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Jahlil Okafor 2017-2018 Season Outlook


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1 hour ago, JormaJormala said:

 

I think you are pretty close. Best case scenario would be flirting with 28 minutes peppered with around 15 points give or take, maybe 7 rebounds and a block. Something close to Nurkic and Vucevic Lite without 3-pointers. But the floor is considerably lower.

 

It might take until April to get there, but I agree he will eventually build to around 30 minutes and when he does, he will score much more than 15 because he is a volume scorer and not much else, a la a prime Al Jefferson.  From April onward I would predict anywhere from 18 ppg with 9-10 boards and a block.

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those poor 139 ppl added Emeka Okafor  

If you follow the advice on this board you will make 23.7 add/drops per week and end up in the exact same position in your league standings lol

Same position he played in Philly

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1 hour ago, rameshdataya said:

 

before he got hurt, deangelo russell - the nets' clear go-to-guy and default franchise player - was only averaging 27.8 minutes per game. do you really think okafor will get more minutes than him?

in fact i think that his best case scenario is 22 mpg... that's roughly trevor booker's season average. and booker is not a defensive liability.

more likely he's going to get 20 minutes a game. the nets will have to play and develop jarrett allen after all. and occasionally there's also zeller/mozzy/acy in the picture as well. atkinson likes to use his 10th-12th men more often than not.

 



 

 

I agree with this initially.  This guy hasn't played in a long time so they will work him in slowly.  He won't get over 22 minutes per game the first month or two.

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Why is everyone so sure he is going to get all the minutes he can handle? Note that thr Nets cant even offer him more than 6mm this offseason because Philly declined his option. Obv worth the add and let’s see what happens but plenty of questions here. 

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5 hours ago, beastmaster said:

 

Hide his potential from where? He was sitting for a year and here we are talking that he can produce 18/8 again. His potential is not a secret. You can't fool people like that if there are millions on the stake. He will get every minutes he can handle, i don't even doubt %1.

Interesting, his potential on paper is a string of DNP-CDs. His price tag is $0 but even then there is no suitor for months. Finally, the 76s has to add a 2nd round pick to facilitate this trade.

 

He is the least needed type in the current NBA, a lone scorer, no defense, no rim protection. A Monroe without passing skill at best. But maybe he has improved a lot in this period, which I don't know. For the Nets, why play Okafor big minutes instead of Allen, who at least has a contract for the next few years and shows more potential on the defensive end.

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12 hours ago, My Dinner With Andre said:

 

I'm not sure where you're going with this... 

 

The league is full of loser teams. We all can't have standards which limit our fantasy rosters to Warriors, Cavs, Spurs and Celtics players.

 

context

 

a person was complaining about the sixers burying okafor on the bench. this was not a comment on fantasy.

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38 minutes ago, littlesamtung said:

Interesting, his potential on paper is a string of DNP-CDs. His price tag is $0 but even then there is no suitor for months. Finally, the 76s has to add a 2nd round pick to facilitate this trade.

 

He is the least needed type in the current NBA, a lone scorer, no defense, no rim protection. A Monroe without passing skill at best. But maybe he has improved a lot in this period, which I don't know. For the Nets, why play Okafor big minutes instead of Allen, who at least has a contract for the next few years and shows more potential on the defensive end.

 

Not every team has to play same type of game. In Nets you don't have to defense or protect rim, you just attack like hell  and this is what Okafor can do best. Least needed type in the current NBA can be perfect fit to a team like Nets.

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Decided to stand pat. Didn't have an obvious drop (JVal was the one that I could've gambled with, but I valued his percentages and low TO's), and dude was picked up in the mean time. My reasoning was also that Jahlil will not be a clear cut number 1,2,3 scoring option, and might be somewhat similar to JVal, i.e. his talent does not fit with the current game. Nets seem to also run their offense through multiple guys... team ball, with multiple screens to get the open guy. You've got DLo, RHJ, Carroll, Crabbe, LeVert, Dinwiddie, Harris... all with 10+ points, and no player is clocking over 30 minutes, and no center over 19. That said, the upside is there as a potential #1 center. So good luck to those who snatched him.

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18 hours ago, Trench Mob said:

If I didn't had any Centers like I was a month ago, this would sting. But eh.

 

Horrible free throw shooter and far from a blocks specialist anyways. 

 

Averages 3 free throws at 68%...hardly anything to worry about in fantasy...

 

Also, 1 blk a game, not a specialist, but i will take it off the wire for free thank you :)

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Josh lloyd said if he plays well the nets cant keep him anyway next year. Other teams can offer him more, and he's unrestricted. Due to this the caution is he wont play 30 mins since they wont benefit from him in the long run anyway. We know atkinson, lopez didnt crack 30 several times as well.

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3 minutes ago, Xmantt said:

Josh lloyd said if he plays well the nets cant keep him anyway next year. Other teams can offer him more, and he's unrestricted. Due to this the caution is he wont play 30 mins since they wont benefit from him in the long run anyway. We know atkinson, lopez didnt crack 30 several times as well.

 

meh, still zero risk and high reward picking him up.....most people dropped the dead weight at the end of their bench for this guy yesterday...literally nothing to lose.

 

He sucks, you cut him...simple. Move on to the next FA...easy as that.

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9 minutes ago, Xmantt said:

Josh lloyd said if he plays well the nets cant keep him anyway next year. Other teams can offer him more, and he's unrestricted. Due to this the caution is he wont play 30 mins since they wont benefit from him in the long run anyway. We know atkinson, lopez didnt crack 30 several times as well.

He won't play 30 min anyways because of Allen. He'll play close to 25, with Allen splitting time. Still upside there considering all the other terrible C on the wire. No risk, high reward flyer for fantasy owners. I'm keeping Greg Monroe in case this experiment isn't looking to be working out. 

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man sooo many bad takes proclaiming double doubles, easily 30 minutes etc lol where do these guys come from 

 

i understand the optimism if you scooped em but come on, hes not sniffing 30 minutes

 

hes also not going to get 1 block per unless on the bench he learned how to play defense

 

And allen is still there so no as people were trying to say there are actually Centers on the roster they are going to give minutes, people forgetting the allen hype? go check his thread

 

22-25 mins a night coming, id guess 12 ppg with around 6 rebs as i said in a previous post before reading all this nonsense that people were posting

 

does have upside for more in the scoring department depending how many shots they let him take but thats about it

 

good luck if u picked him up, hes an obv add for his upside but dont get that upside twisted 

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27 minutes ago, kmoore1521 said:

man sooo many bad takes proclaiming double doubles, easily 30 minutes etc lol where do these guys come from 

 

i understand the optimism if you scooped em but come on, hes not sniffing 30 minutes

 

hes also not going to get 1 block per unless on the bench he learned how to play defense

 

And allen is still there so no as people were trying to say there are actually Centers on the roster they are going to give minutes, people forgetting the allen hype? go check his thread

 

22-25 mins a night coming, id guess 12 ppg with around 6 rebs as i said in a previous post before reading all this nonsense that people were posting

 

does have upside for more in the scoring department depending how many shots they let him take but thats about it

 

good luck if u picked him up, hes an obv add for his upside but dont get that upside twisted 

Who the hell are you? I'll tell you. Brianwashed sheep doing what sheep does best, repeating and repeating. Why isn't he going to avg 1block? He averaged more in his rookie season. Stop listening to others and start thinking for yourself. 

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19 hours ago, greatestmetfan said:

 

lollolololol I need to pick up on internet sarcasm!

 

it was intentionally extra dry in hopes that he took it serious and made an awful move lol... dumb questions get dumb advice....

 

18 hours ago, duke of queens said:

Great player? You cant be serious

 

Okafor is one of only four players this century to average at least 17 points, seven rebounds and one block per game as a rookie

 

 

 

16 hours ago, FantasyEmpire said:

Really?? JayMychal is an Top100 player.

 

hes nowhere near top 100... what are you talking about?  177 on the year... 162 on the month

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Just now, AomineDaiki05 said:

Who the hell are you? I'll tell you. Brianwashed sheep doing what sheep does best, repeating and repeating. Why isn't he going to avg 1block? He averaged more in his rookie season. Stop listening to others and start thinking for yourself. 

 

Repeating what exactly? i mentioned in my post that i had already said my projections for him minutes after the trade was official in this thread, i was responding to the crazy people proclaiming 30 minutes, double doubles etc. afterward, which is absurd

 

and he did average 1.2 blocks his rookie year, in 30 minutes, on a bad team with no other bigs

 

but my reasoning behind him not getting to a block per

 

1.) he wont sniff 30 minutes as i said since you love to point out repetition

 

2.) Allen is their defensive big so he will be getting his mins and be the defensive stalwart also feeding into okafor not sniffing 30 mins

 

3.) until he proves otherwise he is not a good shot blocker or defender never has been

 

thus leading to people saying his floor is over a block a game now is again, more repetition! ABSURD

 

"Dont get his upside twisted" - the sheep

 

 

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I predict his first game in BKN will have no bearing on the rest of his time there, but it will be gigantic and this thread will have a complete meltdown.

 

After that he'll settle in line with predictions, but it will be a catharsis of effort and BKN is going to feeeeeed him the rock that game.

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14 minutes ago, lacit1707 said:

 

it was intentionally extra dry in hopes that he took it serious and made an awful move lol... dumb questions get dumb advice....

 

 

Okafor is one of only four players this century to average at least 17 points, seven rebounds and one block per game as a rookie

 

 

 

 

hes nowhere near top 100... what are you talking about?  177 on the year... 162 on the month

Okafor the Rookie HOF!

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6 minutes ago, kmoore1521 said:

 

Repeating what exactly? i mentioned in my post that i had already said my projections for him minutes after the trade was official in this thread, i was responding to the crazy people proclaiming 30 minutes, double doubles etc. afterward, which is absurd

 

and he did average 1.2 blocks his rookie year, in 30 minutes, on a bad team with no other bigs

 

but my reasoning behind him not getting to a block per

 

1.) he wont sniff 30 minutes as i said since you love to point out repetition

 

2.) Allen is their defensive big so he will be getting his mins and be the defensive stalwart also feeding into okafor not sniffing 30 mins

 

3.) until he proves otherwise he is not a good shot blocker or defender never has been

 

thus leading to people saying his floor is over a block a game now is again, more repetition! ABSURD

 

"Dont get his upside twisted" - the sheep

 

 

Beeee, Beeee, Beeeee. He isn't close to Whiteside when it comes to shot blocking, but he isn't Zack Randolph either. So far he is averaging 1 block per game. Don't really know what sort of post you read that you are so brainwashed now. He is an amazing player, averaging 17, 7 with 1+ block in his rookie season, too bad his last name isn't Ball, because if it was he would be the next big thing. 

 

If given the minutes there is no reason why he can't repeat or improve his rookie season. Now the only problem is that I also do not believe that he will be given enough minutes. But still even with 22-25 min he should be able to score more than 12p and 1bl is perfectly realistic.  

 

And you are a sheep. It is sheeple behavior to post negative comments on the web. There was no reason for you to come to this post and start trashing Jahlil. Isn't that right. 

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3 minutes ago, AomineDaiki05 said:

Beeee, Beeee, Beeeee. He isn't close to Whiteside when it comes to shot blocking, but he isn't Zack Randolph either. So far he is averaging 1 block per game. Don't really know what sort of post you read that you are so brainwashed now. He is an amazing player, averaging 17, 7 with 1+ block in his rookie season, too bad his last name isn't Ball, because if it was he would be the next big thing. 

 

If given the minutes there is no reason why he can't repeat or improve his rookie season. Now the only problem is that I also do not believe that he will be given enough minutes. But still even with 22-25 min he should be able to score more than 12p and 1bl is perfectly realistic.  

 

And you are a sheep. It is sheeple behavior to post negative comments on the web. There was no reason for you to come to this post and start trashing Jahlil. Isn't that right. 

He 6'11 275. 7 Rebounds and 1 block getting over 30 mins is not amazing.

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