share

Joel Embiid vs. Colorado

ThatDude23
Registered User
Joined: 01/11/2013
Posts: 9
Points: 10
Offline
Joel Embiid vs. Colorado

Damn, so skilled. LINK.


Grandmama
Grandmama's picture
Registered User
Joined: 09/20/2009
Posts: 2237
Points: 4308
Offline
(No subject)

Blazermann
Registered User
Joined: 08/27/2009
Posts: 656
Points: 1084
Offline
He really has some good feet

He really has some good feet

anthony_DavIS23
anthony_DavIS23's picture
Registered User
Joined: 09/19/2011
Posts: 181
Points: 362
Offline
He has a legit shot at going

He has a legit shot at going one.

ph90702
Registered User
Joined: 09/25/2012
Posts: 518
Points: 344
Online
Why would you not take Embiid

Why would you not take Embiid with the first pick? This guy has franchise center potential. Unless there's a wing or a guard with Kobe/MJ/LeBron James type of talent, then take the guy who can be a dominant big.

jwall1
Registered User
Joined: 07/01/2013
Posts: 415
Points: 827
Offline
Any team would be foolish to

Any team would be foolish to pass up on Parker, Smart, or Randle for Embiid. Taking Embiid is a huge risk......

esperanzafleet69
esperanzafleet69's picture
Registered User
Joined: 06/19/2009
Posts: 1681
Points: 997
Offline
how us embiid a huge risk?

how us embiid a huge risk? right now i think its him and jabari parker for race to #1.

Tongue-Out-Like-23
Tongue-Out-Like-23's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/16/2010
Posts: 8307
Points: 11861
Offline
He's a huge risk the same way

He's a huge risk the same way that Andre Drummond was a huge risk.

Neither of them are exactly dominat[ed][ing] college but are taken based on their potential. Embiid averaged 6 rebounds a game and nearly 4 fouls a game, who's to say he continues to foul at an even higher rate in the NBA, where the game is much faster?

Jabari Parker is showing his skills and why he's one of the top players in the country while Joel Embiid is more based on speculation about how good he CAN be.

You know the old saying, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. You're better off going with Parker because he's as close to a sure thing (if there's such thing as a sure thing) rather than Embiid, who is potential-based.

Tongue-Out-Like-23
Tongue-Out-Like-23's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/16/2010
Posts: 8307
Points: 11861
Offline
When it comes to taking bigs

When it comes to taking bigs on potential

For every Andrew Bynum and Andre Drummond, there is a Greg Oden, Daniel Orton, Hasheem Thabeet, BJ Mullens, Alexis Ajinca and so on.

B-ball fan
Registered User
Joined: 08/01/2009
Posts: 2155
Points: 2338
Offline
Except Embiid is very

Except Embiid is very different from most of those guys you mentioned. Oden was extremely promising in his two years playing in the league, the injuries did him in. He contradicts your argument. Orton didn't even get court time in college. Thabeet and Mullens were clearly an inferior player to Embiid.

There are busts at every position. Maybe Wiggins is the next Wesley Johnson. Maybe Randle is the next Michael Beasley. Maybe Exum is the next Shaun Livingston. You can't just right off Embiid because some people label him a raw big.

Embiid may be "raw," but it isn't like he is just a potential pick. He has already shown an effective skill level and an ability to be productive in college. By the end of the season, he could easily be the #1 pick if he ups his production. We don't know if he will, but he could easily have enough production to be the first pick.

I would argue that, for his age, Embiid is relatively advanced in terms of skill level and feel for the game, regardless of how little experience he has. Alex Len and Meyers Leonard never showed the understanding of defensive rotations in college that Embiid does. Embiid's footwork in the post is also superior to any of the center prospects taken in recent years. His court vision is certainly among the best of the first round center prospects of the past 5 years. He certainly still has a lot of improving to do, but he is a lower floor prospect than the vast majority of the centers taken in recent years.

Right now, I think Wiggins and Parker are the two top tier prospects, with Embiid in a tier below. But if Embiid can consistently score in double figures and develop as a player as the season progresses, I would have no problem changing my mind (based on his performance).

3 No Biases 3
3 No Biases 3's picture
Registered User
Joined: 01/23/2013
Posts: 246
Points: 518
Offline
I think youd have to be a

I think youd have to be a moron to take Embiid ahead of Randle, Parker, Smart, and Wiggins. Randle, Parker, and Wiggins are all seemingly franchise cornerstones who could possibly average 25 ppg. Great franchises now are built around a dominant wing or forward not a center or a pg. Smart is NBA ready now and while I don't like the idea of building around a PG id take him for sure over Embiid. Embiid isnt Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Anthony Davis, or Shaq, he'll be like a Bynum or a slower Greg Oden. The #1 pick talk is ridiculous for him in this draft...maybe last year but this year is just stupid talk..

I could see him ending up later in the top 10 by draft time.

3 No Biases 3
3 No Biases 3's picture
Registered User
Joined: 01/23/2013
Posts: 246
Points: 518
Offline
I think youd have to be a

I think youd have to be a moron to take Embiid ahead of Randle, Parker, Smart, and Wiggins. Randle, Parker, and Wiggins are all seemingly franchise cornerstones who could possibly average 25 ppg. Great franchises now are built around a dominant wing or forward not a center or a pg. Smart is NBA ready now and while I don't like the idea of building around a PG id take him for sure over Embiid. Embiid isnt Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Anthony Davis, or Shaq, he'll be like a Bynum or a slower Greg Oden. The #1 pick talk is ridiculous for him in this draft...maybe last year but this year is just stupid talk..

I could see him ending up later in the top 10 by draft time.

3 No Biases 3
3 No Biases 3's picture
Registered User
Joined: 01/23/2013
Posts: 246
Points: 518
Offline
I think youd have to be a

I think youd have to be a moron to take Embiid ahead of Randle, Parker, Smart, and Wiggins. Randle, Parker, and Wiggins are all seemingly franchise cornerstones who could possibly average 25 ppg. Great franchises now are built around a dominant wing or forward not a center or a pg. Smart is NBA ready now and while I don't like the idea of building around a PG id take him for sure over Embiid. Embiid isnt Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Anthony Davis, or Shaq, he'll be like a Bynum or a slower Greg Oden. The #1 pick talk is ridiculous for him in this draft...maybe last year but this year is just stupid talk..

I could see him ending up later in the top 10 by draft time.

jwall1
Registered User
Joined: 07/01/2013
Posts: 415
Points: 827
Offline
Yea and if it were last year,

Yea and if it were last year, than Embiid would be the obvious number one pick. But this draft is stacked....

Taylor Gang Mike
Taylor Gang Mike's picture
Registered User
Joined: 11/07/2011
Posts: 1335
Points: 1601
Offline
Agreed tongue out.. But none

Agreed tongue out.. But none of them Centers has Joel skill set. He already has a great post game and touch. Dude studied Hakeem tapes. Thats amazing. I think Parker is the safest pick at 1. Then Randle and Smart would be safest after Parker. But the Players with the highest upside are Joel Embid, Zach Levine and Andrew Wiggins

RSS: Syndicate content