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    danny granger and gerald green

    Does anyone have any reservations about our pick?

    Where will each player plateau?

    What are each players overall strenghths and weaknesses?

    Discuss amongst yourselves
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    No regrets here.
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    Green will be the bigger scorer and more popular player due to his high flying game.

    Granger will be the better overall player and bigger winner due to his superior overall game, particularly on the defensive end.

    They will both be top-5 players out of the 2005 draft.

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    Gerald Green is an explosive finisher around the basket, great leaper, good jumpshooter. But he doesn't play defense, rebound, or block shots in the manner, or consistency Granger does.

    I have no reservations about picking Granger, he is the more complete player, he is excellent on D, attacks the glass, and is a hell of a shotblocker.

    And while Granger may not put it between his legs and throw it down, I am perfectly happy with his offensive skill set, I feel like his jumpshot, and range, have improved dramatically in the time he's been here, and the sky is the limit on his potential.

    I would be really surprised if Green turns out to be a consistent 20-5-3 guy, he'll have games like that here and there, but I doubt he will be a full time starter, or an all-star.

    To me, it's like comparing a younger Pippen, to a younger Ricky Davis, there's just no comparison.

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    Currently and probably until he's done, Danny Granger is my favorite player...although the only thing i wish he would do more is cut or look for the ball more. Also, he has the speed to get by the bigger guys he's being guarded by and wished he'd take advantage of that.

    Other than that, I'm totally satisfied with our pick.

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    How exactly are they "forever linked?"

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    So every 2 players that got drafted consecutively are "forever linked?"

    Are Joey Grahm and Danny Granger forever linked too?

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    How exactly are they "forever linked?"
    I think it was because during the draft, either Larry Bird, or Rick Carlisle had said if Gerald Green was still on the board at their pick, they would take him, and they ended up taking Granger instead.

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    every 2 players with perceived similar skill set and potential that fans of each team debate for years are "forever linked" i.e. tinsley parker...

    Are you just being a smart alek or are you really that dumb I thought you were semi knowledgeable about hoops???
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    Maybe because we could have had either of em n we chose Granger...

    Starting same last name letter...

    Both American's.....

    Like the same Rapper...

    as far as that goes now for the opposites

    One went college, One Didn’t

    One has played almost ever game, One hasn’t

    One has never been sent to the NBDL, One Has

    and I’m out....


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    every 2 players with perceived similar skill set
    How many cups of beer would it take for someone to percieve Granger and Green to have "similiar skill sets?"

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    Come on K, we always do this when we pass up one guy for another and it causes a little debate. I think Anthem coined it.
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    Im not trying to be rude but I know for a fact kstat has been here long enough to know what that means. He is just in an onery mood.
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    Just thought the "forever linked" bit was comically extreme, that all...

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    You stole one of my patented thread titles!

    If you're gonna do it, do it right:

    "Two Players Forever Linked: Danny Granger and Gerald Greene"

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    When you come up with something that good expect to be jocked lol
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    You stole one of my patented thread titles!

    If you're gonna do it, do it right:

    "Two Players Forever Linked: Danny Granger and Gerald Greene"


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    How many cups of beer would it take for someone to percieve Granger and Green to have "similiar skill sets?"
    You're just looking for a fight.

    None of the players "forever linked" had similar skill sets. Jamaal and Parker? No. Fred and K.Rush? No. Korver and Jones? Well, they both shoot threes, but JJ can defend.
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    You're just looking for a fight.

    None of the players "forever linked" had similar skill sets. Jamaal and Parker? No. Fred and K.Rush? No. Korver and Jones? Well, they both shoot threes, but JJ can defend.

    Yeah but I didnt say that to begin with, he did.

    Korver and Jones are forever linked too? lol come on, dude. That's just going to far.....

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    I'm going to start a Forever Linked: Eddie Gill and Snap Hunter thread someday.

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    How does Granger compare to some other young SF's in the East?

    LeBron James? Obviously he'll never be as good, LeBron is a freak of nature.

    Richard Jefferson? I think he'll be better than R.J., he's not the scorer yet, maybe never will be, but he's far superior defensively and a better rebounder.

    Tayshaun Prince? I think he's already better than Prince, better scorer, defender, rebounder, passer, just overall far more complete i.m.o.

    Gerald Wallace? This is a toughie. G-Wall is having a huge year. I think Danny and Gerald will be about even.

    Luol Deng? I think he'll be better than Deng, who's never stood out much to me.

    Caron Butler? Caron's real solid, very underrated, but he doesn't play at the same level Danny has shown.

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    The pacers do a great job of finding talented players later in the draft - Granger was a very lucky pick for the pacers - I'm pretty sure everyone couldn't believe Granger fell so low. After seeing what the pacers have done with players like james jones and fred jones, I can't wait until Granger plays up to his full potential. I really couldn't tell you about gerald green, because i haven't heard much about him. The only thing I might have heard about green was that he got in trouble with the celtics somehow (nothing too major though) and was suspended (or something like that). I guess that might be a minor point against greene if a point at all.

    Also - I didn't realize Granger had such a good shot - He should practice more of those jumpers - from what I've seen so far, things are looking way up for him.

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    Tayshaun Prince? I think he's already better than Prince, better scorer, defender, rebounder, passer, just overall far more complete i.m.o.
    ...Seth, you're a funny guy.....

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