Anthony Bennett - A better Draymond Green
They both have the same qualities. Considered tweeners, they can both shoot and have pretty good ball handling skills. Bennett is much younger so I guess has more upside. Green was considered a first round talent in last years "best of all time" draft, and everyone thought he was a steal at #35. We've all seen how good Green is and how he helped the Warriors advance to the second round.
Anthony Bennett will be an all star.
They do look really similar.
Bennett is more athletic and a significantly better shooter than Green. Much more natural talent. Green really was a more cerebral player and, while his lack of ideal quickness can lead to him being beat off the dribble, he plays with good effort on defense. Bennett's defense, and his rebounding on that end in particular, can be rather lazy.
They do have some similar styles of play and Bennett probably will be a better NBA player due to his athleticism and scoring ability.
An All-Star? Hmmm... Bold statement.
In Anthony Bennett, I see the same build and game-type as Carmelo Anthony. Both are around 6'7-6'8, both can bang down low being sfs, and both have the natural ability to score.
OBVIOUSLY that would be a huge reach, and I am not making a direct comparison. I am saying that if Anthony Bennett strives for greatness and fulfills his tremendous potential he could end up a Carmelo-like player.
I think that Bennett needs to dedicate himself to the game, study film, play with more passion/more motor, and become a smarter player. To be successful as a SF in the NBA, he most importantly needs to work on his ball handling and passing abilities. Improvement with his lateral quickness on the defensive end will also be essential.
I really do not see any similarities between Bennett and Green besides the fact that they are both considered tweeners..... Green is an undersized (6'6) player who gets his minutes by being a high I.Q. glue guy who exerts great effort. Green knows where the ball is going to, makes the correct pass, and has a good feel for the game.
Bennett may look like he has a similar frame to Green, but he has a much more athletic build and game. He has a natural ability to score and get defensive rebounds, but lacks the toughness and drive that Green brings.
I am interested to see how Bennett turns out, because if he can grow and attain the motor + I.Q. of Green he could become an All-star for sure. That is not out of the question at all, considering Bennett is 3 years younger than Green.
This is a weird comparison despite them have somewhat similar builds. Draymond doesn't have much talent, but he plays extremely hard, plays smart and has high intangibles. Bennett is talented but he plays in spurts and his intangibles are virtually non-existent.
They actually do have similar build and are about the same size. Yet Bennett does have an nba body who doesn't really know how to use it both on offense and defense. Also has anybody been surprised by greens defense? Coming out of state one of the knocks on him were that he was a tweener who was to slow to guard in the perimeter but he has actually held his own. Mark Jackson has said that green is there best defender and usually puts green on the other teams best player in crunch time
I don't like this comparison at all.
Green is a gritty, tough, great-passing forward with limited range who really embodies Big Ten basketball and stayed for what seemed like 18 years in college and provides energy off the bench. Bennett is a one-and-done, lower-motor, offensive-minded player with much better range and he embodies UNLV basketball. And if he plays to his potential, he should be a starter his whole career.
Ultimately, what makes this a bad comparison is that Green is 2 or 3 inches shorter, is not near as good of a shooter, and is a much better passer who really can play point forward.
really? 2-3 inches shorter? he measured at 6"5.75 without shoes so he's 6-7 with shoes. Bennett is considered to be 6"7. Dont know what you're talking about there..
Offensively around the basket? yes Bennet is bettet but all around game? D.Green is better....so no IMO Bennet is nt better than Green. Green makes plays all over the court offensively and on defense
Draymond Green shot under 33% from the field this season and under 21% from beyond the arc. He has gotten hot in the postseason, but his lack of scoring ability makes him a guy you can help off of. If Bennett doesn't play with more effort, it is possible he could be worse than Green, but I think Bennett, with NBA coaching, should become a more impactful NBA player than Bennett. He has the potential to be a guy who forces doubles, while Green has to work on being a guy who isn't doubled off of.