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#25 yasuhara2241

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

Don't get me wrong I want to win now. I want to be competitive . I hate going to games and getting blown out. I hate it that I have to take solace in small victories like Kemba is shooting as bad, Bismack is actually catching the ball, or MKG making a jump shot. 

 

But once again Im going all in 2014 and honestly am expecting a lot of improvement. I hope it happens. 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

I like Bennet but I don't think 6'7 PF work in today's Nba. Then you have a really smal front court with him and BIZ.

 

I love the kid, but that's what I'm worried about.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:39 PM

I love the kid, but that's what I'm worried about.

 

His wingspan really makes him a 6-10/6-11 type of player. So not worried about his height at all.  You don't look at height, look at weight, playing style, wingspan and athleticism if a player can make the jump to the NBA.

 

 

For instance, Anthony Davis is 6-10, but actually plays more like a 7-1/7-2 guy because of his wingspan and athleticism   



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:50 PM

His wingspan really makes him a 6-10/6-11 type of player. So not worried about his height at all.  You don't look at height, look at weight, playing style, wingspan and athleticism if a player can make the jump to the NBA.

 

 

For instance, Anthony Davis is 6-10, but actually plays more like a 7-1/7-2 guy because of his wingspan and athleticism   

 

I get that, but I dont know if I want to see a Bennett vs. Randolph match up.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

I get that, but I dont know if I want to see a Bennett vs. Randolph match up.

 

If Randolph backs off him, he takes the Jumper. Plays him tight he uses his speed and dribble to take him to the hole. It would be horrible for Randolph. He wouldn't have the speed to keep up with him. Randolph isn't very athletic or fast and has problems defensively away from the paint.  Bennett's pretty damn athletic and fast for a 6-8 240/250 pound guy. 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

If Randolph backs off him, he takes the Jumper. Plays him tight he uses his speed and dribble to take him to the hole. It would be horrible for Randolph. He wouldn't have the speed to keep up with him. 

 

He's really too small to play the PF position in today's NBA where the players only keeps on getting bigger. He's an inch smaller than MKG. I just dont believe it until I see it. The boy can def ball, but I think his height is going to hurt him. I'll wait and see though.
 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

I'm still interested in seeing Bennett's measurements. Right now wingspan means very little alone.

 

Biz has amazing wingspan, but he still gets blocked a lot and has trouble with some of the big/long guys with jumpers. One thing I have also noticed is Biz doesn't use his wingspan. I haven't seen enough of Bennett to know if he does. 

 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:09 PM

He's really too small to play the PF position in today's NBA where the players only keeps on getting bigger. He's an inch smaller than MKG. I just dont believe it until I see it. The boy can def ball, but I think his height is going to hurt him. I'll wait and see though.
 

 

 

Bass is 6-8

Evans is 6-8

Horford is 6-10

McRoberts is 6-10

Boozer is 6-9

Thompson is 6-9

Nowitzki is 7-0

Faried is 6-8

Monroe is 6-11

Ezeli is 6-10 

Parson's is 6-9

West is 6-9

Griffin is 6-10

Gasol is 7-0

Randolph is 6-9

Haslem is 6-8

Ilyasova is 6-10

Williams is 6-8

Davis is 6-10

Anthony is 6-8

Ibaka is 6-10

Nicholson is 6-9

Young is 6-8

Morris is 6-10

Aldridge is 6-11

J Thompson is 6-11

Ducan is 6-11

Millsap is 6-8

A. Johnson is 6-9

Hilario is 6-11

 

 

Quite a few teams have Centers that are 6-9/6-10 as well. 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

He's really too small to play the PF position in today's NBA where the players only keeps on getting bigger. He's an inch smaller than MKG. I just dont believe it until I see it. The boy can def ball, but I think his height is going to hurt him. I'll wait and see though.


While I don't know anything about Bennett I do have a slight problem with your statement the NBA keeps getting bigger. You really aren't watching the same NBA I am apparently. Most teams are getting smaller and quicker in todays game. Yeah the playoffs have quite a few traditional teams(most of which have older bigmen, seriously name one traditional big under 25 in the NBA, I cannot think of one) this year but if Westbrook was healthy you'd have another heat thunder final and both those teams play smaller lineups where there real big are just roleplayers at best.

The key in the NBA is talent first matchups second so if Bennett is the most talented guy you take him and worry about matchups later. Take the knicks pacers series where Melo played the four. You ended up with David West on a guard on defense and while the knicks couldn't take advantage of that(they lack talent) most teams would have killed them(imagine west trying to guard klay thompson or ray allen etc). Not saying we should definitely take Bennett but if the kid can legitimately ball(no idea if he can or not never seen him play) you draft him and worry about positions and matchups later.

Long post short I disagree with your assertion good sir.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

I'm still interested in seeing Bennett's measurements. Right now wingspan means very little alone.

 

Biz has amazing wingspan, but he still gets blocked a lot and has trouble with some of the big/long guys with jumpers. One thing I have also noticed is Biz doesn't use his wingspan. I haven't seen enough of Bennett to know if he does. 

 

Bennett uses his wingspan nicely.  He's an explosive leaper and has good handles, is able to make outside shots including three pointers. Also has a good handle and is able to run the floor both with out the ball and with it.  6-7 with a 7-1 wingspan with quickness and explosiveness. 

 

 

Here are a few highlights though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

Oh God please no. Not the kid with the bad shoulder.  The pick should be Len, easily.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:21 PM

Bass is 6-8

Evans is 6-8

Horford is 6-10

McRoberts is 6-10

Boozer is 6-9

Thompson is 6-9

Nowitzki is 7-0

Faried is 6-8

Monroe is 6-11

Ezeli is 6-10 

Parson's is 6-9

West is 6-9

Griffin is 6-10

Gasol is 7-0

Randolph is 6-9

Haslem is 6-8

Ilyasova is 6-10

Williams is 6-8

Davis is 6-10

Anthony is 6-8

Ibaka is 6-10

Nicholson is 6-9

Young is 6-8

Morris is 6-10

Aldridge is 6-11

J Thompson is 6-11

Ducan is 6-11

Millsap is 6-8

A. Johnson is 6-9

Hilario is 6-11

 

 

Quite a few teams have Centers that are 6-9/6-10 so they have taller PF's to combat that. But most PF and Centers in the NBA are around 6-9 to 6-10. 

 

That's a big difference though. You can have 6'9''-6'10'' Centers, but having a 6'7" PF/C isnt the same.