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BkOriginalOne
09-10-2009, 09:35 AM
With all of Memphis' bad defenders and undersized players, their are bound to be a lot of attacks at the basket.
Let's face it.. Allen Iverson, Mayo, Conley, Randolph - cannot be considered great defenders... (Rudy Gay is pretty good).
Thabeet will have a lot of opps to block shots - anyone think he can challenge Howard for leading the NBA in blocks per game> It would only take about 3-4.

Ace33Bone
09-10-2009, 09:42 AM
No... First of all i do not think that he will be getting a lot of minutes once the season gets into full swing because Memphis is going to realize that he was not what he was hyped up to be. He is a Poor Man's Manute Bol at best and I think he is just gonna be a poster child by the end of his first year. I dont even think he will be in the top five in the NBA in bpg or even top 10

Paris Bulls
09-10-2009, 09:59 AM
thabeet will probably be in a lot of foul trouble just like greg oden was. he is on a team with poor defenders so opposing teams wil be attacking the rim constantly so he will have to pick up their slack. if this happens he will most likely foul a lot to try to keep them from getting the basket

29$JerZ
09-10-2009, 10:03 AM
I know it was Summer League but he wasn't as intimidating a shot blocker as I saw in college, I think he'll lead Memphis in blocks since he is their only legit defensive big? As for the NBA not this year.

GrkGawdofWalkz
09-10-2009, 10:19 AM
He may do that and that's about it. I hardly doubt he will likely post more blocks than Dwight Howard, but I guess anything is possible. He has the uncanny ability to be under the rim at all times so it's possible. Dwight is a super athletic beast who can fly all over from the top of the key down into the block. So while Thabeet stays under the rim and in the block, I see Howard being able to have more due to his flexibility and athletism.

Bob_at_york
09-10-2009, 10:27 AM
probably depends on how much respect he gets from the refs.

Hawkeye15
09-10-2009, 10:32 AM
will be hard to do with 20 DNP's, and constant foul trouble. Thabeet is so far off from contributing in the NBA, it blows my mind how high he went in the draft.
Just my opinion of course, but I think it will take him a while to be any sort of factor at all

Ace33Bone
09-10-2009, 10:45 AM
will be hard to do with 20 DNP's, and constant foul trouble. Thabeet is so far off from contributing in the NBA, it blows my mind how high he went in the draft.
Just my opinion of course, but I think it will take him a while to be any sort of factor at all

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ewing
09-10-2009, 10:46 AM
No way. The kid is a project and with Randolph and 2 other young bigs (Gasol and Auther) that are significantly more developed I dont see him having much of an impact next year

ronaldsmith_86
09-10-2009, 11:08 AM
Nope no way will he be a elite defender

Macken
09-10-2009, 11:13 AM
you think thabeet will avg 10 pts 10 boards??

Silent
09-10-2009, 11:20 AM
more like 6pts a game and 10 rebs 2.3 blocks a game

this guy gonna show all the haters he a true beast then u will all be on his nutz after

azkarraga
09-10-2009, 11:41 AM
i dont see it

DerekRE_3
09-10-2009, 12:14 PM
I could see him leading the league in fouls.

ko8e24
09-10-2009, 12:24 PM
With all of Memphis' bad defenders and undersized players, their are bound to be a lot of attacks at the basket.
Let's face it.. Allen Iverson, Mayo, Conley, Randolph - cannot be considered great defenders... (Rudy Gay is pretty good).
Thabeet will have a lot of opps to block shots - anyone think he can challenge Howard for leading the NBA in blocks per game> It would only take about 3-4.

Thabeet, not yet played an NBA game??? lol, dude, stop jizzin in your pants. Let the man establish himself. A good way to do so would be to play his 1st actual NBA game. Too much speculation, just let the kid do what he can, he is after all a rookie.

Sly Guy
09-10-2009, 12:31 PM
defense takes time to develop. Rookies generally have a tougher time adjusting to the NBA on the defensive side of the ball, and I don't think even being put into an ideal situation [starter minutes, bad perimeter defenders, and a clearly defined defensive role] can offset that lack of experience.

Raph12
09-10-2009, 01:01 PM
No chance, Hasheem Thabeet is not NBA-ready according to scouts watching the summer leagues. Marc Gasol will get priority minutes over Thabeet easy and with good reason, expect Gasol to follow in his brother's footsteps and one day become one of the best 2nd options, down low, the league has to offer. Howard will lead the league in blocks until Birdman gets 35+mpg or Greg Oden can learn not to foul on every block attempt.

CityofTreez
09-10-2009, 02:55 PM
I could see him leading the league in fouls.

+1. Foul Trouble will not be rare in Thabeets case!

DreamShaker
09-10-2009, 03:01 PM
Thabeet will go 15 minutes a game...Gasol is a better player...

*Superman*
09-10-2009, 03:48 PM
Sorry thats Dwight job.

D Roses Bulls
09-10-2009, 03:57 PM
thabeet= BUST!!!

rsweene
09-10-2009, 04:17 PM
Leads team in PF

roshan3ai
09-10-2009, 04:25 PM
No Way- he's probably coming off the bench, and there are still players like Dwight Howard and Marcus Camby, just to name a few, who will get more blocks that Thabeet

MackSnackWrap
09-10-2009, 04:28 PM
Thabeet will not lead the NBA in Block, Dwight will have the most block per game and total in the season

CityofTreez
09-10-2009, 04:37 PM
Thabeet will not lead the NBA in Block, Dwight will have the most block per game and total in the season


Nice picture, Killer B's! lol :clap:

blazerman
09-10-2009, 05:11 PM
This yr will be more about learning the NBA and getting better for Thabeet. He will be backing up Marc Gasol so I highly doubt he leads the league in anything. I hope he does have a good season though.

MrFastBreak
09-10-2009, 07:13 PM
I know it was Summer League but he wasn't as intimidating a shot blocker as I saw in college, I think he'll lead Memphis in blocks since he is their only legit defensive big? As for the NBA not this year.

Exactly. :rolleyes:

AI4MVP
09-10-2009, 07:29 PM
hasheem thabeet is the next desigana diop. the memphis grizzlies should be ashamed of themselves

Sports Illustrator
09-10-2009, 08:40 PM
probably depends on how much respect he gets from the refs.

That is very true. I will have to say that it deals with whether or not he will be getting any kind of burn since he isn't likely to start this year. Marc Gasol has proven to be a solid NBA starter.