Hawks Fans: How about a summer leaguer?

Summer League Wrap Up

Now that the Atlanta Hawks summer league team finished things off in Vegas with a 3-2 record, there isn’t much left to do other than watch the grass grow. Or at least that’s how most Hawks fans are probably feeling right now, what with free agency seeming to move at the speed of light every BUT Atlanta. However, before the true doldrums of summer set in, let’s have a look at the performance of the guys wearing Hawks summer league jerseys. Some were there to get their warmups. Others to get indoctrinated in a faster and perhaps more desperate pace than what they faced in college. Still others merely want a job in the League. 

Jeff Teague – 15.6 ppg, 52% FG, 4.2 apg, 4.4 TO/pg

The Hawks second-year point guard figures to be a regular part of the rotation this coming season, assuming he can build on what he did in the summer league. Teague’s defense was substantially improved, and it seemed to have an effect on the team as well. Of course, assistant coach Lester Conner’s ultimatum of  “play defense or sit down” probably helped as well, but that can’t take away from Teague’s effort. On offense, he proved he could score when in attack mode, showing off a decent jab step-then step back jumper, as well as his usual floater. In addition, he showcased his ability to get to the charity stripe (an average of over 6 trips per game). On the downside, Teague forced some passes and ended up averaging roughly a 1 to 1 assis/turnover ration. On the one hand, some of those turnovers had the same symptom as some of the assists that never happened: bobbled passes by teammates. On the other hand, Teague will have to play with the poise he showed in the last two or three games, if he is to be able to help this team. Is he ready to take Mike Bibby’s spot in the starting lineup? My guess….not yet. However, he IS ready for twenty minutes per game at least. As usual, summer league is not the best way to get a good read on how a guy will do. When training camp comes, and then preseason, the Hawks will have a better idea of what Teague is ready for. Until then, hold the phone…

Jordan Crawford – 16.2 ppg, 42% FG, 2.6 apg, 3.4 TO/pg

The rookie guard out of Xavier proved to be as explosive as advertised, leading the squad in scoring. The surprise? His court vision. The turnovers were somewhat expected, and the assist numbers really don’t tell the story. Crawford still needs to learn that not all shots are good shots, and that there is such a thing as over-dribbling. However, he looked quite comfortable on the floor, making very good passes and getting his shot off with ease. He does need to work on his defense (1.8 steals per game was nice, though), and that will only make it tougher to get minutes in a backcourt that features Johnson, Jamal, Bibby, Evans, and Teague. Who does Crawford steal minutes from? With his scoring mentality and passing ability, it’s possible that Crawford could actually steal minutes from Teague every now and then. Again, his defense is the key to this, and right now it’s not even close to being up to par.

James Augustine – 4.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 48% FG

If Jordan Crawford is Jamal Crawford 2.0, then James Augustine is Zaza Pachulia 2.0. Augustine gives the effort 100% of the time, fighting for rebounds and loose balls. As you can imagine, he’s also willing to give the gift of a hard foul here and there. However, at about an inch shorter and some 30 pounds lighter, Augustine is a long shot to making sense for this roster. You hate to see a guy like that without a job though, and chances are that he’s going to end up on somebody’s D-league squad until he gets called up.

Richard Hendrix – 8.5 ppg, 3 rpg, 65% FG

This guy has the size, but he never really showed it on the glass, or on defense. Hendrix also missed one of the games, and never quite stood out. Perhaps his subpar athleticism is to blame, or maybe it was just inconsistency. Whatever it was, Hendrix did not give teams much reason for a second glance, other than some nice physical measurements and a high shooting percentage (which isn’t overly impressive, considering he scored just about all of his points on “gimmes” at the rim).

Luke Jackson – 6.6 ppg, 50% FG, 50% 3-PT

A former lottery pick, Jackson is still hunting a somewhat steady job in the NBA. He can hit the open 3-pointer, and he’s willing to hustle on the other end of the floor. Jackson may find work as an all-but-forgotten feature shooter on somebody’s bench. Or, he might not. His role is limited by his abilities.

Alade Aminu – 10ppg, 4.4 rpg, 51% FG, 1.4 bpg

The knock on Aminu has been his consistency, but there is no denying the D-Leaguer’s athleticism. Reminiscent of Solomon Jones in some ways, Aminu showed the most potential for the summer league team hopefuls, particularly when it came to defending the rim and filling the wing on fast breaks (as a big man). His style may fit the Hawks or some other team quite well, especially if he can keep up his energy and focus. Adding a little weight and strength wouldn’t hurt either, as being an effective rebounder in the NBA won’t be an easy task. If there is a guy worth giving a thirteenth roster spot to, it may be Aminu.

Jermareo Davidson – 5.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 52% FG

As much potential as some other prospects have, Davidson held his own by perhaps doing the most with his minutes. If you’re not impressed with roughly 5 points and 5 rebounds per game, consider that Davidson did this in just 11 minutes per contest. His defense was “okay”, but his willingness to get after it on the glass, coupled with an effective offensive game makes Davidson a decent prospect for a backup job on an NBA team. Perhaps most impressive about the rangy forward is the fact that he scored a great deal of his points on baseline and turnaround/fadeaway jumpers.

Trey Gilder – 8.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 48% FG

Long and lean, Gilder could use a few more pounds to fill out his frame. Then again, it hasn’t seemed to hold guys like Kevin Durant and Austin Daye back (though obviously talent plays a huge part in off-setting such things). Gilder filled the wing very well on the break, and wasn’t afraid to go after rebounds. Another of the more exciting players on the squad, Gilder would fit on a team that likes to get up and down the floor. Still, a bit more weight/strength and an improved 3-point stroke wouldn’t hurt anything.

A year away from consideration :

Second round draft picks Sergei Gladyr and Pape Sy acquitted themselves well for a couple of young European players amongs the NBA hopeful. Gladyr has a sweet stroke that failed him more often than he would have liked, but he handles the ball pretty well, and doesn’t shy away from defensive responsibilities. At the same time, another year of playing in Europe will allow him to add some strength, and learn how to create more separation from himself on jumpshot opportunities (not to mention learning how to defend without fouling). Pape Sy’s potential is even more intriguing, and it’s clear why Larry Drew was excited about him. Sy handles the ball well, and shows a consistent level of aggression on both ends of the floor. His ability to turn the corner quickly and slash to the basket turned into trips to the free throw line, something we could probably expect to see more of in the future. While Sy got a bit frustrated by fringe-NBA level defense, he showed a capacity to learn, and a relentless attitude. Unfortunately, an achilles strain (or something to that effect) limited him to only two games. That and a remaining year on his current European contract may be all that stands between Sy and a fresh Hawks uniform.

Etc, Etc…

Randolph Morris is an enigma to some, and a flat-out bust to others. Either way, there may not be much reason to expect him back as a Hawk. Morris failed to stand out offensively, looking smooth on some possessions, and clumsy to a fault on others. That, and he proved that he is a threat to foul out of ANY game, regardless of the competition, if left in the game for long enough. But, if rumor is to be believed, Morris could be headed well away from here.  Meanwhile, Landon Milbourne seemed more like a guy who was added just for the purpose of meeting a minimum roster requirement (if there was one).

As the Hawks quietly go about their “search” for guys to fill out the roster minimum of 13 guys, more players are getting signed. It’s hard to gauge the level of interest that the Hawks have in the players they’re reportedly interested in. While Golden State forward Anthony Tolliver was mentioned a few weeks back, the latest “interest” includes a soon-to-be-former Laker. In the meantime, the only Shaq talk still floating around involves Shaq taking a massive paycut to come here. Most reports are saying the Hawks aren’t willing to pay the luxury tax after handing Joe Johnson a very generous raise, making it seem likely that anybody they sign will come cheaply.

So….is there anybody from the summer league roster that you find worthy of an invite to training camp for a harder look?  Would any of these guys seem like good fits for our team? Morris may not be back, but another little used guy might be. How about giving this guy another shot ? Unless reports are wrong, and the Hawks are still open to spending more, who might the Hawks sign to the roster? Perhaps somebody playing for another D-League team (has anybody seen Garrett Siler)?

How do you think Teague and Crawford will fare in training camp? Should the Hawks add a third pg?

352 comments Add your comment

BrittishAnger

July 19th, 2010
7:11 pm

How about a primero?

BrittishAnger

July 19th, 2010
7:23 pm

Decent summary of the Summer League games, especially the notes on Teague’s 1;1 Assist to Turn ratio. I would much rather give Augustine or Hendrix the undersized center spot on the team if I had a relevant opinion about it, though the hint that we might be interested in Josh Powell might be interesting come preseason roster release day. I hope Randolph finds the afikomen in Israel, since he won’t be getting it here….

Josh Kinsey

July 19th, 2010
7:38 pm

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Josh Kinsey

July 19th, 2010
7:52 pm

BTW…. Siler was on Heat summer league team. :)

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northcyde

July 19th, 2010
8:08 pm

Big Ray,

You are so hot

niremetal

July 19th, 2010
8:40 pm

So many dings, so little time…

niremetal

July 19th, 2010
9:02 pm

Not directed at you, Ray.

tyger

July 19th, 2010
9:34 pm

Fingers crossed…

Rumor has it that Hawks and Denver quietly working on deal to send an unhappy Carmelo Anthony to Hawks for Marvin/Smoove – deal works perfectly on Trade Machine and Trade Checker – works so well that there’s change left over to up the anty for Shaq. Dismiss Shaq playing for $1.9 Bi-Annual. Factor in LaLa’s music roots and ATL sounds like a good place for the Anthony family.

Moreover, without Melo the Nuggets are in complete rebuild mode. Might as well throw Bibby, ZaZa, Mo Evans in there for Billups too.

Billups
Crawford
JJ
Anthony
Shaq

Bring it on!

i_am_soulstar

July 19th, 2010
9:34 pm

Alade Aminu should definitely get an invite.

If the Hawks get Shaq for the bi-annual exception, I’ll be speechless. But the rules of supply and demand may work out in their favor, though I somehow seriously doubt it.

N.D.T.K.A.

July 19th, 2010
9:40 pm

Big Ray, since we are not going to sign any free agent “centers” or “power forwards” ,except J.Collins, then why not invite J. Davidson, A. Aminu, Augustine or Gilder to compete for a roster spot.

The Hawks have no low post presence being provided by the second unit from an offensive stand point. Joe Smith did an adequate job. But certainly an offensive presence in the second unit, other than put backs, could be provided by one of these prospects especially in an ASG manner: “on the cheap”.

N.D.T.K.A.

July 19th, 2010
9:46 pm

If Hawks trade for Melo it would have to be a sign and trade for a long term deal. Only reason Denver would do that is if they have no chance of Melo signing long term, which means he wants to go to the Knicks, would not trade Smoove and Duck for a rental of Melo for a season.

NUNNA!!

July 19th, 2010
9:53 pm

northcyde

July 19th, 2010
8:08 pm

Big Ray,

You are so hot

Stop it i say!!
U must be a northcyde hater!!

I don’t know if any of u caught on to it but it looks like othello hunter will be with the Nuggets in training camp and maybe the season..They are raving about him in Denver..

Ben

July 19th, 2010
9:54 pm

It’s got to be Aminu! That is the only guy on the team that actually showed me anything in the frontcourt. He looked pretty big and long to me when watching the games. He was active around the rim and would be a massive upgrade over Randolph Morris who is simply pathetic and lazy. Sign Aminu for peanuts and look for another veteran big in FA. Sign Jackson as well to fill out the roster to 13 as he could provide us some nice 3pt shooting off the bench.

bigworm

July 19th, 2010
9:59 pm

Tyger where u hearing this from

Freshmaker

July 19th, 2010
10:46 pm

Yeah I’m with bigworm here. Ima need a link on that ‘Melo trade comment lol. I just don’t think they move him.

i_am_soulstar

July 19th, 2010
11:17 pm

I don’t think there is one.

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Hawk n the Ham

July 19th, 2010
11:56 pm

From ESPN:

Carmelo Anthony will be a member of the Denver Nuggets next season — whether he accepts the team’s offer of a contract extension or not.

With speculation that Denver may trade their All-Star forward growing over the past week, a high-ranking Nuggets official said the club has no intentions of moving its best player.

“There is no way we are trading Carmelo Anthony,” the official said. “We’re 100 percent certain of that.”

Hawk n the Ham

July 19th, 2010
11:59 pm

BTW….Follow me on ‘I don’t give a pile of poop about your twitter’.

:lol:

Grandad

July 19th, 2010
11:59 pm

Luke Jackson is the best fit. [for LD] to make the final roster.

Melo rumor = some clown on RealGM cooked it up.

GEORGIA

July 20th, 2010
1:23 am

i think serg and sy should get as chance for the last roster spots cuz dey cnt do no wurse den the others and we need more depth on the wing since dey traded chillz….damn and al is one of the top 7 centers in my opinion u bring another big in i think u hamper josh and the team cuz it either less min 4 josh or more min at the 3…..lose-lose situation

Ed

July 20th, 2010
1:46 am

Ray, if the Hawks can’t / don’t hand the PG job to Teague, this team has no hope of progressing this year. Bibby is finished as a starter in the NBA and for Teague not to start either shows a lack of willingness to let him learn and grow into the job as Rondo did with the Celtics, or he’s not the answer. He needs to be the leader of the offense also, as that’s the PG’s responsibility. This can’t happen playing part time minutes minutes and coming off the bench.

Hawks Fan In New Orleans

July 20th, 2010
2:04 am

Turn the reins over to Teague – too much upside to let him ride the pine for Bibby. There maybe growing pains but we have the talent to offset them. The coaching staff expressing confidence in his abilities should go a long way to his accelerated development – he’ll have to learn on the flyer and unlearn the tentative posture he developed under Woodson.

vava74

July 20th, 2010
5:16 am

vava74

July 20th, 2010
5:17 am

Big Ray,

You made it to the On-Line AJC Sports’ first page feature spot!

Congrats!

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drmaryb

July 20th, 2010
7:37 am

Aminu
Gilder
Davidson

Should all get invites, maybe Hendrix should get another look-see too.

Sy
Gladyr

ASKG, they’ve already said, “send them back to where they came from” & I don’t see them buying out any contracts. Nope …Not gonna do it!

JT0 was refreshing to say the least.

Jordan was as close as we’ll will get to MJ & Our Jordan is reminiscent of D-Wade to me.

One thing, he lowers his head, like a Bull (remember Rumeal Robinson?), when bringing
the ball across to half-court and to the back-court. It seems like he’s protecting the ball moreso than
seeing the floor in this area of the court. I don’t see the head-down at any other time,
Very Nice player IMO.

We need some FRESH meat! Help from outside the Organization.

O'Brien

July 20th, 2010
7:48 am

Ray,

No mention of Jason Collins allegedly coming back? I would have preferred we give DJ Mbenga a look. At least he got to play against Bynum and Gasol in practice. He would have been low risk, high reward. Collins is low risk, low reward (IMO).

I am also of the opinion that Bibby should start. But he should be limited to ~ 20 mpg, with Teague also getting ~20 mpg. The other 8 minutes or so could depend on matchup, who has the hot hand etc.

I liked what I saw from Teague and JC2. I think Teague will improve during training camp playing with the veterans (and learning from Bibby), and getting the coaching from Drew.

JC2 is a mini-Jamal, and with Mo and Jamal expiring, I think the job of scorer off the bench in 2011 is up for the taking. But he must improve his defense.

I would give Aminu an invite to training camp, and I look forward to Sy next year. JJ and Jamal can handle the point in a pinch, so third PG may not be the biggest need.

We still need a backup PF, and a perimeter defender. Hopefully we can find a bargain. But our biggest signing this offseason (after JJ) could be Lester Connor, if he gets the veterans to buy into his defense.

dukester

July 20th, 2010
8:05 am

Dear Mr Rick Sund, fair warning if you dont get a legit center in here so this team will compete the Joe signing will be the fall of your time here in Atlanta. They backlash will be worse if you didnt sign Joe. We expected that Joe would be the first of several moves to get this team to the next level. Now we feel we have taken a few steps back. Im starting to feel that you think you dont need a center. If you think Al Horford is your center you will be sadly mistaken. Take this a joke if you want to. You will stuck with your corporate sell tickets trust me. A list of centers have moved or signed this off season. Dalembert, Chandler, Haywood, Camby, and i get the feeling most fans dont want Shaq because of the drama. I know i dont. This is Atlanta man we will watch you rot as a organization with 50 wins seasons dude believe me.

i_am_soulstar

July 20th, 2010
8:47 am

I’d rather start Teague than Bibby. I feel the only argument you could make for starting Bibby is if you think we have a substantially better chance of getting to the next level (conference finals) with him.

And also, with LD saying the onus will be on garding your own man, I think that’s his way of saying that if you can’t defend your position, you won’t be in his starting line-up (IMO).

Teague seems to be a fast learner once given the opportunity to get out there. I say throw him in the deep end and let him sink or swim. What do we have to lose? We’re not getting past the second round with Mike Bibby or Jamal Crawford running the point, because they can’t guard their position.

And the season after this one, Teague will have a year of starting experience under his belt, and Jamal Crawford and Mo Evans will come off the books, allowing us to re-up Horford and sign a quality big w/o cheap-o ASG paying the luxury tax. JJ will still be in his prime, Josh and Marvin will still be here, and if Jordan Crawford show’s he can score the ball, then you’ve got your back-up shooting guard for next year.

i_am_soulstar

July 20th, 2010
8:52 am

O'Brien

July 20th, 2010
9:10 am

Soulstar,

My thinking is start bibby early in the season, get teague the game experience he should have gotten last year. but by the mid-way point, I expect teague would supplant him as the starter.

Now if teague clearly outplays bibby in training camp, then I would say teague starts from day one.

And the problem with letting Crawford expire is then we lose him for nothing. I would rather trade him for bench depth.

Willie Coyote

July 20th, 2010
9:12 am

Aminu should get the invite. I would like to see Teague start with Bibby getting situational playing time as a designated shooter.

They may add someone of relative significance for the season. But the roster will obviously be filled out cheaply.

The thing is, even though this was a major free agency year, there was no one that would have made the Hawks better who they could actually sign. These big men out there that people keep clamoring for will just fill out the roster anyway so why not go the cheap route.

This team can still be significantly better this year without making a splash in free agency. It’s true that they do not quite have the personnel to win a championship but they do have the horses to threaten a trip to the Eastern Conference finals at least. Attitued and lack of mental toughness hurt them more last year than personnel did. They got destroyed by Orlando because they did not play good perimeter defense. Dwight is a load but the open 3s are what kill you against Orlando; that and trying to guard Jameer with a big on the perimeter so he can pick you apart is why they got swept instead of going at least 6 with them.

I still think they will make a trade at some point. Jordan Crawford’s defense is not up to par? Neither is Bibby’s or Jamal’s. If Jordan can provide offensive punch at this level, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jamal get moved since his contract is coming up (if I’m not mistaken).

I want to see this team do what it takes to win but this ownership group is likely not going to go all out to do that. I think you have some factions of this group who would and others who wouldn’t. There is also the issue of Philips not being sold out aona consistent basis. Why would they spend luxury tax dollars if they can count on empty seats on most nights?

Willie Coyote

July 20th, 2010
9:14 am

BTW, I hope Sy works on that shot of his. He has Pietrus written all over him.

Barry

July 20th, 2010
9:24 am

Let’s stop playing around and get Shaq. We are going to have probleems in the middle if we don’t with the likes of Howard, Garnett and other centers throughout the leaugue this year. Lets solidify the middle and let Horford and Josh Smith do their thing at forward. Mna you are talking about power under the boards. Let’s get in it to win it!!! And Shaq will help us do that. Shaq is not dumb. He knows how to get in shape and play when something is on the line. With these, Hawks, and their hungry proclivity to win, they are prime for the addition of Shaq’s and play and presence. This will be new to all hawks fans and some players because it is “championship new” with and impact big man that Atlanta has never had. So fans get used to it when Shaq comes to town. Let’s enjoy it and see Shaq, combined with our ‘Young Guns”, take us to the championship. Selah.

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i_am_soulstar

July 20th, 2010
9:30 am

O’Brien,

I could go either way with the Jamal Crawford thing. To me, it all depends on if Jordan Crawford can fill the scorer-off-bench role this season. If he can, then we’ve got extreme flexibility at that position and a mid-season trade would make sense.

But I think with the current state of the cap, the Hawks are probably going to look to hold onto Jamal’s expiring contract. I’d be shocked if they did otherwise.

D Gram

July 20th, 2010
9:38 am

Why is there no talk about us getting Kurt Thomas to fill the last roster spot? He has good size and can play defense. I know he is getting old (37 I think), but he frustrated the crap outta the Hawks and me last year during the playoffs. He played huge defense, took numerous charges, and knocked down open jump shots. Thomas was a huge reason the Bucks took us to seven games without Bogut.

Hittman jamillion

July 20th, 2010
9:51 am

Good morning, my comrades. Theres only so many moves we can do 2 become better. There are only 3 to 4 teams that are actually in title contention every year. The hawks are right there just need that last piece. I say if there is a way to get shaq without giving up marvin exceed the cap, we’ll make it up in overall revenue. As far as the people who don’t think the hawks are a good group who had no coaching last year don’t know what yall talking about we were a game under 500 on the road. That’s what good teams strive 4 breaking even on the road n being dominate on the road. I’d also add kurt thomas 4 toughness. Ps 4 walk who think the bulls or bucks are better than the hawks. the bulls are a weaker version of the jazz who we swept last year the bulls will finish a higher seed cuz that division has 2 have a winner. but the top 3 records n da east a be the same hawks 3 boston 4 magic 2 lebron 1. get shaq n thomas we’ll be right there.

HuH

July 20th, 2010
10:10 am

The Hawks were the reason that the Bucks took them to 7 games.

SteveW

July 20th, 2010
10:18 am

I heard Conner really liked Jermareo Davidson, so I would guess that maybe he, Aminu and Augistine may get an invite to camp, in case there’s an injury or an unexpected trade.

Jason Collins – 2 Finals appearances with the Nets, Josh Powell, ring with the Lakers – I think they may be looking at these guys to motivate the team to a championship.

I thought the same thing about Teague – not yet – the book on him coming out of college was high upside, but needed 3 to 4 years to develop. Don’t forget Woodson gave us Bibby’s huge contract, saying he needed him to run the offense, so Sund obliged – no excuses there.

I keep reading reports on the ‘net that the Hawks have offered Shaq the full MLE, but Shaq wants northward of 8m. These are recent reports, not from 2 weeks ago.

I would guess Jamal is gone after the season if not before, unless he would sign a 3 yr. deal for 14m or so. i like him alot, but he is getting old for an NBA SG with his skills. Gotta use his money to sign Horford!

I could see next season with Jamal and Evans gone and Sy and either our 1st pick in ‘11 or Gladyr on the bench. Not a bad thing, and saves around 11.5m per year.

SteveW

July 20th, 2010
10:27 am

Jason Collins is a 5 mpg hard banger – from Stanford, so he won’t make many mistakes – they say his locker room presence is worth the price – same said for Joe Smith, but it didn’t seem to help either Josh or Joe in the playoffs. He was bad as a player for the Nets in his prime, but we’ll see i guess – maybe Josh would have been a total mental case without Smith/Collins, and with a new coach, they figured they needed some more stability – if they sign Shaq, talk about a locker room explosion! With a rookie Head Coach only making 1.2m? That is an explosive locker room right there.

kwooden1

July 20th, 2010
10:28 am

I like what I’ve seen out of the summer league especially out of Teague and Crawford. Aminu looks like a guy that can play PF if we want to go cheap. I would like to see Teague start and JC2 get minutes coming off the the bench as the backup PG and JC be the second team SG. Unless Bibby comes into camp in great shape he should be the 3rd string PG. The HAWKS still need to get some quality size. I would still take Shaq over anyone out there but if it doesn’t happen I’m not going to be totally upset. But I will be upset if we don’t get Shaq and don’t complete some type of S&T. We’ve got to many guards on the roster, and not enough forwards. Evans is a guy we can use to get a quality PF or SF.

GO HAWKS!!

Willie Coyote

July 20th, 2010
10:34 am

@HuH…Exactly.

Hawk n the Ham

July 20th, 2010
10:36 am

When is the last time we could say, “We’ve got too many guards on the roster”?

GoHawks

July 20th, 2010
10:40 am

I would love to see the Hawks give Garrett Siler a second chance in camp this year. He is a beast 6 foot 10 inches and over 300 pounds. He played on Miami’s summer league and did fairly well.

niremetal

July 20th, 2010
10:59 am

You have a low threshold for “fairly well” if 3 points and 2 rebounds qualifies.

Richard Denson

July 20th, 2010
11:00 am

Get Shaq here in the sign and trade deal. Then do a sign-and-trade deal where we get Matt Barnes & the Magic get Randolph Morris or Jason Collins and the rights to either Sergei Gladyr or Pape Sy.

O'Brien

July 20th, 2010
11:10 am

Kwooden1,

Although JC2’s court vision was better than I thought it would be, I don’t think he should see any time at PG.

Imagine him trying to defend PGs, and imagine him trying to run the offense, and getting guys into sets.

Plus he was a scorer in college. I don’t think he would do well at PG His rookie year (knowing when to shoot vs when to pass will be tough for him).