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felmonk
10-25-2010, 04:43 PM
These last few years, we've seen a lot of players who seemed so full of potential, yet struggle to even make the rotation either due to injuries, coaching style, chemistry. But never due to lack of talent and potential.

Can you guys name a few rookies who started real badly, was moved to another team and blossomed? Try not to include people who had a good first year, but was moved simply because of attitude. An example would be Spree.

I'm more curious about rookies who showed glimpses of star potential when they played a few minutes, but never got it together and were summarily shipped off. But then had a resurgence in their new teams.

marvILLous
10-25-2010, 04:51 PM
billups?

llemon
10-25-2010, 04:55 PM
JON, G. Wallace, Stephen Jackson

felmonk
10-25-2010, 04:57 PM
billups?

Good one! I was having a hard time coming up with one.

Tracy McGrady would be another. He wasn't horrible when he was in Toronto, but his numbers shot up in Orlando.

felmonk
10-25-2010, 04:59 PM
JON, G. Wallace, Stephen Jackson

Here's to hoping Anthony Randolph makes the same leap :clap:

DerekRE_3
10-25-2010, 05:18 PM
Chris Webber.

Dyna-sty
10-25-2010, 07:55 PM
Good one! I was having a hard time coming up with one.

Tracy McGrady would be another. He wasn't horrible when he was in Toronto, but his numbers shot up in Orlando.

Well if Grant Hill wasn't injured so much that could've been a different story.

mvb815
10-25-2010, 08:00 PM
baron davis, arenas

sp1derm00
10-25-2010, 08:02 PM
Trevor Ariza was basically a no-name player until he was shipped off to the Lakers. He's not exactly star player potential, but he's solid which is pretty good for NBA standards.

Sly Guy
10-25-2010, 08:38 PM
ben wallace?

Sixerlover
10-25-2010, 08:59 PM
You can name a lot of 2nd round no names who rose to being great players I.E Arenas, Boozer, Redd, etc.. But I'll go with Dirk. He wasn't much of anything his rookie year, and now he is a Hall of Fame candidate.

dodie53
10-25-2010, 09:14 PM
nash.
he blossomed when traded to dallas
and
then traded to the suns again.

G-Bay New J
10-25-2010, 09:36 PM
Drazen Petrovic, nothing much with the Blazers but displayed his great scoring with the Nets.

DerekRE_3
10-25-2010, 09:40 PM
Also I remember Deron Williams had a pretty bad 1st year for how high he was picked. He averaged 10.8 PPG and 4.5 APG and shot 42%. The next year he averaged 17 points and 9 assists a game.

samevans7
10-25-2010, 09:54 PM
kobe

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IAPsYFC5liU/SYnOnAvJRzI/AAAAAAAAAcM/3UMEXKfDtFc/s320/kobe%20bryant%20hornets.jpg

llemon
10-25-2010, 09:58 PM
You can name a lot of 2nd round no names who rose to being great players I.E Arenas, Boozer, Redd, etc.. But I'll go with Dirk. He wasn't much of anything his rookie year, and now he is a Hall of Fame candidate.

And what was Kobe in his rookie year?

AI4MVP
10-25-2010, 10:13 PM
i guess the best example of this is chauncey billups

ttam68
10-26-2010, 09:23 AM
Jermaine Oneal

Khalifa21
10-26-2010, 09:44 AM
Chauncey is a good shout.

Dirk is another good one. Jermaine O'Neal really blossomed when he went to Indiana as well.