Rounders Block wrote:Hark - Like what the Mavs did in the draft, but you're being far too bullish on James. And he's not even the rookie you should be talking up. Crowder is easily the more appealing prospect to me and the one you want to be keeping an eye out for in deep leagues. He showed massive improvement his final year at Marquette, and his ability to defend 1-5 should earn him minutes from the get-go.
I agree that Crowder is probably the rookie on the team that you should watch the closest, especially if Carter comes out looking like trash. All I'm saying with James is that could potentially get minutes, especially if there's an injury to Kaman which shelves him for a significant amount of time, which is plausible given his past history. He's got a body they can feel ok about sending out against big teams like the Lakers, something that Wright doesn't have, and I don't think they're so crazy about Wright to not give James a shot at decent minutes at the backup 5.
Don't consider him, even in deep formats, unless there's a big injury to someone ahead of him, but if he's given the opportunity to get out there, I think he can produce. I know most people are high on Crowder, but I thought this take on Bernard James could be a little eye opening.