John Wall looked outstanding. Continues to play fast and athletic, showing off his underrated mid-range game, can really drive and dish. Finds open shooters. Looked good in the pick and roll, and did a much better jump of playing under control and dictating pace. Still needs to improve his ability to pick his spots and change speeds, but he was extremely good today. Continues to play good D. Looks like the real-deal-Holyfield.
Nick Young showed off that ability to score we all know he has. Really pure shooting stroke. Decent ball-handling ability. It’s obvious he models his offensive game after Kobe. Will take some bad shots too and he didn’t fail to do so again. Played mediocre D. In his 4th year, playing in Summer League. Must be nice…..I think he can be a good scoring specialist for another team. Needs a fresh start.
JaVale McGee continues to show the offensive ability that I’ve always liked and others downplay. Showed the touch, counter moves, finger rolls, and hooks that I talked about yesterday. Could improve his feel for the game, as he does drift in and out of the action. Shot-blocking presence, but he’s only decent as a post defender. Good rebounder, especially on the offensive glass. Has the great physical ability and athleticism too.
Trevor Booker once again played like Jason Maxiell 2.0. Energetic, long, strong, a decent weakside shot-blocker, athletic and not talented offensively. Does have some face-up ability and will make open jumpers.
Lester Hudson is a natural scorer, and he’s built like a tank. Not a PG though, which holds him back.
Hamady N’Diaye is a shot-blocker and is a decent athlete, but he shows nothing else.
Eric Bledsoe is a great athlete with the build of an NFL running back. Can really get to the rim, and will score. Not a true PG though, and can only see one side of the floor in dribble drive. Ball-handling is mediocre for an NBA PG, and can’t drive as well with his left hand. Decent spot-up shooter, but not so much off the dribble. Plays decent D, but is limited some by a lack of awareness (fell asleep on Wall a bit). He reminds me of Kyle Lowry, and I think he can develop into a decent backup PG with some work. Needs polish.
DeAndre Jordan can’t score unless it’s a dunk. It seems like he’s regressed. Last SL, he had a go-to jump hook down low. He didn’t go to that this game, and really just relied on his athleticism down low. Physically gifted player with high-level athleticism. Will make 1 move every time I watch him play take makes you say “Daaammmmnnn.” (good or bad). Free throw shooter? Ha. Lacks awareness. Hasn’t really improved.
Willie Warren played nowhere near as aggressive as usual. He can’t afford a game as lackluster as this. He’s got to find a roster spot on a team crowded at guard.
Al-Farouq Aminu showed some of the things that are impressive about him, but he was shaky. Needs to improve his perimeter ability. Needs to greatly improve his shooting, ball-handling, and passing ability. Nice rebounding ability for a wing and he’s a very good athlete. Has a lot to learn and needs a good deal of polish.
Big Sofo is no Shaq lol. Not Big Baby Davis either. Maybe he was out of shape though….again. Played poor D.
I thought Wall played great man to man D. I think he dribbles too much in the halfcourt though and ge should have penetrated more but the midrange was on point today.
i agree with all of it except wall playing more undercontrol.. he had 8 turnovers yet again...thats pretty much the only problem i see him having right now
I watched bits and pieces of it. I saw aminu turn down a couple open jumpers and force the drive and another play where he just had a sloppy handle and lost control. Everytime i saw wall, he looked like the truth. I think he and arenas in the backcourt together is gonna be deadly next year. Dont sleep on washington. DOubt they make the playoffs, but should be close.
yeah he tends to dribble too much in the half court. i guess hes so used to going full speed that once he gets in half court he feels out of his element. im sure he will correct that with time. im not really too impressed with mcgee only because he's in his third year and he should be doing everything that hes doing. basically should be dominating as well as jordan and any other player whos been in the nba playing for 2/3 seasons
Yeah I need to change that Stanfordhoops...I don't know why I put that lol
you think washington has the players to be close to the playoffs?..i think they will be exciting but i dont think they will be close to playoff bound. as a team i dont see who they will be better than. i dont think they are better then golden state to be honest
east is still not as deep as west. Im not sure washington will be better then gstate either, but since washington is in hte east it doesnt matter to much. I think washington could be close to a playoff spot which means like 36 wins in the eastern conference. Wall and arenas are gonna be dangerous and the front court is athletic and should be able to keep up with the gaurds in transition. I mean isee people on here saying bobcats, knicks, raptors, sixers are all gonna make the playoffs, is washingotn really much worse then those teams?
lilperez the East has gotten better so getting 40 wins i think is the cut off. Wizard can do if Wall lead them there the 8th spot is wide open.
West is better from top to bottom but the East has 4 of the 5 best teams in the NBA. The East is really top heavy.
Lemon who are your 5 best teams
shletwon, i agree 40 wins is probably the cut off which is why i said the wizards will probably be close at around 36 wins. I do not think htey make the playoffs, i just said they will be in the mix which i do think is possible in the east becasue after the top 5, there is a pretty big drop off with a bunch of solid but nothing special teams.
John Wall looked amazing. Other than his mediocre jump shooting at times, he was impressive in just about every asset of the game. His defensive awareness is top notch, especially in help defense. Great handles and balance.
Eric Bledsoe matched Wall a couple of times early in the first half. He got to the room at will, but seemed to force the action later on. His tear drop layup can become a very effective tool if he works on it. Needs to work on his jumper and cut down tons on turnovers.
DeAndre Jordan would have seemed super human on that spin then dunk play from about 15 feet out. I don't think Shaq has ever converted free throws at such a low percentage. Should use his quick spin in the post more often and develop a reliable jump hook. Showed promise, but looked worse then in the regular season at times.
Aminu impressed me with some good "little things" defensive plays, but he needs to get a bit stronger and confident on his jumper. Sofo was worse than I thought he would be. Nick Young made some insane shots. McGee needs to be a bit more assertive and consistent.
I think Bledsoe could become a starter one day, as someone said his runner/floaters could be very dangerous if he can hit it consistently, its obvious he has all the tools to be a good PG.
But I do agree his playmaking ability is a little suspect, so is his ball handling
Would you trust a guy who can't make guys better/is a limited playmaker, has shaky handles for a position that requires good handles, and is a score-1st slasher as your starting PG? His weaknesses limit him from being a great starter IMO. I don't see him ever being th kind of playmaker a starter needs to be.
wow how are we ever going to get JnixonScoutRivalsExpress.com off the ground if you keep giving the product away for free? 14.95 per a full scouting report.From now on the only free samples you give are breakdowns of nik caner medley and sun yue.
Nick Young shoots the ball every time he gets it lol. Nick Young dominated in the Summer League last year and he can be a solid player in this league if he just gets his head in the game.
I wasn't impressed with anybody other than Wall. He's averaging 8 turnovers though. He needs to clean that up, which I'm sure he will eventually.
It is a sloppy league. The guys don't know each other. Some guys are only looking to get their touches and shots. Some teams are only bringing in two or three guys who will be going to training camp and those guys get to be featured, others have like six or seven. Jonny Flynn had turnover problems. Derrick Rose had a bunch of turnovers before he got hurt when he first got into the summer league. I wouldn't be worried about the Wall turnovers.
Aminu reminds me of Antwan Jamison
They both do make weird looking layups and mini-hooks around the rim. If Aminu develops a jumper with 3-point range it will be a very nice comparison.
Yea but walls turnovers are more about being out of control during a fast break not teammates. The problem is a tad bigger then you may admit. In hs people said wait till he gets to college then he won't turn it over as much. Gets to college and people said wait till he gets to the NBA Now in summer leauge the problem
is still a problem . I'm sure he will eventually cut them down some but get used to him being tops in the leauge in turnovers in the next couple seasons and prob lead the leauge this season.
I'm not sure why some think bledose can't be a good starting pg eventually but bayless can? And let's be real. He only sued one summer leauge game at the point we have no idea if he will get alot better or not
bledsoe nice ; i hope he make it
Will Willie Warren make the roster?
If I'm not mistaken they just signed Warren
If he hasn't signed, he better step up his play. He can't afford a game like the one yesterday again.
Yea I'm pretty sure he signed. He started out slow but overall had a pretty good game. One of four players in double figures and did what he will be asked to do which is come off the bench and score in the limited minutes he will get. I think the second game will be more telling for all the players since they have a game under there belt
He got like 5 of his points in extreme garbage time in the 4th quarter I remember. Like under 1 minute left. His game wasn't very good in actual game play.
to be fair there is no garbage time in summer leauge because no one really cares who wins. on top of the fact he wont get nothing but garbage time during the season. he really doesnt have to prove anything till vet camp to be honest
Under a minute left in any game that a team is winning by 20+ is garbage time. If you watched the game you would know Warren didn't even play well at all. It's easy to look at the stat line and say he got double figures and did what the team told him. But that wasn't the case. He won't see very much time in the season, but what does that have to do with how he played yesterday? If you get 5 points in the last minute of a game you're down by 20 in, only to score 10 points total, you didn't have a good game if you were drafted to be a scoring specialist. You padded your stats in meaningless game time. Big difference.