Why Can't Curtis Stinson Get Into The NBA?

Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by IowaEnergy, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. IowaEnergy

    IowaEnergy New Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    5
    1
    3
  2. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    70,964
    542
    113
    Envr Engr/Program Manager
    Omaha
    The Clippers could always use him.
     
  3. RyCy04

    RyCy04 Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    2,518
    325
    83
    Omaha, NE
    The Clippers could always use a warm body with a pulse.
     
  4. Dryburn

    Dryburn Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2006
    9,900
    338
    83
    Somewhere in the U.S.
  5. WalkingCY

    WalkingCY Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    5,589
    208
    63
    Kansas City
    I don't think he has been getting "called up" due to the fact that the Iowa Energy's tie in franchises are the Suns and the Bulls. Two teams that definitley do not need point guard play right now.

    It's unfortunate....he should be in the NBA with those numbers. Heck, he should have been in last year too.
     
  6. cycloneSOULja

    cycloneSOULja Active Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    646
    46
    28
    The Energy have had a player signed by the Wizards and the Rockets this year... Curtis is not tied to the affiliation. He can sign with any team that wants him.
     
  7. cycloneSOULja

    cycloneSOULja Active Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    646
    46
    28
    Stinson's problem is that he is not a jump shooter, and he is now going to be 29. I think he's deserving of at least 1, 10 day contract in his life, but when you have the rep for not being able to shoot, that reputation follows you around.

    I feel bad for him, but his window on going to the NBA is probably closed, since he didn't get it this year. I hope he can go somewhere internationally and make some real cash, as opposed to the 25k he makes for playing for Iowa.
     
  8. WalkingCY

    WalkingCY Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    5,589
    208
    63
    Kansas City
    I thought each player individually had some sort of affiliation tie? (On their jerseys...each guy has team logos of whom they are affiliated?) Mabey I was misinformed.
     
  9. cycloneSOULja

    cycloneSOULja Active Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    646
    46
    28
    You are sort of right.

    The Energy are affililated with Chicago and Phoenix... Meaning that Chicago and Phoenix can send guys down to Iowa to play if they do not have room for them to play up there, if they are recovering from an injury, or want to give somebody more development time.

    At the same time, The Energy can sign guys who are independent from any affiliation. Curtis Stinson plays for the Energy because the Energy signed him as a free agent, or "drafted" him (can't remember)... He isn't a guy that Chicago or Phoenix signed but sent down....

    There isn't enough money in that league to have all the NBA prospects play in it. A guy can make 4-5 times what they are making in the D-League overseas if they are good.
     
  10. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    12,030
    480
    83
    Arlington, TX
    This.

    In the NBA, if a guard can't hit the jumper, the defender will back off and take away the drive, making such a guard not very helpful to the offensive effort. Furthermore, if a guard can't hit the jumper, his defender can be used to double team another scorer.
     
  11. Rolling Clones

    Jan 31, 2007
    312
    12
    18
    Austin, Texas
    ....."a career 20.5 percent 3-point shooter in the D-League, and hit just 16.1 percent from that range this year."
     
  12. tzjung

    tzjung Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    1,425
    48
    48
    Male
    Health Care Technology
    Ankeny, IA
    2 Reasons...not that I think these are valid:

    3pt shooting: 16.1%
    TO/s game: 4.5

    To Curtis credit his FG % is close to 50% even with the horrendous 3pt %.
     
  13. cycloneSOULja

    cycloneSOULja Active Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    646
    46
    28
    I've watched a lot of NBA... and a good amount of D-League... Curtis can go whereever he wants in the D-League... I don't think he could do that in the NBA, as the NBA point guards are a little more quick than him. That's why at the next level, his ability to hit the jumper is needed.

    Curtis is the equivalent of a MLB AAAA player. He's one of the best at the level he is at, but doesn't have the upside of the next level.. I still feel like he has earned the chance to get a 10 day contract, suit up with a team, and have the whole experience. He's a guy who could play 4-5 minutes in a game and distribute the ball.... But in the NBA, they are going to give that role to a young up and comer as opposed to a 29 year old, IMO.
     

Share This Page