Re: Marshon Brooks and Kris Joseph the possible sleeper steals of the trade
posted at 7/13/2013 4:13 PM EDT
In response to guyfromtex's comment:
I am a little bored waiting for the wife while she is shopping but the thought occurred to me that far too much may be given to the draft picks that Boston received from NJ and not enough has been discussed regarding Boston obtaining Brooks and Joseph. I felt that DAinge had made a mistake in not keeping Joseph in the first place as his game was very similar to that of Paul Pierce. So I am really happy about his return. Marshon Brooks isn't called Kobe Bryant without reason as he has a smooth shot and can light up the scoreboard. They will be given the opportunity to showcase their talents. These two guys may turnout to be very nice additions to the Celtics.
Exactly ... Danny only wants the three #1 draft picks and Brooks & Joseph. He knows he can flip Wallace and Humphries and he rectifies two earlier mistakes .... trading Brooks for JJJ and having to cut Joseph too early. And unless they can trade Bogans for a pick I think they waive him ... needed only to make the trade numbers work otherwise he wouldn't be part of the deal.
Rondo - Bradley - Pressey
Lee - Brooks - Crawford
Green - Joseph - ???
Sully - Bass - Oly
Asik - Randolph - Iverson/Melo
James Southerland ???
How bout a shooting forward who passed on San Antonio's offer to pick him in 2nd round if he'd play in Europe for a year? Still looking for an NBA contract in Vegas now with GS after a lackluster performance in Orlando with Philly.
Southerland's offensive game begins (and for the most part ends) with his jump shot, specifically from the three-point range. 6.2 of his 10.5 field-goal attempts per game came from behind the arc his senior season, where he shot 39.8% for the season.
Southerland sports a very quick and compact shooting motion, having little trouble getting off high-quality shot attempts in most situations. The majority of his looks are of the spot-up, feet-set variety, but he also sees a good deal of work catching-and-shooting on the move coming off screens as well. Southerland does an excellent job moving without the ball constantly in Syracuse's offense, and also does a solid job maintaining his balance when shooting on the move, doing a good job of setting his feet and squaring to the basket regardless of the direction he's going.
While Southerland is predominantly a three-point shooting specialist, he also shows flashes of a mid-range game, being comfortable spotting up or coming off screens for spot-up jumpers from really anywhere on the floor, from free-throw line extended to even the mid post. While this probably isn't something that could develop into a staple for him, it does give him some versatility and provides offenses with a safety valve option late in the shot clock.
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