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Iodine
03-15-2010, 01:15 PM
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/2010/03/14/20100314suns-beat-new-orleans-hornets.html
Rookie Earl Clark will leave today to join the Suns' D-League affiliate in Iowa, where he will play three games. Clark has played the least of any active 2009 first-round pick except B.J. Mullens.
"He just needs some minutes," said Suns General Manager Steve Kerr, who will attend two of the games in Iowa. "The best way to develop is to play. He's done a great job in practice, but we haven't had a lot of practice time."


So then anyone else want to deny that this draft was by far one of the worst picked drafts? I mean there was some real good talent but the places people were picked is ****ing horrible

All of these guys were lotto picks and have not been producing at all
Clark, Thabeet, Henderson, J Hill, Daye, and the immortal Tyler "Bag of suck" Hansborough

Giraffes Rule
03-15-2010, 01:20 PM
Thabeet was picked to play defense, everyone knew his offense was awful when they drafted him.

sep11ie
03-15-2010, 01:27 PM
Jordan Hill's game is coming along fast. If you didn't notice, he played like 8 minutes a game in New York.

TheKing23
03-15-2010, 01:40 PM
I think out of the guys you mentioned I can only really see Jordan Hill having any sort of successful NBA career. In his last three games he's averaging 9.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg and 55% shooting in 23.3 minutes. It's a small sample size, but I think there's hope for him and he's got a lot of upside in my opinion. He was just being grossly underutilized by Mike "I only like players that don't play defense" D'Antoni.

ChiSox219
03-15-2010, 01:46 PM
This isn't a bad thing. He needs to get minutes and that's not going to happen on a Suns team headed for the playoffs.

td0tsfinest
03-15-2010, 01:46 PM
Is Austin Daye getting any minutes in Detroit? I know they were high on him but Jebreko is no doubt the best rook there.

RaptorizedKevin
03-15-2010, 01:48 PM
these guys dont ge enough PT . lets give them a chance. it muyst feel awful, for guys to work hard every min of their life and make the nba and dont get PT to proove themselves. i hope i dont get put in that situation.

JabberJaw
03-15-2010, 01:53 PM
Clark will be a very good pro, once he gets a chance to play. He's not going to get many chances with the guys in front of him and the job they are doing. The guys in front of him, on the Suns, are playing well. He'll be fine along with Hill. I even think Thabeet could be decent, but he was drafted as a project and that's exactly how he's being treated.

magichatnumber9
03-15-2010, 02:04 PM
I think it's great that coaches are using the D league for what its made for.

YoungOne
03-15-2010, 02:15 PM
i thought Hansborough played good ball for the pacers when he was healthy

masalex1205
03-15-2010, 02:20 PM
Hansborough has had a pretty decent year before he got that ear injury

NiTEFuRY
03-15-2010, 02:23 PM
Daye is not getting any playing time. I think his numbers will go up with his minutes... I would not expect him to be considered in the bust or not working out category for long.

NJrockPD
03-15-2010, 02:33 PM
these guys dont ge enough PT . lets give them a chance. it muyst feel awful, for guys to work hard every min of their life and make the nba and dont get PT to proove themselves. i hope i dont get put in that situation.

Good luck getting into the NBA.

J-Relo
03-15-2010, 02:35 PM
Not getting, getting low amount of minutes or actually improving by playing even if in D league...?

ballpd05
03-15-2010, 02:44 PM
Not getting, getting low amount of minutes or actually improving by playing even if in D league...?

Its a confidence booster. U know confidence is almost everything in bball.

sunnydayin'zona
03-15-2010, 03:24 PM
earl clark is actually really good, and suns fans all look for him to possibly start if hill retires next year, he has the talent but we're deep at sf.

pacofunk64
03-15-2010, 03:55 PM
I think it's great that coaches are using the D league for what its made for.

Exactly...MLB does it all the time if they think a player needs some reps. It makes sense & I see no disgrace in any player getting demoted to the D-league.

Sixerlover
03-15-2010, 04:02 PM
Honestly, I'd rather my lottery pick play every game in the D-League than sit on the bench a whole year.

Shady66
03-15-2010, 06:55 PM
At least he will get good playing time down there and work on his game. I really like him but there is no PT at all on the suns

stat/lou/frye
hill/dudley/clark

there is just not enough PT for him.

Kakaroach
03-15-2010, 06:58 PM
2 lotto picks sent down to the D-League in the same season? That must be a record.

I thought he was gonna get minutes on the Suns and play a role similar to what Diaw did. Guess not.

$ NyC $
03-15-2010, 07:21 PM
Well his team is doing very well and there isn't much playing time for him especially with Frye playing the 3/4/5

alencp3
03-15-2010, 07:35 PM
Jordan Hill should be a good player