Could Kyle Aderson play PF in the NBA?
You mean point forward... right?
no. Power Forward
With the direction that the NBA is going (skill over size), I don't see why not. Maybe not full-time, but I think he could spend some time there. He'd have to get stronger and prove that he can hit the boards at least at a respectable level. He certainly has the length to defend the position (7'3 wingspan) and his frame isn't that bad. He's already ~235 without even having college weight training yet.
SF is still his best position though.
I would be inclined to say no but then again, we have to see how he fills out his frame.
I mean, good defensive players like Battier and LeBron even have trouble guarding 4s in the league. And with not much range on his jumpshot or elite athleticism, I don't see the incentive of playing him at the 4.
Can Boris Diaw play the four? If he understands the positional requirements while showing adequate physicial ability (6'9, 7'3 wingspan, 230+), then definitely.
He won't make it in the league period. Too slow-mo.
Count me as one of the people who don't think Kyle will be a good NBA player. Yes the league is getting smaller, but it's getting way more athletic too. I think at his best Kyle could develop into a reliable role player who comes off the bench and plays the point forward role. Realistically though, I think he will flop in the NBA. Too slow, doesn't move fast laterally, not a leaper, and he struggles with his jumper. He dominated in high school because of his size and skill level. In the NBA everyone is skilled, athletic, and has size.
I don't even think it's a matter of "if" but "how much" he can play the PF position. The incentive is to find a suitable defensive matchup for him given his lack of lateral quickness. If it means he'll have to defend a PF, then that's what position he'll defend. On the other end of the court he'll be able to play his game regardless. He can't control who the other team has defending him. Offensively, he doesn't have to change his game just because of the position he's defending.
I think he'll make it. Players with his skill, feel, intangibles and intelligence make it and are in demand by coaches because they're coaches on the floor and make those around them better. I'd give him a better chance than the 6'8-6'9 skinny pogo stick who can't think on his feet. On top of that, he's a got a 7'3 wingspan and a 235 lb frame that has yet to be developed.
Yes easily and he will. Anderson will be labeled as a combo forward going into the league. He's not as unathletic as people make him out to be. He's not super fast and he doesn't have crazy hops, but with his wingspan he doesn't need crazy hops. And what he lacks in speed he makes up for in coordination and anticipation skills.
I really don't see that big of a difference between Kyle Anderson and Lamar Odom at Rhode Island. The only thing Odom really did alot better then Anderson what shoot the ball. But Anderson is an even better passer.
Lamar Odom is 6'10 and can shoot, or could shoot. I think yall absolutely CRAZY for thinking he could guard power forwards in the league. I don't think he will make it all, see @ASAPHenry, but you people are asking him to guard the likes of Derrick Favors, Carlos Boozer, Paul Milsap, and some guys who recently frequent the 4 position-LeBron, Durant, and Melo! Thaddeus Young would be the best matchup for him and he would murder him with his athleticism. Yall retarted!
What Big (or anyone for that matter) in the NBA could Kyle Anderson guard?