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User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1744 times:


What's scary is that it's also said that there's plenty more huge Asian players headed west. SMM seems most comparable right now to the other Ming in the NBA: large frame, soft hands, can shoot from anywhere, questionable post game and rebounding skills (neither proved a problem for Yao). If anything, I think he'll develop into a good offensive reliever for whatever team's top threats (Gordon, Heinrich, Curry in Chicago's case) to get some easy points, and if indeed he has a semi-decent jump shot as I hear he does from 20' and in, he'll be unblockable by just about any other center, let alone forward in a zone defense, and that's if he's not turnover prone. However, I expected a rookie breakout from Yao Ming and was correct, and I don't expect Sun to have the same impact, but he's going to collect a few points, get at least four rebounds a game in 20 minutes due to his size alone, and hog at least 2-1/2 blocks in that same time frame.

Double scary is the plethora of decent centers that were available for the Chinese national team and are available in the far east as well. I hear there's another 7'6" guy in Korea and possibly someone around that height looming elsewhere, and they're not stopping.

I have to wonder, what are these kids being fed?

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User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Quoting SSTjumbo (Thread starter):
questionable post game and rebounding skills

It's ironic men of Yao's stature have problems rebounding. A story broke out a couple of years ago that there was a Turkish 18-year old that was like 8'3" or something absurd like that, but he wasn't even developed to play basketball, so a Galatasaray scout was essentially training this kid who had never of basketball to play. In trying to find the name of this kid on EuroBasket, look who we find playing for Besitkas! It's former UConn standout Khalid El-Amin! He's played all over the place since winning the National Championship in 1999.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 1):

It's ironic men of Yao's stature have problems rebounding.

First thing that comes to my mind is Shawn Bradley, man hes fugly too.

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