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green hornet



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very reliable source says he is estimated to be 23.
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pistol pete



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

green hornet wrote:
A very reliable source says he is estimated to be 23.

And what 'very reliable source' might that be?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pistol pete wrote:
green hornet wrote:
A very reliable source says he is estimated to be 23.

And what 'very reliable source' might that be?


was it the same one who said "when it is apparent he really isn't ready" ?
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pistol pete



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bigsmoke wrote:
was it the same one who said "when it is apparent he really isn't ready" ?

Maybe I phrased it poorly.
I should have wrote apparently, he isn't ready...according to media who cover basketball and pro/college scouts.
Here is one article among a number I have found that express that concern.:

http://cavaliers.247sports.com/Bolt/National-media-members-say-Thon-Maker-isnt-ready-for-the-NBA-44634557

These are persons who know a lot more about basketball than I do.
And all of them express concern about him declaring now.
He has plenty of upside, lots of potential is the general consensus.
But he is no Lebron or Kobe.
Whoever drafts him will have to be patient...very patient.
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Anothercarletonfan93



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thon had a really good game 1 against the Raptors. He is already making an impact for the Bucks. A few of you guys weren't giving him much of a chance, good to see he is playing well.
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pistol pete



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anothercarletonfan93 wrote:
Thon had a really good game 1 against the Raptors. He is already making an impact for the Bucks. A few of you guys weren't giving him much of a chance, good to see he is playing well.

Tell me, was there any Buck who didn't have a good game 1 against the Raptors? Rolling Eyes
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Anothercarletonfan93



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

point is petie he is a good nba player. he was a stand out on defense.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anothercarletonfan93 wrote:
point is petie he is a good nba player. he was a stand out on defense.

Hey I wasn't saying he wasn't an NBA player.
I'm just saying the Raps were just lousy in their series opener...again.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for bumping this old thread. Hopefully there's a couple basketball geniuses who realize how close minded and wrong they actually were.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chet wrote:
Take the money and run. NBA has best coaches and best training. Can always go back to college.


He's a perfect example of a good player being picked apart by bs scouting services and their experts. By the end of last year he was 10th in his class - yet the people in the NBA saw fit to draft him 10th overall. Looks like the Bucks were right.

He is having a legitimate impact for a playoff team. There aren't 3 guys who played lat year in the NCAA that would be doing the same thing.

If players were smart they would be taking Thon's route more. Forget the NCAA.
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Tordawg



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't matter if you are 19 or 23 if you are 7'1" and mobile you are a keeper. In the future I must remember to asterisk comments made by some of our chatbox prognosticators. That said, I do tip my hat to those that do put their neck on the block with their commentary as this can be a tough audience. And my Thon Maker prediction for this year is, drumroll please, Dillon Brooks.
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Hoops Head



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmy Chitwood wrote:
Thanks for bumping this old thread. Hopefully there's a couple basketball geniuses who realize how close minded and wrong they actually were.


I don't think anyone, including NBA scouts, had any idea that Thon would be this good and this productive so early in his career. He was projected to be picked anywhere from Mid to Late First round, and he probably had more question marks around him than any other Draft prospect.

To go from a Canadian Prep School, to Starter on a very good young NBA Playoff team within 12 months is incredible and has never been done before. Good for Thon for working his butt off and developing at light speed and good for the Bucks that their gamble paid off!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure the Bucks had some idea.
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Hoops Head



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chet wrote:
Pretty sure the Bucks had some idea.


Maybe. The NBA Draft is a crapshoot anyways. You can have the #1 pick, stats, measurements, analytics, psychiatric evaluations, and the best scouts in the World, and still completely botch it (Sam Bowie, Greg Oden, Andrea Bargnagni, Anthony Bennett etc.)

You can pick a bust or a diamond in the rough just as easily. Might as well take a flier on a kid who is 7'1, plays his butt off, and seems very intelligent from interviews I've seen. I'm a Thon Maker fan personally and looks like he's in a great spot in Milwaukee. I thought he could just as easily have been a bust before the Draft though.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure it's not a crapshoot. NBA people tend to be pretty good at their jobs and a mistake is really costly, which is why some stand out.

Watched game 3 of the Raptors with a coach in the NBA. The amount of basketball he knows compared to me is exponentially greater. Just because we all watch and play, we all think that we are experts - very few of us are, and fewer still are professionals.
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