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#21 OFFLINE   harlowtothe

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 01:37 PM

 

I actually agree with the KG-Odom comps (1000x better than Giannis comps I've seen), the one thing he lacks from both of those guys though is vision/feel for the game/knowing where to be and where/when to move. And to come close to being another KG he has to really ramp up his strength and explosiveness in traffic. He's got great athleticism for a big and shooting upside (not quite there yet) which is why so many internet fans are in love with him. He's definitely a project but I agree he most likely goes in the late teens/early 20s, can see the Celtics taking him (or the Pistons if he gets there).
 

The Pistons wanted Draymond Green because a playmaking+shooting+defensive PF (which is what he'd have been) is dream-level perfect for the SVG system. You're right they like versatility and that's why they have Morris and Harris, and of the SG-SF variety KCP and Stanley Johnson. And they even have depth behind those guys, the only position group with real depth. Saying this as a Pistons and MSU fan (and someone who studies the draft in depth) I think there's next to no chance the Pistons take Valentine, you can only have so many guys playing the same position on a 15-man roster

 

 

Thanks man for the positive post dude.  


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 01:40 PM

His worst case is FAR lower than Bender

He hasn't even played college ball, and his "highlights" are based of his ball handling as a big man. If he can't dribble in the league (which I don't think he will at all) then he won't even make a 13 man roster. He'll have Anthony Bennett-level production. That's his worst case

And his middle is lower than Lamar Odom too. Odom was really solid

 

He's the first high school kid we've had in a decade. I sat court side and saw him play and he is extremely talented and raw. He can pass, dribble, shoot and plays solid defense. He's more than a mixtape online. 

 

One scout compared him to Jumaine Jones which is a fair assessment. He's a guy you draft, put in Australia/Europe and the D-League 2 years straight. Boston has a great feeder program for kids like him.

 

I also called Kristaps Dirk 2.0 last year and people laughed at that. 


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 01:52 PM

HS ball is so much different than the pros. Like, who was the average matchup for Thon in school -- 6'7" 200lb? He needs a solid 50lbs more of muscle to even compete in this league
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 02:01 PM

HS ball is so much different than the pros. Like, who was the average matchup for Thon in school -- 6'7" 200lb? He needs a solid 50lbs more of muscle to even compete in this league

 

He's also got 50 lbs to gain in 2-3 years. If he went one and done he'd be in the same position next year. Its better for pro trainers to work with him in the D-League with a year head start.


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 03:58 AM

Thin Maker is the perfect nickname. Shoutout to my boy Nola.
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#26 OFFLINE   cavsfan817

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:12 AM

FINALLY someone else can see promise from Thon Maker. I was beginning to think that everyone had bought into the bust-hype, rather than his upside.


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:18 AM

I think everyone can see the promise
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