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RE: Unofficial 2017/18 Off Season MBB's Thread
(07-23-2017 07:45 AM)emu79 Wrote:  According to Matt Cline, Thompson has added about 25 pounds since the off season through strength and conditioning. Now if we could only find a backup.

Yes, that was the big story is what JT4 learned by going through the NBA evaluation route and what he needed to do.

He needed to get stronger and also needs more self control on the court.
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Right I make a comment over a year ago saying the NBA numbers for a forward at 6'10 220 is one number and there is another number for one 6'10, 245, all things being equal guess which one is higher.
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Here is the Tweet on JT4:

https://twitter.com/mcline_emu/status/88...7708367872

If JT4 flexes those guns (biceps), he might get Teed up in warm ups... Not an ounce of fat on him, either.
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Do with this what you will, but Richaun Holmes was ~245 lbs. when he was drafted
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(07-26-2017 11:23 AM)NotAlexGillett Wrote:  Do with this what you will, but Richaun Holmes was ~245 lbs. when he was drafted

Good point.

Holmes is having a decent NBA career and he wasn't a prototype NBA prospect.

Not a stretch to compare JT4 and Holmes.
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Holmes is a better athlete and defender than JT4, which is why he's in the league, but Thompson has a much more polished offensive game. If James were 2 inches taller, he'd be an NBA lock. But there isn't a huge market for 6'10 centers who aren't "jump out of the gym" athletes. His ticket to the league would be working hard on his defense and his jump shot.
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I think an equally big aspect of Thompson putting on weight is the necessity to anchor at the 5 this year. With Steele gone, he will have to play the majority of his minutes at center, correct?

I'm assuming he just wants to bulk up as a center.
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https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/status/...7430093824

James Thompson is on the Adidas Nations roster for the event in Houston this weekend, along with some pretty big names. It is a relatively important event in the scouting circles, and DraftExpress is covering it. Thomas Wilder is also in there.
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(08-04-2017 11:31 AM)EagleSam Wrote:  https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/status/...7430093824

James Thompson is on the Adidas Nations roster for the event in Houston this weekend, along with some pretty big names. It is a relatively important event in the scouting circles, and DraftExpress is covering it. Thomas Wilder is also in there.

Thanks for sharing...

Great for Thompson!! How is Wilder still in college??
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Yep, Wilder is a senior. BTW, old time EMU fans should remember this guy: Dan Hoff, DOBO at WMU.

http://wmubroncos.com/coaches.aspx?rc=916&path=mbball
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