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    Default Jarrid Famous Secures Invite To Indiana Pacers Training Camp

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    Jarrid Famous has secured an invite to the Indiana Pacers training camp after just three games of action in the NBA Development League, according to a source close to the player. NBA teams were allowed to begin contacting players on Wednesday morning, though agreements can't officially be signed until Dec. 9.

    Famous is playing for the Iowa Energy and, following Wednesday's matinee game, the 6-foot-11 rookie out of South Florida is averaging 24.7 points and 12.7 rebounds -- 6.7 of which are coming off of the offensive glass. The 23-year-old averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds during his senior season with the Bulls.

    The Energy are off to just a 1-2 start, but Famous has held his own early on his first season of professional basketball. Against the Sioux Falls Skyforce, featuring the best front line in the D-League with Greg Stiemsma and Charles Garcia, scored 33 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a losing effort.

    Having only watched Famous for three games thus far, deferring to the always excellent Jonathan Givony on his shortcomings seems to be wise:


    Defensively, Famous has some excellent tools to work with, as he has great size, length and mobility for his position and could develop into a very effective matchup down the road, especially with his ability to switch on the pick and roll.

    Unfortunately that doesn't help him very much right now, as he simply lacks the fundamentals and awareness needed to be effective at the moment, and he's frequently targeted for isolation plays both in the post and on the perimeter by opposing coaches, often with great success. Famous tends to gamble a lot on this end of the floor and clearly isn't as tough or active as you would like to see from a big man with his physical tools, something he needs to improve significantly if he's to have any chance of making the NBA. While he's an above average rebounder offensively, the same can't be said about his production on the defensive end. Getting stronger should help in this regard, but at the same time, Famous must improve his effort level as well.

    NBA training camps open next Friday and while Famous is only one of what is expected to be 30-40 players called-up from the NBA Development League, he might be the one with the most ridiculous upside.
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    Unfortunately, we need a guy who can get 33 and 15 against Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah not Greg Stiemsma and Charles Garcia. The part about needing to improve his effort level spells doom to me. The one thing a guy in the D Leauge has to be able to do is put in the work to improve his game.

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    From 2 and a half years ago, but it's somethin


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    Default Re: Jarrid Famous Secures Invite To Indiana Pacers Training Camp

    ^^ Only thing I can really gather is that he needs to work on his ball handling skills...

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    Default Re: Jarrid Famous Secures Invite To Indiana Pacers Training Camp

    He stood out to me while watching what I could of the Iowa vs Canton game last weekend. But it was a d-league game. Keith Mccloud was playing for Canton - didn't he spend a year with the Pacers?

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    Perfect guy fill the Soloman Jones role. 15th man, last big guy on the dept chart.
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    He sounds like the "looks like Tarzan plays like Jane" type from what I've read.

    Hopefully I'm wrong.

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    Default Re: Jarrid Famous Secures Invite To Indiana Pacers Training Camp

    That looked nothing like the famous Jared from either Subway OR the 8pts / 9secs dude.

    Maybe he is the strong, oversized, non-passing, out of position point guard that the Pacers seem bent on having?

    Looks like he is above average at showing off when nobody is there to watch him or provide any resistance to him. He also looks like he can run up and down the floor as long as there is no one on the court to stop him. Oh, and he can lift freeweights in various ways, with and without spotters, both types of bells, bar AND dumb.

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    I would like to see us give some great D League players a shot. Hell, maybe we can build from that instead of overpaying for a Gasol. If anything he'll still fill the Solo role.
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    Default Re: Jarrid Famous Secures Invite To Indiana Pacers Training Camp

    Most of the people that are at or near the bottom of NBA teams might as well be d-league players as far as production and potential. Many times they have just had doors open for them so they are in the NBA instead of D-League or overseas.

    Only thing different with a lot of these players is the pay scale.
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    Default Re: Jarrid Famous Secures Invite To Indiana Pacers Training Camp

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    From 2 and a half years ago, but it's somethin

    Not bad for a little baby...

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    Very advanced for 5 months old.

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    lets bring Magnum Rolle back

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    Default Re: Jarrid Famous Secures Invite To Indiana Pacers Training Camp

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    Very advanced for 5 months old.
    Not only that but he's growing at a rate of over 1 foot per month. If that trend continues, by the time he's 18 he'll be 300 feet tall and weigh over 10,000 pounds. You cant teach that kind of size. Good work Pacers front office...

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