Tag:Brandon Roy
Posted on: June 23, 2009 1:51 am
 

5 NBA players who may be among the best next year

PG- Rajon Rondo - if he can develop a good shooting touch, Rondo has all the other essential point guard tools to be one of the best in the NBA. lots of haters, but he is a very good all around player, you cannot deny that. His speed and defense are crazy good.

SG- Brandon Roy - if he can polish up his defense a little bit, not much is holding him back from being discussed as the best Shooting guard in the game, along with D-Wade and Kobe.

SF- Andre Iguodala - he has all the tools, if he can get some help from his supporting cast I think he'll have a great year. very athletic player who can do lots on both ends of the floor.

PF- LaMarcus Aldridge - another Blazer who, if he can polish up his D, will be among the best forwards in the game. His offensive game is very impressive, and he'll work hard to pick up on defense.

C- Emeka Okafor - next year is the year he solidifies himself as one of the dominant centers, with help from his team.
Posted on: December 19, 2008 10:56 am
 

Brandon Roy proves me wrong.

Roy pours in 24 points, adds nine assists and hits a critical jumper late to lift the Blazers.  (AP)Until last night, I was not sold on Brandon Roy. I thought he was a bit overrated. However, yesterday I saw how dreadfully wrong I was. Brandon Roy is good.

Sure it was against a sub-par Phoenix Suns defense, but Roy showed how much potential he really has- a lot. No matter who you are going against, scoring 52 points is quite an accomplishment. But it's not just scoring 52 points. Roy has quietly led the Portland Trail Blazers to a 17-10 record, second in the Northwest. His confidence is at an all time high.

"I think this is by far the best offensive game I've had," Roy said. "I can't say the basket was big, but my confidence was huge tonight. I just felt like every shot I took was going to go in."- Brandon Roy

And he's humble about it. Not bragging, just stating the truth with class. Roy truly looked like a machine last night; not only did he score 52 points, he hit 19 of 21 free throws, dished out 6 dimes, and grabbed 5 boards. Roy is definitely becoming more of that all-around player the Blazers always needed.

Brandon Roy is looking great this season and is slowly becoming a superstar if he's not already. Watch out for him; when he's hot, there's no telling what he is capable of.

Posted on: July 2, 2008 12:33 am
Edited on: July 2, 2008 12:01 pm
 

Harst's NBA Preseason Rookie Rankings

Throughout the course of the NBA season, I've decided to do Rookie Rankings, where I rank the top ten rookies in the NBA. I really have no comments on the rankings, seeing as they have not played yet. However, I will add comments as the season progresses.

So here is the preseason edition:

  1.  NBA Draft Derrick Rose, PG, Chicago Bulls

I will be surprised if Rose does not maintain a top three spot throughout the season. He is a great scorer, solid defender, tenacious competitior, and so much more. The Bulls made the right choice with this pick.

  1.  NBA Draft O.J. Mayo, SG, Memphis Grizzlies

Mayo is solid on both sides of the ball. Not much else to say. The Timberwovles were stupid to trade him. The Grizzlies were lucky to get him. I think the Grizzlies made a very, very good trade, and I highly doubt they will regret it.

  1. NBA Draft Michael Beasley, SF, Miami Heat

With a little improvement on defense, I think Beasley can be one of the elite forwards in the NBA in a couple of years. His ability to score and rebound as well as he does is phenomenal.

  1. NBA Draft Brook Lopez, C, New Jersey Nets

Another guy who needs to work on defense, but if he does, he should be a threat to watch out for. You have to love his offensive game. If the Nets had kept Richard Jefferson, they would've been serious contenders.

  1. player photo Greg Oden, C, Portland Trailblazers

Seeing as he missed all of last season, Oden is still considered a rookie. All teams should beware of a fit, healthy Oden. I think he has a big chance to catch some other teams off guard with his dominant play.  He won't disappoint.

  1. NBA Draft Jerryd Bayless, PG, Portland Trailblazers

Whether he plays the point or the two-guard, he'll find ways to score. Playing alongisde youngsters such as Greg Oden and Brandon Roy can't hurt... I think Portland made a good trade by getting Bayless, although Rush is no fake.

  1. NBA Draft Russell Westbrook, SG, Seattle SuperSonics

A solid defender, good scorer, he is a well-balanced player. Although the Sonics could have traded down to get him, I don't think the pick was bad at all. Only time will tell...

  1. NBA Draft Eric Gordon, SG, Los Angeles Clippers

Another high scoring guard. He was a huge threat for Indiana in college, and I see him having a successful career in the NBA as well. However, I think he would play better at a different team than the Clippers.

  1. NBA Draft Brandon Rush, SG, Indiana Pacers

After watching him at Kansas, I can tell you that Rush is going to be a great role player in the NBA. He won't put up many points, but his presence will benefit the Pacers tremendously. He is very balanced, and can play the two or three.

  1. NBA Draft Anthony Randolph, SF, Golden State Warriors

I didn't watch much of Randolph in college, but when I did watch him, I was impressed. On a team already loaded with talent, I can only imagine that Randolph's game will continue to improve.

(I realize that there is a number one next to every player, and I'm not sure why that is... I'll try to fix it.)

Thoughts?

Posted on: February 10, 2008 8:34 pm
Edited on: April 15, 2008 8:58 pm
 

Player Rankings

Here are my top five players at each position this year:

Point Guards

Shooting Guards

Small Forwards

Power Forwards

Centers

 
 
 
 
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