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JayW_1023
11-29-2012, 04:01 PM
This kid has played pretty well in Irvings absence. Still needs to improve his accuracy and shot selection, but he is quite explosive.

He reminds me of Bonzi Wells.

Ebbs
11-29-2012, 04:03 PM
He is convincing me that he was a steal and he is making Beal look overrated thus far.

Hawkeye15
11-29-2012, 04:05 PM
not that impressed with him really. He will be a rotation player, but I don't see star power in him at all. But hell, anything positive a Cuse guard can give at the NBA level is nice.

Sorry if I sound harsh here. Just don't see a ton of upside with the kid.

LAKobeBryant
11-29-2012, 04:11 PM
his assist numbers are bad tho.

Arch Stanton
11-29-2012, 04:46 PM
He's had up and down games. Like how he attacks the rim but he needs to learn how to finish. He also needs to work on his shot selection. I think he could be an all-star some day.

Tom Stone
11-29-2012, 04:55 PM
star potential.......shot selection needs work.......but he has talent and swagger.

GiantsSwaGG
11-29-2012, 05:03 PM
I don't believe in him

Cubsfan365
11-29-2012, 05:04 PM
He's shooting 37%.

alexander_37
11-29-2012, 05:17 PM
star potential.......shot selection needs work.......but he has talent and swagger.

Always a prerequisite for a great career at mcdonalds.

topdog
11-29-2012, 05:48 PM
I'm going to list his shooting results from the last few games and somebody stop me when you see one you like: 7-20, 5-16, 5-14, 9-22, 7-22, 2-13, 4-16?

topdog
11-29-2012, 05:49 PM
Nothing yet? Okay: 3-16, 3-6, 9-13...? That one? November 9th?

Kashmir13579
11-29-2012, 06:55 PM
Bonzi Wells? seriously?

b_russ
11-29-2012, 07:03 PM
Bonzi Wells? seriously?

He'd need to fatten up first.

b@llhog24
11-29-2012, 08:29 PM
He's not good, period.

Kashmir13579
11-29-2012, 08:31 PM
I thought he'd be a bust and i'm standing by it.

ESaady
11-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Bonzi :laugh2:

PleaseBeNice
11-29-2012, 08:47 PM
He'll be a role player and that's about it IMO

MrfadeawayJB
11-29-2012, 08:57 PM
He is basically the best scorer on the cavs (with irving out) which is saying he is the best of the worst lol

Ill21
11-29-2012, 09:01 PM
Nothing yet? Okay: 3-16, 3-6, 9-13...? That one? November 9th?


I'm going to list his shooting results from the last few games and somebody stop me when you see one you like: 7-20, 5-16, 5-14, 9-22, 7-22, 2-13, 4-16?

Wow, I though he was having a good year. Didn't take that good of a look at his numbers. Terribly inefficient

Arch Stanton
11-29-2012, 09:33 PM
Here's a bit from SI:

http://nba.si.com/2012/11/28/nba-rookies-dion-waiters-jared-sullinger/

Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis took an early stranglehold on the Rookie of the Year race and have been so tremendously productive that they’ve obscured most other first-year players. So today, we respectfully put those two standouts aside, fantastic though they may be, for the sake of checking in with the rest of this year’s rookie class. The following 15 rookies have been chosen solely by sample size, as they (excepting Lillard) have logged the most overall minutes of all first-year players, but have been sorted and dissected for your reading and scouting pleasure.

PROSPECTS IN PROGRESS
Dion Waiters, Cleveland Cavaliers

Waiters already has volume scorer written all over him only a month into his NBA career. But it should be interesting to see how the Cavs’ eventual roster shaping affects Waiters’ shot selection. Though he and point guard Kyrie Irving essentially have carte blanche to hoist up shots, Waiters’ optimal NBA utility will require that he rein in his bulk shooting attempts and tone down his driving game to the point where he can actually convert some of the looks he’s creating. Waiters has some nice ball skills (including a decent off-hand) and can use the pick-and-roll to launch toward the rim by either splitting defenders or wheeling around them.

That said, once Waiters creates a sliver of space, he hurls himself toward the basket without regard for help defense or the potential for the slightest creativity. His basketball world is composed of binaries and straight lines, and that kind of stripped-down court view often does him more harm than good. If Waiters starts to identify the context of the game more clearly (a big if, given that we’ve long waited for so many players to come to a similar realization), his field-goal percentage will jump. If not, he may prove to be equal parts help and imposition to Cleveland’s offense.


There’s some fun two-way potential for Waiters and Irving to work off one another, and the roots of their fledgling chemistry are already apparent. The relationship is a bit stilted at this point, as Waiters is often too preoccupied with barreling toward the rim to actually read the passing lanes created by his drives. But with both players capable of initiating the offense and knocking down spot-up looks on the weak side (Waiters has converted an impressive 51.6 percent of his spot-up three-point attempts, per Synergy Sports Technology), the Cavs could have the foundation of a sound drive-and-kick system. That assessment banks on some improvement in Waiters’ playmaking judgment, but we can safely assume that some gains will be made in that regard over the next few seasons.