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phoenix_bladen
11-13-2010, 04:23 PM
The guy is horrible......

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/hasheem_thabeet/index.html?nav=page

2010-11 Statistics

PPG
1.1
RPG
1.90
APG
0.1
EFF
+ 1.88

imagine they took evans or like curry instead?

Sactown
11-13-2010, 04:28 PM
Mvp mip

effen5
11-13-2010, 04:30 PM
lol who?!!?!? :laugh:


Hes done.

Hunter48MVP
11-13-2010, 04:31 PM
They should have took Evans or Curry. I don't know why they draft him since they already had Marc Gasol.

Korman12
11-13-2010, 04:37 PM
Prior to 2008-09, Marc Gasol hadn't played a game for Memphis, so it looked like they really needed some big help, hence Thabeet.

He had tremendous size and defensive capabilities, but I never thought his ceiling would be much more than a Samuel Dalembert. Sucks for Memphis.

Cubsfan365
11-13-2010, 04:51 PM
I was surprised to see he was averaging 11 minutes a game. I definitely didn't think he would get that much time

sargon21
11-13-2010, 05:04 PM
yes

John Walls Era
11-13-2010, 05:16 PM
They really should've drafted Stephen Curry.

Sadds The Gr8
11-13-2010, 05:23 PM
yes.

Geargo Wallace
11-13-2010, 05:24 PM
are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet?... SHUT UPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!

jkcronyn
11-13-2010, 05:30 PM
man thabeet should just start focusing on being ben wallace 2.0. be a beast on the boards, a beast on the blocks, and provide energy. that alone would do him some favors

CowboysKB24
11-13-2010, 05:30 PM
Yes. His coordination and balance is awful. His entire body control is awful as well as his awareness on both ends. I feel like he needs to learn things you can't really teach.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-13-2010, 05:51 PM
yes

Gators123
11-13-2010, 05:54 PM
yes

Rafer17
11-13-2010, 05:54 PM
Yes.

alencp3
11-13-2010, 06:14 PM
I lost hope, yes he is bust

Mplsman
11-13-2010, 06:35 PM
Bad pick. They already had Marc Gasol and I don't understand.

ColeWorld
11-13-2010, 06:48 PM
lol ya

DeyAce
11-13-2010, 07:08 PM
I thought he was going to be good too. Sucks for Memphis.

el_primo_nano
11-13-2010, 07:26 PM
Nah man, those are All-Pro numbers

PurpleJesus
11-13-2010, 07:36 PM
yes.

but in Memphis defense, they needed a big considering Gasol was maybe not going to play for them, they already had Mayo at the 2, and that was Curry's projected NBA position...also probably the reason they passed on Tyreke. The world would have been shocked if they decided to take Steph #2. Looking back, it would have made the most sense for them to grab Ricky Rubio as they needed PG help, and everyone knew how atrocious Hasheem would be on offense.

k24springs
11-13-2010, 07:46 PM
A gigantic YES. I know you cant teach size but, to pass on Curry, Evans, or even Jennings and Flynn is just crazy. All in all Gasol is going to be a great player for a long time.

jd25213
11-13-2010, 07:47 PM
Yes, just like how the Trail Blazers should have taken KD over Oden.

Hangtime
11-13-2010, 07:52 PM
I agree with everyone here. The guy sucks balls. Useless on a basketball court. Weak on defense and sucks on offense.

Kyben36
11-13-2010, 07:52 PM
Prior to 2008-09, Marc Gasol hadn't played a game for Memphis, so it looked like they really needed some big help, hence Thabeet.

He had tremendous size and defensive capabilities, but I never thought his ceiling would be much more than a Samuel Dalembert. Sucks for Memphis.

WHAt, he played a full year b4 and he looked realy good. as for thabeet, no he isnt a bust, there will always be a place for a 7+ footer who can block shots. is he worth the 2nd pick, hell no. but he isnt a bust.

avrpatsfan
11-13-2010, 08:04 PM
Well the first result on google you get when you type in his name is "Hasheem Thabeet bust" so yes

FaM0us Skins
11-13-2010, 08:11 PM
he's definitely a bust

ilovemyangel
11-13-2010, 08:24 PM
yes

HornetsSolution
11-14-2010, 01:34 AM
Better coaching and a change of secenry could help. Still isn't worth the 2nd round pick but could become very good defensive player.

koreancabbage
11-14-2010, 01:47 AM
ahahahhaha is all i have to say

btw... yes he is

phoenix_bladen
11-14-2010, 01:50 AM
WHAt, he played a full year b4 and he looked really good. as for thabeet, no he isnt a bust, there will always be a place for a 7+ footer who can block shots. is he worth the 2nd pick, hell no. but he isnt a bust.

then he is a bust.....
:facepalm:

Trouble87
11-14-2010, 02:05 AM
big men always take a lil extra time to develop

Thabeet if healthy could be a starting center down the road in his career

finalverse
11-14-2010, 02:07 AM
Sometimes scouts can be very smart and find a diamond in the rough, other times, they can be very stupid. I would have never picked this dude. Tall stiffs with no game, and little movement in their hips make for a bad combo.

ChiCubsFan
11-14-2010, 02:27 AM
He was one of those who I knew from the minute he was drafted he would be a bust. Just like Morrison. One guy I was very wrong on was Noah and with being a Bulls fan I am very happy I was wrong.

clutchski
11-14-2010, 02:41 AM
Well they thought they were going to get a defensive force..obviously it didn't turn out that way. I personally don't think he's going to grow into that player. So therefore, yes it's a bust; despite the fact it's a little premature.

bklynny67
11-14-2010, 02:49 AM
LOL tado62 is lame.... posting that crap in every thread

drobe86
11-14-2010, 04:37 AM
Dudes garbage, but he really didn't have any game at Uconn so I'm not at all surprised....

PlezPlayDKnicks
11-14-2010, 09:02 AM
Bigs always take more time to develop.. Awful at where he is picked, but there is hope

ignorance=bliss
11-14-2010, 09:45 AM
Get him on a decent team, with some ACTUAL coaching, good people around him, good environment around him, thats what it would take, but I still honestly believe he could be a good player. Put him on Okl-City and let KD put him under his wing for a bit, and I bet you'd get pretty decent results.

yankkiller
11-14-2010, 09:58 AM
The guy is horrible......

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/hasheem_thabeet/index.html?nav=page

2010-11 Statistics

PPG
1.1
RPG
1.90
APG
0.1
EFF
+ 1.88

imagine they took evans or like curry instead?

well he does have randolph, and gasol blocking mins from him.

HT9Canada
11-14-2010, 10:01 AM
3 years before you can say hes a bust. this year will be another learning year and next year could be a breakout year if gasol leaves via free agency

Cap'nCrunch40
11-14-2010, 10:50 AM
Yes. A second overall pick should not be playing this horrible. I'd expect this type of production from Chinemelu Elonu, the second-last pick.

Lim
11-14-2010, 12:27 PM
well atleast he is 7'3, probably has a 10 inch penor

fadedmario
11-14-2010, 12:52 PM
Darko 2.0, gotta feel bad for Memphis

CB29
11-14-2010, 12:54 PM
well atleast he is 7'3, probably has a 10 inch penor

rofl :laugh:

Antipod
11-14-2010, 01:01 PM
Sure,,,BUSTY !

GOON MUSIC
11-14-2010, 01:08 PM
dudes career average mpg is like 5

He can still block shots, he just needs that DJ mbenga strength !!

Hawkeye15
11-14-2010, 01:10 PM
yes.

but in Memphis defense, they needed a big considering Gasol was maybe not going to play for them, they already had Mayo at the 2, and that was Curry's projected NBA position...also probably the reason they passed on Tyreke. The world would have been shocked if they decided to take Steph #2. Looking back, it would have made the most sense for them to grab Ricky Rubio as they needed PG help, and everyone knew how atrocious Hasheem would be on offense.

pretty much nailed it

Hawkeye15
11-14-2010, 01:13 PM
Its too early to label him a bust, but everyone, including Memphis, knew he would be a long term project. Players like Thabeet take time to develop, but I am sure Memphis fans were hoping to see anything at this point.
Is he a bust to date? Yes
Will he end up a bust? Probably
Should he be given a couple more years before final judgement? Absolutely

netsgiantsyanks
11-14-2010, 01:19 PM
who?

NYYCowboys
11-14-2010, 01:22 PM
I thought he sucked at UConn I got to see a lot of his games, and most of the time anytime he did anything good it was just because he was a lot bigger than his opponent. He would get a ton of blocks on the 6'9'' centers he was guarding, and just overpower them, but he had no offensive repertoire, and was very unathletic. I was so surprised when scouts started saying that he would be a top draft pick.

J_M_B
11-14-2010, 01:47 PM
He's a bust alright, but he'll always have a job in this league..

7 footers that can block shots are in demand and he'll come cheap

KnicksorBust
11-14-2010, 01:53 PM
I think people throw the term around too much especially attached to young players. Plus, I don't think you can judge him yet. He'll be an underachiever for his draft status but I think he's still got time to become a starter and create havoc defensively. If he turns into a Samuel Dalembert type 10-10-2 center then I don't even call players like that a bust.

mzgrizz
11-14-2010, 10:28 PM
pretty much nailed it

Got to agree with both you and Purple
Wanted Rubio but his Eurattitude left me cold. He'd have done Memphis the same way he did Minny.
Not taking Tyreke was the biggest error in all. There is no evidence ANYONE wants Marc to leave; so it is a partial mystery about choosing Thabeet , unless it was just an arrogant non-advised decision by Heisley.

Hawkeye15
11-14-2010, 10:34 PM
Got to agree with both you and Purple
Wanted Rubio but his Eurattitude left me cold. He'd have done Memphis the same way he did Minny.
Not taking Tyreke was the biggest error in all. There is no evidence ANYONE wants Marc to leave; so it is a partial mystery about choosing Thabeet , unless it was just an arrogant non-advised decision by Heisley.

I will only state a fact. At the #2 pick salary, Rubio could have paid his buyout and not lost money. By the time the Wolves picked him, that was not possible, Rubio would have been playing NBA basketball with no income.

Not stating he would/would not have played for Memphis, only stating contractual facts

mzgrizz
11-14-2010, 10:43 PM
Well, best as I remember, his agent said he couldn't buy himself out unless it was to a big market team and make extra $$$$ through endorsements.

Hawkeye15
11-14-2010, 11:05 PM
Well, best as I remember, his agent said he couldn't buy himself out unless it was to a big market team and make extra $$$$ through endorsements.

I am stating for a fact, that if Rubio was drafted top 3, he had the monetary means to pay his deal off, and make some money in the NBA. Endorsements would have been extra. Even if Sac would have drafted him, the monetary limitations came into effect.

ChiSox219
11-14-2010, 11:07 PM
Anyone calling a player a bust 10 games into his second season deserves a lobotomy.

Hawkeye15
11-14-2010, 11:12 PM
Anyone calling a player a bust 10 games into his second season deserves a lobotomy.

well, I put it a nicer way haha, but yes.

I realize Thabeet has not developed at the rate of those selected around him, but he was drafted on potential, and pure physical size. He deserves more time before anyone crowns him a bust or success

ChiSox219
11-14-2010, 11:13 PM
I am stating for a fact, that if Rubio was drafted top 3, he had the monetary means to pay his deal off, and make some money in the NBA. Endorsements would have been extra. Even if Sac would have drafted him, the monetary limitations came into effect.

Rubio's buyout that year called for ~$8 million dollars. He needed to be drafted high and into a market that could instantly land him a sizable marketing deal.

Once LA was slotted at #1 and NY at #8 it was pretty much over.

mzgrizz
11-14-2010, 11:13 PM
I am stating for a fact, that if Rubio was drafted top 3, he had the monetary means to pay his deal off, and make some money in the NBA. Endorsements would have been extra. Even if Sac would have drafted him, the monetary limitations came into effect.

I will defer to your analysis. I for one would have chosen Rubio first, Tyreke second and never Thabeet.

JasonJohnHorn
11-15-2010, 10:00 AM
Thabeet was a good pick at the draft. Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. A guy who played as well as he did in college, and showed as much potential with his size and physical gifts, you cant pass up on that in the draft for a guard who might be good. Teams that win, generally build around a strong front court player (with some obvious exceptions: Michael Jordan). But look at Kobe, the best guard in the league, and he couldnt really contend on a team unless there was a strong fron court presence, either in the form of Shaq, or Gasol. The Spurs build around Duncan, the Rockets around Hakeem, the Heat won with Shaq, Detroit won in the late 80's with two rebounding champions in their front court (Laimbere and Rodman), and in the 2000's had a perenial contender with a rebounding champion and DPOY. Other than Jordan's Bulls, nobody has been able to build a real contender without an all-star calibre center.

So Memphis made the right gamble, because after all, that is what the draft is, a gamble. It hasnt paid off yet, but lets be honest, Thabeet is young and was clearly not NBA ready despite his natural talents, coupled with the fact that Memphis has two double-double players starting in the front court (Gasol and Randolph), has three guys scoring 15 points or more a game in Gay, Conley and Mayo. Memphis has the ability to win now and they are playing the guys who cna contribute now.

Thabeet may very well be a bust before he retires, or he could develop into a real talent. Right now he isnt getting the ball or the looks or the time because there are guys who are better than him right now. I would be excited if one of the teams that I followed made a trade for Thabeet because I believe in an enviroment where he would get times and looks (like Detroit), he could really develop his game.

But yeah, his output has been a huge disapointment.