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    Draft City had Harrison on their All-Underrated !st Team. Here's what they had to say about him:

    C: David Harrison
    What they are saying: Lazy?uninspired?overweight and out of shape?never lived up to his huge potential out of high school?should have dominated the Big 12 but never did.

    With all the hoopla around the teenage 7 footers in this draft (Pavel, Ramos and Swift) and all the complaining about how there are no true American centers anymore, Harrison is always somehow written off as a player that will never live up to his enormous potential. But what if he does? And why do the teenagers get a free pass from being called busts while the more polished 21 year old with just as big of an upside slips?

    So what do we have here? Harrison is a legit 7 footer with a great NBA body with great potential to add even more strength. He has slimmed down over the past few months and is probably in the best shape of his life. Whether he?ll maintain that or not is up to him and the team that drafts him, but right now he is likely to be the most ready 7 footer to come in and have an impact for his team.
    He is strong and athletic; he gets up and down the floor extremely well and has a great vertical leap that just screams shotblocking potential. He has excellent moves in the paint, very nice footwork, and a soft touch around the basket. Harrison is a great target to have inside; he establishes position very well and loves to get the ball with his back to the basket. He has a nice shooting stroke for a big man and will occasionally step outside and hit the 14 footer.
    If some team can motivate this kid to live up to what he can do on the court, he will EASILY be the best big man in this draft, and possibly even an all-star. If not, you are looking at another Jerome James or Elden Campbell, which isn?t all that bad if you are picking in the mid-late 1st.

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    Guys, it's a freakin' 29th pick in a weak draft.

    What do you want?
    Uhh, maybe someone NOT fat, soft, and mentally weak, with attitude problems? I wouldn't want that out of a 2nd round pick.

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    Here's ESPN's take on the pick

    This is a very good pick-up for the Pacers. They felt the loss of Brad Miller this year. Harrison could fill that void. He's a good player. It's really just about his head. If he focuses, he should've went in the lottery. You normally don't find this type of size at this point in the draft. Nice pick.
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    Draft City had Harrison on their All-Underrated !st Team. Here's what they had to say about him:

    C: David Harrison
    What they are saying: Lazy?uninspired?overweight and out of shape?never lived up to his huge potential out of high school?should have dominated the Big 12 but never did.

    With all the hoopla around the teenage 7 footers in this draft (Pavel, Ramos and Swift) and all the complaining about how there are no true American centers anymore, Harrison is always somehow written off as a player that will never live up to his enormous potential. But what if he does? And why do the teenagers get a free pass from being called busts while the more polished 21 year old with just as big of an upside slips?

    So what do we have here? Harrison is a legit 7 footer with a great NBA body with great potential to add even more strength. He has slimmed down over the past few months and is probably in the best shape of his life. Whether he?ll maintain that or not is up to him and the team that drafts him, but right now he is likely to be the most ready 7 footer to come in and have an impact for his team.
    He is strong and athletic; he gets up and down the floor extremely well and has a great vertical leap that just screams shotblocking potential. He has excellent moves in the paint, very nice footwork, and a soft touch around the basket. Harrison is a great target to have inside; he establishes position very well and loves to get the ball with his back to the basket. He has a nice shooting stroke for a big man and will occasionally step outside and hit the 14 footer.
    If some team can motivate this kid to live up to what he can do on the court, he will EASILY be the best big man in this draft, and possibly even an all-star. If not, you are looking at another Jerome James or Elden Campbell, which isn?t all that bad if you are picking in the mid-late 1st.
    That's the most generous report I've read, the rest make him sound awful.

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    Wow, sounds very nice. I'm definantly satisfied with this pick.

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    Uhh, maybe someone NOT fat, soft, and mentally weak, with attitude problems? I wouldn't want that out of a 2nd round pick.
    Do you honestly trust what you have heard about this guy in the last hour over Bird and Walsh's assessments? Do you really think they would have given a guaranteed 3 years to a guy who is doomed to be a fat, soft, weak problem child?

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    Uhh, maybe someone NOT fat, soft, and mentally weak, with attitude problems? I wouldn't want that out of a 2nd round pick.
    Do you honestly trust what you have heard about this guy in the last hour over Bird and Walsh's assessments? Do you really think they would have given a guaranteed 3 years to a guy who is doomed to be a fat, soft, weak problem child?
    That's a good point. However, it's all over the place with his weaknesses and downside. I think they took him hoping his potential would come through.

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    Seeing as how I doubt anyone on this board has seen him play, but Bird and Donnie very likely have, I'll defer to them on this one.

    I didn't freak when we drafted Freddie over Kareem, or traded Tony for Bendy-straw, or when we did the Chicago trade, or even when we traded DD for JO. I'm not going to freak now -- not over a 29th pick.

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    However, it's all over the place with his weaknesses and downside.
    I know, but do you think all these scouting reports have any particular degree of accuracy about what this kid is all about going forward? Or is the research the Pacers staff did on him a better indication?

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    Seeing as how I doubt anyone on this board has seen him play, but Bird and Donnie very likely have, I'll defer to them on this one.

    I didn't freak when we drafted Freddie over Kareem, or traded Tony for Bendy-straw, or when we did the Chicago trade, or even when we traded DD for JO. I'm not going to freak now -- not over a 29th pick.
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    Seeing as how I doubt anyone on this board has seen him play, but Bird and Donnie very likely have, I'll defer to them on this one.

    I didn't freak when we drafted Freddie over Kareem, or traded Tony for Bendy-straw, or when we did the Chicago trade, or even when we traded DD for JO. I'm not going to freak now -- not over a 29th pick.
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    He steps into the void created by the departure of Primoz Brezac.

    Might as well put him on the injured list RIGHT NOW.

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    Don't know about anyone else, but I'm giving this guy his chance to show us what he's got. When does the Summer League start?
    Yeah, guys aren't giving him a chance.

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    Guys, it's a freakin' 29th pick in a weak draft.

    What do you want?
    A guy without maturity problems.
    On the bright side, if he is throwing thinks and getting in to it with the fans, maybe nobody will notice our little angel Ron acting up.
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    Who says it has to be a guaranteed three years?

    Remember Greg Minor?

    Can't we just fail to offer him a qualifying contract offer, making him an unrestricted FA?
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    Who says it has to be a guaranteed three years?

    Remember Greg Minor?

    Can't we just fail to offer him a qualifying contract offer, making him an unrestricted FA?
    Maybe we can convince him to play overseas, so we can retain his rights...
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    Draft City had Harrison on their All-Underrated !st Team. Here's what they had to say about him:

    C: David Harrison
    What they are saying: Lazy?uninspired?overweight and out of shape?never lived up to his huge potential out of high school?should have dominated the Big 12 but never did.

    With all the hoopla around the teenage 7 footers in this draft (Pavel, Ramos and Swift) and all the complaining about how there are no true American centers anymore, Harrison is always somehow written off as a player that will never live up to his enormous potential. But what if he does? And why do the teenagers get a free pass from being called busts while the more polished 21 year old with just as big of an upside slips?

    So what do we have here? Harrison is a legit 7 footer with a great NBA body with great potential to add even more strength. He has slimmed down over the past few months and is probably in the best shape of his life. Whether he?ll maintain that or not is up to him and the team that drafts him, but right now he is likely to be the most ready 7 footer to come in and have an impact for his team.
    He is strong and athletic; he gets up and down the floor extremely well and has a great vertical leap that just screams shotblocking potential. He has excellent moves in the paint, very nice footwork, and a soft touch around the basket. Harrison is a great target to have inside; he establishes position very well and loves to get the ball with his back to the basket. He has a nice shooting stroke for a big man and will occasionally step outside and hit the 14 footer.
    If some team can motivate this kid to live up to what he can do on the court, he will EASILY be the best big man in this draft, and possibly even an all-star. If not, you are looking at another Jerome James or Elden Campbell, which isn?t all that bad if you are picking in the mid-late 1st.
    That's the most generous report I've read, the rest make him sound awful.
    Doesn't sound to bad for a 29th pick, really.
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    He shot 60% for the year? That's not a bad thing in a big man.

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    David Harrison as a rookie vs. Erick Dampier as a rookie?

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    He shot 60% for the year? That's not a bad thing in a big man.

    If there's anybody that can straighten up a lazy white stiff, it's Larry Bird.
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    If there's anybody that can straighten up a lazy white stiff, it's Larry Bird.
    hmm?

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    He shot 60% for the year? That's not a bad thing in a big man.

    If there's anybody that can straighten up a lazy white stiff, it's Larry Bird.
    White?

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    What the hell, it's the 29th pick. Nobody from this draft was going to come in & play at that pick so we might as well go with someone who has a chance to make something of himself.

    Sure, he could flop. But we've had to watch Primoz for years so how could this be any worse.

    At worse you can always sucker somebody into taking a 7' player for something sometime down the line.

    At best, hey he could work out & be a decent backup center. Something right now we don't have.


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    At best, hey he could work out & be a decent backup center. Something right now we don't have.
    Actually from what I'm reading, IF he can control himself and work a little harder, he can be a very quality starting center. And I think he can, he went from 280 to 250 for the Draft so that shows me he's got atleast some work ethic.

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    Ehh, my mistake. Sue me.
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