Jamaal Franklin vs Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Those of you who have seen both players, how do the players compare? Franklin is shorter by 2 inches, but he has a similar standing reach and wingspan. They both have good athleticism.
Neither can shoot. Both have a great motor. Both are good rebounders. Both have good defensive potential. Both are good at driving and posting up.
I kind of thought that MKG was taken a little high in last year's draft. Will Franklin be drafted a little late, especially in a weak draft?
I think i'd still rather have MKG, but how do you think they compare?
Bad comparison..MKG makes Franklin looks like Ray Allen. MKG got alot of his baskets off hustle points. Franklin jacks up jump shots.
Like I've said before, if Franklin is taken by the Spurs, I think Popovich can mold him into Tony Allen 2.0. Might even improve his jumper like Kawhi did in SA
I think he can be a very good pro for whoever snatches him up. He'll be better than a lot of the guys chosen before him.
pop can mold any player to however he wants
I like Franklins game a lot, He's a winner and does many things on the court that impact the score. Never understood why, other then his jumper, that he wasn't rated higher.
he isnt rated higher because he is 6'5 and cant dribble
I see Jamal Franklin more as a Iman Shumpert type player, great defender who can dribble the ball up court but shouldn't run an offense, and can shoot the 3 ball
Both athletic talented guards.
I like franklins rebounding
He's not just ranked low because of his lack of a jumper, he is ranked low mostly because of how ball dominant he is and how turnoverprone he is. Factor in a below a average shot selection and bad percentages and you get a dropped stock. He sort of reminds me of a more aggressive and athletic Evan Turner as far as how his role will fit into the NBA game.
They are a little similar, but Kidd-Gilchrist has a much more polished overall game. Franklin is a jack of all trades player with athleticism, but ideally he wont be able to contribute in the different ways he was asked to at SDSU. Kidd-Gilchrist can actually do a little of everything efficiently and within the means of his actual true skill level. He has a better feel for what he can and cannot do on the court more so than Franklin, and that is the main difference more so than anything else.