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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352660

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I didn't see an NBA draft thread, so just wanted to slip in here that for once, the Knicks didn't screw up. I was half expecting them to take a 7'2" Frenchman with the third pick.

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352666

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Still undecided on what the structure of the deal he will end up with at this point (two-way, just summer league, etc).

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352678

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Eric Williamson wrote: If he wasn't going to be drafted in the 1st round, then going undrafted was probably the best case scenario. At least then he had a little control over where he goes to (which is Houston).

It still boggles my mind when players like Ponds and Simon leave early...especially Simon, who virtually had no shot at being drafted. Did they actually think that the college lifestyle was really that bad, that they couldn't stick it out for one more year and at least earn their degree?


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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352687

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Article naming Shamorie one of the five best undrafted players:

sports.yahoo.com/nba-draft-the-five-best...5426997.html?src=rss

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352690

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Really not much of a surprise to me. Over this Big East season, especially the latter 2/3 of regular season, the BET, and NCAA tourney there was not much to suggest that either were consistently heads and tails above the competition, which is what I believe an NBA players should be at their respective sizes.
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352692

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Beast of the East wrote: Really not much of a surprise to me. Over this Big East season, especially the latter 2/3 of regular season, the BET, and NCAA tourney there was not much to suggest that either were consistently heads and tails above the competition, which is what I believe an NBA players should be at their respective sizes.


Justin, while a good athletic player lacked the shooting ability of an NBA player. He may hold the St. John's record for missed bunnies.
Shamorie should have developed better, both physically and mentally, by his third year. His 25 ft shots without ever considering passing first in his last two seasons may have cost him. His physical development was way behind schedule but I'm not sure I would blame the staff for that as he was nowhere near a gym rat or into weight training from what I heard. The " 5 out system" also did him no favors as our offense allowed almost any type of shot selection. When we lost the last 8 of 10 games I think most realized he played himself out of the draft and Chris Mullin coached himself out of a job.
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352693

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The NBA puts such a high priority on shooting skills today it made it impossible for Simon to be drafted and because of his size difficult for Ponds. Unless you have overall skills like Simmons on the Sixers you have to be an above average shooter.

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352698

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I feel like Shamorie has more talent than some of the players drafted last night. I am thinking, for NBA scouts, his shot selection and work ethic may have been the difference.

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352699

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Glimmer of hope is that nova's Ryan arcidiacono played g league ball and played a full season with the bulls this year

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352700

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Beast of the East wrote: Glimmer of hope is that nova's Ryan arcidiacono played g league ball and played a full season with the bulls this year


The current nba is heavy on stars and roster fillers, plenty of bad teams not trying to win and good teams who are scrapped for cash. Good time for someone like Arch and Ponds to get an opportunity.

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