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Brighter future: Al-Farouq Aminu or Paul George

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Brighter future: Al-Farouq Aminu or Paul George

Aminu has been playing strong over the first games and George had some problems with his shot.

But......Am I right with saying that George generally has more potential due to his all around offense? Is Aminu going to become an NBA defensive teamer .....and George an all star?

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Paul George not even close.

Paul George not even close.

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Aminu really needs to improve

Aminu really needs to improve his skill level. He's flying around, making plays with his length and athleticism but he still can't dribble, shoot or pass...which are kinda necessary skills to have for a wing.

Didn't NOH not pick up his '13 option?

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George will probably be

George will probably be better though Aminu has more upside

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closer than it seems

At first this seems like a real stupid question, but I just got done watching Aminu play 40 mins last night vs the Sixers and was rather impressed. As we all know, this kid has no shot, or any kind of offensive game outside of dunking. That is going to have to change for him to become a starter, or even play big minutes, on a team other than New Orleans. The first thing that stands out about Aminu is his length; the dude has a serious wingspan and is at least 6'9" to boot. This combined with his athleticism and commitment to defense, allows him to be a very good defender on any wing player and undersized 4's like Thad Young. His rebounding ability is also much improved from the last time I got to see him play, and he showed the ability to handle the ball adquately in the fast break.

That being said however, Aminu still has a lot of work to put in on his game to even be mentioned with Paul George once it's all said and done. He's going to have to remain committed on defense, add muscle, and develop some offensive game, but I like this young man's game.

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This is a better question

This is a better question then people realize. It seems like ever since George was undervalued going into the draft process he's been overhyped as a result. For the record I was really big on both of these guys going into the draft. I thought George should of went 4th and no lower then Clippers where Aminu was selected.

It didn' take a draft expert to look at Paul George and see he was a rare athletic 6'9 wing player who can both knockdown shots from distance and become a terror in transition and realize he had star potential.

Aminu was really raw going into the draft but what really stood out what his physical tools and tenacity. Aminu use to get after it in college racking up numbers across the stat sheet. He reminded me of a Marvin William type prospect whose physical tools couldn't be ignored.

Aminu just turned 22 and is finally getting consistent minutes and has an expected role and you are seeing the results. George and Aminu's stats per 40 minutes is nearly identical except the one huge differenc is that Aminu is more efficient and the better defender.

This question is suspect is going to only gain more momentum as people start to realize Paul George isn't a great primary scoring option and despite racking up blocks and steals, George get's lost on defense too often.

I think Paul George's ceiling is going to be Rashard Lewis for the Sonics. While Aminu could become a Marion like forward who will have his hands in everything.

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I am surprised many are so

I am surprised many are so high on Aminu. I would take Paul George is a heart beat over Aminu.

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definately George

definately George

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id take aminu, his shot dosnt

id take aminu, his shot dosnt look all that bad

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i feel like aminu could be

i feel like aminu could be like a loul deng-type

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Swap roles and who do you

Swap roles and who do you think would be able to maintain their effectiveness? Paul George doesn't look like a primary perimeter threat, which he's asked to be, but Aminu would look even worse as one. OTOH, George could play the athletic, energy, floor running, defender role that Aminu's playing.

Both are complementary players, but I think George is the more versatile one.

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both

i think still have a long way to go in developing their skills but still...george in a heartbeat. a better comparison would be him and derozan...thats a comparison i always look at...george has the edge on defense whereas derozan has developed a better offensive game so far.

you cant take a production from someone after 3-4 games and compare it to stats a player put up in a full season.

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i think still have a long way to go in developing their skills but still...george in a heartbeat. a better comparison would be him and derozan...thats a comparison i always look at...george has the edge on defense whereas derozan has developed a better offensive game so far.

you cant take a production from someone after 3-4 games and compare it to stats a player put up in a full season.

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George has the makings of a

George has the makings of a good/great on-ball defender, but Aminu is straight up disruptive in passing lanes and just everywhere on the defensive end. Defensively, I'd take Aminu, but George has always had a sweet shooting stroke, and consistency will come with time.

I'd take George because I think his advantages offensively outweigh Aminu's defensive advantages, but it's closer than a lot of people are thinking. Aminu is a guy who learns by doing, and now that he's finally getting the minutes he needs to grow and be comfortable, he should blossom.

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Question.

Where is Gordon Hayward in this conversation??

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