#5. Jimmy Chitwood (Hoosiers)
NBA Equivalent: A whiter Jeff Hornacek, if that's possible
Upside: This, the whitest man on the planet, was put on the earth to shoot a basketball, and his stroke is as sweet as a tender ear of Indiana corn. Despite not being a vocal leader, his teammates rally behind him because they know, just as well as he does, that he'll make the shot.
Weaknesses: He is a bit spacey at times, but that's just Jimmy being Jimmy. Is liable to wait until the middle of the season to join the team if the mood suits him; and if coach goes, well, he goes too. Also faces considerable trash talking and locker room tension due to the length of his shorts.
#6. Earl "The Goat" Manigault (Rebound: The Story of Earl "The Goat" Manigault)
NBA Equivalent: Since Rebound is based on a (vastly exaggerated) true story, we're going to go with the Goat here. Hey, he got a tryout"¦
Upside: As a high school phenom, the Goat's vertical leaping ability was the stuff of playground legends. Thanks to training with ankle weights, Manigault could snatch a dollar bill off the top of the backboard and make change before coming back down. Also, as far as nicknames that double as acronyms go, The Goat (The Greatest of All Time) is pretty slick.
Weaknesses: A few years of sleeping in pools of his own vomit, giving 50-cent stroke jobs in the men's room of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and a daily, ravenous appetite for heroin, has slowed the Goat a step or two. Has also been dead for the better part of a decade, so he's definitely a project. Don't expect him to contribute right away.