These players are primed for prime time.
Tags: Andre Drummond, Anthony Davis, Derrick Favors, Eric Bledsoe, Gordon Hayward, Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, John Wall, Jonas Valenciunas, Kawhi Leonard
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For next season, I expect them to produce in the following order:
Don’t sleep on Drummond my brother. He’s going to be an absolute monster on the block!
How is Barnes going to produce better than Butler and Bledsoe when he isn’t going to be getting big minutes?
Not true Barnes will get just as many minutes if not more. Yeah he’s no longer a starter but now he’s a great reserve for Klay, Iggy and DLee since they like to go small. He could get 6th man of the year.
I’m gonna have to strongly disagree with Alexey Shved even as an honorable mention. Small factor of Kevin Martin coming to town could get in the way.
Good point. But Shved should still see considerable minutes at the 2 and 3. I think he’ll see enough time on the court in order for him to really show what he can do.
I hope so. And maybe not playing as a starter will be better for his long term development!
Where Damien Lillard he is far better than John Wall
Kyrie Irving will be the biggest breakout star next season
leonard already broke out, he was arguably one of the top 4 players in the finals
He already broke out last season
lol, Lillard better than Wall. . .
Do you like getting scolded like a child or something?
Bad Nathan! Bad!
the Cavs are irrelevant
It’s hard not seeing Demarcus Cousin’s on this list… I mean, I get why he’s not, but I would really like to see him (finally) break out…
I feel your pain brother. Based on talent alone, he’s better than anyone on this list.
I actually put him on my list last year.
But his off-court shenanigans and inability to get along with coaches will continue to effect his play.
Plus, his play was very underwhelming during Team USA Training camp.
He’ll still produce some impressive numbers, but I don’t see him improving much from last year.
But who knows; this might be the year Cousins gets it together and stops shooting three pointers.
STOP SHOOTING 3′S D-CUZ
After all their off-season additions? BS
he is better shooter,scorer,ballhandler a smarter player also COME ON NOW TROLL LET NOT TRY TO “BELITTLE” other folks opinions and views
they have been a bad team over the last two seasons that a fact and when Kyrie has been hurt the team has been unwatchable
You just called me a troll after telling me to not belittle people.
Practice what you preach pal.
Wall is a much better defender, and a much better play maker, while being a comparable scorer.
Scoring is easy to find.
Finding a player that can run your team and keep the other teams quarter back from doing whatever he likes are more important traits.
Wall is turnover machine everyone knows that still has to depend on his speed and athleticism to score like he did in college and high school while Damien is the more fundamental sound and skilled players by the way Wall has no defense jumping passing lanes ain’t defense boy understand that Wall can’t guard any other quick point guards on ball man to man and besides that Damien won rookie of the year in a landslide what has Wall ever won? also dont get upset when someone calls you a TROLL because that what you are with 4,143 comments that is absurd you must has some deep seeded issues or fetish that you “get off” reading what you type on these threads
Lillard has a worse TO/Assist ratio.
So you kinda just made your self look like a complete bafoon…
Trolls typically have less comments than everyone else because they don’t actually have anything of merit to offer in discussion.
They typically wish they were as intelligent as the others and often sit and read all day long knowingly that they have nothing to offer but conjecture and ill thought out ideas. They are a curmudgeon, and will disappear only to again appear weeks later to call other names and then disappear into the Inter-Abyss they call home.
Have a good one troll. Next time don’t forget to look at evidence and facts before you open your lil troll mouth
4,000 comments is roughly 2 comments per day over 3 years…
Wall had better numbers than Damian Lillard this year when you figure per minute.
And John Wall is younger.
Go to sleep.
i just knew you were gonna come to your boyfriend aid LOL
i knew your fellow troll boyfriend NBGAY OOPS I MEAN NBK WAS GONNA COME TO YOUR AID UNDERSTAND NO MATTER WHAT YOU TYPE TO ME IN REPLY YOU AND HIM ARE THE EPITOME OF THE WORD TROLL HANDS DOWN CUNT TWO QUINTESSENTIAL TROLLS THAT HAVE NO LIFE AND GET OFF BY BEING ANONYMOUS “BASKETBALL NERDS” LIKE REALLY GUY JUST GO AHEAD AND SLIT YOUR WRIST THAT BOTH OF YA AND GET IT OVER WITH
You seem like a nice guy, just not intelligent.
Your social skills could use some improvement as could your brain, but you’re well on you’re way!
Try and keep things basketball related though.
I know it’s hard when you don’t have much to offer, but it’s the best thing to do on a basketball website.
Lol I’m not aiding anything. I just can’t not say something when someone is so clearly clueless. It has nothing to do with anything but your ignorance. But you seem like a polite person. A very intelligent and polite person overall. I bet your family is also very proud that you are so tough as yourself on the Internet…….
i bet you mother hates how much of a failure her son is since all you can do is sit in front of a computer 24 hours a day i have one question for you troll cunt if the NBA did not exist and you couldn’t be a basketball nerd would just end your worthless life?
Aww I actually get paid to be on a computer all day. Assuming you know what a job is, it should all start to come together for that huge brain you got over there…any moment.
yeah right your mommy pays you to be a worthless stay at home troll?
Lol that’s the best you can come up with?
i know im hitting you hard troll if not exposes yourself
That’s doesn’t even make sense
LISTEN TO ME RIGHT NOW BOY WHAT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO ME IS THAT I SHOULD NOT BE EVEN HAVING THIS WAR WITH YOU RIGHT NOW I WAS REPLYING TO YOUR BOYFRIEND LAKESHOW THEN OUT OF NOWHERE COMES YOUR TROLL FA66OT SELF TO INTERJECT FOR NO GOOD REASON AT ALL AND PLAY “SAVIOR” TO YOUR FELLOW INTERNET NBA NERD LOVER THAT WHAT I DON’T GET
Hey you left caps lock on man?
answer the question cunt why interject
You have to be the dumbest person I have ever witnessed on SLAM.. worse then Evan Boland, worse then The Seed like actually a space cadet. Leave this site immediately, and never come back if you cannot add anything relevantly intelligent to basketball on this site. FYI Damien Lillard has AWHILE before he can perform as well as John Wall you close minded brain dwarf.
Valanciunas will produce faster, and better then Hayward 100% I watch them both very closely, in fact you should expect Drummond to have a better year then Hayward as well.
You remember that-before it turned in to you losing your mind and calling people fa66ots and c*nts in all caps-this conversation started out being about whether John Wall or Damian Lillard is better right? Calm the f*ck down you insane person.
@Lake… nathan*whatever* is an asshole. he’s been calling us trolls every time u/we/i correct him. Don’t waste yr time.
nbgay… hysterical. Those two might be nice guys, but I’m not. Watch yr f*cking mouth u insignificunt loser.
I’m Australian and will happily break yr f*cking jaw. So eat a d*ck no-one here gives a flying f*ck about yr stupid opinions; and some of us are proud to have 1000s of comments w/out once calling someone a troll.
go f*ck yrself
once again another troll cunt jump in the war and interjects seriously who the hell are you fake phony raptors fan?
Slow down tough guy, save the tough talk cause you know it will never happen. Hate guys who say I’m from Iceland and I wrestle polar bears so I’m a tough guy and will kick your arse. Go punch a dingo, and calm down. Lake and NBK aren’t trolls but you are very trollish.
Hey what about me? I wanna be the dumbest……..
Shut up fool, you know your one of the smartest people around here. You are just a dickhead too haha
That might just be the sweetest thing you ever said to me, I shed a tear…..I pride myself on my dickheadness, so thanks for both compliments.
You’re not even close.. lol not one bit.
I want to down vote this comment on one end, but at the same time also vote it up because he’s so hilarious, mhm..
i guess im hated on here because im the first person ever to call “nbk” and ‘lakeshow” the “T-WORD” WELL I DON’T F’N CARE ABOUT THOSE TWO HOMO-TROLLS
yr not the first anything. If u could read u could see BOTH @Lake & @nbk have been subject to my venting.
Every year I say the same
you’re fine.. sometimes..
thanks… i think. In retrospect; I’ve said some excruciating things, true. But this a forum of opinion; not fact. Everything is opinion. And yes I will continue…
I never told you not to continue, like I said sometimes you add things of value to a conversation. Shane needs to go though that kid is a moron. To add as this may be a forum of opinion AND fact, our community will not except those such as Shane who add non-sense such as Damien Lillard being better then John Wall as of today, then calling people troll cunts when they confront him on it. It isn’t acceptable.
but boy you don’t touch their vagina like i do
I’m from Iceland an I can confirm that nobody wrestles polar bears here.
You missed the point………..
no I didn’t. I get that you’re calling that lame dude out for being an internet tough guy.
edit: I just thought your Iceland example was funny albeit very factually inaccurate
you are going to break my jaw from Australia? that will be impressive.
Dude… not u… I apologise if that’s how u read it; and in retrospect I can see my error. I was talking about that fool who’s now a regular… not u.
Also I realise how stupid threatening people is online; that dude just pisses me off. It won’t happen again.
Oh haha I misread that anyway, don’t stress. And let people make fools of themselves, you don’t need to stoop down to that level lol
Okay. The point here should be ‘viva la difference’ IMO. A perfect example is you & Lake. AT first (2-3 years ago) you rubbed me the wrong way (& Lake). BUT in time I celebrate yr ‘quirkiness’… The fact is we ALL have different opinions; we disagree on many things; but that’s part of it & I wouldn’t change it.
but we’ll see about that, so excited for the upcoming season
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