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Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by Stonehouse on Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:23 am

Looks like he's on the roster with Minnesota:

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/22933554.html?location_refer=Timberwolves

Some pretty good players on that team... Kevin Love, Corey Brewer, Drew Neitzel, Bryce Taylor, Longar Longar, and Pooh.

Minnesota actually might be a place where Pooh can stick. Sebastian Telfair is the only true PG on the roster, though Randy Foye can handle the point too. But usually teams like to have three PGs on the roster and the T-Wolves could definitely use another true point guard... seems to me that it could be a great opportunity for Pooh. Good luck!

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Re: Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:00 pm

And from what I've read... Telfair could be going elsewhere... Miami has interest in him... seeing that they have zero true PGs tis a possibility...

I'm just pissed I can't make it to Summer League this year, it was fun seeing Pooh in action last year.... Not to mention he was definitely one of the top players on the court whenever he played... My question is how does a guy like Chris Quinn (No offense Irish fans...) get a starting spot in the NBA while Pooh can't even get a roster spot?? Somehow I think a guy with a 3-1 A/T ratio, 85% FT, 40% FG PG capable of pesky D deserves a shot... And no its not just because I love the guy...

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Re: Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by Stonehouse on Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:12 pm

Totally agreed. I think the biggest obstacle for Pooh is his height. No matter how well he plays and what kinds of numbers he puts up, NBA executives will always say, "Yeah... but he's 5'10""

Which, of course, is totally stupid. A lot of research has come out lately that shows height being way over-rated in terms of performance and production. And, hate to say it, but his age is probably starting to be an issue too... he's probably 25 now. It's just that scouts and execs fetishize the tall, springy, young guys... even when a proven performer like Pooh is out there and hungry for a shot.

I just hope beyond hope that someone will finally give him his shot. It would be such a shame if he never had the chance to show what he can do. I know that if he were to get a roster spot, he would put all the work in and do everything he possibly could to make himself a valuable member of the team.

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Re: Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:16 pm

Most definitely.... While I'm happy he is able to bring in some good money playing ball in Europe, I would love to see him the NBA dream. And his work ethic, and always grinning attitude would definitely be an asset to any NBA locker room (Oh and btw he's not 25 til December....)

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Post by Rob's Jacket on Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:57 am


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Post by Rochin54 on Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:09 pm

love that guy

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Re: Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by Stonehouse on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:23 pm

Pooh played in his first game tonight and did pretty well. 9 points and 5 assists in 25 minutes, 4-6 from the floor and he started. Interestingly, he played a lot more minutes than Drew Neitzel, the former Michigan State PG and the other PG on the team.

Here's a link to the box score:

http://www.nba.com/summerleague2008/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=1520800017

Good luck Pooh! Keep it up!

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Re: Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:27 pm

Stonehouse wrote:

Good luck Pooh! Keep it up!

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Re: Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by Stonehouse on Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:58 pm

Hey guys... thought it would be fun to check out the message boards for the T-Wolves to read reactions on Pooh's game. And I wasn't disappointed! The first few posts were from one of the moderators of the RealGM board who apparantly has travelled with the team and has talked with Minnesota's staff (though, of course, you never know with message board stuff) and the rest are mainly just fan posts during/after the game.

Some pretty fun stuff... I hope Pooh keeps on impressing them!

* * *

Just finished up at the Orlando Summer League, and I get on plane to Vegas tomorrow morning. I'll try and find the time to post some recaps on here of the Minnesota guys. Again, I really really like Pooh Jeter, maybe even more than my boy Ahearn. Kevin Martin called Jeter the best point he's ever played with. He's very undersized, but a very good passer and automatic from inside 20 feet. He loves to get out in transition, and knows how to involve everyone. I have some friends in the NBA now who saw Jeter while working in the D-League, and they all think he has what it takes at the NBA level. I give the Wolves front office a lot of credit for landing him this summer.

* * *

Talked to a couple members of the Wolves front office here in Vegas today. As I expected, they said Pooh Jeter has looked awesome in the practices and will be starting for the team.

* * *

Jeter is a much better player than Neitzel.

* * *

I REALLY like Pooh Jeter.

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POOOOHHH!!!

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Pooh Jeter's game is impressive too, quick quick guy.

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Players I liked

Pooh Jeter 9 pts, 4-6 FG, 5 assists

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I also see a lot of potential in Pooh Jeter. He's a pure point in my opinion and fast as hell.

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http://www.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=821821&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

http://www.twolvesblog.com/forum/minnesota-timberwolves-den/16890-game-thread-wolves-vs-dallas-mavericks-7/14/08.html

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Re: Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by Stonehouse on Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:25 pm

Great second game for Pooh! 15 points on 6-9 shooting, 3 assists, 1 steal, 0 turnovers:

http://www.nba.com/summerleague2008/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=1520800027

I checked in on the box score with about 6 minutes to go in the game, and Pooh had 8 points. But then he did this:

91-86 LAL

58 seconds left: Made lay-up (and was fouled)
58 seconds left: Made free throw

91-89 LAL

Jump shot LAL

93-89 LAL

25 seconds left: Made lay-up (and was fouled)
25 seconds left: Made free throw
25 seconds left: Made free throw (on a technical foul)

93-93 game tied

Damn! Two and-ones in the last minute, plus making the technical shot? What a way to end the game!

Keep it up Pooh!

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Re: Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:52 pm

OK check this out....
http://www.nba.com/summerleague2008/players/index.jsp?player=pooh_jeter

Notice anything fishy about this bio??? I sure did.... Stupid NBA.... But that said, looks like another solid performance by our main man!

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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:59 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:

Notice anything fishy about this bio??? I sure did.... Stupid NBA.... But that said, looks like another solid performance by our main man!

No worries, St Vincent is one of our guys, isn't he? Very Happy

When he makes the squad I'm sure they'll get it right.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:02 pm

Isn't that where LeBron when to HS??
Haha well I'm sure the intern they had filling this out got something mixed up

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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:19 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Isn't that where LeBron when to HS??
Haha well I'm sure the intern they had filling this out got something mixed up

If they are getting those two guys mixed up....


All is good.

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Re: Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by Stonehouse on Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:37 pm

You know what's funny... I noticed that too, and sent them an email earlier this evening. True story.

Isn't that the most AMAZING thing you've ever heard EVER?

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Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:59 pm

Yes Stonehouse, it really is. Well maybe the second best right after $25 Tecate kegs.

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Re: Pooh Playing in the Summer League

Post by Stonehouse on Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:28 am

Oh snap! Nothing could ever match those $25 Tecate kegs. Best dock sale ever.

In other news... Minnesota is playing the Blazers tonight, which means that you can watch our boy Pooh on Comcast Ch. 37 starting at 7:00 PM!!!! And not only Pooh, but Kevin Love and Bryce Taylor as well. It's like a great big Oregon fest this game.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:36 am

Sigh... to be in Oregon tonight....

I guess I'll just have to hook my laptop up to the TV later, YAY for free web viewing....

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