Napier DNPCDs

-
Joined
Aug 29, 2011
Messages
2,103
Likes
2,900
This is ridiculous. I don't want to sound too homer-ish but I feel that he has been placed in 3 bad situations in 3 seasons. Heat were a mess in year 1, Magic have been a disgrace of a franchise since Penny left, and don't get me started on the blazers this year. All that money they gave Crabbe? Ridiculous.

It's frustrating watching players like Yogi and Seth Curry get PT and the chance to showcase their skills with Shabazz on the bench.

3 Great Landing Spots for Bazz

1) Hornets - Obviously. Sessions is out for a long time, could get PT there.
2) Jazz - Seems that Mack and Exum are not cutting it in Utah. Would love to see one of those guys flipped for Shabazz.
3) Bucks - They really only have Delladova as a PG. Brogdon plays a lot too but outside of those guys Jason Terry and Tony Snell? Get him to the Bucks!
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2015
Messages
4,382
Likes
976
A great landing spot for him is Europe. He's not a good NBA player, he benefited that LeBron liked him so he was taken with a 1st round pick and then Miami immediately figured out he can't play at this level

It was good for him that Portland picked up his option, I have no idea why they did it


This is ridiculous. I don't want to sound too homer-ish but I feel that he has been placed in 3 bad situations in 3 seasons. Heat were a mess in year 1, Magic have been a disgrace of a franchise since Penny left, and don't get me started on the blazers this year. All that money they gave Crabbe? Ridiculous.

It's frustrating watching players like Yogi and Seth Curry get PT and the chance to showcase their skills with Shabazz on the bench.

3 Great Landing Spots for Bazz

1) Hornets - Obviously. Sessions is out for a long time, could get PT there.
2) Jazz - Seems that Mack and Exum are not cutting it in Utah. Would love to see one of those guys flipped for Shabazz.
3) Bucks - They really only have Delladova as a PG. Brogdon plays a lot too but outside of those guys Jason Terry and Tony Snell? Get him to the Bucks!
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2015
Messages
4,382
Likes
976
he's slow, can't defend and his shot is now terrible because the closeouts are so fast he rushes

He is a total bust by any measure, but it's hard to say because he was picked higher because of the LeBron tweet

I hate to be that guy but perhaps his game just isn't suited to the NBA
 
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
19,345
Likes
19,390
Doesn't he have guaranteed money for this year and next?
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
28,318
Likes
34,406
he's slow, can't defend and his shot is now terrible because the closeouts are so fast he rushes

He is a total bust by any measure, but it's hard to say because he was picked higher because of the LeBron tweet
He is far from a "bust". I was never sure he would stick in the NBA and he had that run that many have who get picked higher than what their "NBA" talent may lend to them. He was a great college basketball player, huge. There's been plenty of those types who didn't flourish at the next level - Was Fredette an actual "bust"? I mean hype made him become an argument in that category but to those of us who knew what he was, I am happy for Bazz to get the payckecks he's getting and there's no shame in moving on to Europe at some point if the dream subsides, none whatsoever.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
3,926
Likes
5,615
He is far from a "bust". I was never sure he would stick in the NBA and he had that run that many have who get picked higher than what their "NBA" talent may lend to them. He was a great college basketball player, huge. There's been plenty of those types who didn't flourish at the next level - Was Fredette an actual "bust"? I mean hype made him become an argument in that category but to those of us who knew what he was, I am happy for Bazz to get the payckecks he's getting and there's no shame in moving on to Europe at some point if the dream subsides, none whatsoever.

No shame at all. He has to be a knock down shooter to stick. Just doesn't have the athleticism.
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2015
Messages
4,382
Likes
976
If you are a 1st rounder and the team gives up on you in the 1st season and moves you for basically nothing that is pretty negative. And Orlando moved him for even less.

He was a great college player and I'm glad he got his 4th year, but he doesn't seem like he can play in the league. He has gone from 20 MPG to below 8 and only plays in about 1/2 the games.

He is far from a "bust". I was never sure he would stick in the NBA and he had that run that many have who get picked higher than what their "NBA" talent may lend to them. He was a great college basketball player, huge. There's been plenty of those types who didn't flourish at the next level - Was Fredette an actual "bust"? I mean hype made him become an argument in that category but to those of us who knew what he was, I am happy for Bazz to get the payckecks he's getting and there's no shame in moving on to Europe at some point if the dream subsides, none whatsoever.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
28,318
Likes
34,406
If you are a 1st rounder and the team gives up on you in the 1st season and moves you for basically nothing that is pretty negative. And Orlando moved him for even less.

He was a great college player and I'm glad he got his 4th year, but he doesn't seem like he can play in the league. He has gone from 20 MPG to below 8 and only plays in about 1/2 the games.
Why is he a bust then? Because the Cav's made a bad move? Seriously I believe that. A kid with incredible persistence, guts and clutch ability in colleg who was actually 5'11"with good quickness but not overall athletic ability. Is it his fault they didn't see what they did get? He's not a bust the GM is.
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2015
Messages
4,382
Likes
976
Unfortunately the player gets the label

I thought he would be a good enough shooter to play and stay in the league but his shooting is awful

He might still find his way, he's only 25

Why is he a bust then? Because the Cav's made a bad move? Seriously I believe that. A kid with incredible persistence, guts and clutch ability in colleg who was actually 5'11"with good quickness but not overall athletic ability. Is it his fault they didn't see what they did get? He's not a bust the GM is.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
9,099
Likes
11,794
He's never been a catch and shoot guy, even in college. At his size, he needs to be able to do that to have any chance.

I'd bet that on a truly dreadful team if he was playing real minutes, he could put up some numbers...but I haven't seen him play enough in the NBA to say so for sure. He just seems like one of those guys that needs the ball in his hands...if you throw him back into college tomorrow I bet he's better than some of the guys in the NBA, but he's playing a different role in a different game and things haven't translated for him.
 

UCweCONN

Former Poster
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
3,881
Likes
3,240
Don't blow it out of proportion. Look at how many DNPCD's Jahlil Okafor has this season and he was a top draft pick.
 

polycom

I heard a beep, who just joined?
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
Messages
6,690
Likes
9,035
Don't blow it out of proportion. Look at how many DNPCD's Jahlil Okafor has this season and he was a top draft pick.
That isn't remotely similar.
 

Top