Possible ROY in the NBA 2010-2011 Season

Possible ROY in the NBA 2010-2011 Season

Although the NBA Draft is less than two weeks away, teams are still finalizing their research and determining the best fit for their franchise. Undoubtedly, many will struggle in deciding whether it’s best to pursue a player who is NBA ready and able to c


2010-06-25

Although the NBA Draft is less than two weeks away, teams are still finalizing their research and determining the best fit for their franchise. Undoubtedly, many will struggle in deciding whether it’s best to pursue a player who is NBA ready and able to contribute right away or another player who has tremendous potential but will need seasoning. If a team’s goal is to draft a player capable of winning Rookie of The Year, here are some players they should consider, and all NBA betting will be keeping a close watch on:
Favorites:
• John Wall- Wall is one of the most breathtaking players to enter the draft in years. Although he only spent one year in college, he displayed the skills that have GMs and coaches salivating over him. He has adequate size for a point guard at 6’ 4” and amazing speed. He excels at finishing in transition and or using his adept passing skills to find the open man. He also utilizes an explosive first step in the half court game to get to the rim. All of these qualities translate well to the NBA, where the game is played at a much faster pace. It also must be noted that Wall is accustomed to playing with talented teammates and won’t be intimidated by his NBA surroundings.

• Evan Turner- Turner’s brilliance often gets lost in Wall’s shadow but he may be an equally viable ROY candidate. He has fewer weaknesses than Wall and does virtually everything well. His ability to play both guard positions makes his team’s system less of an issue. He should be able to contribute wherever he is asked.

Contenders

• Wesley Johnson- Johnson has a complete offensive repertoire that should give him the opportunity to put up big stats from the get-go. Long and athletic, he is able to penetrate but has also drastically improved his outside shooting. Skilled in an up-tempo, transition game, Johnson’s chances at the Rookie of the Year Award would be greatly enhanced if drafted by a team like Golden State.

• DeMarcus Cousins- Cousins is likely the draft’s biggest wild-card and whichever team selects him will be getting a high-risk, high-reward player, both in the short term and in the long term. Cousins is a very enigmatic individual whose brilliance on the court is often sullied by his negative attitude. Cousins got into multiple rifts with his coach last year and there are questions about his coachability. He has often battled weight and stamina issues that prevented him from playing more minutes on Kentucky and making an even bigger impact. All the negativities aside, Cousins is an excellent center prospect with all the offensive tools to dominate if he applies himself.

• Luke Babbitt- Babbitt is a player whose stock has soared during the combines and workouts. He has a great inside-outside offensive game and can score in a myriad of ways. His left-handed jumpshot is silky smooth and reminds many of Chris Mullin and he is not afraid of throwing his lanky body into the post and scoring there too. Although a defensive liability, Babbitt is capable of putting up offensive numbers impressive enough to capture ROY, and NBA betting knows a young scorer like this can turn the tides in a close game.

Darkhorses
• Derrick Favors- Although one of the two or three most physically talented players in the draft, Favors proved to be a little raw in his one year at Georgia Tech and may need to mature for a few years before his full potential is realized. Nevertheless, he’s so talented that a solid coaching staff could bring out that potential in his rookie campaign.
• Lance Stephenson- Most people seeing Stephenson’s projection as a late first or early second rounder may be surprised by this projection. However, Stephenson is a top-ten talent who has been dogged by attitude questions, which are reflected in his low projection. But as a player, he is the complete package at point guard with an NBA body and great quickness. He is the real deal on offense and when motivated, on defense as well. Although Stephenson is somewhat of a risk, if he lands with the right coach he may end up being the steal of the draft and an immediate impact player.

Knowing who the next young starts will be is key to successful NBA betting. A young player can make the difference. When placing NBA bets go to www.sportsbook.com where everybody bets.


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