Some teams had Teague as a 2nd rounder too.
Plumlee would not have been a 2nd rounder. A 7' with his athleticism is a solid pick at the 26. Jeff Foster was killed on the talk shows when he was picked around that spot because nobody ever heard of him. Its not like there was a potential starter who got passed over.
It seemed pretty crazy at the time, 2 1st round picks for a big stiff no one had ever heard of from a school no one had ever heard of (Texas State). At the time much crazier than taking taking Plumlee at 26, or is it.
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With the talk about possibly signing both Kaman and Roy I was wondering if this guy could get any minutes at PF next year? He's being compared to Jeff, I hope he can get minutes at both positions like Jeff did...
What talk is there of signing both Kaman and Hibbert?
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No inside info... just talk around here about the possibility. I'm just wondering if he's capable of defending 2 positions. Sorry about the confusion.
My offseason FA wishlist:
Sergio Rodriguez (backup pg)
Thomas Robinson (backup pf)
Andray Blatche (starting pf - replacing West)
Corey Brewer (starting sg/sf - interchangeable w/ PG)
I don't know anything about Plumlee.
Here's one great reason I like the Plumlee pick.
Steve A. Smith at PMS-ESPN hates it.
I mean Plumlee came out of no where for me I wouldn't of touched him don't like his feel for basketball at all main reason he looks average athletically when he plays. Basketball doesn't come naturally you can tell he is thinking not playing.
again I cant call him a great basketball athlete until I SEE IT ON A BASKETBALL COURT NOT IN GYM SHORTS AT A COMBINE.
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To be fair, Plumlee was expected to go early in the 2nd, we picked him late in the first. I don't think 5 or 6 picks is a big jump at that point.
It's a crapshoot.
Everything I read wasn't just drills, but 5 on 5 he was killing Fab and other prospects. Chad Ford Insider analysis...again I cant call him a great basketball athlete until I SEE IT ON A BASKETBALL COURT NOT IN GYM SHORTS AT A COMBINE.
I'm not saying 5 on 5 scrimmages are NBA games, but neither is college ball. Lets see if he has a feel for the NBA game.
Apparently the player with the most rebounds in a game during Duke's Coach K Era is.... Miles Plumlee, with 22 boards. That was nice to learn today.
I am getting around to talking myself into him, but I still can't shake that this guy underachieved in 4 years under one of the two or three best basketball coaches on Earth. To me, his only hope for NBA success is if he gains an aggressive edge/attitude that we never saw out of him in college.
Not to pick on you specifically but you're the most recent poster at the time to make that type of statement this so it was just easier to copy your post to address:
I don't follow college basketball at all so for those who do could you please explain something to me? A lot of posters on here have been giving me the impression that Miles was the worst thing going at Duke. So then why did Coach K keep him on his team? Is there a ruling where once a letter of intent is signed that a coach is forced to play that player? I thought kids had to try out (maybe that's where I'm wrong).
It's just that I have a hard time believing that someone with Coach K's reputation and credentials at a school such as Duke would keep a player if they were absolutely terrible. Not knowing college sports I'm just wondering if there is anything out there that would force to keep Miles at Duke when I'm sure there would be no problem to recruit someone else.
Who was the starting center at Duke in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012?
Not sure if this has been posted, but here is one of Plumlee's NBA workouts. I'm trying to talk myself into the guy, so I will say that for a 7 footer he does have good handles, is pretty athletic, and does seem to show some nice range.
I'm pretty sure this is accurate, but I could be mistaken.
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