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Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:42:44 pm »

A cursory search showed me that neither Barford nor Macon are anywhere on NBA draft lists. What is keeping them from being viable NBA prospects?

Barford has greatly improved his outside shot, hits incredibly difficult shots, penetrates well and finishes in traffic. He is a little short for an NBA shooting guard, but not bad, has good size and athleticism. He's also a really good defenderÖwhen he wants to be.

Macon is a big-time shotmaker, and has NBA range. He penetrates well and has a good first step. Not a pure point guard by any stretch, but a solid facilitator for a shooting guard. Like Barford, he has decent size and athleticism, though he is not as strong. His defense is not great against penetrating guards, but he has quick hands and could, I think, become a better defender.

In short, I donít see why these guys are nowhere on draft boards. I know that BJ Young wasn't exactly an NBA success, but he was at least PROJECTED to be drafted, but both of these guys have a much better offensive game and are more interested defenders as well (saying a lot for a couple of JUCOs).
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 10:11:15 pm »

A cursory search showed me that neither Barford nor Macon are anywhere on NBA draft lists. What is keeping them from being viable NBA prospects?

Barford has greatly improved his outside shot, hits incredibly difficult shots, penetrates well and finishes in traffic. He is a little short for an NBA shooting guard, but not bad, has good size and athleticism. He's also a really good defenderÖwhen he wants to be.

Macon is a big-time shotmaker, and has NBA range. He penetrates well and has a good first step. Not a pure point guard by any stretch, but a solid facilitator for a shooting guard. Like Barford, he has decent size and athleticism, though he is not as strong. His defense is not great against penetrating guards, but he has quick hands and could, I think, become a better defender.

In short, I donít see why these guys are nowhere on draft boards. I know that BJ Young wasn't exactly an NBA success, but he was at least PROJECTED to be drafted, but both of these guys have a much better offensive game and are more interested defenders as well (saying a lot for a couple of JUCOs).
IMO both will have to show in prove in the summer league. Going into this year,  I thought Barford was the better NBA prospect but I think Macon has a slight edge over him.  I think both will be  paid handsomely overseas either way.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 10:15:50 pm »

IMO both will have to show in prove in the summer league. Going into this year,  I thought Barford was the better NBA prospect but I think Macon has a slight edge over him.  I think both will be  paid handsomely overseas either way.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 10:52:22 pm »

Barford should be an NBA prospect for sure, he has some of the best skill sets in college basketball right now, not many players can make the shots he can, they'll find out when he makes the G league and averages 30 points a game because no defense
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 10:58:20 pm »

I think both can make a roster if they get into the right team. Obviously they would be role players. Barford's handles aren't good enough and his outside shooting is still inconsistent. Macon is a little slow on d and his decision making with the ball is sometimes questionable. They both can provide instant offense off the bench though.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 11:17:23 pm »

Barford already has an NBA body. Heís built like a truck. maybe a barFord.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 11:22:45 pm »

Barford translates better to the NBA IMO. Finishes in transition at an elite level, can finish through contact, and has an array of step back moves that he can get off. Moves pretty good laterally, and is chiseled. Has to work on creating more for others.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 11:49:14 pm »

neither of them pass and they aren't good enough scorers to be microwaves. If Courtney Fortson couldn't cut it, I doubt they'd sniff the league, but sure they'd carve out a good career overseas
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 11:53:16 pm »

neither of them pass and they aren't good enough scorers to be microwaves. If Courtney Fortson couldn't cut it, I doubt they'd sniff the league, but sure they'd carve out a good career overseas
Barford is twice the player Fortson was, Fortson was just more of a PG
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2018, 08:47:46 am »

Barford is twice the player Fortson was, Fortson was just more of a PG

idk about that. need to compare stats, Fortson has made a really good career in China
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2018, 08:54:08 am »

neither of them pass and they aren't good enough scorers to be microwaves. If Courtney Fortson couldn't cut it, I doubt they'd sniff the league, but sure they'd carve out a good career overseas

Macon doesn't pass??
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2018, 09:14:43 am »

It's a league where ball dominant guards are a dime a dozen.  It doesn't mean they both aren't fine basketball players, there is just over saturation of their skill set at that position in the league.  I'm sure they will both get a shot to be on a roster, but weather or not they make it will be more dependent on fit and situation.  I hate it for both of them, and I will be rooting for both of them for the rest of their careers.  Scoring guards in the NBA right now are like RB's in the NFL, only the top of the top end talent garner high draft picks.

Gafford on the other hand, is a completely different story.

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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 09:20:30 am »

As good of a shooter people say Macon is, keep in mind:

Barford: 45% 3pt shooter on 148 attempts.

Macon: 43% 3pt shooter on 166 attempts.

Barford is bigger than Macon, and id say can score inside the 3pt line better than Macon (49% vs. 46% on field goals overall).
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2018, 09:24:46 am »

IMO both will have to show in prove in the summer league. Going into this year,  I thought Barford was the better NBA prospect but I think Macon has a slight edge over him.  I think both will be  paid handsomely overseas either way.

For them to be paid "handsomely overseas" they will have to prove themselves working for peanuts first.  The players that make a lot of money overseas are typically players that tasted the NBA or worked themselves up thru the ranks.  If Barford and Macon don't make an NBA squad they are going to be eating Ramen for a while
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2018, 09:26:45 am »

For them to be paid "handsomely overseas" they will have to prove themselves working for peanuts first.  The players that make a lot of money overseas are typically players that tasted the NBA or worked themselves up thru the ranks.  If Barford and Macon don't make an NBA squad they are going to be eating Ramen for a while

Lol nah they'll get good jobs straight out of college in a top league. First team all SEC and both can score, which is what they want from Americans overseas. They'll be eating what they want... trust me.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2018, 09:28:25 am »

As good of a shooter people say Macon is, keep in mind:

Barford: 45% 3pt shooter on 148 attempts.

Macon: 43% 3pt shooter on 166 attempts.

Barford is bigger than Macon, and id say can score inside the 3pt line better than Macon (49% vs. 46% on field goals overall).

I agree with Iceman on this. Barford is definitely more physical and stronger driving inside the 3.   
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2018, 09:42:57 am »

Lack of size and defense are the liabilities that will keep both out of the NBA. Love them both as Hogs but canít see either in the league.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2018, 09:43:25 am »

Barford already has an NBA body. Heís built like a truck. maybe a barFord.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2018, 12:20:55 pm »

Barford and Macon should both be getting a lot of consideration for first-team All-SEC.  They have been the two most efficient guards on O in SEC play. Macon got screwed out of second-team All-SEC last year.

I think Barford is an NBA player.  Macon is similar to a player like Malcolm Delaney of Atlanta.  He's a shooter that can distribute.  Both can make treys with efficiency off the dribble, which is a valuable commodity in the NBA.  I wouldn't count out either as playing in the NBA at some point.

Fortson has improved his shooting in China. I'm surprised no NBA team has brought him back.  Mediocre perimeter shooter at his size was his weakness.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2018, 12:30:51 pm »

Barford is a tad shortish for a 2 and usually projects as a combo guard.  Its not about getting his own shot, for sure-- its about distribution and ball security to some degree, as they have to bring more Point skills to the table than a pure SG

Macon doesn't have a projectable body, in terms of bulking up, though the other aspects of his game are more NBA ready.

Both are NBA projects.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2018, 12:39:34 pm »

Macon reminds me of Beverly when he was here. 

Been a while back so may be mis-remembering, but I remember Beverly being thin and was very surprised at the success he's had in the NBA, thinking he was too small as well.

He probably showed better defensive skills than Macon while here.

Quickness and speed, Macon is pretty fast, but don't watch enough pro ball to compare him with Beverly there.  I suspect Beverly is faster at this point in his career.

I see Macon and Barford making good money outside the NBA with maybe a chance to latch on later like Beverly did.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2018, 08:14:12 pm »

Macon reminds me of Beverly when he was here. 

Been a while back so may be mis-remembering, but I remember Beverly being thin and was very surprised at the success he's had in the NBA, thinking he was too small as well.

He probably showed better defensive skills than Macon while here.

Quickness and speed, Macon is pretty fast, but don't watch enough pro ball to compare him with Beverly there.  I suspect Beverly is faster at this point in his career.

I see Macon and Barford making good money outside the NBA with maybe a chance to latch on later like Beverly did.

Beverly was lean, but muscular and sturdy.  You could see his wiry strength in his tenacity as a rebounder.

Its not a very good comp, in terms of projectability.
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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2018, 10:23:52 pm »

Neither will make the NBA. If Gafford doesnít develop a decent shot he wonít make it either.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2018, 10:27:51 pm »

Shooting guards in NBA point guards body, doesn't translate well. Add to that, very poor defensively, I watched Barford closely tonight and he is absolutely horrible on defense, loses his man, leaves his man for not needed double and gets burned from 3, and generally just seems totally disinterested on the defensive end. Macon isn't far behind, they both tend not to be too interested in playing defense.
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2018, 10:29:24 pm »

Barford is an overseas player at best.  Macon can make an NBA squad and be a good practice player.
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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2018, 10:30:58 pm »

They showed why they are not NBA material against Kentucky. They are really good college players though.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2018, 10:37:30 pm »

Tonight was a good audition for pro ball.  Cats have pro players.  Look at his stats, Barford didn't scratch.  Poor shooting, assist was a dirty word and no defense won't impress the scouts.  Barford seems to be going in reverse.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2018, 10:39:47 pm »

Macon can flat out shoot his body isn't built to carry a lot more weight but he can add some. Barford is a good shooter but to me he's more of a scorer. I think it will be tough for either to make a NBA team because of their size.
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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2018, 10:42:40 pm »

Macon is the best pro prospect of the two at this point.

His game held up a lot better against NBA type athleticism tonight than did Barford's.

Barford is not NBA material, just doesn't have a well-rounded game.  He's been pressing all year for stats and it's hurt the team.
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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2018, 10:50:16 pm »

Neither will make the NBA. If Gafford doesnít develop a decent shot he wonít make it either.

I would give my right arm to be Gafford's agent.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2018, 11:11:39 pm »

In the NBA, 6'3" Guards who try to play hero ball are a dime-a-dozen.

It also won't help Barford and Macon regarding the fact that apparently at the UofA the basketball offensive system is a hodge podge of unstructured street type ball (according to comments by Bobby Portis after Portis found out what he had missed out on regarding lack of fundamentally sound offensive basketball while at the UofA).
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2018, 11:52:54 pm »

I dont understand how this is even a question. I think they were overly anxious & getting bad advice or pressure to come out last year.

I dont see either of them getting drafted. they will get invites to fill out summer league rosters, but ball dominant guards that don't pass well, launch contested jumpers & played in a system with no offensive structure just aren't NBA material.
maybe I'm missing something.
not trying to dawg the kids.
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« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2018, 12:10:31 am »

A cursory search showed me that neither Barford nor Macon are anywhere on NBA draft lists. What is keeping them from being viable NBA prospects?

Barford has greatly improved his outside shot, hits incredibly difficult shots, penetrates well and finishes in traffic. He is a little short for an NBA shooting guard, but not bad, has good size and athleticism. He's also a really good defenderÖwhen he wants to be.

Macon is a big-time shotmaker, and has NBA range. He penetrates well and has a good first step. Not a pure point guard by any stretch, but a solid facilitator for a shooting guard. Like Barford, he has decent size and athleticism, though he is not as strong. His defense is not great against penetrating guards, but he has quick hands and could, I think, become a better defender.

In short, I donít see why these guys are nowhere on draft boards. I know that BJ Young wasn't exactly an NBA success, but he was at least PROJECTED to be drafted, but both of these guys have a much better offensive game and are more interested defenders as well (saying a lot for a couple of JUCOs).

I love both of these guys but neither are tall enough at 6'2 or good enough athletes a high draft choice for playing the 2.  Macon has really improved his assets and handling the rock as a PG.  So he might have a better NBA future.  NBA is a different animal.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2018, 10:15:10 pm »

Watching the Pelicans Jrue Holiday and had to give a double take on one of his fade away shots. I see a lot of Barford watching this guy play, j/s.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2018, 11:04:18 pm »

Neither will make the NBA. If Gafford doesnít develop a decent shot he wonít make it either.

You are plum crazy if you think Gafford wonít be in an NBA roster as is.

Now does he need to improve to be more than shot blocking big playing spotty mins off the bench? Absolutely. But dude is a NBA player as is.
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« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2018, 11:06:21 pm »

Macon doesn't have a prayer
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« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2018, 11:09:19 pm »

Macon reminds me of Beverly when he was here. 

Been a while back so may be mis-remembering, but I remember Beverly being thin and was very surprised at the success he's had in the NBA, thinking he was too small as well.

He probably showed better defensive skills than Macon while here.

Quickness and speed, Macon is pretty fast, but don't watch enough pro ball to compare him with Beverly there.  I suspect Beverly is faster at this point in his career.

I see Macon and Barford making good money outside the NBA with maybe a chance to latch on later like Beverly did.

Beverly was an offensive threat inside the arc, Macon- not so much. And yes, there's a huge disparity on the defensive side of the ball when comaparing the two.
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« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2018, 11:11:01 pm »

Macon is the best pro prospect of the two at this point.

His game held up a lot better against NBA type athleticism tonight than did Barford's.

Barford is not NBA material, just doesn't have a well-rounded game.  He's been pressing all year for stats and it's hurt the team.

You can't be serious
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2018, 06:31:06 am »

Watching the Pelicans Jrue Holiday and had to give a double take on one of his fade away shots. I see a lot of Barford watching this guy play, j/s.

JB has a long way to go on both sides of the ball to be like Jrue. JB has to develop a crossover to make it or have a shot at staying in the league.
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« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2018, 07:46:13 am »

The main thing that keeps them out of the league is the fact that there are much better players at their positions available for teams to choose from.

To me, Neither can guard their spot at the NBA level. Macon might get there, but we all saw how poor a defensive team we were this year. With those two leading the way. Barford is bigger right now, but he honestly needs to drop 10-15 lbs and lean up. I noticed in several games this year that he is unable to get past his man in a 1 on 1 situation. I think that was mainly due to some bad weight. His conditioning hurt him and the team some this year. He is great at making contested shots, tho. Maconís shot will give him a chance, but itís a really slim one. Iíd love to be wrong and see them both flourish in the league!
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« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2018, 08:26:55 am »

The main thing that keeps them out of the league is the fact that there are much better players at their positions available for teams to choose from.

To me, Neither can guard their spot at the NBA level. Macon might get there, but we all saw how poor a defensive team we were this year. With those two leading the way. Barford is bigger right now, but he honestly needs to drop 10-15 lbs and lean up. I noticed in several games this year that he is unable to get past his man in a 1 on 1 situation. I think that was mainly due to some bad weight. His conditioning hurt him and the team some this year. He is great at making contested shots, tho. Maconís shot will give him a chance, but itís a really slim one. Iíd love to be wrong and see them both flourish in the league!

This is Barford's biggest flaw. He doesn't have the handles or quickness to take his man off the dribble.
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« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2018, 10:01:45 am »

Barford is twice the player Fortson was, Fortson was just more of a PG

Barford would be lucky to have the professional career Fortson has had.
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« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2018, 12:52:56 pm »

Barford would be lucky to have the professional career Fortson has had.

Fortson was averaging 30ppg in China last year. The CBA limits foreign players on teams, so it hurts the overall product, but the CBA is a pretty good league to be averaging 30ppg in. It's not Spain or Turkey, but Fortson is in his prime, even if it's not the NBA.

So yeah, Barford would be doing alright if he was able to do that.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2018, 02:45:08 pm »

The NBA is a step above good talent, Macon an Barford are just dozens of other kids that have talent but not elite talent, slim chance either one has a NBA career, if they restructure the G league maybe. They will always be Razorbacks however, and I do wish both success.
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« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2018, 03:03:54 pm »

Fortson was averaging 30ppg in China last year. The CBA limits foreign players on teams, so it hurts the overall product, but the CBA is a pretty good league to be averaging 30ppg in. It's not Spain or Turkey, but Fortson is in his prime, even if it's not the NBA.

So yeah, Barford would be doing alright if he was able to do that.

Yeah Fortson is doing well!!

Courtney Fortson of Zhejiang Guanghsa is the MVP of Chinese CBA.
Fortson ended the regular season averaging 31.1 points, 12 assists, 7.8 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game.

Ding Yanyuhang is the local player MVP. The Chinese averaged 25.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

The CBA pays very well and unlike some of the Russian teams you don't have to deal with payroll issues. CBA is paying very well, and is one of the best non NBA options.

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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2018, 03:24:42 pm »

The NBA is a step above good talent, Macon an Barford are just dozens of other kids that have talent but not elite talent, slim chance either one has a NBA career, if they restructure the G league maybe. They will always be Razorbacks however, and I do wish both success.

Think Barford will have a shot. Hearing several teams are reaching out after his MVP performance at the PIT.
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« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2018, 09:00:07 pm »

Fortson was averaging 30ppg in China last year. The CBA limits foreign players on teams, so it hurts the overall product, but the CBA is a pretty good league to be averaging 30ppg in. It's not Spain or Turkey, but Fortson is in his prime, even if it's not the NBA.

So yeah, Barford would be doing alright if he was able to do that.

Indeed. And he played in the NBA on a couple of ocassions. Couple cups of coffee in the NBA and MVP of the CBA is much more than most professional ballers achieve.
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« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2018, 09:54:32 pm »

Indeed. And he played in the NBA on a couple of ocassions. Couple cups of coffee in the NBA and MVP of the CBA is much more than most professional ballers achieve.
i guarantee Barford plays more than 10 games in the NBA, thatís how many Fortson played. We will see
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2018, 01:00:20 am »

Think Barford will have a shot. Hearing several teams are reaching out after his MVP performance at the PIT.

Nice,  hope both our guys get a good look.
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Re: Barford, Macon, and the NBA
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2018, 11:48:06 am »

neither are elite as some have already said. if they have a chance to earn an income doing what they love, even if it means overseas, then they should go for it. pay the dues and work on their game. then maybe, just maybe an Andre Ingram type of scenario can happen for them. it's going to be tough for either one of them to make the league.
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