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B.JenningsMVP
07-21-2009, 10:07 PM
More info: http://www.nba.com/2009/news/features/07/21/rookie.rankings.summer/

1) Blake Griffin, F, L.A. Clippers
2) Jonny Flynn, G, Minnesota Timberwolves
3) Tyreke Evans, G, Sacramento Kings
4) James Harden, G, Oklahoma City Thunder
5) Brandon Jennings, G, Milwaukee Bucks
6) Ty Lawson, G, Denver Nuggets
7) Dante Cunningham, F, Portland Trail Blazers
8) DeJuan Blair, F, San Antonio Spurs
9) Austin Daye, C, Detroit Pistons
10) Tyler Hansbrough, F, Indiana Pacers

ZebraCity916
07-21-2009, 10:13 PM
I would rank Jennings over Harden.

MPScribbles
07-21-2009, 10:20 PM
It's summer league. It is 5 games that mean next to nothing. These guys are playing against players that will likely never wear a jersey that they didn't buy at the mall.

Kabowdos
07-21-2009, 10:22 PM
Jennings is an immature a-hole man. He needs to grow up this is the second time I have seen bad things about it. I am sure there is more too because I don't follow him too often.

Looks like this class could be deep, but it is also just the summer league.

ZebraCity916
07-21-2009, 10:24 PM
It's summer league. It is 5 games that mean next to nothing. These guys are playing against players that will likely never wear a jersey that they didn't buy at the mall.

They're also going against players that played last year.

Raps18-19 Champ
07-21-2009, 10:33 PM
Nothing to really talk about. It's summer league.

dwadefan03
07-21-2009, 10:38 PM
alot of things translate to the summer league

Burkey3472
07-21-2009, 10:38 PM
Call me when the games actually matter.

dee279
07-21-2009, 10:43 PM
Summer League doesnt show much, but who has potential to do good in a real game.

Steve Kerr
07-21-2009, 10:43 PM
not a big deal...only the summer dejaun blair will barely play next year.

st3voness
07-21-2009, 10:45 PM
This should be your 10.


LIVING UP TO THE BILLING

Blake Griffin (Clippers): NBA body, mind and poise on display. Complete package is a keeper.
Tyreke Evans (Kings): Used his 6-foot-5-inch frame and filled up stat sheet.
Jonny Flynn (Wolves): Fearlessly attacked the rim and set up his teammates for easy scores.
Brandon Jennings (Bucks): Quarterbacked team to 4-1 mark with pass-first mentality.
Austin Daye (Pistons): Daily mismatch was picked at the tail end of the lottery.

PLEASANT SURPRISES

DeJuan Blair (Spurs): Knee worries? Rebound machine was a second-round steal.
Chase Budinger (Rockets): Did all the little things that coaches love, plus score.
DeJuan Summers (Pistons): Team’s leading scorer hit at least 19 points three times.
Darren Collison (Hornets): Chris Paul may finally have the backup he can trust.
Roddy Beaubois (Mavs): Maybe the quickest in Vegas has natural point guard instincts.

yungballah15
07-21-2009, 10:50 PM
where da fukk is demar derozan i hate how he gets underatted he average around 16 points with 3 20 point games why he aint on the list they where constanly talking about hes staller play in the summer league and he ain on da dam list, did this guys really play better than him.

jim51990
07-21-2009, 10:51 PM
i will stand by that jennings will be a sub part nba player

asandhu23
07-21-2009, 10:51 PM
where the hell is Stephen Curry?

Tmac,lt,berkman
07-21-2009, 11:20 PM
no particular order

stephen curry
tyreke evans
anthony randolph
blake griffin
brandon jennings
demar derozan
chase budinger
dejuan summers
johnny flynn
joey dorsey
Roddy Beaubois

st3voness
07-21-2009, 11:21 PM
CAN'T WAIT FOR CAMP

Hasheem Thabeet (Grizzlies): The second pick was unsure with the ball and not a defensive factor.
Stephen Curry (Warriors): The shots kept coming and coming. They just weren’t falling.
Earl Clark (Suns): Power forward was given every opportunity to shine and he didn’t.
Ty Lawson (Nuggets): Who’s that in the gym shooting all summer? Better be Ty.
Ricky Rubio (Timberwolves): He didn’t make Vegas. Is Minneapolis in October on the horizon?

DeRozan was just simply outplayed by these guys. He'd be like 11th.

B.JenningsMVP
07-21-2009, 11:21 PM
btw this is nba.com's rankings not mine just for those who think its mine

reemy
07-21-2009, 11:23 PM
where the hell is Stephen Curry?

did u see his shooting percentage?

asandhu23
07-21-2009, 11:24 PM
no particular order

stephen curry
tyreke evans
anthony randolph
blake griffin
brandon jennings
demar derozan
chase budinger
dejuan summers
johnny flynn
joey dorsey
Roddy Beaubois

not a rookie, dude

MSG34
07-21-2009, 11:24 PM
This means nothing

Tmac,lt,berkman
07-21-2009, 11:25 PM
not a rookie, dude

i know my bad i was just naming people who played good..my bad

AntwanN21
07-21-2009, 11:26 PM
im surprised Demar Derozan isnt on that list, not just because im a raps fan

itsripcity32
07-21-2009, 11:36 PM
everyone whose hating is because none of their players made the list

MSG34
07-22-2009, 12:51 AM
everyone whose hating is because none of their players made the list

Yep. You're right. If you do well in Summer league you're destined for greatness in the regular season. Just look at the past Summer Leagues. There's never players who perform well and show nothing during the regular season. :rolleyes:

mavwar53
07-22-2009, 01:13 AM
jennings impressed me most

WoodbridgeSkins
07-22-2009, 01:14 AM
Gotta go with Blake Griffin. Like they said, he was a man around a bunch of boys in Vegas. I gotta go with Flynn as my ROY award winner though.

WoodbridgeSkins
07-22-2009, 01:14 AM
jennings impressed me most

Jennings was definitely a playmaker but he only shot 38%

what54!?
07-22-2009, 01:18 AM
Its the summer leauge it means nothing, anyone can dominate there. Judge them when they play against actual pros

WoodbridgeSkins
07-22-2009, 01:19 AM
Its the summer leauge it means nothing, anyone can dominate there. Judge them when they play against actual pros

True, but my point was that Griffin is hands down the most NBA ready player that can battle it out with the vets. He's too strong to get pushed around.

what54!?
07-22-2009, 01:21 AM
True, but my point was that Griffin is hands down the most NBA ready player that can battle it out with the vets. He's too strong to get pushed around.
hope he does. Looking forward to griffin and beasley match-ups

WoodbridgeSkins
07-22-2009, 01:25 AM
hope he does. Looking forward to griffin and beasley mtach-ups

I think hope Beasley gets more minutes this year. He has all the tools, but just needs to grow up some.

B.JenningsMVP
07-22-2009, 01:27 AM
I think hope Beasley gets more minutes this year. He has all the tools, but just needs to grow up some.

Ditto

what54!?
07-22-2009, 01:29 AM
well even though its the summer leauge thabeet already looks like a bust

WoodbridgeSkins
07-22-2009, 01:34 AM
well even though its the summer leauge thabeet already looks like a bust

Thabeet is just worried he has tall mans syndrome and his legs will give out in a few years. I agree though. He looks like the bust of the draft.

Hollywood Butt
07-22-2009, 01:45 AM
well even though its the summer leauge thabeet already looks like a bust

he is going to be a bust i no i no it takes big man longer to arrive and he has only ben playing for blah blah blah he is going to be the biggest bust of this draft along with rubio if he actually shows up this decade

itsripcity32
07-22-2009, 01:47 AM
Yep. You're right. If you do well in Summer league you're destined for greatness in the regular season. Just look at the past Summer Leagues. There's never players who perform well and show nothing during the regular season. :rolleyes:

yea i know huh, look at ur nate robinson.

there are way more players who have had successful summer league appearances to carry on their performances into the nba; however, if u do bad there, then u wont even get to the nba.

BULLSFAN0810
07-22-2009, 01:50 AM
where james johnson

jacquewho?
07-22-2009, 01:16 PM
where the hell is Stephen Curry?

When you shoot 33% from the field, no need to be recognized.

knickerbockerny
07-22-2009, 01:30 PM
Brandon Jennings will have a solid NBA career, because he already has a chip on his shoulder and is ready to compete against anyone.

what54!?
07-22-2009, 01:35 PM
curry is gonna have trouble shooting in the leauge......

MSG34
07-23-2009, 12:38 AM
yea i know huh, look at ur nate robinson.

there are way more players who have had successful summer league appearances to carry on their performances into the nba; however, if u do bad there, then u wont even get to the nba.

Not necessarily. Hasheem Thabeet didn't play well and he's going to the NBA.

Bellinelli wishes it was always summer league.