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zed44
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naz really made a bad decision

these guys get wrong information, good luck playing in turkey naz.............


ScaryClown
Member since Nov 2016
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re: naz really made a bad decision
He got the information he just chose not to listen.


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LSUTigers778
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Member since Apr 2019
440 posts

re: naz really made a bad decision
Lmao I’m done you guys are so dense on this board


Shiftyplus1
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re: naz really made a bad decision
People on this board are upset that LSU fans don't seem to understand that he was always going to leave.

Well, at some point near the end of the season, or just after it, either Naz or someone who has his best interests in heart, needed to look at his college production and the obvious holes in his game.

He only scored 13.5 per contest along with 7 rebounds. He wasn't a good passer at all, was soft as silk in the paint, couldn't play well with his back towards the basket, turned the ball over in silly ways, and while he showed he could make threes, he was unreliable at best beyond the arc.

Yes, he's 6-10, 250 pounds and looks the part. But he hardly ever seemed to use his size effectively, and didn't play as strong as he looked. His production just did not warrant the kind of hype he was getting at the beginning of the year, but apparently his mind (and his father's mind) were made up before the season even started that he was one and done.

Coming back and improving those numbers and improving his strength and improving the flaws in his game would have made a world of difference. He would have been a first rounder for sure. As it is, coming out early and going undrafted has more than likely cost him millions.

Silver lining is that this can stand as a warning to all the would be one and done-ers LSU may have in the future.
This post was edited on 6/21 at 3:26 am


Srobi14
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Member since Aug 2014
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re: naz really made a bad decision
With hindsight it is very easy to judge other people's decisions.


SirWinston
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re: naz really made a bad decision
So dumb they threw away the best years of their lives to be humiliated on national TV


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SirWinston
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Member since Jul 2014
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re: naz really made a bad decision
Even casual basketball fans knew these dudes were making a mistake
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Madking
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Member since Apr 2016
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re: naz really made a bad decision
He’s a kid carrying the financial future of his entire family with a father who has dollar signs for retinas. People judging this kid from their moms house or apartment their parents paid for have no idea what they’re talking about.


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Member since Nov 2018
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re: naz really made a bad decision
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naz really made a bad decision

He didn't really make a bad decision. From what everyone was saying is he should be a late first to early second round selection. IDK what happened. I mean there were some of the dumbest picks in this draft that I have ever seen in my life. The Pelicans drafting Alen Smailadic at 39 was beyond stupid. The guy was knocked around and pushed to the floor in the overseas league he played in. The dude can shoot and that is ALL he can do. But he is 7 foot. I guess that's what teams want, a 7 footer who can shoot the three. And then the Warriors trade 2 second round picks to the Pels for his draft rights. WTH. Something must have happened in an interview or something and Naz rubbed the right person the wrong way and it got around. IDK. But it wasn't a bad decision to go pro. It was a bad decision that nobody drafted him. Timberwolves got a steal with this one. He will be in the NBA in a year or 2, maybe even less when he gets up there and shows what he can do.


Skeezer
Member since Apr 2017
1287 posts

re: naz really made a bad decision
No he didn’t. He just signed a contract and will work himself into the league. I love people who think they know what’s best for everyone else. Imagine learning a trade at 19 and by the time you are 22 you can start your own business.

It’s no different if basketball is your trade.


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burke985
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re: naz really made a bad decision
He made a bad decision no matter how you swing it, one more year of college ball and he probably an instant millionaire. Now he probably will make less than me this year


Cshaw91
Member since Mar 2019
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re: naz really made a bad decision
He should’ve looked at PJ Washington’s situation. Dude underperformed his freshman year, came back to UK and improved drastically. Ended up going #12
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Alldaylong
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Member since Jun 2019
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re: naz really made a bad decision
Too lazy and bad hands


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Penrod
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naz really made a bad decision


Let's see. He could play for free (or whatever Wade was paying him), or he could get paid to play. He will get paid next year, you know. In either case he gets to work on the holes in his game. By going pro he'll get much better coaching that will be aimed at making him better; at LSU the coaching would have been aimed at making LSU better.

I don't know if he would have been better off in college, but it's far from certain.


Bonjourno
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The Pelicans drafting Alen Smailadic at 39 was beyond stupid.


That pick was traded to golden state


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Tiger in NY
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Member since Sep 2003
28565 posts

re: naz really made a bad decision
Meh, he will be what he will be. If that is an NBA level player, then he will get out of the G League and make a lot of money.


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Member since Aug 2011
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re: naz really made a bad decision
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I don't know if he would have been better off in college, but it's far from certain.



In the short term maybe it's a wash. In the long term I don't see how staying in school is ever a bad option if you don't have a big contract waiting on you.


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pelsgang
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Member since Oct 2018
125 posts

re: naz really made a bad decision
He did not make a bad decision by entering the draft. He's a giant man that can move, handle a little, and stroke it. He made a bad decision by not amping up his care free attitude a little in interviews and workouts. The hustler we saw in games does not come out in drills apparently. He's going to get on the court and get himself a nice deal. He'll be fine.


TigerOnTheMountain
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8361 posts

re: naz really made a bad decision
You have to feel bad for Naz. He trusted the wrong people it would seem.


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atltiger6487
Member since May 2011
10168 posts

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Imagine learning a trade at 19 and by the time you are 22 you can start your own business.
come on, now. Basketball is different. 18-19 year old guys are often fully ready to dominate from day-1. Sure, everyone can improve with years of experience, but basketball is a game where very young guys can take over from the start.


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