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    After all of the trades, and draft picks, and what has transpired over the
    last few days, it seems the one player out of all this being the least
    mentioned is Josh McRoberts.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_McRoberts


    If he can avoid back injury, is there a possibility he could turn out to be an
    "X Factor" in this whole series of changes being made?

    Admittedly I don't know much about him or his game, but it would at least
    seem to me that being a Carmelite is in itself a great way to get fans that
    can afford the higher priced seats into the fieldhouse.

    What is a best case scenario for Josh, and who could his game end up
    being compared to?

    Thoughts please?

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    I'm really not the person to chime in on McRoberts. I hated him at Carmel High School. I hated him at Duke. I'll hate him with the Pacers.
    He's a massive douche.

    I kind of hope he doesn't make the team.

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    After all of the trades, and draft picks, and what has transpired over the
    last few days, it seems the one player out of all this being the least
    mentioned is Josh McRoberts.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_McRoberts


    If he can avoid back injury, is there a possibility he could turn out to be an
    "X Factor" in this whole series of changes being made?

    Admittedly I don't know much about him or his game, but it would at least
    seem to me that being a Carmelite is in itself a great way to get fans that
    can afford the higher priced seats into the fieldhouse.

    What is a best case scenario for Josh, and who could his game end up
    being compared to?

    Thoughts please?
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    As someone that went to school with him, let me just say he's not the most popular guy...so don't count on him drawing any fans besides his mom.

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    His mom's a nice lady though.

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    I wish I knew more about him other then the next 20 post that are going to tell us that....

    He sucks!!!

    Honestly, does anyone know anything about the guy other then....^^^
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    A kid that leaves Indiana to go to Duke instead of a local or even a Big 10 school... how much love could people have for him?
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    No one is overlooking him. He really does suck. He doesn't even play in the NBA.. We should have tried to get someone else.. Or at LEAST a second round pick out of them.. I doubt he makes the team.

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    He has to have some skills - what can he do.

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    He reminds me of Jeff George w/o George's ability. Someone last night/yesterday hoped the Pacers didn't draft a "white stiff". They didn't, but got one anyway. JMOAA

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    No one is overlooking him. He really does suck. He doesn't even play in the NBA.. We should have tried to get someone else.. Or at LEAST a second round pick out of them.. I doubt he makes the team.
    Ok then...Why does he suck? You have to give me more then, "He really does suck." Hell, I know a lot of you don't like the guy, for a multitude of reasons that I could give a **** about.

    What skills does the guy have/lack? Do me a favor, don't say none/all.
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    He reminds me of Jeff George w/o George's ability. Someone last night/yesterday hoped the Pacers didn't draft a "white stiff". They didn't, but got one anyway. JMOAA
    So he should be on the Colts instead of the pacers.

    Really, though I want someone to describe the type of player he is. Can he shoot? is he a good athlete? is he strong?, there must be some reason he was drafted a year ago

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    He reminds me of Jeff George w/o George's ability. Someone last night/yesterday hoped the Pacers didn't draft a "white stiff". They didn't, but got one anyway. JMOAA
    He played in the D-League last year. IIRC, he didn't do much. He is the typical kid who was in love with his perceived ability and came out of college too early. If he had stayed at Duke for 4 years, he might have found a niche in the NBA.

    DaVon Jefferson did the samething this year, and didn't get drafted.

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    So far, from all the hate, it sounds like he might be another - Bill Laimbeer?


    I kind of like that!


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    He's a PF, no? He will have his shot then. We need some PF's.
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    So he should be on the Colts instead of the pacers.

    Really, though I want someone to describe the type of player he is. Can he shoot? is he a good athlete? is he strong?, there must be some reason he was drafted a year ago
    McRoberts has been known mostly for his potential in my opinion. The scouts that have like him, think he can be a versatile big men.

    He can actually handle the ball pretty well for his size. He's more athletic then he may look, and he plays with emotion.

    At Duke he was also pegged as being too passive, and not taking over in games where he could have.

    I think his development should be watched closely

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    Does anyone think he is or will be better than Ike Diogu, at the least?

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    McRoberts has been known mostly for his potential in my opinion. The scouts that have like him, think he can be a versatile big men.

    He can actually handle the ball pretty well for his size. He's more athletic then he may look, and he plays with emotion.

    At Duke he was also pegged as being too passive, and not taking over in games where he could have.

    I think his development should be watched closely
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    It would be nice if he ended up that way, but I think he's just a poor man's Brian Scalabrine.

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    Does anyone think he is or will be better than Ike Diogu, at the least?
    did diogu ever play in the d-league? mcroberts trash. pure garbage. nobody should have to waste the time trying to "describe" his game. he doesn't deserve that time. carmel players, fans, and students HATED him. duke players, fans, and students HATED him. that's all there is to know.

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    It would be nice if he ended up that way, but I think he's just a poor man's Brian Scalabrine.
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    He averaged 7.7 pts, 6.4 rebs, and 2.5 asts in 15 regular season games with the Idaho Stampede last year. During the playoffs he played 4 games and averaged 6 points and 5 boards per game.

    He scored 10 points, hauled 5 boards, and had 1 block in 22 minuteds during the championship clinching game of the NBDL Finals.

    He's young and only heading to his second year in the league. He might be serviceable this year as the 3rd C or PF off the bench.
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    From what i remember from the duke games i used to watch and from what i've read ...

    He's a fairly good rebounder, probably his strongest trait, although at 6'9 he might not be as good in the NBA as he has been in college and the D league. Fairly stong and suprisingly athletic. I seem to remember him being considered good defensively, decent shot blocker but not spectacular.

    Decent passer, he will pull off some great passes, but can be fairly turnover prone! Throwing away passes or losing it on the dribble!

    No real post moves, not a scorer at all, sometimes stuggles to finish, and shoots a low percentage and inconsistant from outside.


    Seems to never really been standout but could develop into a role player, filling minutes with decent defending and rebounding. Suits an uptempo game with athleticism so might find some kind of role here, may take a year or so though.
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    did diogu ever play in the d-league? mcroberts trash. pure garbage. nobody should have to waste the time trying to "describe" his game. he doesn't deserve that time. carmel players, fans, and students HATED him. duke players, fans, and students HATED him. that's all there is to know.

    Says who?

    Can't you see that "that's all there is to know" says more about your limited thought processes than it does about Josh McRoberts' abilities?

    Tell us what you know, and others will do the same. Then we'll decide what we believe. I'm willing to read your opinion and learn from it, but I doubt if anyone on this forum cares to give you the power to limit what we can or should know about a player.



    As far as McRoberts is concerned, the kid still has a lot to prove. But what he did at Carmel HS or at Duke is not determinant. He might develop. Anyway, if he stays on the roster, even at the end of the bench, the Pacers will sell hundreds of tickets they otherwise wouldn't have sold. That matters.
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