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DaJuan Summers makes New Orleans roster, Terrico White doesn’t

Dan wrote a couple weeks ago that recent Pistons second round picks DaJuan Summers and Terrico White were in Hornets camp. Summers made the cut while White did not.

Good for Summers, who was by all reports a professional, good guy in an often toxic locker room last season. He played briefly overseas, but didn’t have a good experience in Italy. He didn’t play in the Hornets’ first game, but might get a shot some time this season as that team finds its post-Chris Paul identity.

White, on the other hand, was among those cut in Hornets camp. His athletic skills have never been a question, but White is trapped in a point guard’s body and couldn’t even be described as a true point guard in college. He could still develop some needed refinement overseas or in the D-League. If he was going to make a NBA roster, the Hornets would’ve been among his best bets. Currently, there point guard options behind Jarrett Jack are less than stellar post-Paul.

19 Comments

  • Dec 27, 20118:10 pm
    by Ty

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    Terrico must not be able to shoot at all.  How could you not sign him.

  • Dec 27, 20118:54 pm
    by gmehl1977

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    Yeah if Terrico can’t make the NO roster with there lack of PG depth then i would be looking overseas for the richest deal i could get asap. I know he was projected to go late in the first round but i still feel Joe should of taken a flyer on a project a big instead. At worst choosing a big might of even made CV and Maxiell work a little harder.

  • Dec 27, 201110:48 pm
    by Ryan P.

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    Not a good sign that 5’11, 28 year old rookie Carldell Johnson made NOH over White.

  • Dec 27, 201111:10 pm
    by frankie d

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    dajaun will make new orleans forget about chris paul!!!
    NO fans will wonder how detroit ever let the guy go!!!

  • Dec 27, 201111:20 pm
    by Keith P.

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    Terrico is not trapped in a PG’s body. He’s 6’5″ and 205 lbs.

    • Dec 28, 201112:03 am
      by Patrick Hayes

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      … OK? Slightly above average PG’s body? Look around the NBA at point guards right now — Derrick Rose (6-3), Rodney Stuckey (6-5), Deron Willliams (6-3), Chauncey Billups (6-3), Jrue Holiday (6-4), Russell Westbrook (6-3), John Wall (6-4), Devin Harris (6-3), Steph Curry (6-3), Jason Kidd (6-4), Jarrett Jack (6-3), Tyreke Evans (6-6).

      6-5 might not be average height just yet, but the trend in guards in general and especially at the PG position has been growing bigger rapidly. White has prototypical size and athleticism for the new breed of PG. He would be an average or slightly below average sized shooting guard and well below average size small forward.

      • Dec 28, 20112:17 am
        by Keith P.

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        Starting SG heights: Ray Allen (6’5″), Anthony Morrow (6’5″), Landry Fields (6’7″), Jodie Meeks (6’4″), DeMar DeRozan (6’7″), Rip Hamilton (6’7″), Anthony Parker (6’6″), Ben Gordon (6’3″), Paul George (6’8″), Steven Jackson (6’8″), Joe Johnson (6’7″), Gerald Henderson (6’4″), Dwyane Wade (6’4″), Jason Richardson (6’6″), Jordan Crawford (6’4″), Monta Ellis (6’3″), Chauncey Billups (6’3″), Kobe Bryant (6’6″), Jared Dudley (6’7″), Marcus Thornton (6’4″), Vince Carter (6’6″), Kevin Martin (6’7″), Tony Allen (6’4″), Eric Gordon (6’3″), Manu Ginobli (6’6″), Arron Afflalo (6’5″), Wes Johnson (6’7″), Thabo Sefolosha (6’7″), Wesley Matthews (6’5″), Raja Bell (6’5″)

        Average Height:  6’5.433″ (Really hoping I didn’t miss anyone and that my math is correct.)

        Starting SG’s at 6’5″ or less: 15

        • Dec 28, 20111:11 pm
          by Jodi Jezz

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          You forgot OJ Mayo who is 6’4

          • Dec 28, 20112:45 pm
            by Keith P.

            OJ Mayo doesn’t start for the Grizzlies. Tony Allen does, who is also 6’4″.

  • Dec 27, 201111:20 pm
    by Jodi Jezz

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    Terrico is trapped in a Point Guards body at 6’5??? Really???

    • Dec 27, 201111:45 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      What position do you guys consider him then? He’s been looked at solely as a PG because he has the build/athleticism of Westbrook/Rose, not because he does anything guard-like. So he’s a tweener guard in stature with the skillset of a power forward.

      • Dec 28, 20112:20 am
        by Keith P.

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        I’ve considered him an off-guard since I saw him play in Summer League and showed absolutely zero ability to create for others.

        • Dec 28, 20112:21 am
          by Keith P.

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          Also, I don’t know why I’m arguing this much over something so small.

      • Dec 28, 20111:13 pm
        by Jodi Jezz

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        I consider those guys to be combo-guards…Big enough to play PG and big enough to play SG

  • Dec 28, 201112:31 am
    by frankie d

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    a blast from the past. why chad ford of espn has no credibility regarding anything he says about joe dumars.  he gave the team an “A-” for their 2010 draft, raving about white:
    “With their second-round pick, the Pistons went the opposite direction. White isn’t as skilled or fundamentally sound as Monroe, but he is one of this draft’s best athletes and has the versatility to play both backcourt positions. If not for his off year, he would’ve been a potential lottery pick based on his physical tools, so getting him at No. 36 was a steal.
    While Pistons president Joe Dumars certainly didn’t solve all the team’s problems in the draft, he did take another important rebuilding step.”
    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft2010/insider/columns/story?columnist=ford_chad&page=DraftGrades-100625

    yep, white a steal.  taken ahead of landry fields, 3 seven footers who are on nba rosters and several other big men that were obviously worth at least the same look white got.  and considering how much detroit needed bigs, it would have been worth taking a look at one of those big guys.
    taking white is as bad or worse than passing on deandre jordan, not once, but twice, and ending up with walter “sleepy” sharpe instead. 
    A- for that draft…a B for this off-season…gee, according to chad ford, dumars is moving strongly in the right direction.  i guess we just have to be a bit more patient to see the genius behind all of these moves and non-moves.
    fesenko?  keith benson?
    damien wilkins?!!!!!

  • Dec 28, 20113:03 am
    by Rocastle

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    Isn’t Chad Ford Dumars’ go-to media guy? No wonder he bigs JD up in this manner.

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    by girls tutu

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