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Lafferty Daniel

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I'll never understand people who are still mad at him for turning pro rather than coming here. The guy was the #1 recruit in the country coming out of high school. Why WOULDN'T he have turned pro?

Sure, you can look back now and think that a year or two under Eddie would have helped, but it's easy to say that now.
 

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I'll never understand people who are still mad at him for turning pro rather than coming here. The guy was the #1 recruit in the country coming out of high school. Why WOULDN'T he have turned pro?

Sure, you can look back now and think that a year or two under Eddie would have helped, but it's easy to say that now.
I'm pissed off at that entire class. Not just Green.
 

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I'll never understand people who are still mad at him for turning pro rather than coming here. The guy was the #1 recruit in the country coming out of high school. Why WOULDN'T he have turned pro?

Sure, you can look back now and think that a year or two under Eddie would have helped, but it's easy to say that now.
I'm not mad at him, though I think the people around lead him the wrong direction. They listened to the people they wanted to hear telling them Green was a top 10 pick. Instead he fell out of the lottery and fairly quickly out of the league. I wish for Green's sake the adults around him had seen the benefits of him going to college and being a carefree young man for a couple years. Instead, Green had to grow up and experience some of the travails of life a little earlier.
 

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Signed a 10-day contract with the Nets earlier this week and has put up double figures in both games he's appeared in. I'm happy that he's found his way back to the NBA and is making the most of it. He's been out of the league since '09.
 
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Signed a 10-day contract with the Nets earlier this week and has put up double figures in both games he's appeared in. I'm happy that he's found his way back to the NBA and is making the most of it. He's been out of the league since '09.
That is good news. Thanks for sharing.
 

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The guy got a million dollars to live his dream at 18 years old. He made the right decision. If someone gave you a million dollar contract to learn accounting on the job, because of your potential, how many future CPAs would have stepped foot in Stillwater??

His career didn't pan out the way it should have, but neither has JamesOn Curry, Ivan McFarlin, Byron Eaton, Terrell Harris, or Stevie Graham and they all busted their ass in LobStilly.

The NBA drafts on potential, the kid had/has it. It's not like the old days when they drafted on being a complete mature player who knows how to play defense, teamwork and hustle. Guys like Tony Allen, James Graham and James Anderson are the exception, not the rule.

A team like the Timberwolves will draft a Ricky Rubio in 2009 so they can get what they have now. HE DID THE RIGHT THING!!

The dude got paid based on his potential. Don't get mad at him for making a smart decision. He didn't owe us anything. In fact, he brought shine to our program by being the #1 player in the country and associating himself with us.
 

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The guy got a million dollars to live his dream at 18 years old. He made the right decision. If someone gave you a million dollar contract to learn accounting on the job, because of your potential, how many future CPAs would have stepped foot in Stillwater??

His career didn't pan out the way it should have, but neither has JamesOn Curry, Ivan McFarlin, Byron Eaton, Terrell Harris, or Stevie Graham and they all busted their ass in LobStilly.

The NBA drafts on potential, the kid had/has it. It's not like the old days when they drafted on being a complete mature player who knows how to play defense, teamwork and hustle. Guys like Tony Allen, James Joey Graham and James Anderson are the exception, not the rule.

A team like the Timberwolves will draft a Ricky Rubio in 2009 so they can get what they have now. HE DID THE RIGHT THING!!

The dude got paid based on his potential. Don't get mad at him for making a smart decision. He didn't owe us anything. In fact, he brought shine to our program by being the #1 player in the country and associating himself with us.
To be more precise, he signed for at least a guaranteed $2.1 million for his first two years as the 18th pick and earned approximately $5 million in his first 4 years.
I agree that most 18 year-olds couldn't and shouldn't turn down $5 million.

Speaking of Joey (FIFY) Graham, Green was drafted two spots after Graham and has put up very similar career averages.
J. Graham: 16.2 mpg, 5.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.5 apg
G. Green: 16.0 mpg, 7.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.8 apg
 

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Glad we didn't have message boards back when Darryl Strawberry was playing!!

(now I am going back outside to finish my work. I will just leave that here to be mulled over)
 

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I personally feel like he would've benefited from a few years at the college level to refine his game and learn how to play when he wasn't exactly a man amongst boys. I think if he had, he could be in the NBA right now on not the NBADL.

I'm not mad that he didn't end up in Stillwater. He did what he thought was best for him. Maybe it wasn't. We'll never know. But I can speculate that he'd have been more polished as a sophomore entering the Draft than a HS senior.
 

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I personally feel like he would've benefited from a few years at the college level to refine his game and learn how to play when he wasn't exactly a man amongst boys. I think if he had, he could be in the NBA right now on not the NBADL.

I'm not mad that he didn't end up in Stillwater. He did what he thought was best for him. Maybe it wasn't. We'll never know. But I can speculate that he'd have been more polished as a sophomore entering the Draft than a HS senior.
He is is in the NBA right now. He's with the Nets. Has had double figures in his last two games.