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Everything posted by Dalton26

  1. I think think thats the key. Now he doesnt have to go on recruiting trips and deal with all that stuff almost year round.
  2. Season kicks off TONIGHT!!! I think the Panthers are going to put a hurt on the Bronco's tonight.
  3. NBA Comparison: Tony Mitchell/Noah Vonleh Strengths: Excellent wingspan (7’2.5”) for his size ... Possesses the body control to get to and finish at the rim ... Very capable of making an impact off of straight-line drives ... Has an NBA-ready frame ... Surprising lateral speed for a player with as much muscle mass as he shows ... Defensive potential is his calling card ... Already shows the signs of being a high-level defender ... Can guard multiple positions on the court ... Length could allow him to develop into a small-ball big in the future ... Light on his feet on the perimeter ... Disruptive defender, jumps passing lanes whenever he sees the opportunity ... Was an interior presence defensively, especially as the weak side defender ... Able to stay on the floor and block shots as a perimeter defender due to excellent reach ... Possesses nice defensive instincts ... Closes out well and under control on shooters ... Flashed solid footwork understanding on the offensive end ... Will make open or uncontested threes ... Shot has a nice rotation and backspin on it, hits the rim softly ... Sees and makes the extra pass ... Monster on the offensive boards ... Can keep possessions alive with rebounds and will convert second-chance opportunities into baskets ...Very good cutter off the ball ... Good at cutting back door. Looks for defender to turn head and then makes his baseline move to the lane ... Ally oop threat, likely to make plenty of highlight plays on lob passes ... His offensive numbers are misleading as he actually has very good potential as a shooter, if he can hone his ability in using deception to create looks ... Weaknesses: No real defined role offensively yet ... A little bit stiff in his movements and running the floor ... Thick legs ... Doesn't always exhibit an ideal level of intensity ... Needs to work on his ability to create shots ... Shot mechanics need some fine tuning as he has a bit of a slow release and seems to telegraph his shot too often ... His motion gets sped up if a defender is too close to him ... Shoots with minimal arc and not much rotation ... Only shot 52 percent from the free throw line ... Is not a strong ball handler, dribbles high and away from body ... Can be very loose with the ball, especially with his off hand ... Does not create his own offense ... Won’t be an instant facilitator at the next level ... Has trouble recognizing the open player as a playmaker … His effort was very up-and-down during his stint at Indiana ... While he has the tools to become a quality defender, was slow at times reacting on defense ... Late-bloomer so his basketball IQ needs some catching up ... Post skills are extremely raw and in need of refinement ... While he shows solid attributes and potential as a rebounder, remains extremely unproven having averaged 2.6 and 5.4 rebounds per game over his FR and SO seasons ... Is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in late January, which could cloud his draft stock ... Outlook: Hoping to capitalize on the substantial internet hype that he had generated, Anunoby entered the 2017 draft and signed with an agent, despite a disappointing season in which he suffered a torn ACL ... After shutting down Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray in the Round of 32 in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, Anunoby became a hot name and one to watch for in the 2017 draft class ... His numbers saw an uptick, but with his struggles in getting clean looks, his game didn’t change much before he ultimately went down with an injury ... Had Tom Crean kept his job at IU, Anunoby likely would be back in Bloomington, IN ... However, with him being young for his class (won’t turn 20 until September) and possessing the body and athletic profile that he does, he certainly possesses a lot of intrigue to teams ... A bit of a tweener as he lacks a polished skill set, especially offensively at either forward position ... At this point he's a project, coming off a major injury ... With proper development, Anunoby could become a valued asset in the modern NBA game ... Notes: Averaged 25 mpg, 11.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 56.3 FT%, 31.1 3P%, 55.7 FG% in 16 games as a sophomore ... Measured 6'6.5 without shoes, 243 lbs, 7'2.5 wingspan, and a 8'10.5 standing reach in the summer of 2016 ... Brandon Jefferson 5/8/17 http://www.nbadraft.net/players/og-anunoby
  4. Dalton26

    Knight In Declining Health

    Yessir. Personally I love his temper too.
  5. Dalton26

    Knight In Declining Health

    Glad the GOAT returned! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  6. NCAA Grants Waiver for Jack Tuttle https://iuhoosiers.com/news/2019/4/3/football-ncaa-grants-waiver-for-jack-tuttle.aspx
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    I'm fine with them not getting any of these guys. The top of the market this year has been extremely overpaid.
  8. Season Leaders Points C. Winston G - MSU 19.2PPG 46.8FG% 83.0FT% R. Langford G - IND 17.1PPG 45.8FG% 72.6FT% Rebounds K. Goins F - MSU 9.1RPG 6.9DRPG 2.3ORPG J. Morgan F - IND 8.3RPG 5.7DRPG 2.6ORPG Assists C. Winston G - MSU 7.4APG 2.8TOPG 33.2MPG D. Green G - IND 2.8APG 2.3TOPG 23.7MPG
  9. And the student section follows up a big win by looking stupid... Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  10. Dalton26

    Daily MLB Banter

    No opt outs at all in the contract. Full no trade clause. https://www.mlb.com/news/bryce-harper-deal-with-phillies
  11. Dalton26

    Daily MLB Banter

    Those reports really only started coming today, and a few tweets on twitter doesnt really count as "their fans" bashing Harper. Every fan base has a few fans like that, but Phillies fans havent been that bad towards Harper compared to a lot of other fan bases. Ironically Yankees fans are about the only ones aside from the Phillies that havent been at his throat all offseason.
  12. Dalton26

    Daily MLB Banter

    Not really. Its a front loaded contract, his salary in those years wont be that bad at all. Especially with the way payrolls and contracts are going to continue to go up.
  13. Dalton26

    Team Chemistry Issues?

    Hopefully we are in a situation where we can boot them this off season. I'm not even going to pretend that I have a good enough grasp on the APR stuff to know whether we will be or not.
  14. Dalton26

    Daytona 500

    Finally about to restart. Hopefully. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  15. Split those posts off into the Random Archie/basketball talk thread
  16. Dalton26

    IU vs IOWA 02/07/19 GAME THREAD!

    ESPN never ceases to amaze me. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  17. Dalton26

    Daily MLB Banter

    Phillies get Realmuto. Not a fan of giving up Alfaro and Sanchez, but getting one of the best if not the best catcher in the league helps soften the blow.
  18. Dalton26

    IUBB @ MSU- Game Thread

    Smith came up big defensively on the last two possessions. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  19. Dalton26

    Thomas Bryant - Washington Wizards

    I think a lot of people saw it that way, but its really just his personality. From everything I've read about him he's just a high energy guy 24/7
  20. Dalton26

    Victor Oladipo - Indiana Pacers

    Selected as an Eastern Conference All-Star Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  21. Dalton26

    Thomas Bryant - Washington Wizards

    https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/raise-roof-thomas-bryants-infectious-energy-spreading-his-teammates Jeff Green had just claimed a victim. He caught Myles Turner, the NBA’s leading shot-blocker, off balance and threw down a booming dunk with one hand. Usually among the most stoic players on the Wizards, Green shot a look to the Wizards bench and pushed his hands up in the air. He raised the roof and smiled as he ran down the floor. The Wizards’ bench loved it, and especially Thomas Bryant, who has made a habit of the celebration famous from the 1990s. Bryant has raised the roof on and off this season after big dunks, including on Friday night in the Wizards’ win at the Orlando Magic, when he did it several times. Now Green has caught the wave. “I really don’t know where that came from,” Green said after dropping 23 points in a win over the Pacers on Wednesday night. “After I dunked it, I just looked over and he was the first person I saw. You know, the play moved me to raise the roof.” Bryant is always excited. But seeing Green return the celebratory favor really got him going. He raised the roof back and smiled ear-to-ear when asked about it after the game. “I get hype all the time, but he was hype right there so he just did it,” Bryant told NBC Sports Washington. “It’s catching on, so I like it.” Bryant said he started doing the move over the offseason in his summer workouts. He has brought it back this season and finds it funny it has now spread. There is also a big coincidence in all of it. Wizards season ticket holder Walter Wiggins famously pumps up the crowd at each home game by raising the roof. Though Bryant is well-aware of Wiggins’ moves, he says it’s not the reason why he does it. “I know exactly who you’re talking about,” Bryant said of Wiggins. “I’ve noticed him. That’s what everyone has been telling me, that he’s been doing it for years, ever since they can remember.” Bryant’s youthful energy has been contagious for the Wizards. He’s a 21-year-old second-year pro, yet he has Green, a 32-year-old, jaded veteran of 11 NBA seasons, imitating him. Green admitted after Wednesday’s win he can’t help but feed off of Bryant’s passion for the game. ”That’s him 24/7. We love it,” Green said. “That’s what he brings to this team. I always tell the young guys to just be yourself. That’s what he does.” Green helped lead the way in the Wizards’ win over Indiana. So did Bradley Beal, who had 25 points, six assists and six rebounds in 31 minutes. That earned Beal a walk-off interview with ESPN, one that Bryant was very excited for. He jumped up and down in the background and made a great video for social media in the process. That’s just Thomas, Beal says. “I have never seen him not bouncing off a wall,” Beal said. “Sometimes I have to calm him down, he be too hype. But we need that. His positive vibes and positive energy, we feed off that so it’s great.”
  22. Dalton26

    McRobbie and Georgia Tech

    I see a lot of people hammer Glass, but I truly think the blame for our athletics falls directly on the shoulders of McRobbie.
  23. Dalton26

    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    Chris Ballard - PFWA Executive of the Year Matt Nagy - PFWA Coach of the Year Vic Fangio - PFWA Assistant of the Year
  24. Dalton26

    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    i mentioned it but Nagy will run the show so Pagano cant screw up too much.