Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Doug Gottlieb's Big Board


I swear to God, if Karl-Anthony Towns is a "young Sam Perkins" and the Wolves select him, I will have to be talked down off the ledge.  A "young" Sam Perkins' best year was 15-8 and 1.2 blocks.

If Towns = Perkins, here is what that means:  0 all-star game appearances, 0 all-NBA appearances, a "Hall of Fame Probability" of 0.000.


I would much prefer to think of Towns as four-time all-star Rasheed Wallace or 3-time all-star and 3rd team all-NBA player Al Horford.

I mean, if you are going to compare Towns to Perkins, you might as well declare him an outright bust and pull out names like Larry Demic or James Ray or Bill Garnett or Kwame Brown or Michael Olowokandi.  Towns is #1 on your board and is considered as the #1 pick in the draft, for God's sake.  If you are drafting a guy who will never be an all-star and who has a 0.000% chance of the Hall of Fame, you sure as hell ought to draft someone else.  D'Angelo Russell is a Steph Curry/James Harden hybrid and you have him behind a guy who you think will never be an all-star or make an all-NBA club?

The new rip on Tyus Jones is that he has poor court vision?  What Duke games has Doug Gottlieb watched?  I have watched Tyus play since high school and have seen him in AAU games.  Guys who can score want to play with Tyus because their scoring averages will go up 10 ppg.  Reid Travis was a top 100 prospect - played one year of AAU with Tyus - top 40.  Brock Bertram as a freshman was ranked super high as a college prospect because.......he played with Tyus.  Once he started playing without Tyus - stock plummeted.  I never understood why Rashad Vaughn would not play more AAU with Tyus - he would have scored 35-40 a game. 

Tyus ran the Duke offense every single possession and played 35-40 minutes a game.  I guess Duke's championship and ridiculous record against top 15 teams (something like 12-3) was DESPITE the mediocre point guard play they were receiving on, well, every single offensive possession of every single game....

1 comment:

Al Swearengen said...

In that case, I recommend sitting in your basement on draft night.