- Apr 21, 2008
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If I knew he would turn into Booker? Yes. Sure beats drafting an Anthony Bennett. A better way to frame it would be to say you wouldn't draft a Booker over a Mobley. But then again, the big concern with Mobley was fragility with his slight frame... And here he is, out several weeks into his rookie season with a sprain already. I suggest we wait a season or two to really see who meets, beats or fails their expectations here.That was extremely embarrassing for Cunningham.
That dude is not a #1 pick.
That's a big guard with zero explosiveness.
Like, would you pick Devin Booker #1 overall? Because that's the mold of player he's in and his ceiling.
I feel bad for MPJ. At least he stayed healthy long enough to flash his elite talent and get the Max deal. Sadly for Nuggets he's gonna anchor their cap space now.
You know the Kings are the reason I cringe when Cavs fans say things like "Well, another lottery pick is probably the best thing for us long-term."
The Kings now on more than one occasion thought they had a franchise player to build around. Cousins, Evans, Fox.
15+ years now their fans have been saying "well, just one more lottery pick, and then we'll be good to go!"
Yeah I feel even worse for the Nuggets than I do for MPj. Bad for him too but at least he’s got a hundred million dollars to ease the pain
Booker averaged 28 ppg in last years Finals, and 27 ppg overall in the playoffs. That’s in his first playoffs ever at the age of 24. He played decent defense too. It’s just silly to say he doesn’t have #1 pick talent. I mean, I get that he’s not that efficient a scorer and there are many annoying things about his game. He’s not going to be a top 20 player in the history of the game or anything. But he’s very very good. The only way you wouldn’t be happy with him as a #1 pick is if you want to pontificate about what an ideal top pick would be in the abstract or something
It was stupid to offer that extension when they did. There's a reason his back was medically red flagged, but everyone seemed happy to ignore it the past 2 years, anointing him a star in the making. At this point, he's just going to be another what if in a long line of talented players cut short by injuries.If you want to see what pure panic and anxiety looks like in text form, read this article from the Denver post on MPJ
Keeler: Nuggets got cute with Michael Porter Jr. extension. Now they might waste Nikola Jokic’s MVP prime.They should’ve traded him last winter. The Nuggets should’ve traded Michael Porter Jr. at his apex, when the kid could still make a layup in the open court without tensing up in pain.www.denverpost.com
It's code red over there.