Watching Aaron Gordon play in the Spalding Hoophall Classic everyone of annoucers kept comparing him to Blake Griffin and I dont see the comparrisons besides the bounce and ability to throw down some mean dunks anybody else agree i just dont see it in Aaron Gordons game
Much like Blake Griffin their isn't much more to his game besides dunking. His overall skills level is not bad but nothing really stands out to me besides finishing through contact.
You defined Blake's game right there... Much like Blake's game, there isn't much to Aaron's game outside of dunking and being a better athlete then everyone!! His athletism will land him in the lottery!
If anyone watched the game yesterday Gordan was out on the perimeter guarding the PG and doing a pretty good job at it and he took the ball upf or his team on alot of possesions I dont see Blake doing that also physically they are completly different.
He was doing that against high school kids also his overall elite athleticism allowed him to do that. He won't be doing that in the nba. Blake does dribble the ball up the court but less since he got Chris Paul.
AG is a beast. Hope Arizona gets him
I think Blake has become more well rounded since coming into the league, he's taking and making mid range jumpshots and last year he was in the top ten in field goal% from 8-10 feet
He is strong, but doesn't have that bulk elite strength like Blake/Malone or adequate height for the position. I'm thinking likely only 6'7 w/o shoes, but his wingspand looks good. His ball handling ability is pretty good and comparable to Blake. He is a better shooter then Blake even though his stroke is weird.
I'm a bit higher on him then everyone else it seems. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing him in college. He still might grow an inch or two before it all said and done. The hs kids he is playing against are the top players in the country those aren't ordinary High Schoolers and same goes for a lot of the video mixes he is in.
The kid looks awkward as hell trying to handle and shoot from the outside. He can grab the rebound and go, but as far as doing stuff like breaking defenders down off the dribble or creating his own shot from the perimeter, I can't see him doing that effectively any time in the near future.
How do you not compare Gordon to Blake Griffin? That's exactly who I see every game I watch him play.
They are compared because of the dunking and that they are both very light skinned. Plain and simple.
I actually didn't go looking for this video, it showed up on my headlines. Since this thread is about him thought I should share.
Gordon added Oregon back to his list of schools.
Great move by him. I felt that he should've opened his recruiting back up since none of his 3 finalists were ideal fits.
Oregon's a program on the rise, guided by IMO the best coach in the Pac-12
Ahh, UO is doing there every 15 year flash in the an routine. Altman may be a good coach but he hasnt coached up a stud like Gordon before. UK and UA are the best for his long term future.
A good coach is a good coach. If Gordon is willing to learn, then he will. UA and UK's rosters are full. At Oregon, Gordon would be able to hit the ground running, be featured as the man while still playing with good, young talent with Oregon's current freshman class.
I think Oregon's the best option for him out of his finalists.
How is AZ and UK roster full when both will have 6 players for major rotation and he would start on both teams? Makes no since especially when there are even more players on a roster in the NBA that are skilled. AZ and UK would be his best choice since he will learn how to play along side other talented players and learn to play a role other than go to guy
As much as he wants to be a 3, he is a college 4 and Zona will be returning all of their freshman bigs as well as bringing in fellow blue chipper Rondae Jefferson who can also play college 4 as well (and will likely since he can't shoot a lick).
Kentucky will have Marcus Lee, Dakari Johnson in the frontcourt, Wiltjer as well unless he decides to go to Europe early. Cauley-Stein is far from a lock for declaring either
If he went to Oregon he'd get all the minutes that he would want, playing with promising young talent (Artis and Dotson are legit) AND he'd be learning the game under a great coach. He wouldn't just be learning to be the man. He'd be learning the game, period.
I hope he goes to Oregon.
I agree completely, more top prospects need to go to schools where they can compete and get minutes immediatly. Look at the success Anthony Bennet is having, now imagine had he went to a place like UCLA he wouldn't of been the focal point and would be being overlooked right about now.
Amile Jefferson really disapointed me when he chose Duke over local schools like Temple. Had he went to Temple he'd of been playing under a great coach in Fran Dunphy, on a team that features his brother, and Temple is the type of team that has the ability to beat any team in the country on any given day because of there tough style of play, and great coaching. Jefferson could be putting up very solid numbers starting for a team that has chance to win it's conference and this would of put his name in the mouths of scouts to declare for this years draft.
He's a smaller Blake Griffin, but to me he's a lot more like Derrick Williams. Athletic players who nobody knows if they're a SF or PF.
He's like the lost Griffin brother. Taylor's size and Blake's athleticism. Lol
Aaron has also matched up against both Harrison twins and did a very good job on defense. Also Aaron has a slightly above average handle and shot for his position/size so add that with his athleticism and think how his skills will get better and better as he gets older plus his high motor. He plays al,out exactly like Blake did as a Sr and he should at least be as good as Shawn Marion potentially who's game he also mirrors
Also for those who don't remember, Blake Griffin Sr measurements