View Full Version : 2007-2008 Player predictions: Sean May
08-05-2007, 04:25 PM
Continuing our player by player predictions for next season:
Give everyone your best case scenario, worst case scenario and most importantly your prediction of what you think this player will do on the court this upcoming season.
As the season progresses, we'll be able to refer back to these threads to see who had the best handle on what the players were going to do on the court.
We'll add one or two more players on the Bobcat's roster each day until we get predictions for the entire team.
Next up is everyone's favorite former Tarheel Sean May:
Sean gets motivated by Sam Vincent and by some of his veteran teamates to keep his weight down and to play through pain. He guts out the season giving us 70+ games averaging 15.5ppg and 9.4 rpg
Sean gives us about 4 games before he returns to the sideline with knee problems. He is then faced with career ending knee surgery and never lives up to the huge potential that had coming out of UNC
He sits the first 10 games of the season, then we get 20 games from him where he teases the crap out of everyone by grabbing 8+rpg shooting 50+% from the field and giving us a solid 14ppg. He then goes down with knee issues about 1 month before the trade deadline making it impossible for us to unload him on some other team desperate for PF help.
08-05-2007, 07:18 PM
I think your prediction is fair. He is very good at teasing us with his potential. His knees will always be a problem and I don't know if they can hold up to the NBA grind.
08-05-2007, 09:44 PM
Yeah, Ziggy, I think you're pretty dead on. I keep hearing that there's gonna be some pain for him no matter what, and he's just gonna have to play through it, if he wants to play.
He mans up, becomes a critical part of our playoff run, and gets extra cool-points from me for playing well while in pain (which is harder to do for him than most, what with him being a former UNCer).
He buys a dozen new suits, which he rotates wearing in all the games that he's sitting out, and the reason he needed the dozen more is because the ones from last year no longer fit.
What Ziggy said.
08-06-2007, 08:48 AM
ZIGGY i agree with all three of you guys.But my plan this year for Sean might be a little different . Iwould bring him off the beanch . Giving him just five mins a game after 5 to 10 games i would increase it to 8 mins . Play more games and increase again . After about 30 games into the season i would be looking to get 25 mins a game from him If we can do that we can look hard befor the trade deadline. If no trade a carer bcanch player at no more than 30 mins a game.
08-06-2007, 11:53 AM
Best Case: May stops with the injuries, loses wait, regains starting job, and and plays some defense scoring 13 points per game, with 1.7 blocks and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Worst Case: May gets injuried again, falls on the depth chart, gets in when he's healthy, plays 5-10 games, in which he scores 4.2 ppg, .4 bpg, and 2.2 rpg...Then he gets injuried for the season and is either released or cut.
Most Likely Case: Close to what Ziggy says, sits first week or so, comes in for maybe 45-50 games and does ok, with 9.2 ppg, 1.2 bpg, and 4.6 rpg. Then goes down with knee problems again and is later waived from the team...
08-06-2007, 01:23 PM
Best Case: May plays in 60+ games only sitting a few out for rest and a few in the beginning of the year for his ailing knee. He then shows us his strong potential by contributing around 15 pts a game and grabbing 8 boards, and dramatically helps our play in the low block and midrange game
Worst Case: May's knee completely heals but then 10 games into the season after showing potential, he hurts his other knee by crashing after a crazy night on the uptown.
Prediction: May plays about 40 games sitting out a week or two every other month due to his knee, and contributes just over 12 pts and 7 rebs in the games he plays.
08-06-2007, 02:17 PM
Best Case: May gets it together, stays relatively healthy and plays 70+ games, and averages 17ppg , 8rpg & 1bpg per game.
Worst Case: 1 Month into the season, he goes down with a knee pain, and has season and possibly career ending microfracture surgery.
Prediction: He plays 50+ games averages 30+ minuets, and averages 12ppg, 7 rpg per game
08-06-2007, 04:51 PM
These all sound about right.
He'll miss the start of the season, tease us with stellar play for about a month or two and then be out again the rest of the year....just like the last 2 seasons.
08-07-2007, 01:42 AM
i don't want to give a prediction on him right now... i hate being teased by such potential :mad:
08-07-2007, 10:54 AM
k I'll take the jump.
Best Case ALL STAR. 22pt 12reb. 2 blks.
Worst Case Re-Re-Re-injures knee and misses carrer.
prediction his first healthy season and his best ever mainly ofcoarse because that't how it allways happens in a contract year.
08-07-2007, 10:05 PM
I think everyone is selling his best case short, because if May is truly healthy and able to play 40 minutes a night, he's going to put up 20 and 10. He's averaged that (per 40 minutes, check out basketball-reference.com) over his first 2 years, and that's with playing injured all the time. Again, best case in some fantasy world where knee injuries disappear.
On to more likely outcomes:
Worst case: He never suits up again, because last I heard, he still wasn't cleared for basketball activities, but if that's changed, someone please say so.
Prediction: He plays 40 games, in a couple of 20 game spurts, between knee issues, averaging 20 minutes a game, 10 points, and 6 rebounds.
18 ppg, 8 rpg, 2 apg
May is healthy the entire year and finally shows us what he can do. His offensive game is a blessing and he starts to rebound like the did for UNC all those seasons. By the All-star break he is starting at PF with Okafor playing at C.
He's out the entire year
12 ppg, 7 rpb, 2 apg
I think May is gonna pleasently surprise all of us this season. He's gonna miss maybe 20 games throughout but I think he's gonna have his best season yet. I see four or five 25+ point games from him this season.
He starts off slow, missing games and pissing around. But after Coach V, MJ and BB call him in around Dec and lay it on the line with him telling him to shape up or ship out, he drops a lot of weight and puts all his focus into basketball. From the New Years on, he takes his spot as our starting PF and puts up solid, consistant numbers.
18ppg, 10rpg, 3apg, 1bpg
I think Alex summed it up the best.
He's knees and weight are never going to be good enough to allow him to play an 82 game season or log big mins. He's our "Johnathan Bender". I doubt we'll get more than 50 games out of him this season but when he does play, he'll do just enough to tease us and think "what if".
10ppg, 7rpg, 2apg
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