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Anthony Bennet

His page doesn't have much other than his measurements at the lebron camp. I've seen some highlights of him and know he's a sick player but can I get a more analytical discription of him from some of you guys? Do you really believe he is a top 5 pick like his draft status says now? How well do you see him faring off at the next level?


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Best-case scenario: Anthony

Best-case scenario: Anthony Mason
Worst-case scenario: A shorter Chris Gatling
Most-likely scenario: Rodney Rogers

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Best-case scenario

Best-case scenario: Paul Millsap
Worst-case scenario: Ike Diogu
Most-likely scenario: Clarence Weatherspoon

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According to Chad Ford

According to Chad Ford, he's getting comparisons to Karl Malone from NBA scouts. Take that with a grain of salt because that may just be a smoke screen to fool other teams. He reminds me a lot of a fellow UNLV player in Larry Johnson, maybe Bennett is a tad a less bit explosive than Johnson but I see the same passion and skill set. Johnson was an undersized power forward that could produce however the difference in era has to acknowledged here, Bennett's size and tweener tag is going to be an obstacle in today's NBA.

I think Bennett has got as much of a shot to go in the top five as anybody right now, currently he needs to pick up his play because he's been struggling. Siggy noted that Bennett himself believes that he is a small forward. When I think about Bennett matching up with guys like LeBron, Durant and Carmelo, I picture a slaugther, yes it may be unfair to rule out his success from comparing him against elite players but if he thinks he's a small forward, those are the kind of guys that he'll have to go through in the playoffs not to mention the fledgling group of small forwards that'll be his future rivals: George, Kidd-Gilchrist, Barnes and even Wiggins.

As a power forward, he has the strength and rebounding ability to go along with an additional shooting touch. Maybe he is undersized but his passion and drive is very similar to many undersized big men, I like him as a power forward but he'll get embarrassed in the NBA if he wants to be a small forward. Teams will isolate him to death.

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Bennett does not have the

Bennett does not have the explosiveness as LJ(he's still explosive), I see everyone likes my Paul Millsap comparison so that's a good one

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a bit of a reach but he reminds me of the X-Man Xavier McDaniel

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Millsap is really good

Millsap is really good defensively, which makes him not a liability at all as an undersized PF. Bennett is really bad defensively. He's got a long way to go on that end of the floor.

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Yall are talking about his

Yall are talking about his ability to be a SF and a PF like its a bad thing.. He is not a top 5 pick (from what I have seen) but the guy is an NBA player.. I think his versatility is one of the best parts of his game.

Everyone is trying to put him in a box and say that he isnt this or he isnt that, and they are right.. But that is one of the best things about his game.. I am not comparing him to Lebron but look at him.. He is really a PG that happened to be 6'8 but unlike Magic, he doesnt get the PG tag...

Another thing that may be making him say that he is a SF is that he may only be 6'6 or even shorter.. I cant tell and wont claim to know but who would be surprised??

The kid can play and thats simple.. I think that alot of people are going to question him but when you look at other players that were small PFs in college, he has a much higher skill set.. Take Dejuan Blair for example.. The guy will always have a spot in the NBA (barring injury) because of his great physical play and his ability to rebound with the best of them. Bennett can do soo much more than Blair ever did in college..

IMO, he is a version of Antonie Walker.. He can shoot the 3 ball, handle, and as big as he is (physically), he will be hard to move on the block.

If I have a top 2 pick, I dont even look his way.. After that, I say its time to look at your team and ask yourself what kind of risk do you need to take?? Can you afford to draft a player that could be a bust or do you need a guy that will be a sure fire pick??

I think at worst, Bennett is a role player like Glenn Davis in Boston.. At best, he is Antonie Walker..

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Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett is a Top 5 player, and he will be a really good fit in Cleveland, or Orlando.

NBA comparison has to be Larry Johnson by far but if Bennett has a healthy career he could turn out to be the Hall of Fame Player that Larry Johnson promised to be if it wasn't for Johnson's back injury.

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Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett is a Top 5 player, and he will be a really good fit in Cleveland, or Orlando.

NBA comparison has to be Larry Johnson by far but if Bennett has a healthy career he could turn out to be the Hall of Fame Player that Larry Johnson promised to be if it wasn't for Johnson's back injury.

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