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is anthony benett a better small foward than shabazz muhammad?

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is anthony benett a better small foward than shabazz muhammad?

i read the other comment that muhammad doesn't have ball handling and i agree in the high school mixtapes he almost never dribbles i saw highlights of benett and he looks like more athletic and more faster and but also doesn't have ball handling so who is a better small foward in the nba.


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6'5 1/2 is not a small forward

That is what Bazz is. Bazz is a tweener.

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Lol What DUDE?....Comparing

Lol What DUDE?....Comparing Bazz and Bennett and all u can say is Bazz is a tweener? But Bennett is...

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Shabazz is the better SF

Shabazz is the better SF prospect, but I still think his best position would be SG where he can utilize his length and power. At SF he wouldn't have those same advantages.

Bennett is a PF. His ball handling looks good because he has a nice handle for a PF. As a SF, matched up with NBA SFs, his handle and overall perimeter skill would look less impressive.

On both sides of the floor, Shabazz is the better perimeter prospect.

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shabazz should be a SG

shabazz should be a SGin the future, i agree. he does not have the height or wingspan or the SF at the next level. his wing span for a SG in great(6-11) and his height is great. with his great work ethic he will definatly improve his handle.

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idk y ppl think that Bennett

idk y ppl think that Bennett can play SF.... he cant..... he has no perimeter skills at all...... dude is a beast inside and will be a lottery pick... or at least he should be..... the first pick should be Shabazz

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To say he has no perimeter

To say he has no perimeter skill is ignorant; he regularly will initiate the break with his handle, pass the ball up the court showing that he isn’t just hogging the ball, shoots well. Watch him go coast to coast and then say he has no perimeter skill.

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He has a nice jumper and ok

He has a nice jumper and ok handles. Not SF handles though. He will be a PF. Bazz has shown he can now play SG with his greatly improved jumper. He still needs to work on his handle. He could still have an advantage against NBS SF with his power because of his motor and hard working just like Faried still has an advantage at PF because of the same reasons even though he's under sized

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I usually don't care for the

I usually don't care for the tweener 3-4 and believe if it's a question then they''re probably a 4 in a 3's body, but after watching a Bennett a few times this year I truely believe he can play some 3 at the next level. Shabazz is also a tweener in terms of a 2-3 but his lack of handles and passing are questionable for him playing the 2 and his defense makes him questionable for playing the 3.

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so far this season bennet has

so far this season bennet has been better

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This is a really good

This is a really good question and its closer then people think. If Bennett wasnt such a brute and weighed 20 pounds less I believe his athleticism and skill set would still enable him to be a top 5 propsect but as a pure SF. SF propects rarelly display deft ball handling as a freshman and if they do people call them guards.

Bazz is a betger perimeter defender and while I dont doubt ABs ability to defend the perimeter I havent saw it enough.

On offense the big difference to me is Bennett is a better iso scorer while Bazz is better moving without the ball.

Bazz is also the better pure shooter so I would say Bazz is the better prospect.

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It's not a knock on Bennett

It's not a knock on Bennett but he can't guard permiter players in space. He suited more as somewhat of a stretch 4.

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UNLV Fan Here

He can't guard guys in the post either. No chance he's a small forward in the NBA. Also, he looks like he's hit the wall.

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think it twice...you are

think it twice...you are really NOT a UNLV fan..LOL

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I would say he's a

I would say he's a unbiased, observant UNLV fan. Bennett is pretty bad defensively. Seems like something that's overlooked on this forum.

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Bazz has the potential to be

Bazz has the potential to be the best SG in the league, whereas he would not be as great matched up against SF's. It's sort of like the Kevin Durant thing, just the other way around.

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my opinion

I think that Shabazz is the better prospect but they are both tweeners in their own right. 'Bazz doesn't have a polished handle yet so he isn't an ideal 2 guard but he isn't big enough to play the 3 full-time either, and Bennett doesn't have the one-one-one perimeter skills to play the 3 full time but isn't big enough to play the 4 all day either.

For anyone who doesn't think Bennett is capable of playing on the perimeter, he averages 1.2 makes on 2.9 attempts per game (40%) from three point land.

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guys..have you actually heard

guys..have you actually heard Bennett didn't lift weights until UNLV..he might be a monster in a few years!!

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Shabazz is not a tweener, at

Shabazz is not a tweener, at least not because of skill level. The idea that shooting guards are universally better ball handlers than small forwards has not been true since guys like Buck Williams and AC Green stopped playing small forward. I don't even know why they designate swingman as shooting guards and small forwards anymore. It's outdated. Both group of players have to be able to shoot, dribble, pass, move their feet well laterally and so on and so on. There is a major height difference most times between the two but if one is skilled enough to be a "small forward" like Shabazz is, then he is skilled enough to be a "shooting guard."

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