Nbadraft.net compares him with Shaq. I've never seen him play,so what do you think?
Demarcus Cousins might be a better comp? I hate when people compare a high-schooler to a HOFer...
haha not even close enough to a Demarcus Cousins..Dude has no lift in his legs.
Who doesn't have lift in their legs? Both of them? I agree. Cuzz' lack of lift is the reason why he doesn't finish as well as he should and why he gets his shot blocked a lot despite his massive bulk and wingspan (which BTW Dakari does not have).
The Shaq comparison was ridiculous when it was made, which was like 2 yrs ago I think, and it looks even more ridiculous now. Maybe they made that comparison with the hope that Dakari would grow more, but he hasn't.
Dakari's a decent prospect, not special or not even lotto type, but he plays big, knows how to use his body, plays tough, is smart and is fundamentally sound. I could see him carving out a similar to role to what Kosta Koufos does now for the Nugs.
Who would you compare him to then?
He isn't shaq and probably won't ever be. That comparison has been up since he was in 9th grade because at the time he was a 6'9 freshman with good skills and they thought he may get really athletic.He did grow up to 7 feet(i've seen him up close in person,next to a 6'10 kid),but he isn't quick or a high riser. but he has good post moves and has a big body. I think at best he can become sort of like Marc Gasol because he has a ton of skills. He dimes the ball to cutting guards,makes free throws, has a good post game. Marc Gasol would be his ceiling I can't think of his floor.
Yea the lack of dominant big men in the league has made it so that people are quick to compare a potential dominant big man prospect to an NBA hall of famer. He reminds me of Andrew Bogut right now. Hopefully he won't be as injury prone.
He will be as good as some think. He will probably play sparingly in Kentucky, then go to the draft get picked on potential and not be able to develop it in the NBA. I hope not but have a feeling.
If he plays sparingly that would be a shame. I think he's already a better basketball player than WCS.
I think Willie will be a starter and during the season D. Johnson could gain minutes
Dakari is more like Al Jefferson than Shaq.
I compared him with Derrick Coleman. I was wrong, though, as Cousins has tools that Coleman did not have. At this point, I see Dakari Johnson as a similar player, albeit without the lateral quickness and explosiveness of Cousins. So, my comparison is Derrick Coleman.
i love dakari johnson and i think hes going to be a beast but theres no way he will ever be like shaq