Which Big Man do you choose?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:23 PM
We are left with the 3 big men of the draft- Who do you take?
My case for each:
Zeller - Offensive game is the best of the 3 right now- he's the best scorer- but will his game translate into the NBA?
Noel - Prototypical physical speciman. Has the body, the bounce, the Kentucky pedigree. But isn't he just the USA version of Biyombo?
Len - IMO, he is Brook Lopez 2.0. Has the frame, the defense, the post moves. Not polished yet, but do we really want to pass on the same player twice?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:28 PM
isn't he just the USA version of Biyombo?
No, he's already a better player than Biyombo.
Biyombo is a great kid but he's terrible.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:37 PM
if we have the chance to get Noel or Len- im all in..
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:05 PM
Unfortunately, Noel is in the same boat is Biyombo. Noel is a better basketball player than Biz, but he is just as unpolished as Biz is in every aspect of the game.
Zeller is a hard worker and a guy that you'd love to have on your team if you were competing for a championship but he has Tyler Hansbrough (better version) written all over him.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:10 PM
We got outrebounded last night by 29.
that's our problem.
That said, no way I walk away from Mclemore.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:12 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:32 PM
But Nerlens Noel is intriguing. Lets be honest, he is already a better defender than Bismack, and he has huge potential if he ever gets some offense going.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:45 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:01 PM
FYI this is based on nothing except my own intuition which obviously sucks because I am in a dead end job so take this with a grain of salt....
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:08 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:03 AM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:04 AM
Watched Noel last night. I was impressed. I'm gonna watch Len tonight and decide who I like better.
well whatcha think?
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:17 AM
well whatcha think?
He was impressive. Offensively, I think he is slightly better than Noel. As far as rebounding and defense, no question that Noel is way ahead of him. I think Len has a lot of potential, but mostly as an offensive guy. The Brook Lopez comparisons are not far off.
However, when I look at Noel, I always see KG. I know that is a pretty hefty projection on him, but that, IMO, is truly his ceiling. His intelligence level on both ends is very high. He can make great passes on offense and knows when to go up with the ball strong. On defense, his instincts are tremendous. He seems to always be in the right place for the rebound and can block shots with the best of them. His length combined with his jumping ability and instincts combine for him to be a force down low. He definitely needs to put some meat on his bones and needs to work on some offensive moves (he did show a nice little running hook to his left that didn't drop but looked good, however). I think Noel's ceiling is very high.