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But Embiid sounds like another Al Jefferson. If we are bad enough to pick that high, shouldn't we address the positions that cause us to be bad?

 

Who says he or Al cant play PF? we could have twin towers

 

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Embiid is not even close to as raw as Biyombo right now. Defensively, I think he will be similar to a Roy Hibbert. He is slow-footed like Hibbert, but has insane length that allows him to alter and block shots.

 

Offensively, his post game would be top 10 or 15 in the NBA RIGHT NOW. He has tremendous touch around the rim, uses a variety of spin moves, and I have yet to see him miss on his hook and jump-hook shots. He plays so composed and under control. I honestly believe that two years learning under Al Jefferson would make him the best post scorer in the league.

 

Is that counting PF position if so I doubt he'd be top 15 post game of all PF and C combined

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A lot of mouthbreathers are gonna hate Embiid like the plague if he's the pick and he underachieves (which he will) as a rookie, if for no reason other than he's a big man and NBA big men don't blow the world away as rookies.

 

Cody Zeller: Most NBA-ready big man in the draft. Now most of you hate him 20 games into his career, because he's not yet 2010 Dwight Howard. It takes some time, and I've at least seen Zeller grow and not regress in the past few outings.

 

Biyombo has even gotten to where he deserves 5-6 minutes a game thanks to his rebounding.

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A lot of mouthbreathers are gonna hate Embiid like the plague if he's the pick and he underachieves (which he will) as a rookie, if for no reason other than he's a big man and NBA big men don't blow the world away as rookies.

Cody Zeller: Most NBA-ready big man in the draft. Now most of you hate him 20 games into his career, because he's not yet 2010 Dwight Howard. It takes some time, and I've at least seen Zeller grow and not regress in the past few outings.

Biyombo has even gotten to where he deserves 5-6 minutes a game thanks to his rebounding.

I'm one of the guys who jumps to conclusions too soon. With that said I think biyombo should be given more reps. I know he's no al Jefferson. But at least he should be given 3-4 possessions a game where the dump it down to him and let him try to make something happen. That's the only way he's gonna get better and gain confidence offensively. U can't just tell him to rebound and play defense and set 50 picks a game. He needs to be involved, even if it's just slightly.

Zeller should be starting soon. On tired of seeing mcbob out there. He has no future on this team. He's a good role player and that's it. Clifford was right in not throwing zeller out there instantly. But it's time to seem him out there and what he can do with 25-30 minutes a game. ( if he can that long without foul trouble)

We have been very patient with biz. It's time to start using him offensive somewhat.

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I'm one of the guys who jumps to conclusions too soon. With that said I think biyombo should be given more reps. I know he's no al Jefferson. But at least he should be given 3-4 possessions a game where the dump it down to him and let him try to make something happen. That's the only way he's gonna get better and gain confidence offensively. U can't just tell him to rebound and play defense and set 50 picks a game. He needs to be involved, even if it's just slightly.

Zeller should be starting soon. On tired of seeing mcbob out there. He has no future on this team. He's a good role player and that's it. Clifford was right in not throwing zeller out there instantly. But it's time to seem him out there and what he can do with 25-30 minutes a game. ( if he can that long without foul trouble)

We have been very patient with biz. It's time to start using him offensive somewhat.

 

You solved your own suggestion. Zeller doesn't play more and McRoberts takes a lot of his minutes because Zeller easily gets in foul trouble. Part of that is because he is a rookie and refs are gonna nitpick him, and part of it's because he gets beat off the dribble too often.

 

But damn, when Kemba gets him the ball in transition, the dude will scrape the sky when he dunks it.

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You solved your own suggestion. Zeller doesn't play more and McRoberts takes a lot of his minutes because Zeller easily gets in foul trouble. Part of that is because he is a rookie and refs are gonna nitpick him, and part of it's because he gets beat off the dribble too often.

 

But damn, when Kemba gets him the ball in transition, the dude will scrape the sky when he dunks it.

All zeller does well is run the floor

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All zeller does well is run the floor

He's played 21 games and not many minutes at all. How about u give people some time.

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He's played 21 games and not many minutes at all. How about u give people some time.

 

I hated that we picked him so im not giving him anything until he proves it to me

 

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I hated that we picked him so im not giving him anything until he proves it to me

I guess wiggins shouldn't be a top 5 pick this year then. He hasn't proven the hype of being one of the best prospects since lebron.

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yeah because all the elite teams like the Lakers, Spurs, Heat etc used the tanking method to build their championship teams.  There is no such thing as a sure bet with anyone that is drafted.  Tanking season after season to try and obtain the best college player is dumb.  Winning starts with a mindset, not the players.  You can win in this league with crappy players as long as you are getting the most out of those players and as long as those players have a winning mentality.  Free Agents did not want to play in charlotte because of the coaching staff.  Charlotte has one of the best staffs in the league now and which was a major contributor to why Al Jefferson signed here.  There will be other free agent signings come next year.  If charlotte wants Wiggens etc, the best way without sacrificing games would be to trade picks, and wouldnt you know it, charlotte has a stockpile of them over the next few years.

 

The Spurs drafted David Robinson and Tim Duncan whom were both no1 overall pick. After that, they struck gold with Parker, Manu, and recently Leonard. Dont forget to mention that they have the best HC in the game.

 

Tell me when was the last time the Lakers had to think about tanking. Thats a big market franchise who all they do is will draw big name free agents no matter what, year in and year out.

 

and dont even compare us to the Heat.

 

and this statement is ridiculous: "You can win in this league with crappy players as long as you are getting the most out of those players and as long as those players have a winning mentality." You sure can every now and then pull an upset over the Miami Heat with crappy players, but you sure wont get the no8 seed with crappy players.

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I guess wiggins shouldn't be a top 5 pick this year then. He hasn't proven the hype of being one of the best prospects since lebron.

his college performance wont affect his stock he's already shown his worth he is focusing in the weight room and on individual school not trying to impress people, because he's already done that

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his college performance wont affect his stock he's already shown his worth he is focusing in the weight room and on individual school not trying to impress people, because he's already done that

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Everybody impresses in high school. College and even nba are a whole new ball game. That's why it takes time for guys to adjust and get comfortable.

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