Personally I'd Take a Long Hard Look at Aaron Gray of Pitt
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misterearl
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6/15/2007  11:34 AM
judging from his before (nbadraft.net) and after (Knicks site) mugshots, Arron Gray could be a frontcourt sleeper if his conditioning is what he claims

from the workout reports

The 7-2 Gray’s modest background has helped him deal with the fact that, after being viewed as a likely lottery candidate last year, an injury-filled senior season has had him fall on most draft boards. “No regrets,” he smiles when thinking of his decision to return to school at Pitt. “I feel good about everything. We went to the Sweet Sixteen, didn’t we? If you think like that through life, you’re going to drive yourself crazy.”


“I’ve lost 20 pounds since the end of the season,” said Gray. ”Due to my injury I really ballooned up so that was job one. Now I keep on working on my body, my agility, and show these teams that I really want it.”
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6/15/2007  11:38 AM
i personally don't trust it if a guy puts in a couple weeks hard work to get drafted. it's basically the contract year phenomenon.
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6/15/2007  11:39 AM
Nah....he's a little robotic in his movements. Slow-footed, not explosive at all...and despite his size, I doubt he will be a shot-blocker in this league. He'd make an okay backup for some team but I'll pass.

[Edited by - bigbeast on 15-06-2007 11:40 AM]
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6/15/2007  11:41 AM
Kevin McHale was more than a little robotic in his movement at Minnesota and he turned out okay

People change

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6/15/2007  11:42 AM
I'd pass on him....watched some of his college games and was not impressed. He was bigger than everyone else...not better.
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6/15/2007  11:54 AM
Weak, slow, can't jump, played most of his college career overweight. Ahhh....no.

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6/15/2007  11:57 AM
This guy sucks! No skills whatsoever except being tall. The name Eric Chenowith ring a bell, how about fred weis. You have got to be kidding putting mcchale in the discussion here.

You never draft tall and white, never. Unless the kid can flush anything around the basket which he can't. He is dunk bait, travis knight was a better prospect and thats scary
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6/15/2007  12:02 PM
Personally, I wouldn't trust anybody who would compare Aaron Gray to Kevin McHale.

People don't change that much.
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6/15/2007  12:05 PM
No, he's sort of a stiff. Poor man's Todd MacCulloch.
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6/15/2007  12:05 PM
Saying you never draft "tall & white" is going a little too far, no? Certainly Dirk & even Bargnani counter that theory.
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6/15/2007  12:09 PM
Those are Euro's pal, you don't draft a tall white guy that can't throw it down with authority you will always regret it
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6/15/2007  12:15 PM
Aaron Gray = Jon Koncak 7 ft nothing
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6/15/2007  1:32 PM
We are not drafting a center.
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6/15/2007  1:34 PM
Posted by playa2:

Aaron Gray = Jon Koncak 7 ft nothing

He seems to have troubles dunking the ball--but he is an enormous body with nice touch who can rebound.
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6/15/2007  1:53 PM
He's Big Country Lite.
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6/15/2007  5:30 PM
rembee - personally, i think the 6'11 Tiago Splitter could be fun in a few years

the real question is by 2009, when our draft pick starts his junior year, which Knicks will still be around?





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6/15/2007  5:57 PM
Go to YouTube and type in Aron gray under SEARCH.

Watch his videos. The guy is a stiff. The Knicks need shooters and defenders. Neither of which describes Gray.
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6/15/2007  6:40 PM
Like I was sayin', I'd take a long hard look at Avis Wyatt of Virginia State
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6/15/2007  8:49 PM
Posted by islesfan:

He's Big Country Lite.

good comparison.

good touch, very slow, only gets so many rebounds "in college" due to his height. 1 1/2 blks in college at 7'2? no thanx.
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6/16/2007  9:44 AM
Posted by misterearl:

Like I was sayin', I'd take a long hard look at Avis Wyatt of Virginia State
From NBAdraft.net

Avis Wyatt 6-10 220 SF Virginia St. Sr. -- 4.0 ppg, 6-10 fg (60%), 2.0 rpg, 3.3 to. One scout told me he had never seen a player look so lost at the pre-draft camp. "He looks like he got off at the wrong exit and he's still trying to figure out where he is. He doesn't know what position he is, he has no idea what to do with the ball when he gets it. He apparently has never played against this level of competition." Wyatt was the only DII player in camp, and while he has an impressive combination of length, athleticism and outside shooting, he's extremely raw and lacks a position.
Personally I'd Take a Long Hard Look at Aaron Gray of Pitt

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