Ooops! Wrong About That Guy

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  1. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    I think I speak for most of us, when looking at this particular group and seeing the individual skillsets these guys have, this is a talented team.
    The "new" guys...it will be cool to see what they actually bring.
    Mario....Baze.....Ant....GaryTrent..all look like potential contributors.
    Which got me thinking...has there ever been a player you thought was gonna really be something, but oh were you ever wrong...(not talking. Greg Oden here)
    Mine...was Elliott Williams a few years back. Thought he had perennial all star written all over him..
    Anybody else miss?
     
  2. theprunetang

    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    I thought Sebastian Telfair was going to be something in this league.
     
  3. The Professional Fan

    The Professional Fan Big League Scrub

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    Took one response to steal my player
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    I was drinking the Darius Miles Kool-Aid when he was traded here. I thought maybe he had figured things out but despite being so athletically gifted he just wasn't a very savvy player. Then he started having knee problems and when his athleticism started to go he had no other part to his game.
     
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    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    PtldPlatypus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I thought we stole the CP3 trade, and that Martell and Jack were the second comings of Ray Allen and Terry Porter. After we drafted Roy I thought those three would make a perfect 1-3 combo.
     
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    Norman Dale Hickory Huskers Coach

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    Walter Berry - was so excited when he dropped to #14 to the Blazers, but then a complete bust after being the college player of the year at St. Johns. Only lasted 3 years in the league. Very happy were able to dump him for Kevin Duckworth.
     
  8. Further

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    Q Woods.
    But the most embarrassing one I thought would turn out to be starter quality was Ha Sin Jin.

    And I’m the only one left on Meyers Island. I still think he’s going to be a very good backup or competent starter in the next couple seasons (for someone else).

    My homer run strong!
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    sergei monya was the one I had thought could develop into something but alas I was wrong.
     
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    calvin natt Confeve

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    Good question. I would have to say Martell Webster for me. Didn’t think all star but thought long productive career.
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Billy Ray Bates!
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    I thought Brandon Roy would average at best
     
  14. UncleCliffy'sDaddy

    UncleCliffy'sDaddy Circling the bowl.....

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    I honest to God thought the trade for Damon Stoudamire was genius and that Stoudamire was going to be a “next level” star. This despite having seen his one dimensional, hot dog dad Willie play too many times to count. I shoulda been smart enough to know that the chickens would come home to roost......still wiping the egg off my face.
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Did you think he'd be better, or worse? Cuz he did pretty well for the 25th pick. But he also perpetually felt like an under-achiever.
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I thought so too for sure...also wondered about Bayless
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    That 1986 draft for the Blazers was crazy though because they also took Arvydas Sabonis and Drazen Petrovic.
     
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    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I always saw him as the next Steve Smith
     
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  20. theprunetang

    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    Ahh shit. I forgot about Bayless. Count me on that boat as well.
     

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