Max Pepose New York University '17
NCAA BB SQ
UPDATE: The Bucks have waived both Rush and Green, though Richard Jefferson has been rumored as a last-minute addition. He averaged 5.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per game with the Cavaliers in 2016-17 before being traded and waived by the Atlanta Hawks this week. Jefferson previously played for the Bucks during the 2008-09 season.
in 2017-18 Season Preview: The Milwaukee Bucks Stay In The Hunt
10/15/17, 11:34 AM
Thanks for your comment, Molly! I totally agree with you there. With only two seasons under his belt, it’s still a bit too early to label him a bust–but unfortunately, that’s the way it goes in the NBA. I think he’s largely been a victim of circumstance, given the knee injury and some exaggerated pre-Draft comparisons to Tony Parker, etc. However, with Shelvin Mack out of the way, Exum will have a pretty good chance to prove himself as Ricky Rubio’s backup this season. I’m excited to see what he can (or can’t) do!
in 2017-18 Season Preview: Sacramento’s Rising Kings
9/26/17, 12:04 AM
in response to mollyfud
You are certainly right that Argentina and Ginobili in particular deserve an honorable mention for their contributions to global basketball. However, I hesitate to mention him in the same breath as Nash, Nowitzki, Parker, and Gasol. Basketball-Reference gives Ginobili a 20% Hall of Fame probability–I disagree, and would consider him a HOF lock. However, his legacy is distinguished from the aforementioned players in that his induction will be primarily due to his international influence and accomplishments rather than his NBA achievements. Compared to the others, Ginobili was a valuable team player, but never a superstar in the U.S. as he was overseas, and his on-court production did not have as great an effect on the league.
in The Birth Of The (Inter)National Basketball Association
9/18/17, 1:33 PM
in response to masava
Behind the oft-injured Bradley, the Pistons’ depth chart continues with 12th overall pick Luke Kennard, an unproven Duke product projected as a one-dimensional shooter, and Reggie Bullock, who has averaged 37 games over the past four seasons. Keeping in line with the Bad Boys theme, the Pistons could consider Tony Allen, who remains unsigned as a free agent despite making the All-Defense 2nd Team last season. The Pistons could offer Allen the minimum salary of $2.3M, thus adding a 13-year veteran to further re-emphasize the importance of defense.
in Bad Boys vs. Showtime: 30th Anniversary
9/7/17, 1:31 PM
Cleveland could also throw in Richard Jefferson’s remaining 2-yr/$5.1M contract for good measure. He averaged 5.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.0 assists last season. With Winslow, Richardson, and rookie Cedi Osman in tow, 37-year-old R.J. becomes redundant at the 3 behind James.
in Why Kyrie Irving Should Take His Talents To South Beach
7/28/17, 10:23 PM
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