View Full Version : How good was Eric Montross?

Il Mago50
02-17-2013, 12:23 AM
Speaking of former Raptors, this man had his bright slow-footed career shortened when he tripped over a kiddy fence.

Where do you place Eric Montross all-time?

02-17-2013, 12:25 AM
Somewhere between first and third among tall, bald white men.

02-17-2013, 12:26 AM
He was a phenom!

02-17-2013, 12:49 AM
about as good as Cherokee Parks and twice better than Mike Madsen, but unfortunatley he didng have Half the swaga.

Chuck Taylor
02-17-2013, 05:19 AM
Holy Moly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chuck Taylor
02-17-2013, 05:26 AM
Holy Moly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chuck Taylor
02-17-2013, 05:27 AM

02-17-2013, 12:47 PM
He had a few productive years with the Celtics. Always was a solid player. I'd rank him around 37 between Dominique Wilkins and Willis Reed

02-17-2013, 01:02 PM
As a C's fan not good enough to have been drafted before Eddie Jones or Jalen Rose...

02-17-2013, 01:22 PM
Montross and Acie Earl were the best front court in Celtics history, and probably 2nd best all time.

02-17-2013, 01:32 PM

02-17-2013, 01:36 PM
about as good as Cherokee Parks and twice better than Mike Madsen, but unfortunatley he didng have Half the swaga.

I always thought he was better than Cherokee Parks. They're both very slow and non-athletic centers, but they had some skill.

02-17-2013, 03:45 PM
Are you 'avin' a laugh? 'E's 'avin' a laugh!

Eric Montross had a solid collegiate career and was a big reason why the Tar Heels managed to beat the Fab-Five. It is understandable that he was drafted as high as he was. I don't want to imply that Boston's front office is racist, because they have clearly drafted a number of great Black basketball players, and that was one of the reasons that they were even able to get Bill Russell as others had passed on him because he was Black, but at the same time Boston does have a history of drafting a lot of white players so I was not surprised to see them draft Montross as high as they did.

Clearly Rose should have been picked up before Montross, as well as Eddie Jones. I think the fact that Montross had won it all with the Tar Heels impacted people's perception of him and he rated higher than he should have.

In the NBA his poor shooting and tendency to commit fouls limited his time on the floor. He was a solid rebounder.

Somebody referenced Cherokee Parks here... it was the same sort of thing. Playing with a organization that wins, and put up nice numbers for them, it helps your draft position. It's why guys like Rodman and Ben Wallace get picked late or go undrafted while players who aren't as good as them get picked by a lottery team.

Both these guys were reasonable picks. You put up good numbers on good teams that win it all in college, your draft position will be high. Every GM is capable of making this kind of draft-day mistake. EVEYONE!!!

02-17-2013, 05:18 PM
He was a top 5 worst player

02-17-2013, 05:42 PM
He makes feel funny around my joy stick... That good.

02-17-2013, 05:58 PM
Well, lets not forget he was in the same draft than Sharone wright.
Crap, werent they Raps Frontcourt for a while? before Sharones accident.

02-17-2013, 06:26 PM
Closed this one and I don't need to explain why.