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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352701

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Forget Ponds for a sec. how about Naz Reid not getting drafted? Jeez it’s tough out here
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352702

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Jack Williams wrote: Forget Ponds for a sec. how about Naz Reid not getting drafted? Jeez it’s tough out here

I'm still stunned Bol dropped so much even with the foot

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352703

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Jack Williams wrote: Forget Ponds for a sec. how about Naz Reid not getting drafted? Jeez it’s tough out here

and it's about time you youngins realize that! ;) :)
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352708

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Hopefully some of the better college players, and their parents, take note. Especially since there isn't exactly an avalanche of kids making the jump from G-League (or Europe) into the NBA.

If a kid just hates school and is not going to develop into an NBA player, then I understand going overseas. But for few hundred others, the delusion about getting drafted is sad.

If Naz Reid stayed through his junior year, he may have developed into one of the best big men in the country. In two years, he legitimately could have moved himself into the first half of the first round. And that's a nice pay day,
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352713

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JohnnyFan wrote: Hopefully some of the better college players, and their parents, take note. Especially since there isn't exactly an avalanche of kids making the jump from G-League (or Europe) into the NBA.

If a kid just hates school and is not going to develop into an NBA player, then I understand going overseas. But for other, the delusion about getting drafted is sad.

If Naz Reid stayed through his junior year, He may have developed into one of the best big men in the country. In two years, he legitimately could have moved himself into the first half of the first round. And that's a nice pay day,


This happens every year now. If they haven't taken note yet, they never will.
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 3 months ago #352804

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JohnnyFan wrote: Hopefully some of the better college players, and their parents, take note. Especially since there isn't exactly an avalanche of kids making the jump from G-League (or Europe) into the NBA.

If a kid just hates school and is not going to develop into an NBA player, then I understand going overseas. But for few hundred others, the delusion about getting drafted is sad.

If Naz Reid stayed through his junior year, he may have developed into one of the best big men in the country. In two years, he legitimately could have moved himself into the first half of the first round. And that's a nice pay day,


While the NBA has an age minimum of 19, this has only served to create the fantasy in as many as 100 incoming freshman or more that they will be one and done, two at the worst. Just because they were the ones in their hs or aau team to secure a D1 scholarship, their handlers and Twitter followers convince them that they are headed to the nba.

Way too many of them were adulated from the 7th or 8th grade, so they never too school seriously anyway.

Yes, some will make it, a tiny number. Some will go on to successful professional , career, also a small number. Others hang around their old college programs as adults, never paying for tickets or receptions. Perpetuating their fantasy that they are still stars.

The really smart ones, say a Charles Minlend, realize that the highest likelihood of deriving success from college basketball's is to study your ass off and graduate debt free.

Everyone doesn't have to follow that path, but roll forward any former players career 15 years after college days end, and many end up with not much of a career path. Their choice for sure, and nothing will slow this trend down in the foreseeable future.
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 2 months ago #353730

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Here's the games & Times (Eastern Time) for Ponds & Simon

stats.nba.com/schedule/summerleague/

Ponds (Rockets)
Sat 7/6 @ 9PM - NBA TV
Sun 7/7 @ 10PM - NBA TV
Tues 7/9 @ 10PM - ESPN2
Thurs 7/11 @ 8:30PM - ESPNU

Simon (Bulls)
Fri 7/5 @ 7:30PM - ESPN
Sun 7/7 @ 7:30PM - ESPN
Mon 7/8 @ 9:30PM - NBA TV
Wed 7/10 @ 5PM - NBA TV
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 2 months ago #353956

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Hope Slick sticks.
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 2 months ago #353966

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As the Summer League starts, I’m thinking Houston might of been the best landing spot for Shamorie. If he makes the team, he gets to learn from both Harden and Paul. Not a bad combo to pick a few things up from.
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 2 years 2 months ago #353967

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hope he doesn't lean on Harden for tips on defense.

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