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Tag:Utah Jazz
Posted on: September 2, 2009 1:48 am
Edited on: September 2, 2009 12:07 pm
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

PG Deron Williams 6-3 UTAH Jazz

Analysis: Been in the league 4 years and has been the core of playoff team for 3. He still has not made an all-star team. He may the best point guard in the league, but he doesn't get the recognition he deserves.

SG Joe Johnson 6-7 ATLANTA Hawks

Analysis: Made an all-star appearance, but I don't most people know just how good he is. People look at his game and see he his good scorer and shooter. But very few look at his defensive game. At 6-7 230 lbs, Joe Johnson is can be physical and bother ball handlers.

SF Kevin Durant 6-10 OKLAHOMA Thunder

Analysis: Very versatile scorer. He is arguably the third best SF in the NBA. He would get more attention if the Thunder hadn't had some abysmal records over the last 2 yrs.

PF Pau Gasol 7-0 LOS ANGELES Lakers

Analysis: He has th best up moves hands down. He has great footwork and can go left or right. He has a solid 17 foot jump shot and is the most effecient Power Forward in the game.

C Nene Hilario 6-11 DENVER Nuggets

Analysis: In the 2008-2009 season Nene made great strides by staying healthy. When Nene is healthy he is a top 5 center. He is a strong and atheletic. Shoots a very high percentage and is a solid defender.
Posted on: August 18, 2009 7:00 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2009 2:09 pm
 

Potential Breakout Players in the NBA for 08-09

In the NBA there are many players who are on the cusp of stardom. Here a list of players who I think have the potential to have big seasons.

1. Derrick Rose 6-4 PG Chicago Bulls

Analysis: Showed he was the best guard in his draft. He played great in the playoffs averaging 19.7 points and 6.3 assists. With Ben Gordon gone Rose will have full control of this team.

2. Anthony Randolph 6-10 PF Golden State Warriors

Analysis: Randolph is a great young player with a desire to become better. At 6-10 he is very quick and has good ball handling ability. He is an intense competitor and will become a great player as long as Don Nelson gives him the minutes he deserves.

3. Aaron Brooks 6-0 PG Houston Rockets

Analysis: With Yao Ming out for the year look for the Rockets to play a up-tempo style of basketball. This should increase his potential as Aaron Brooks will be allowed to use his speed to push the ball and create shots for his teammates and his self.

4. JaVale McGee 7-0 C Washington Wizards

Analysis: McGee is a very athletic big man. He is the type of big men that Wizards have needed for the last few years. With Arenas back, the Wizards will play a higher tempo style of basketball. If McGee can overtake Haywood as the starter look for him to have a big season.

5. Michael Beasley 6-9 SF/PF Miami Heat

Analysis: In the last 5 games of the regular season Michael Beasley averaged 24.2 points and 11.2 rebounds. It is clear that when Beasley starts he is a more valuable and focused player. If Erik Spolestra starts beasley this upcoming season he may be the NBA's most improved player.

6. Brook Lopez 7-0 C New Jersey Nets

Analysis: With Carter gone Lopez will be the #2 scoring option for the Nets. He has a good post up game and has solid 17 foot jumpshot. He could average somewhere between 15 and 18 points with a lot of rebounds.

7. Channing Frye 6-11 PF Phoenix Suns

Analysis: Channing Frye's play has declined since teasing the Knicks in his rookie season. I think play with Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire will allow Frye to show his great skill set.

8. Paul Milsap 6-7 PF Utah Jazz

Analysis: Has double-double written all over him. He was great when Boozer went down and will great if Boozer gets traded. Expect big things from the young Jazz forward next year.

Others:

Wilson Chandler, Nick Young, Jason Thompson, Marc Gasol, Boris Diaw, and Al Horford

 
 
 
 
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