First off I must admit, my NBA is the Pacers, but after that is the Celtics because I am a die hard Purdue fan. I just wanted to give you guys my opinion on E'twaun Moore and JaJaun Johnson and my predictions their future's, and maybe teach you some things about them you maybe didnt know.
- E'twaun: Us Purdue fans call E'twaun three names and those are 3'Twaun, Smooge, and E'twaun. I had no doubt in my mind E'twaun would be a contributor for any team in the NBA, but I expected that to be a few years down the road, and I am surprised how much PT he has gotten, but he is a SMART kid, hard worker, and a great teammate. He will be a solid player for the Celtics in the future. I'd say he could maybe be 6th man coming off the bench in the future and average 10 ppg and a few assists. Unfortunately, I dont think he will play all his years with the Celtics and probably will be a piece in a few trades in his career, because he isnt a player to build your team around, but can get some good trade value for him and some good play from him.
- During his college years, he was always a fantastic shooter, but had struggles with his handles, which is why im a little surprised at how well he has played the point. He is a great defender as the Purdue program prides itself on defense. For the 2nd round you got a great player, expect good things from him as long as he plays for the Celtics and you will grow to love him, if you havent already from his performance in Orlando. Coming out of high school he was on the 4 and 5 star recruit boarder and he won a state championship his senior year. He and Jajuan have the most wins of any two players in Purdue history. He is a WINNER.
- JAJUANNNN JOHNSON: Us Purdue fans call JaJuan, "JJ" or just JaJuan and to be honest, when I read some posts on here and people say "JJJ", im like what the hell? Some people may be wondering why your 2nd round pick is playing and your first round pick isnt, well there are two main reasons from what i've watched of the celtics. 1) more depth at big man and 2) JJ just isnt as big as NBA forwards yet. In a few years, I think Jajuan will be an all-star player. JJ is also smart, freakishly athletic, he has a very good jump shot, and has the ability to hit shots that look impossible. His turn around jumper is insane ( example here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBZukuSo020 .) I expect JJ to be a starter, put up 15 and 10 type numbers in his prime, he is comparable to KG, but dont expect him to win a MVP trophy. He will be a great player for the Celtics in years to come.
- JJ's freshman year of college didnt go well, he was EXTREMELY skinny and not very strong. The only positive highlight I can remember of that year is his dunk against Baylor in the NCAA tourney. After that year I didnt think he had a very bright future, but then WOW his sophomore year you could tell he was a different player, he got stronger and that year under his belt helped him so much, he was first team all big ten as a sophomore. He didnt let up his junior or senior year and improved each year, he would've made a couple trips to the Final Four and maybe cut down some nets if not for Robbie Hummel's injuries. Coming out of high school, he was Purdue's first commit of the 2007 class, and was also a 4 star and if I remember correctly a 95 by ESPN's rankings.
- I am by no means an expert but I followed them from their high school days at Franklin Central and East Chicago, and watched every single game they played at Purdue. Both are winners and expect a lot of wins with these two on your roster in the future, as long as the right pieces are around them.
Would love to hear your guy's feedback, but my Boilers are getting ready to play so I will reply around 6.