugzbrave
03-29-2009, 10:52 PM
J.R. Smith- lights out when he's on fire. Nickname is the one-man comeback.
Chris Anderson, Renaldo Balkman- Neither of them are great shooters but they both play great defense. Birdman blocks shots like no other. Balkman is just a great hustle player who goes after every rebound.

Beat me too it so ditto

P-O-Z
03-29-2009, 10:55 PM
mike james.

:worthy:

All hail mike james!

LayZbone
03-29-2009, 10:59 PM
Daequan Cook, Michael Beasley and Luther Head have been huge off the bench for the Heat. Cook is a bit inconsistent, but when he catches fire, it usually ignites the heat on a scoring run. He's more than just a 3-point threat. He's an above average defender, and has a sweet catch-and-release mid range jumper. He's getting better at moving w/o the ball, and reminds me of Rip Hamilton at times. Other times he looks lost out there, and he'll hit cold streaks that can last several games. He's only a 2nd year player, and i think he'll be our 6th man for years....w/ Beasley eventually moving into the starting lineup.

JAYSWILLBCHAMPS
03-29-2009, 11:02 PM
for the raptors...it has to be POPS

Lincecum55
03-29-2009, 11:05 PM
Jose Barea, Antoine Wright, or James Singleton

redsox8947
03-29-2009, 11:06 PM
Cavs -- Delonte West

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
03-29-2009, 11:08 PM
Brian Cardinal is every teams secret enemy...You just don't hear it on the news.

But all I got to say is you better watch out! The Janitor could be sweeping your hallway next.

IndyRealist
03-29-2009, 11:11 PM
Lately for the Pacers, Brandon Rush. After being in a half season shooting slump and relegated to the end of the bench, he's gotten 58 points and 14 rebounds in the last two games on 59% shooting. Closing out on him isn't an option because Danny Granger's gotten 63 points on 50% shooting in those same two games. The Pacers can finally spread the floor and you really have to pick your poison.

superkegger
03-29-2009, 11:11 PM
The celebrities at staples, sometimes young players are over awed by the whole atmosphere.

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
03-29-2009, 11:13 PM
^That is true.

IndyRealist
03-29-2009, 11:13 PM
thanks for the input fellas lets keep it going

this thread seems to be dominated by Lakers Celts Raptors and Sixers fans.... where the other teams secret weapons at?

That's PSD in general if you include the Heat and Cavs, not just this thread. :smoking:

hawksd911
03-29-2009, 11:24 PM
Hawks

Marvin Williams.

DerekRE_3
03-29-2009, 11:28 PM
Kings: We are terrible, so I wouldn't really say we have a "secret weapon." Our only weapon is Kevin Martin, and I think everyone knows who that is. I guess I'll go with Cedric Simmons, since he at least fits the "secret" requirement.

Bobcats: DJ Augustin. When his shot is on, he is tough. He's also shown that he can finish inside pretty well despite being under 6 feet tall.

ESaady
03-29-2009, 11:37 PM
Warriors-Anthony Morrow. Kid shoots 48% from the field and 49.6% from behind the arc. He can heat up at any moment.

AccUrSeD
03-30-2009, 12:26 AM
Blazers: Travis Outlaw

MadeInDade3589
03-30-2009, 12:47 AM
Udonis Haslem

sdweston757
03-30-2009, 12:51 AM
louis amundson

KB24PG16
03-30-2009, 01:12 AM
ariza great defender and get to the hole throw it down and knock down some open 3's

CityofTreez
03-30-2009, 01:46 AM
Kings: Ditto w/ DerekRe of earlier post. Kevin Martin definite weapon and Greene for the future (if he blossoms year after year)

Nuggets: J.R. Smith Molly Wops, but Chris "The Bird" Anderson will block anything that walks! HahA

WhiteSoxGod
03-30-2009, 01:51 AM
Houston Rockets: Aaron Brooks everyone always says he is too small to play defense but he's quick agile and smart

IRUAM #21
03-30-2009, 01:56 AM
Daequan Cook

SwaggaIke
03-30-2009, 02:03 AM
Jamaal Magloire. The **** may sound funny but its true. He's a willing defender, rebounder and enforcer. He's always ready under any circumstance. He was inactive for a nice string of games, J.O misses his first game as a Heat player and Magloire responds with a double double effort in the start.

maverick1155
03-30-2009, 02:14 AM
renaldo balkman for the nuggets

Vinny642
03-30-2009, 07:51 AM
Julian Wright and Sean Marks- They hustle alot. Julian Wright can be an alley oop guy, his defense is good, he is pretty fast, he can dunk, he only needs to get a good jumpshot and then he'll be amazing in the NBA. Sean Marks isn't a stats fiend. You need to watch him to see what he can do. If he is wide open at 19 feet 1 out of 4 times he'll make the shot. He i s a good rebounder off the bench, and he hit a gamewinner for us.

ajj22
03-30-2009, 08:59 AM
for the magic, i'd say that courtney lee is becoming a secret weapon. the rookie's been starting for us for a while now, and he can definitely catch on fire.

JakeDelbreezy
03-30-2009, 09:03 AM
Sean May is the Bobcats secret weapon. He eats all the junk food in the Bobcats locker room so the rest of the guys can stay in tip top shape...guy is such a team player.

EX-TREME
03-30-2009, 09:17 AM
lee or gortat

Durant is hype
03-30-2009, 09:29 AM
Julian Wright and Sean Marks- They hustle alot. Julian Wright can be an alley oop guy, his defense is good, he is pretty fast, he can dunk, he only needs to get a good jumpshot and then he'll be amazing in the NBA. Sean Marks isn't a stats fiend. You need to watch him to see what he can do. If he is wide open at 19 feet 1 out of 4 times he'll make the shot. He i s a good rebounder off the bench, and he hit a gamewinner for us.

That is horrible.

zo#33
03-30-2009, 11:08 AM
Jamaal Magloire. The **** may sound funny but its true. He's a willing defender, rebounder and enforcer. He's always ready under any circumstance. He was inactive for a nice string of games, J.O misses his first game as a Heat player and Magloire responds with a double double effort in the start.

I agree with Magloire. He has been very good lately. Daequan Cook is another. when he catches fire, the heat usually make a big run

masalex1205
03-30-2009, 11:26 AM
DJ Augustine

WadeCounty
03-30-2009, 11:27 AM
im not a denver fan but as soon as I read this topic first person that came to my mind was J.R Smith

Tblaze
03-30-2009, 11:43 AM
For potland it's a tough call, cause there's various players that can light it up in any game. Mostly I would say Mr. 4th Quartre Travis Outlaw, mainly because he comes from the bench. But blake, batum, fernandez all have their games where they prove to be the 'secret' weapon.

VivaLaShark
03-30-2009, 11:43 AM
Bulls:

It is obviously Fishes. No one has seemed to figure out that John Salmons is actually good... I think that people are taken by surprised when they defend him because he dribbles off his foot 4 times all sloppily, then decides to release a turn around fade away that looks better than Kobe's.

VivaLaShark
03-30-2009, 11:44 AM
Oh but all time secret weapon MUST be the great Big Shot Bob, Robert Horry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqZQ7fYavT4

If you haven't seen this Horry music video you have too.

Wilson
03-30-2009, 11:49 AM
at the start of the year i would have said landry/brooks/scola, but now everyone seems to know who they are, so ill go with kyle lowry and von wafer. they both bring a ton of energy and look to get to the rim. wafer also can stroke the 3, while lowry brings great defense

Von Wafer torched the Lakers once this season. You're right that people know about Scola, Landry and to a lesser extent Brooks, but Wafer really did seem to come out of no-where that night.


Lamar Odom.
If he goes crazy like he did when Bynum first got injured against teams like Boston and Cleveland, the Lakers are that much harder to beat.

Trevor Ariza too. He's been hitting his 3;s lately. Everyone thinks he cant shoot so they leave him open. fine by us

Agreed. Trevor's shooting has come along and he's fit in the starting line-up a lot better than I thought he would.

Josh Powell has been a bit of a secret weapon a few times this season as well. When the offense is flowing, he can find himself with a lot of open mid-range jump shots, which he hits quite consistently. He's also seems to have a knack for getting offensive rebounds.


J.R. Smith- lights out when he's on fire. Nickname is the one-man comeback.
Chris Anderson, Renaldo Balkman- Neither of them are great shooters but they both play great defense. Birdman blocks shots like no other. Balkman is just a great hustle player who goes after every rebound.

I think Smith is well known now where he's not really a secret weapon, but Anderson could be considered one. He's another guy I remember having a great game against the Lakers...

skny_txn
03-30-2009, 12:16 PM
Luis Scola - Houston rockets

This guy is Manu Ginobli in Power Forward form. nuff said.

Vinny642
03-30-2009, 12:44 PM
That is horrible.

LOL I know thats why we don't let him shoot those, maybe 1 a game.

Young2Kinsler
03-30-2009, 12:52 PM
JJ Barea is the best kept secret!

what54!?
03-30-2009, 12:58 PM
Michael Beasley: When he gets mins and is on, the man can score the ball. (his mid-range is money)

Haslem: create a shot for him, leave him open and he'll most likely knock it down

daquan cook: can light it up from the 3 (although he hasn't lately :sigh: )

Bg7getclutch
03-30-2009, 01:06 PM
John salmons for the bulls.

Jeremy22265
03-30-2009, 01:16 PM
villenueva and sessions
bucks

grantslammer123
03-30-2009, 01:34 PM
Bulls:

John Salmons is a great shooter and can play great defense at SG or SF.

lorenz00
03-30-2009, 01:38 PM
for the raptors if its gotta be Anthony Parker and Pops

theuuord
03-30-2009, 01:54 PM
Jarvis Hayes...

jrodmesche
03-30-2009, 01:54 PM
jamario moon is definetly the heats secret weapon beacuase when he throws down one of those monster dunks everyone gets pumped and we usually just start going on a run. Moon is a crowd hyper too

Wade_County
03-30-2009, 02:22 PM
Michael Beasley: When he gets mins and is on, the man can score the ball. (his mid-range is money)



:nod::nod:

jkiddvc20
03-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Jarvis Hayes

Sly Guy
03-30-2009, 05:55 PM
No one from the Raps I can think of. Roko Ukic at times, and maybe AP?

We don't get any exposure in the states, so we could probably put down CB4!

heyman321
03-30-2009, 06:01 PM
Mike James.