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Anthem
04-15-2005, 11:58 PM
Here we go. Two players. Both small forwards that are primarily shooters. Both drafted in the second round (two spots apart). They were born less than 6 months apart. Even their stat lines from tonight are similar. In their last game, both hit the deciding shot to win it.

Overall, Korver's having the superior year, but I kinda think JJ will be the better player in the long term. He seems to be the more well-rounded player, and he's as much of a shooter as Korver is. My impression is that JJ's the far superior defender.
2004 IND 71 17.6 1.7 4.2 39.4 0.9 2.2 39.4 0.8 0.9 85.5 0.5 1.8 2.3 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.3 1.6 4.9
2004 PHI 78 32.5 3.8 9.2 41.6 2.8 6.8 40.7 1.0 1.1 86.1 0.5 4.2 4.6 2.2 1.3 1.3 0.4 3.2 11.4

We passed on Korver to take JJ. Anybody think it was the right move? Anybody think it was the wrong one?

Kegboy
04-16-2005, 12:12 AM
Korver's the better player right now, he's got the killer mentality all the great shooters have, while JJ's head and/or heart doesn't seem in the game at times. That said, Korver's ceiling is becoming Fred Hoiberg. That's it. I like Fred and all, but he'll never be more than a shooter, albeit a good one.

JJ has much more potential. He's infinitely more skilled and athletic. He just needs to put it all together. Problem is, Jamison Brewer had tons of potential, too. :blush:

Potential doesn't always become production. :shrug:

PacerMan
04-16-2005, 12:13 AM
I like what I see of JJ a lot. Been happy with his attitude since day 1, and his game seems to be developing nicely.

Cactus Jax
04-16-2005, 07:03 AM
As much as you could ***** not taking Korver, we're talking about picks 48-50 and the fact that these guys are comparable is good enough for me. I bet 90% of the other players drafted 5-10 spots ahead and behind them are either not in the NBA or rotting on a bench.

We still did great overall with JJ.

Mourning
04-16-2005, 07:19 AM
As much as you could ***** not taking Korver, we're talking about picks 48-50 and the fact that these guys are comparable is good enough for me. I bet 90% of the other players drafted 5-10 spots ahead and behind them are either not in the NBA or rotting on a bench.

We still did great overall with JJ.

Ibidem! ;)

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

sixthman
04-16-2005, 10:15 AM
To his credit Korver is becoming a good all-around player. James Jones, too.

Korver will probably have the better career. But, the fact there is some question about the matter means James Jones has come a long way since last year.

NotLosingButWinning
04-16-2005, 01:07 PM
korver is not just a shooter. i've been watching him since college and he's a much more well-rounded player than people give him credit for. he's a solid defender and rebounder. if j.j. had his kind of playing time he'd be even better, but i think korver willl have a better career.

PacerMan
04-16-2005, 02:02 PM
Korver's the better player right now, he's got the killer mentality all the great shooters have, while JJ's head and/or heart doesn't seem in the game at times. That said, Korver's ceiling is becoming Fred Hoiberg. That's it. I like Fred and all, but he'll never be more than a shooter, albeit a good one.

JJ has much more potential. He's infinitely more skilled and athletic. He just needs to put it all together. Problem is, Jamison Brewer had tons of potential, too. :blush:

Potential doesn't always become production. :shrug:


Jamison never had anything even resembling a jump shot, though he had everything else. That's a pretty huge difference in the NBA.

Anthem
04-17-2005, 12:17 PM
Montieth's reading our stuff... :D

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050417/SPORTS04/504170432/1062

No, seriously, nice article on JJ in the Star today. But what's the deal with "playing three positions in the same game"? Not that I doubt he could log minutes at SG, but that's the one position we usually don't need people.

What game was it where he played all 3 positions? Anybody know?

Los Angeles
04-17-2005, 12:19 PM
JJ comes right before KK in the alphabet.

:-p

SoupIsGood
04-17-2005, 01:19 PM
I'm interested to see what JJ brings to the table next year. If he improves considerably, he could prove quite valuable.

PacerMan
04-17-2005, 01:59 PM
Korver gets docked for the ugliest hair. :)

Los Angeles
04-17-2005, 02:30 PM
I'm interested to see what JJ brings to the table next year. If he improves considerably, he could prove quite valuable.
Problem is, his contract is up now, not next year.

http://www.seafarer.gr/forecast/img/40.gif

SoupIsGood
04-17-2005, 02:37 PM
Problem is, his contract is up now, not next year.

http://www.seafarer.gr/forecast/img/40.gif

Well, I was assuming we sign him.

If he signs elsewhere, I won't lose sleep over it. He has potential to be a solid back-up SF, but that's about it.

Anthem
04-17-2005, 04:55 PM
Problem is, his contract is up now, not next year.

http://www.seafarer.gr/forecast/img/40.gif

That's a good thing. We can sign him before his value gets too high.