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Jamaal Franklin vs. Shabazz Muhammad

Jamaal Franklin thoroughly outplayed Shabazz Muhammad on both ends of the floor in the San Diego State win over UCLA. Is Franklin underrated or is Muhammad overrated?


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Neither. One game is exactly

Neither.
One game is exactly that: one game.

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You're right

1 game means nothing, but Jamaal Franklin dominates every team SDSU plays. I've yet to see Shabazz Muhammad dominate a game yet.

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Its definitely not neither,

Its definitely not neither, it's probably a bit of both. Franklin can rebound and play D very well and keeps getting better offensively and Shabazz is out of shape, at least for top pick potential, and slower than he should be and maybe he will work his way back into it or maybe not.

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Both

Huge fan of Franklin and said before I would take him first overall in this weak draft, never been that high on Shabazz.

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I'm glad your not a GM,

I'm glad your not a GM, Franklin has top 20 potential, but first overall??? That's ludicrous.

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Yea

Yea I'm crazy. I just don't like any of the top players this year. Zeller is a solid big who gives good effort and runs the floor extremely well. I just see him struggling in the NBA from an athletic and strength standpoint. He is a pretty good help side defender but see him struggling to stop bigs at the next level. Average rotational player, not a #1 pick. Noel plays uninspired and I question his love for the game. Bazz is good scorer but I just have never really liked him. I would probably take Ben McLemore first overall when it came down to it but he scares me that he is too nice and lacks that killer instinct.

I love Jamaal Franklin's aggressiveness and demeanor on the court. He is always attacking and will hopefully learn to take better shots and improve his handle. Great rebounder for 6'5, plays much bigger than that, attacking the offensive glass with some monster put back dunks. Almost 4 assists per game this year. Has hit several game winners over his career. Could be a lock down defender with his strength and athleticism.

Song fits here.... What Jamaal is going to be saying when he becomes one of the best players out of this draft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgnaJm6uIeQ

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that whole Franklin as

Franklin as the number 1 pick of the draft seems like a big stretch however i do see him possibly sneaking into the top 10 kind of like Terrence Ross did last year. Not comparing the two at all just referencing him as how he snuck into the top 10. That being said i do think Shabazz is just a little bit overrated. i don't know how well his game will translate to the NBA and he might even benefit staying 1 more year in college to help develop his jump shot.

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I get what you're saying but

I get what you're saying but Ross didn't sneak in the top 10, he was projected around that area for a good amount of the year, a better comparison would be how Terrence Williams snuck into the top 10 when the summer before he was projected a second round pick. That being said I'd take Franklin top 20, his shot selection is very questionable but I love his competitive nature he plays with. UCLA was the wrong place for Bazz.

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franklin should not be a top

franklin should not be a top 10 pick

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Franklin should be lottery,

Franklin should be lottery, he's an example of a good defender at the next level with adequate to solid "next level" offensive ability. Guys that project defensively always drop to the mid teens, but then teams wish they drafted them higher yet teams never reach for defensive wings.

Shumpert, Chris Singleton and Kwahi Leonard all were mid-1st rounders, that in 5 years will leave a lot of teams wishing they drafted them instead of their current picks, but those type of guys never go high. I don't know why, but they really don't, possibly because most of the time they're upperclassmen, but who knows.

I suspect Franklin will be a 14-20 type pick, but I think in retrospect his impact will be among the top 10 or 12 in his class.

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Leonard

Heard Jamaal Franklin is a gym rat also, constantly in the gym working on his game, habits picked up from Kawahi Leonard.

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Shabazz

I just am not so impressed with him yet. He is 6'5 and yet cannot dribble with his right hand. He also appears to have some weight on him that isn't good weight. I want to see more from him. He actually reminds me of Calbert Cheaney without as sweet a stroke but more powerful.

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Somebody sell me on Jamaal

Somebody sell me on Jamaal Franklin. I get that he's athletic so he has some defensive potential, but he's not a good shooter, not a good ball-handler, struggles with his decision making/shot selection and has a tendency to play wild. He doesn't strike me as a particularly smart player either.
At first glance, his raw numbers look good, but his advanced stats aren't nearly as impressive. Outside of his athleticism, what is there to like enough to make him a top 20 player let alone a top 10 player according to some?

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Just keep watching

Fundamentals can be taught. You can't teach heart, desire, and competitiveness. As for his ball handling, I'll just give you his coaches comments: Steve Fisher on Jamaal Franklin "He's worked so hard on his ball handling skills. We're going to still play him at some PG to use his skills."

He and Mason Plumlee are the only players in the entire country averaging at leat 19/10. Franklin is doing it while being 6'5. Chad Ford recent referred to him as "one of the best rebounding guards in college basketball history". He's currently leading San Diego State in Scoring, Rebounding, Steals, Assist and Blocks. Also leading them in turnovers....but Kobe leads the Lakers in turnovers too...

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im with sigs (mind if I call

im with sigs (mind if I call u that)... franklin to me just isn't a lottery pick... I haven't watched to much of him.... but what I have seen of him... he isn't a lottery pick... at all... for some of the reasons siggy had above

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