Honestly, Do you think Sean May will be a good contributor to the Kings? I hear he's weighing in at 261 lbs. right now. Will he reach his potential in Sactown?
he won't get the amount of playing time needed to reach his full potential, unless thompson or hawes go down with an injury. I say he will contribute to the kings, definitily.
Man... It hurts me that this former Indiana Mr. Basketball hasn't played up to his potential. Injuries due to poor conditioning have really hurt his career.
It's hard to say if he'll live up to his potential after having the kinds of knee problems he's had. They say microfracture surgery is a two year thing, so this is his year to make an impact. I've heard that he's 100% healthy and playing without pain. I'd like to see him get down to around 245 lbs, which will take pressure off of his knee. If he's really healthy, then I feel he can be a very solid contributor off the bench.
I'm not sure what to expect from May this year, but players like him kinda frustrate me. It's obvious that he needs to lose weight and his former team was constantly asking him to lose some pounds, especially becuase of his injuries. But he never did. How can professional athletes who are being paid millions and have their career on the line not lose weight. Maybe he has now, so we'll see.
In order to lose weight, you have to run. If you're knees are injured, you can't really run and condition yourself the ways you'd like. That's been May's issue. Microfracture surgery really limits what you can do. This past summer he was able to run and condition himself without pain. He just needs to keep it up and regain his confidence. Hopefully he can do that in Sacramento.
I had an ankle injury two years ago that ended my basketball playing days and I can't even jog or anything anymore. I started putting on a lot of weight. So Now I lift weights, ride the bycicle, swim and use other cardio machines that don't put pressure on your ankle. It is hard as hell to keep the weight off, but I go to the gym 5 days a week and I manage. I can't feel bad for a professional athlete who can't do the same.
You're also not in the NBA. I'm sure that even while May was injured, he was in ten times better condition than what you call "in shape" right now. Let's be real here... "Real Life" conditioned and "NBA" conditioned are two different things. I saw Sean May at the Indiana Classic (college football game held every year in Indianapolis) last year and even though he was "out of shape" in NBA terms, he looked slim to me standing every bit of 6' 9". I thought he looked great.
I'm sure he has been working out and doing what he can while keeping pressure off the knees, but that still hasn't been enough for him to be NBA fit or in game shape. It varies and just depends on the player, but sometimes riding the bike, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, etc aren't enough to keep them in NBA game shape while out with a serious knee injury, especially microfracture surgery. Look at Greg Oden for example. The Blazers had him doing everything possible to stay in shape while injured and he still was significantly overweight and out of shape for majority of the season.
I hear you. I never said he should have been able to stay in game shape, just that he should have been able to lose weight. Losing weight would help with getting back in shape and with rehabbing his knee. No reason he couldn't have lost weight.
Similar to Pat Riley, Larry Brown has a conditioning guideline. May lost weight, just not enough to meet Brown's guideline. There were rumors he missed Brown's conditioning test by a couple of pounds. If it were any other team, he probably would've been playing his way into shape throughout the season.
Boris Diaw meets Larry Brown's conditioning guideline?!
that is absolutely preposterous
I conceed that he does play power forward a lot but so does Gerald Wallace (6'7 215)
Boris Diaw and lot of overweight players don't know or are scared of how good they would be
if they lost the weight eg Shaq, Curry, Sweetney
Everyone is scared of reaching their own ceiling because they are scared if they hit that ceiling that they will not meet everyones expectations
They're all just scared imo
William Felton Russell
only guy really overweight guy I can remember that took the challenge to reach their potential was Sir Charles
I think if he can get 15 or so minutes he will prove to be valuable to this team. he gets them legit size in the front court even though he is kinda short but still he is wide and strong.
not a good fit this team is all speed which will kill his playing time just like it dd Brands with Philly hes a good player but he needs to find the right fit.
no one was even talking about Boris Diaw. I would like to see May contribute because I feel like he can be a good bench player in the league. A guy who can come in, give u 20 solid minutes, and about 8-9ppg, 5rpg, and just overall smart-effective basketball. But I have to see him first to believe what is being said.
IF HE can stay injury free..HE HAS A ZACH RANDOLPH TYPE OF GAME..INJURIES during HIS young career has held him back
I never was a big Sean May guy. He has nice moves down low but he is too slow and he doesnt clear space down low like he did in college even when he was healthy enough to play. I dont think you can expect more than 5 ppg and like 4 boards from him.
I never was a big Sean May guy myself
I'm not a huge May fan, but he is a big body and has some quality fundamental post moves. I still think he can contribute and I saw on insider he had some monetary motivation, so that can't hurt. Here is the what it said, he sounds committed.
According to The Sacramento Bee, Wednesday was one of two deadlines for Kings forward Sean May to weigh 265 pounds or less and guarantee his entire salary this season. May weighed 261 pounds to fully guarantee his $884,881 salary for the season. He had until Wednesday or October 27 to meet the weight goal, or $100,000 of his deal was not guaranteed.
"It's a long way," May said. "I've come a long way from there and want to stay a long ways from there. Glad I made it, happy I made it, glad it's over. Want to keep moving."
Now that his salary is guarenteed he's heading to Burger King to celebrate...
A few of you guys aren't fans of May, which is understandable considering how his NBA career has gone. I just still have memories of his high school days in Indiana. He was a BEAST lol. I'll never forget when he and Jared Jeffries' (another former Indiana Mr. Basketball who's NBA career hasn't gone as expected) team Bloomington North faced off against Zach Randolph's team Marion in the Class 4A State Finals. That was one hell of a game! It had a lot of interesting sub plots lol. Jeffries and Randolph were All-Americans, McDonald All-Americans, Indiana All-Stars, Mr. Basketball candidates and going to opposite schools in the Big-Ten. May was a junior at the time and was a Junior Indiana All-Star and highly ranked nationally. Bloomington North was in a rich/classy part of Indiana, Marion from the hood lol. Randolph dominated and Marion won in an upset, but Jeffries still won Mr. Basketball that year. I guess I just remember those days and am still a fan of those three guys regardless of how their careers go.
Yea, I do that too. Most college/NBA players were dominate like that in HS and I always follow guys' career when I see them dominate HS games, even though they might bog down in college ball or in the NBA.