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Postby The Rock on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:40 pm

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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby The Original 81 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:45 pm

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Darius-Johnson-Odom-6314/

A 6'3” shooting guard with a 6'6” wingspan and broad shoulders, Darius Johnson-Odom has had a productive senior season, ranking second in the Big East in scoring while leading Marquette to an impressive 24-5 record.

The deadeye perimeter shooting ability he showed as a sophomore has mostly returned after a relatively disappointing junior season. While Johnson-Odom hasn't quite replicated the virtually unsustainable levels of efficiency he had as a sophomore (47.4% from three point range and 1.627 points per possession on catch and shoot jumpers), his 40.4% three point percentage should reassure most talent evaluators that his sophomore season wasn't a fluke.

On the negative side, Johnson-Odom still has yet to show much in the way of point guard instincts or the ability to create for others, a concern for a player who measured just 6'3” at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy last summer. Beyond not showing point guard instincts, he also tends to put his head down when driving to the rim, limiting his ability to capitalize on the attention defenses give him.

Johnson-Odom has always been a good catch and shoot player, a skill that will be very valuable at the next level when he is asked to create less. While he doesn't get all that much elevation on his jump shot, his good balance and follow through creates a very repeatable motion which allows him consistent results.

He's also shown an increased ability to make jump shots off of screens, something that can be utilized as he moves to more of an off the ball role at the next level.

Where Johnson-Odom has made the most progress is as a shooter is off the dribble. His 0.93 points per shot off the dribble represents a solid improvement off the 0.688 number he posted last year, and he looks significantly more comfortable with pull up and step back jumpers, which he didn't consistently show earlier in his career.

While he's unlikely to create off the dribble at the next level quite as much as he currently is asked to, having that skill set in his arsenal represents an advantage over many of his contemporaries.

Off the dribble, Johnson-Odom has some definite positive attributes, although this is held back somewhat by his limitations finishing at the rim. Johnson-Odom has a good combination of quickness, ball-handling skills with either hand and an ability to change speeds and direction, along with an improved ability to use his physical strength to gain separation and good touch with both hands.

That being said, his combination of size and average touch makes him an overall inefficient finisher at the rim.

On the defensive side of the ball, Johnson-Odom gives good effort on this side of the ball and has the upper and lower body strength to defend strong NBA shooting guards. His average size, however, is an issue for someone who is at his best off the ball.

If Johnson-Odom were 6'5” there would be no questions about his ability to contribute at the next level. His ability to make shots from the perimeter and create off the dribble are coveted skills, especially considering his winning pedigree and the intensity he brings on the defensive end.

Johnson-Odom's size may give some teams room for pause, but fortunately for him there is a long list of undersized shooting guards currently seeing extensive playing time in the NBA today. As much as any prospect, the personnel around Darius Johnson-Odom could play a hand in whether a team is able to find a role he could be effective in at the next level.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Thenextgreat on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:46 pm

All i have to ask is why?? This guy is 6'3" so what exactly are they expected from him??? :bang: Johnson-Odom was a decent college player at Marquette but to me he is nothing more than a college player..i don't see him being able to play in the league so to me that was a wasted pick...especially when you already have a tweener at the 2 guard in Glock...smh
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:46 pm

47%....36%......39% from 3 in 3 seasons in college.

Took 5 a game each season. Not bad.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:47 pm

Darius Johnson-Odom ‏@KingMe_DJ1
Maverick baby!!!! Finally.....it's over in summer league by bull


Poor guy doesn't even know. :man10:
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:49 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
Darius Johnson-Odom ‏@KingMe_DJ1
Maverick baby!!!! Finally.....it's over in summer league by bull


Poor guy doesn't even know. :man10:

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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby TheZen on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:53 pm

ESPNLandOLakers: Darius Johnson-Odom's middle name? Earvin. Not kidding. Favorite... pick... ever. AK
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Nashty Gal on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:54 pm

interesting name lol
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Finwë on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:55 pm

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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Weezy on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:55 pm

Who? Why would we pay money to draft this guy? Another undersized SG, we have one of those and he barely played, do not get this at all.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:56 pm

Weezy wrote:Who? Why would we pay money to draft this guy? Another undersized SG, we have one of those and he barely played, do not get this at all.


It's to eff with Lamar.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:57 pm

Looks at Darius Morris's jersey and says "That's all you got?"

In with one, out with the other.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby lotus on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:58 pm

We drafted Goudelock again. Hooooooray! :freak2:
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Forklift on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:59 pm

lol you guys should know by now we don't draft well :man10:
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Ariza3 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:04 pm

Middle Name: Earvin.

hahahah! unreal

we got magic and odom lol
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:06 pm

Well with DJO and Bob we are set for our bench......

Blake / Morris / Glock
Kobe / DJO / Glock
MWP / Eyenga
Pau / McFly
Bynum / Bob

Dynasty :jam2: :jam2:
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:09 pm

Draft Express Draft Interview:

http://youtu.be/Czhs_SQ5Kyk

Sounds a lot like a Ron Artest personality :man11:
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Finwë on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:10 pm

If Blake is our starting PG and Morris is the backup I will lose all the remaining faith I have in the decency of human beings.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby The Rock on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:12 pm

Johnson-Odom was first-team All-Big East after averaging 18.3 points and 2.7 assists as a senior. Scored in double figures in 33 of 34 games
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:15 pm

For what its worth....

Seth Davis ‏@SethDavisHoops

Top four second-round steals, in order: 1. Darius Johnson-Odom 2. Kevin Jones 3. Mike Scott 4. John Shurna


https://twitter.com/SethDavisHoops

Seth Davis is someone pretty well-respected around college basketball too.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:19 pm

KEVIN DING
Darius Johnson-Odom could make the Lakers first as a defensive specialist. He is probably only 6-foot-2 but strong enough to compete and defend NBA guards. Problem is, he can't play point guard. He averaged 18.3 points and just 2.7 assists for Marquette as a senior and he has a very good left-handed outside shot but limited PG skills.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:21 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
KEVIN DING
Darius Johnson-Odom could make the Lakers first as a defensive specialist. He is probably only 6-foot-2 but strong enough to compete and defend NBA guards. Problem is, he can't play point guard. He averaged 18.3 points and just 2.7 assists for Marquette as a senior and he has a very good left-handed outside shot but limited PG skills.


Lakers had to pick the best player available and they certainly did that. Jokes aside I think this guy could turn out to be a nice role player if given the chance. Problem is in the long run I don't know if we're the team to give him that chance.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:25 pm

^^^^ Well if he can play pick and roll defense and stay in front of his man, he has a leg up on the competition on this team.
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:28 pm

Yep, it should be interesting see both Glock and DJO play on our Summer League team. Can't wait
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Re: Welcome to the Lakers Darius Johnson Odom

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:31 pm

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Kupchak on @KingMe_DJ1: “If you go to summer league or watch on NBATV, you’ll like this kid. Ridiculously athletic. Fun to watch.”
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