It was really quite beautiful to see, how respectfull they are with eacht other. Im sure they are good friends on real.
JF against EK was interesting, but could they play together with each other ?
one of the bigger reasons the Jazz didn't draft JV was because his buyout was a possible tricky situation for the team that drafted him and he wasn't going to be available right away. i think that's why Cleveland passed on him too.
The thing I like about Kanter is that he doesn't stop moving or working for the ball. A lot of rebounds that most guys wouldn't even give a shot at because they are positioned bad, Kanter will go up and often get a finger on it and then he'll have a tip match with the opposing player. From time to time, this will result in another member on the Jazz to get his tipped ball.
Freaking workhorse, baby.
Last edited by Archie Moses; 12-08-2012 at 12:00 AM.
Enes actually hustles and plays defense so I think he can certainly be much better than a poor man's Jefferson in his career. Think of the Jazz's best years, the main half-court set was Karl Malone in the post. Jazz probably want to see if someone develops like him again. Mainly, I'd imagine they want to see if he can consistently pass, score, defend, and rebound well. It's a long process.Originally Posted by AKMVP;442614[B
Enes is much better than Jonas, just because Jonas is more agile doesn't make him a better player than Kanter, Jonas will probably be an ok nba player, my guess is a good bench player who brings energy when he gets his minutes, but Enes has tools to become a much better post player. Jonas will only play good if he has good facilitators on his team, he cant do anything alone, but Enes can create his own shoot and has much more post up games.
Even Tyson Chandler scored a few when he was with C.Paul, so i expect Jonas to score decent numbers if he plays with a good pg, but other than that i think he will be an ordinary big man in this league. I would be disappointed and surprised though if Enes develops into anything less than Big Al with better defense, he can definitely be a much better player than Big Al in a few years given he gains enough mins to play. Its funny how people think he will be a poor mans Big Al
Draft Express said at the very worst Jonas will be as good as Omer Asik. I would be surprised if that is his ceiling.
One thing about Kanter is his continual confidence. Remember-
In the Turkish League, first few games sucked back but then he got rolling.
In Summer League, his first few games sucked and he got back into it.
In Preseason, I recall the same pattern and he completely dominated one game from what I recall.
So judging him after one 30+ game is not accurate at all. I think he could dominate if he's given at least a couple more such games.
What's really worrying me about Kanter is his weight. He's not the rebounding machine he used to be and JV WAS out-muscling him at times in the game.
BTW- JV is big and scary out there. He sucked today and word is he hasn't been good. What I don't like about JV is I thought he was a great PnR man, but even with Calderon and Lowry (both or which are good PGs) he didn't get many opportunity from what I remember.
Is it just me or does Kanter have to work on his cardio vascular a bit? He worked hard to lose all that weight, but his endurance looks suspect. I'm probably making excuses for reasons his rebounding had dropped when in fact it's due to his smaller frame now.
Che: I have got two things "freedom and death." If I can not have one, i wish to have the other; because noone is able to capture me alive
Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.
"I was originally a Jazz fan but since I am getting pooped on so hard on the Jazz forums it is really starting to make me wish Kanter develops into the Kevin McHale potential he has and make the Jazz look bad. Nothing would make me happier at this point." Unidentified Kanter homer on reddit.
Sorry dude but you're starting to create delusions again. Lowry is overrated? Look at his contract, (5.8 $ per year) look at what he did at Rockets for 3 years and look at what he is giving you right now. Dont you think its a fair deal for Raptors? Look at Stuckey or Lin if you want to see a real overrated pg. Raptors should be grateful to Daryl Morey who decided to pay Lin, double of Lowry getting from Raptors. And he was a good team player at Rockets last year where they slightly missed the playoffs with an average roster, so what made him a bad team player this year?
The problem with this Raptor team is their front court. Their winning record is not a surprise with that front court and its laughable that you missed that part. Definitely they will tank for Wiggins next year or Shabazz this year, cause their 3 spot is ****e. JV is still very young and raw. He get the starting job at the very first day, thanks to their deep and talented big men rotation. And you know about Bargs and his efficiency when he is on the court, im sure you watched enough Raptors game to see this.
The other delusion you have is "Toronto being bad fit for JV". Define bad fit.. A young big man who needs pt, game experience and the place where he getting it constantly as a starter is a bad fit? Dont think so. Dont let JV love biased you cause those delusions are funny.
Last edited by CitizenofCapua; 12-08-2012 at 11:01 AM.
Jonas had 22 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assist, and 3 blocks against Duncan and the Spurs not too long ago.
His per 48 stats are pretty similar to Kanter's, but he averages double the assist and nearly half the TO's.