Why cant Keith Langford get a look?

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  1. clutchshooter

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    Legitimate question.

    Undersized but he's highly skilled, athletic, and a naturally talented scorer. Seems like there is a team out there that could use a bench scorer.

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    EDIT* ok what about embedding changed in the last couple of weeks that it doesnt work the same anymore?

    EDIT** F it i give up [​IMG].

    Link: Keith Langford getting filthy in Europe.
     
  2. langfor5

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    Amen. You already know what it is. . .
     
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  3. datznasty

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    Engh, maybe, but Jackie Manuel needs to be in the NBA right now.
     
  4. 1and12

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  5. nikekid6

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    lol i was like is he ever gonna shoot a jump shot
    but yea looks like he is puttin in work
     
  6. kobe4mvp12

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    [​IMG][​IMG]Haven't heard that name in a long time. Dude was nice.
     
  7. clutchshooter

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  8. ehh

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    The D over there is weak compared to the NBA. Look up highlights of Denham Brown playing overseas, dude is beasting like Langford - neither is NBA material. Neither is gonna see that many open lanes to the hoop for easy dunks in the league either.
     
  9. lnmymind

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    You can say the same thing about alot of college standouts who didn't make the league are balling overseas...what separates Langford from them? At the endof the day...they're not going to get a shot until there is a one that they do an elite NBA level that an NBA team covets.
     
  10. clutchshooter

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    now denham brown should be in the NBA.

    decent size, fantastic skillset, comsumate team player(which sadly night be why he's not in the L) above average athlete and canadian boy can flat outlock it down.
     
  11. ehh

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    I think you have a very top-heavy view of his abilities. I'm a huge UConn fan, watched every single one of his games during his four years inStorrs. He's far from a lock down defender, has pretty slow feet and his J gets real shaky outside of 18'. He would be a below average SG in terms ofathleticsm and wouldn't be able to guard anyone in the NBA and his offensive abilities wouldn't make up for that deficiency. That and there wereplenty of whispers that he wasn't a team player and had an attitude issue (thought he should have been more involved in the offense than he was) at UConn.

    But he did score 111 points in a HS game once. [​IMG]
     
  12. clutchshooter

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    ive followed him since he was back at bathurst and uconn is my 2nd favourite team so ive seen him play a lot myself.

    on his attitude he has stated that for quite sometime he was unhappy at uconn, dealing with various things including homesickness, a little bit of cultureshock, and really just not liking his situation there but a canadian kid doesnt usually get multiple shots at big time programs so he stuck it out. i think iteffected his effort level on both sides of the ball but when focused he did quite well.

    his shot selection was iffy at best and i always thought it seemed like he was trying to prove something instead of just playing smart ball. not in terms ofbeing selfish, just not making great decisions.

    however he's fairly versatile. can handle it, decent passer, and i maintain that this kid can defend.

    fast he is not but he can leap and has solid strength. lateral quickness is quite solid as well.

    also as an upperclassmen he was compossed as hell in close games.

    less skilled less athletic players currently hold roster spots in the L. bowen anyone?

    there is no one truly exceptional quality to his game but he's well rounded and i have a tough time believing there is no spot for him in the L.


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  13. kidskillz858

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    Don't worry current NBA scrubs who will soon join him in the euro leagues are JJ Reddick & Brian Cook
     
  14. p mac one

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    A lot of these guys need to establish themselves on the defensive end first. That's what teams are looking for off the bench.
     
  15. datznasty

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    Wasn't he a listed 6'4, which means a real life 6'2-3 most of the time? My dude Manuel is a legit NBA SG/SF defender and athlete.

    And where is Marcus Haislip, still playing for PFielsen or whatever the hell?
     
  16. ehh

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    Yeah it was a bit of a tough situation for him since UConn was so stacked during his time there. His first two years they had Gordon/Oak as theprimary scorers and Rashad Anderson was clutch as hell and a lights out shooter and was great at stretching the D to let the rest of UConn's offenseoperate. Then Rudy Gay came, Rashad was still there shooting his %+*% off and Denham had to take a back seat again. I do agree that he's well rounded butdoesn't have one great aspect to his game. I think that hurt his PT at UConn and is keeping him out of the L. I also agree that he seemed like he wastrying a little too hard to prove himself when he was on the court. He's not the kind of player who's going to give you a ton in short spurts off thebench like an Anderson (which is why Denham started a ton during his first two years). Calhoun also had that insanely short leash w. his players during thistime, one mistake and you were pulled. I'm sure the players hated that crap.
     
  17. slimcharliebrown

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    Isn't Marcus Haislip like one of the Euroleague's highest paid players? I'm sure he's enjoying playing the shorter season inprobably a beautiful country and I agree with Jackie Manuel being in the league, dude seems like the perfect glue guy.
     
  18. dman14

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    didnt the spurs give him a shot awhile back?

    aaron miles, wayne simien, damn. them boys out of the league
     
  19. clutchshooter

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    i think 6'4" is pretty accurate.

    if langford is 6'2" then he suddenly moves from 'solid' to 'phenomenal' athlete.

    dude is throwing down standing 2 handers in that vid.
     
  20. ehh

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  21. high class scum bag

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    keith was my all time favorite college player and i had a chance to work for the ft. worth flyers for a season when he was in the D-league.

    IMO he needs to go to a team that will let him be a slasher and not try to convert him to a pg.

    he still cant go right, but he's unstoppable going to his left. i think once he becomes a better spot up 3 point shooter he'll be okay.

    however, he's making good tax free money overseas and i heard he's taking the money and playing time over sitting the bench and earning the leagueminimum..

    once he pads his account he'll try to stick w/ an NBA team like charlie bell did.
     
  22. the fresh sole

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    i dislike a lot of ku players but ive been rooting for him to make it in the league, at least he doing well overseas