Parker won't play the 4 in the NBA. I dont care if hes 6'8 like Millsap. His style of play is different. He does have some post game turnover jumper but he's an outside shooter. He's not built like a PF. Anthony Bennett's style of play is a PF but unfortunately with the height of a SF. Maybe 5-7 years down the road Parker may evolve his game into one like how LBJ and Melo did, but he's going to be strictly a SF/SG in his early pro career. LBJ and Melo's game weren't like this till now. Lets remember their games revolved heavily as outside shooters.
Again, I said he's better suited for the 3. But CAN play the 4/could down the road when he gets bigger.
Silly. Not to mention saying LBJ revolved heavily as an outside shooter is just a joke. He shot 35% from 3 once before his 9th season in the league. He's added that and his mid-range as he's matured. Slasher, obviously. Shooter, no.
I've followed this kid a damn near creepy amount as a Duke fan for years. I may know his game a litttttttle bit. A nice scouting report on Jabari, since it seems like you know nothing of him outside of some Youtube highlights...
Much has been written and all has been well deserved as he is not only the best small forward in his class but also the best player in the class. His calling card lies in his versatility as he can displays many skills on the floor. When it comes to scoring he hardly ever forces the issue as his instincts and unselfishness are advanced for a young player. Parker can beat defenses from long, and mid range consistently while his dribble drive game is best utilized against like sized defenders or bigger. Simply affects the game in so many positive ways: scoring, passing, rebounding and handling the ball in addition to being very unselfish. Match up nightmare as he goes by taller guys and post up smaller ones. Overall, great feel with an elite basketball IQ.
Defending along the arc in terms of chasing shooters off screens and keeping small quicker players out of the lane. Parker can handle the ball very well for his size but must tighten it up his handle when he is under intense ball pressure. Add strength and continue to work on attacking the rim and finishing through contact on a consistent basis. He could also increase his lateral quickness in order to more effectively defend quicker perimeter players.
Parker plays with energy and urgency and seems to take the game very serious. It will be fun to follow Parker's progress because he has the tools to be an special player. He is versatile on the offensive end, with the ability to make plays from the wing, low block and high post. Parker has off the charts upside.
He can see time at SG, sure. But he's more suited as a forward, primarily at the 3, but also could thrive at the 4 after maturing.