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2008 NBA Draft Player Comparisons

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2008 NBA Draft Player Comparisons

In retrospect, and looking forward after a full year in the league, I think it might be interesting to put together some NBA player projections for last year's draft class.

*Derrick Rose - bridging the gap between Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade
*Michael Beasley - Carmelo Anthony, should be able to produce a similar impact on the offensive (and lack thereof on the defensive) end very soon
*OJ Mayo - Chauncey Billups, if he learns to play the team game like Chauncey did, he can be a very good player
*Russell Westbrook - Randy Foye, relying on raw talent will work for now, but needs to improve in many areas
*Kevin Love - Charles Oakley, just a tough-rebounding low-post role player
*Eric Gordon - Gilbert Arenas, his ability to score in a variety of ways is in the upper echelon already
*Brook Lopez - Al Jefferson, a little taller, but same understated All-Star center potential

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*DJ Augustin - Chris Duhon, perhaps a little quicker
*Danilo Gallinari - TBD, who knows?
*Jerryd Bayless - young Devin Harris, just waiting for the opportunity to showcase his skills
*Jason Thompson - Channing Frye
*Anthony Randolph - anywhere from Josh Smith to Darius Miles to Charlie Villanueva
*Marreese Speights - Luis Scola
*Javale McGee - Crazy hybrid of Tyrus Thomas and Joakim Noah


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OJ Mayo is definetly Gilbert

OJ Mayo is definetly Gilbert Arenas, he scores like crap load, Chaucey cannot score that well, he is a passing 1st guard.

Westbrook is like Monta Ellis, Foye sucks dude.

Eric Gordon is Ben Gordon, he will not be as good as Arenas because he lacks PG skills

Kevin Love is more like Boozer

Augustin is Jameer Nelson, Duhon is terrrible.

Gllinari is the future Dunleavy Jr or Mike Miller

Speights is too strong to be Scola

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randy foye is a beast

randy foye is a beast how can u say he sorry he was leading the timberwolves in scoring when al jefferson got hurt. If u are aminu why u aint declare and do something better than hate on players livin the dream u aint livin

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Al Farouq

Hey Al Farouq Aminu, how do you think your draft stock is looking these days? Stop posting on message boards and go practice.

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Aminu I disagree with you on

Aminu I disagree with you on a few things. Duhon is not terrible the guy is top 10 in assists and putting up 12ppg on 40% from the arch and Foye is still figuring out NBA defenders and can be a viable 3rd option on a team at 16ppg right now and thats probably going to get better.

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-OJ - I think he has good enough ball-handling skills to be a pass-first guard. I don't think he will ever fill it up like Gilbert. His skill set would be better off in a Chauncey Billups mold.
-Westbrook - needs to shoot over 40% before he moves up from Randy Foye territory.
-Gordon - Call him a Ben Gordon/Gilbert Arenas crossbreed. He's a better all-around scorer than Ben, less PG skills than Gil.
-Love - Ways to go before he is a reliable offensive option like Boozer.
-Augustin - Duhon isn't good. Augustin's not that good either.
-Gallinari - sure, they're all white
-Speights - okay

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*Derrick Rose - bridging

*Derrick Rose - bridging the gap between Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade

*Michael Beasley - Carmelo Anthony, should be able to produce a similar impact on the offensive (and lack thereof on the defensive) end very soon
*OJ Mayo - Chauncey Billups, if he learns to play the team game like Chauncey did, he can be a very good player

*Russell Westbrook - Randy Foye, relying on raw talent will work for now, but needs to improve in many areas
*Kevin Love - Charles Oakley, just a tough-rebounding low-post role player

*Eric Gordon - Gilbert Arenas, his ability to score in a variety of ways is in the upper echelon already

*Brook Lopez - Al Jefferson, a little taller, but same understated All-Star center potential

*DJ Augustin - Chris Duhon, perhaps a little quicker(Duhon is not the scorer that DJ is)

*Danilo Gallinari - TBD, who knows?(He could be Like Bargini in few years)

*Jerryd Bayless - young Devin Harris, just waiting for the opportunity to showcase his skills

*Jason Thompson - Channing Frye

*Anthony Randolph - anywhere from Josh Smith to Darius Miles to Charlie Villanueva

*Marreese Speights - Luis Scola( I have not seen him play so you could be right but based on what I have heard this comparison is odd)

*Javale McGee - Crazy hybrid of Tyrus Thomas and Joakim Noah

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OJ Mayo is definetly

OJ Mayo is definetly Gilbert Arenas, he scores like crap load, Chaucey cannot score that well, he is a passing 1st guard.

*Chauncey Billups can score but he is more a point guard and focuses on setting people up which OJ is not about right now but I can see the Arenas Comparisons but he will have to add the 3 ball to his arsenal and be more clutch.

Westbrook is like Monta Ellis, Foye sucks dude.
*Foye does not suck and the comparison are not bad but Westbrook I think is quicker.

Eric Gordon is Ben Gordon, he will not be as good as Arenas because he lacks PG skills
*A combination of both of these players could work

Kevin Love is more like Boozer
*I do not understand this comparison at all. I have not seen Love much but I never came away thinking Boozer when I saw him.

Augustin is Jameer Nelson, Duhon is terrrible.
* Augustin is not Nelson. I would rate him better than Nelson because he is quicker and can score and distribute very well. Duhon is not the offensive player Augustin is but they are both pretty decent playmakers.

Gllinari is the future Dunleavy Jr or Mike Miller
*I don't see neither as being close but Dunleavy would be the closest of these two because he has a game similiar to European players.

Speights is too strong to be Scola
* I was kinda thinking that too

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I really think that Eric

I really think that Eric Gordon is better than Gil and Ben. He has the strength of Ben and the jumper that Gil has, plus he has crazy athleticism. His PG skills is extremely underrated as well. Just wait til next year when he's averaging 23ppg, 6assists, and 5rebs a game.

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Derrick Rose- Deron Williams

Derrick Rose- Deron Williams except more athletic less jumpshot
Michael Beasley- Is a smaller, better built Chris Bosh.
OJ Mayo- Is a smaller Paul Pierce.
Russell Westbrook- Like a stronger Monta Ellis less jumpshot
Kevin Love- Al Horford better jumpshot a lot less athletic
Eric Gordon- Beb Gordon less ability to create own shot, better pure shooter
Brook Lopez- I will get killed for it but he reminds me of tim duncan. not saying he will be that good but similar size and skills.

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Love has never gotten enough

Love has never gotten enough love.
ppl hated him when he was in HS and UCLA,
and now, he is proving that he can play ( 11 pts and 9 rebs in just 25 minutes), ppl are still doubting him.
He has good size at 6'9 and 260 pds. Boozer, West, and Scola lack athleticism, but they are great/good, and Love will be one of them sooner or later because he is extremely skilled (shooting, passing, ballhandling, b-ball IQ, and all around game).

Sure Duhon gets 12 and 8.5, but he plays 39 minutes. D'Anotoni and Donnie Walsh are looking for a new PG right now because Nate is a shooter and Duhon is very inefficient for how much he plays, not for his overall production.

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Derrick Rose is way too

Derrick Rose is way too athletic for Deron Williams, even though they'll probably end up with very very similar stats.

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some of ya'll are reaching

i mean really, your makin itlike some of th
OJ Mayo is definetly Gilbert Arenas, he scores like crap load, Chaucey cannot score that well, he is a passing 1st guard.

*Chauncey Billups can score but he is more a point guard and focuses on setting people up which OJ has NEVER been. I'd say OJ would be more like deron williams since strength and scoring ability.

Westbrook is like Monta Ellis, Foye sucks dude.
*foye lights it up but is too inury proned and on a team of bums. But their both above average athletes stocky and scoring point guards.

Eric Gordon is Ben Gordon, he will not be as good as Arenas because he lacks PG skills
*Eric gordon is way to stocky to be agent Zero. You almost sound dumb saying eric gordon is better han Gil and Ben lol Ben was a 6th man and playoff star, Gil is a allstar. Eric gordon was a role player on a terrible team. He has potential but to say hes better is dumb.

Kevin Love is more like Boozer
*Kevin love is a garbage man at this point. Hes more like al horford than boozer. Again, boozer is a allstar, love didn't even make the rookie allstar team.Horford uses his body to score just like love but is a much better athlete.

Augustin is Jameer Nelson, Duhon is terrrible.
* Same theory, Nelson...allstar....Augustin had a up and down rookie year so how is he better than nelson? Hes undersized (nelson is bigger) and forced the ball too many times.

Gllinari is the future Dunleavy Jr or Mike Miller
*I don't see neither as being close but Dunleavy would be the closest of these two because he has a game similiar to European players.

Speights is too strong to be Scola
* Speights is kinda like a athletic perkins.

Derrick Rose- Shorter wade

Michael Beasley- a husky loul deng

Brook Lopez- a better robin lopez lol just kidding but hes no tim duncan. I'd say gasl at most.

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comma dude, get with the program here

OJ is no Deron Williams !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How is OJ ever goin' to get 11 assists a game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Din't you read the crap I wrote about Love!

Augustine's rookie stats are better than those of Nelson's. Eventually, DJ will bulk up like Nelson as he stays longer in the league.

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Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose: UCLA Baron Davis
Kevin Love: Better Version Of Brad Miller
Anthony Randolph: Hybird SF Of Chris Bosh
Eric Gordon: Mitch Richmond
Jason Thompson: Poor mans' Kevin Garnett

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im just sayin lopez reminds

im just sayin lopez reminds me of tim duncan, i dont know why, and i dont think he will have a great career like duncan. i think they have similar game, big unathletic, but crafty. but i agree with the gasol comparison i think they will have similar numbers

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ilchi90, Baron Davis is like

ilchi90,

Baron Davis is like 3 times stronger than Derrick Rose, way to be a Rose fan !!!
Gordon is no Mitchmond, he is exactly like Ben.

The Lopez and Gasol comparison is the BEST that I have ever seen.

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Foye was the beast when

Foye was the beast when there was no other solid player for the wolves, but Westbrook had way too much potential and talent to be another Foye..

Staying at college for another is worth working on shootings, especially 3's, and learning the game better.

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Anthony Randolph is A Lamar

Anthony Randolph is A Lamar Odom.

Russell Westbrook is Baron Davis with that athleticism

Oj Mayo is a Randy Foye

Michael Beasley Josh smith but better.

Jarryd Bayless has to be my next favorite star in the NBA. He reminds me of a J.R. Smith

How could you throw in Maurice Speights over Thaddous Young. This guy is a beast. He reminds me of Chris Bosh.

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Anthony Randolph is A Lamar

Anthony Randolph is A Lamar Odom.

Russell Westbrook is Baron Davis with that athleticism

Oj Mayo is a Randy Foye

Michael Beasley Josh smith but better.

Jarryd Bayless has to be my next favorite star in the NBA. He reminds me of a J.R. Smith

How could you throw in Maurice Speights over Thaddous Young. This guy is a beast. He reminds me of Chris Bosh.

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Anthony Randolph is A Lamar

Anthony Randolph is A Lamar Odom.

Russell Westbrook is Baron Davis with that athleticism

Oj Mayo is a Randy Foye

Michael Beasley Josh smith but better.

Jarryd Bayless has to be my next favorite star in the NBA. He reminds me of a J.R. Smith

How could you throw in Maurice Speights over Thaddous Young. This guy is a beast. He reminds me of Chris Bosh.

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