- Aug 26, 2011
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Seems pretty fair but I think it underestimates his ability to score and how that will impact our team. Also, not sure why they called the team "perhaps the most combustible team in the country". By all accounts these is one of the most grounded and fun loving group of kids UConn has had, and Drummond seems to be fitting in great.
I coudln't read the whole thing, I was laughing to hard at " incandescent Josh Boone".The "most combustible" bit caught my eye too. I'm guessing, based on the context of what's around it, that he's referring to the fact that the team is young (although maybe it has something to do with off-court distractions), I'm not sure. He also said it was the "weirdest" team in the country, which I guess might be referring to the depth of talent, but lack of clearly defined roles (I'm guessing that's what he's thinking, I dunno).
Fair analysis but Jamal Crawford for best-case scenario? I'm not even saying Jeremy will be better than Crawford (who's an explosive 6th man), but BEST CASE?
This kid is a First Team All-American -- I think we can also agree that his upside is "NBA Starter," right?
I had a similar reaction at first and then I remembered how talented Crawford is. His problems have always been mental and attitude related. If Jeremy can be Crawford with his head screwed on right, that's a hell of a player. I heard Lamb compared to a prime Eddie Jones which I like more because it incorporates his potential as a two-way player.
First Team AA doesn't have anything to do with NBA potential which I'm sure you realize. Look at Marshall (who I don't think should be 1st team AA) who has all the look of a great college player who will be OK in the pros.
Understood but Jeremy being on the First Team is because of his (NBA) upside, isn't it? He's on the First Team because people think he's gonna be a star at UConn and beyond. Marshall was named to the First Team because UNC went from garbage to amazing once he took over. He is a great COLLEGE player. I think people see more when they look at Lamb. They see a 6'5" player who can score from anywhere on the field and whose long arms will create havoc on D -- at this level and the next.
I agree and disagree about Crawford. He was a bit of a ballhog when he came into the league, true. But his problem now is simply that he doesn't play good defense, and I don't think that's a mental issue -- he's just not very good at it. He's a combo guard who doesn't play D well -- that's his problem. I don't think he's shown any attitude for several years. As a Celtics fan I always coveted him as a bench scorer. But that's what he is. I still think Jeremy has higher upside; whether he gets there is another story.