NBA / Illini in the Pros Thread

#26
Kendrick Nunn, went from g-league, to starter on Miami’s opening night, and currently has 24 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists under his belt. Against the grizz no less, but still an UDFA vs. No. 2 pick (Ja). He didn’t finish his college career off here, but glad to see a former Illini repping, Meyers on the other hand with 0 points in 19 minutes
 
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#27
And sometimes they don't draft them at all but turn out like KNunn on opening night in Miami with 24 points. Or OTOH, spend $50 million and draft #11 and get Meyers with 0 points.:)
 
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#32
Are you forgetting why he had to leave Illinois?
He missed the meaner....Erh...Misdemeanor.
He made a mistake and paid. Time to move on and celebrate the success of a former Illini.

I'm proud of his time here and how he course corrected his life and for his future successes. He mentioned how he wants to be an NBA all star in a recent article...he just may reach that. He's on a good track so far and Miami loves him.

All that said....I'll take that Nunn Heat jersey:)
 
#33
New York
Nunn improved leaps and bounds after leaving. Groce had many problems, one was player development.
 
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#36
Nunn improved leaps and bounds after leaving. Groce had many problems, one was player development.

(Dan feel free to move this discussion to appropriate thread)
the infuriating thing is that you could always see his potential, and the thing he most needed to improve was his handle. It seems like his handles hardly improved in 3 years.

then he leaves, and improves his handles enough to play with the big boys.
 
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#37
He missed the meaner....Erh...Misdemeanor.
He made a mistake and paid. Time to move on and celebrate the success of a former Illini.

I'm proud of his time here and how he course corrected his life and for his future successes. He mentioned how he wants to be an NBA all star in a recent article...he just may reach that. He's on a good track so far and Miami loves him.

All that said....I'll take that Nunn Heat jersey:)
Whereas I think there’s a pretty big distance between letting bygones be bygones and actually putting someone’s name on my back.
 
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#40
the infuriating thing is that you could always see his potential, and the thing he most needed to improve was his handle. It seems like his handles hardly improved in 3 years.

then he leaves, and improves his handles enough to play with the big boys.
Another frustration was JG held out KN and MH their freshman year. The team run started when the star freshmen were given meaningful minutes...about 8 games Into b10 schedule. Ultimately a little late and we barely missed tourney.
 
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#43
Meyers Leonard had a great face in Friday nights game vs the Lakers when LeBron shoved him and he didn't get a foul call... It would make a great GIF if someone is more tech savvy than me...