Appears to have more pop in his step and leaping ability. An east off of two feet it not easy. Mid range game is still so silky smooth. I expect to see a stellar freshman year from the Chitown stud.
Wiggins got some work to do to keep that number one spot! I am SO excited to see these guys play!
Those post moves were almost like Dirk's. Hopefully he gets an opportunity at Duke to show that off.
Not comparing the two, but I'm excited for when he and McAdoo match up in the Duke-UNC rivalry.
He plays more like pierce then melo.. He"s goin to need to hit the weight room ,to get rid of some of that baby fat... Wiggins is still the 1st pick.. But parker and randle will be great consolation prizes..
I don't think It's really much fat that he has. What it really is,is he isn't a ripped up kind of person so we assume he is chubby. He won't even have a ripped physique.His body is not made up that way. Can he stand to lose some more weight?possibly yes. But he won't have that cut up body that we look for. As for the Paul pierce comparison, Jabari appears to have better foot speed than a young Paul Pierce, and better court vision. Everything else is pretty much equal except I think pierce shot the three a little better.
I agree, he a a John Hensonesque type of body, it really doesn't look that athletic but that doesn't tell the whole story.
Have u seen him play in person? I have and i dont think he is fat.. But his body needs toning..
I'm really liking his pull up off of the dribble. That's definitely Meloesque right there.
Looks like he's shortened the motion on his jumper. He used to pull the ball back a little further. Now it looks more compact and more of a quicker release.
Siggy I agree with you it doesn't look like he cocks the ball behind his head anymore.
Bari reminds me of Caron Butler so much. Melo maybe, but more Butler when he was coming out of UCONN. People forget how good Caron was. Smooth game. Bari should be good at Duke if they dont change the system like they did with Austin
No way he drops out the top 3 in this Draft, I could see some teams take him over Wiggins and Randle, he's just super skilled
No way anyone besides wiggins goes 1st
From these highlights he looks like melo when he played for the orange men! Mid range game looks super nice1
It's hard to take too much from these sorts of games except athleticism or things like a handle.
I'm still not convinced Parker will be a superstar. He does a lot of things well, but nothing about him really blows me away.
I'll wait until the college season to make my judgement though.
I like Jabari's game from what I've seen on ESPN games and Youtube , he has a lot of Pierce/Melo and mix of Grant (cant match Grant's first step or ability to get up for a dunk). That being said I think SI did him a big disservice with that cover. People forget Howard, Oden, Durant, Rose have come along since LBJ. Just saying. Going to be fun watching him in the ACC and Coach K will place in the right position to succeed. My intuition says he stays 2 years.
I am not convinced that ANYONE will be a superstar out of this draft. Parker though sounds promising. He might be the guy you trade down for if you have the top pick. If Parker is sitting at the 3rd pick and you have the top pick and aren't sold on Wiggins (or maybe even if you are) it might be worth looking at trading down to 3 and then picking up some more pieces.
Wiggins can be great all he wants but he is still a 6'7 small forward who might never be better than Kevin Durant or even Paul George. Wiggins might have to turn himself into a legit 2 guard with a deadly outside jumper. He should model his game after Kobe.
Also, what if Orlando gets the top pick. A combo of Oladipo and Wiggins sounds incredible with two really good athletes, but what if Jabari Parker's shooting and mid-range game complement Oladipo's frenetic slashing style more? Would they trade down to 2 or 3 to grab Parker along with an extra piece or two? I could see Philly getting a great fit with either Wiggins, Parker, or Randle, but the Cavs could probably use a legit scoring/shooting small forward like Jabari Parker to pair with their Irving/Waiters backcourt.
The Bucks would need a flashy superstar so they would take Wiggins. Sacto is a mess but they already have Ben McLemore as their future 2 guard, so maybe Jabari Parker would be the better guy for them, especially if he can provide the leadership ability that Cousins doesn't have.
The Raptors would take Wiggins since he is the guy with the most UPSIDE and FLASH in the draft, plus he is from Canada. But, they could get a ton for him. With Rudy Gay, DeRozan, and Terrance Ross on the wings, maybe they can trade down to 2 or 3 and pick up their power forward of the future in Julius Randle and then get another shooter or two plus another draft pick thrown in (a 2014 second rounder even has a lot of value). Or what about going after Marcus Smart to be their lead guard of the future and combining Kyle Lowry and the top pick (Wiggins) in a trade? They could come away with a great haul for those two.
The best value for the top pick in this draft might actually be a TRADE.
Trade the first pick in this draft? Dude that's the type of sh*t that gets GM's fired, and will draw criticism for the next 30 years. You don't trade the first pick in this draft, not when there are potential superstars at the top.
Hahah what?? Wiggins a 2 guard? Orlando taking Parker? im lost. Wiggins is best at the three. Orlando has young Small forwards with Mo and Tobias, they would take Wiggins but if they dont get number one then they will go for a need which prolly is PF. AG or Randle would fit with them. If Oladipo dont work out at the 1 then they could take Smart or Harrison or Ennis if he plays great.. We gotta wait and see
No one would trade the pick, not in the 2014 draft, its too deep
that was ok. he hasn't played a college game yet, so i guess sergio llull is clearly better!
that video was pretty amazing! thank you!