View Full Version : Celtics get Patrick O'Bryant for 2 years, league min. salary

07-13-2008, 12:53 AM

Pretty good deal for Boston, really. I don't know the first thing about O'Bryant and he appears to have done nothing, but it's really low risk, high reward if he happens to pan out.

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07-13-2008, 01:02 AM
Yeah, not bad for Boston. Practicing with Kevin Garnett certainly couldn't hurt the guy. Maybe it'll light a fire in him and he'll improve.

07-13-2008, 02:14 AM
He had a good game against Aron Gray and the Pitt Panthers in the second round of the NCAA tournament and thought that was a good enough showing to draw NBA interest. He was right. But he wasn't ready and did not develop at all his first two years in the pros. Another one of those upside guys.

07-13-2008, 02:16 AM
a lottery pick that never developed. that is who Patrick O'Bryant is. watching him down in the D-League, i don't see potential. He has the size, but his weight is something that works against him. Body wise, he looks like a Tyson Chandler look alike with longer arms. O'bryant is still young and is still developing but for the last couple of years, instead of progressing, he had be regressing, coming in and out of the D-League. He has nice footwork but can't seem to establish himself in the paint, he would rather shoot a mid-range jumper than pots it up. He is a shot blocker because of his size, but shot blocking awareness is low for him from what i've seen. HOpefully he develops at Boston. maybe Glen Davis will inspire him to beef it up or pork it up. which ever way he wants to go. not bad for that salary.

07-13-2008, 07:31 AM
Bad news for Harrison.

07-13-2008, 07:33 AM
A good calculated risk which is worth it for both parties.

Good for the Celtics as they get an inside player for basically peanuts (in NBA terms ;)) who could finally develop and has some top class athletes who WILL get on his case if he doesn't work hard enough and improve a bit.

Good for Patrick as he can play himself a little more into the picture again and hopefully for him grow as a player and increase his worth, sort of revitalize his young career.

07-13-2008, 09:23 AM
Yeah, not bad for Boston. Practicing with Kevin Garnett certainly couldn't hurt the guy. Maybe it'll light a fire in him and he'll improve.

Unless, of course, he pisses Kevin Garnett off in practice, and KG actually hurts the guy.

07-13-2008, 08:06 PM
They just got him because of his name.

07-13-2008, 08:11 PM
He actually has some skills. Can block some shots, snatch some boards, and has a few offensive moves and a little bit of range.

Problem is that Nellie ruined the kid mentally and for someone who doesn't seem to particularly enjoy playing basketball for a living, it'll be interesting to see if he can become a consistent rotation player.

He'll never be a star but I do think he can get himself into a nice backup role.

07-13-2008, 08:18 PM
O'Bryant's biggest problem is that he just really doesn't enjoy playing basketball that much. And it's unfortunate b/c he's got some talent.

Basically, he's playing because somewhere in HS or junior high, somebody told him "Hey you. You're big. You should play ball." If this guy was 5 inches shorter, he probably wouldn't had a passing interest in playing the game.

07-13-2008, 09:35 PM
How wrong can you really go for league minimum?