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    He looked fat and slow to me.

    Anyone know anything about him

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    Apparenly he needs to work on his maturity, not sure that is good for us.

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    Default Re: David Harrison

    He looked fat and slow to me.

    Anyone know anthing about him
    No, I think you summed up his career in Colorado very well.....

    He reminds me a LOT of oliver miller. A guy with skill but no control over his temper or weight.

    One thing he DOESNT have that Miller did was decent-sized hands.

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    Apparenly he needs to work on his maturity, not sure that is good for us.
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    Here is the draft city report on him

    Weakness

    Harrison has just as many or maybe even more flaws to his game then he has assets at this point. Almost none of them are incorrectable, although they are really glaring when watching him.

    His biggest problem is mentally. He often acts like a big baby, and itís painfully obvious that he needs to substantially mature to handle the everyday stresses and challenges of the NBA. Harrison allows himself to be taken out of games, by tougher and stronger players, but also by fans. Against Kansas earlier this year he was twice caught arguing with fans and had to be restrained and escorted off the court after he fouled out with just five points and two rebounds in 14 minutes. He gets extremely frustrated when he takes what he considers to be hard fouls, and itís no secret in the Big 12 that he has a very bad temper. That is something that needs to change quickly if he wants to be taken seriously as an NBA player. Coaches, teammates, rivals and referees will just not stand for the kind of behavior that has become a norm at Colorado. His feud with Kansas is well documented, starting with his brother trash talking and brawling with Nick Collison, to David telling the media that Kansas is overrated, and probably the funniest incident of them all was Harrison arguing with Drew Gooden through the media over whether or not he called him ďDrew PuddinĒ. When asked if Iowa State fans were the worst in the Big 12, Harrison replied, "You haven't been to Kansas, have you?" That sums up Harrison pretty well.

    Harrison is not stupid though. By all accounts he comes off as being very well spoken in interviews, and he was recently named to the Big 12 Commissioners Academic Honor Roll. He scored a 165 out of 185 on his pre-law test. His temperament does not stem from a lack of intelligence.

    Even though he plays for an average team, in an average conference, Harrison does not use his skills to take the team on his back and dominate. He has come up flat in a couple of big games already, especially down the stretch when his team needs him most. his credit though, he does receive an extraordinary amount of attention from the opposing team. Itís not unusual at all to see him being double and triple teamed for large parts of the game. When this happens though, Harrison doesnít fight back, he just tends to give up. He looks lazy, uninspired, lethargic, and just generally disinterested if things arenít going his way.

    While he has a very nice frame, he has a lot of work to do in the weight room. Itís yet to be seen if he has the work ethic to put in that kind of effort though. His conditioning in general still leaves a lot to be desired. He tires quickly even on the college level, and you can expect him to hit the rookie wall in the NBA fairly quickly if he doesnít make a big effort to get himself in top shape.

    Harrison is a mediocre rebounder for a player his size. This is probably the weakest part of his game. This directly correlates to his demeanor on and off the court, itís no secret that rebounding is just as much effort and hustle as it is skill related. With that said, Harrison does not have an imposing wingspan, he will really have to work hard to be a good rebounder in the NBA.

    Strenghts

    Harrison is 7 feet tall and has a legit NBA body. That alone will make him a first rounder whenever he decides to come out. Right now there just aren't many better Centers in the NCAA. He has an excellent frame, big broad shoulders, strong legs and he's extremely athletic for a player his size. 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. On defense he is extremely solid, thanks to his size, strength and good leaping ability he gets his fair share of blocked shots. He has an overall quickness to his game as well, and he runs the floor pretty well. Harrison demands a lot of attention on the floor, he can beat you in many different ways if he has his head in the game.

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    David Harrison is going to be one of the more interesting stories of the 2004 draft if he decides to declare. In terms of size, skill and athleticism, he is without a doubt a lottery pick. His attitude and maturity though are extremely questionable; especially when you consider that he is already a Junior. That could easily destroy any chance he has of ever developing into a starting Center. He'll be getting serious looks from every team in the NBA that is lacking a post presence though, and impressive workouts could easily push him into the lottery. All of his flaws have been out in the open for years now, and it is fair to say that he won't amount to much unless someone manages to motivate him strongly enough to realize his enormous potential.

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    What in the world is LB doing and what in the world is DW letting him do.

    We better not keep this kid. I've read 3Xs more bad things than good things about him.

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    I wish we could just cut him right now, sounds like all he'll so is take up about 800k of cap space.

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    I wish we could just cut him right now, sounds like all he'll so is take up about 800k of cap space.
    Sounds good to me. Too bad we can't
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    This wasn't a letdown UB - it was a crash!
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    hmmmmmmmmmm, hes with us for 3 years since he was first round

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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?

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    I have always heard that teams would rather not have a late first round pick because you have to pay the player for at least 4 years guaranteed, no matter what

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    Time for some happy thoughts!!

    Feisty Temper = Same as Ron

    Small Hands = Same as Antonio Davis

    Decent 14 foot shot = Same as Brad

    I'll take him!

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    What happened to Xiahongp Zinchini?
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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 I dunno why everyone is ripping this guy already. Rather have another random big guy because he is 8 feet tall and they know absolutley nothing about them I guess. Who was that guy the knicks took last year, Slavko Vranes or something? Yeah, he was great.. ed:

    I doubt any guy we got here would have broken the rotation anyway, so just wait and see I guess.

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    I have always heard that teams would rather not have a late first round pick because you have to pay the player for at least 4 years guaranteed, no matter what
    Well I think it is 3 years, but it seems as though rights can be renounced. I think LA drafted Travis Knight, but then dud not sign him. Anybody remember what happened there?

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    I think LA drafted Travis Knight, but then dud not sign him.
    A freudian slip perhaps!
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    Perhaps they drafted him so he can show Bender how to eat.

    If nothing else he provides a big body for J.O. to bang against in practice. I'm not sure what we were expecting from what is essentially a 2nd round pick. We weren't going to get someone who will contribute any time soon. But if the guy can slim down and get his head together, you have an athletic seven footer on your bench.

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    Sure, he LOOKED chubby in the video clip, but he's listed at 7-0 , 250 lbs. Which isn't bad. I'm thinking he just has that Jamal Tinsley chubby look to him. (At least I hope so).

    I'm with the positive thinkers here. I think its a solid pick. We get a big center that has loads of talent. From everything I've read about him, he just needs to mature a bit. Apparently he's actually a pretty smart guy, he just gets hot under the collar and frustrated easily.

    Here's to letting him mature! (cough *Bender* cough)


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    Larry, DW and Carlisle obviously think they can tone his temper down. Apparently he has some good footwork and post moves...which is good. I'll give the guy a chance...we did lose Primoz after all.

    However...after seeing more of Luke Jackson and hearing more about him...I am really starting to like the idea of acquiring him for Al.

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    Larry, DW and Carlisle obviously think they can tone his temper down. Apparently he has some good footwork and post moves...which is good. I'll give the guy a chance...we did lose Primoz after all.

    However...after seeing more of Luke Jackson and hearing more about him...I am really starting to like the idea of acquiring him for Al.

    I'm glad you do. Too bad Cleveland doesn't.
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    Larry, DW and Carlisle obviously think they can tone his temper down. Apparently he has some good footwork and post moves...which is good. I'll give the guy a chance...we did lose Primoz after all.

    However...after seeing more of Luke Jackson and hearing more about him...I am really starting to like the idea of acquiring him for Al.

    I'm glad you do. Too bad Cleveland doesn't.
    I know

    From what Silas was saying - they are wanting to keep him because they obviously need the outside shooting as well.

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

    What do you want?

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

    What do you want?
    A guy without maturity problems.
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