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Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdJ-a-dxQ38&feature=player_embedded

Jeez.  The entertainment value alone.  I really hope this guy makes the team.  But I actually think there is a lot of intelligence to this pick.  I think this guy is a good teammate and has fire and intensity.  I could see him getting swallowed up in the NBA if he is an inside-only player.  But if he can develop a little shot, even out to the elbow, I think he can be pretty useful.  Apparently he's intelligent in the pick and roll and from the film I've seen that looks to be true.

He looks like your classic white klutz, but the guy scored an agility rating of 9.20.  Can that really be true?  Because that is an extremely good score for a big man.  And a no step vertical of 30.0?  Also, very good.  And done with 15.2% body fat, no less.

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Though he weighs a lot, he's short though.  I think center might be a bit much to ask of him in the NBA, but you never know.

I actually think the Walsh team is pretty smart with their picks.  The only time they messed up was when they got caught between reaching down on a questionable character guy and picking a guy that had dropped into their laps (Jordan Hill).  If Harrellson shows some basketball intelligence and fire, and can develop a bit more range on his shot, I think he can be a better NBA player than Jordan Hill, who is physically more impressive but seems lacking in some intangible way.

As for Shump, well, I'm really happy we have a guy we can call 'Shump'.  I'm concerned that Georgia Tech didn't win much when he was there.  He'll be useful defensively.  Whether or not he can develop into a point guard and and efficient offensive player could really be the difference between the Knicks contending and being early playoff exits.  He seems like a good kid and hopefully this ends up being a good enviornment for him and his game matures.  He's only 20, so there's hope.

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