Legit Player Comparisons
Joel Embiid: Tim Duncan
Jabari Parker: Paul Pierce
Andrew Wiggins: Darius Miles
Dante Exum: Ron Harper
Julius Randle: Billy Owens
Marcus Smart: Gary Payton
Noah Vonleh: Antawn Jamison
Shabazz Napier: Mike Bibby
Tyler Ennis: Andre Miller
Aaron Gordan : Tyrus Thomas
Darius Miles? I know where you're coming from, but no.
Miles had no defence and was stick thin. Literally only had height and hops.
Also think that Payton is way-off for Smart. Smart doesn't have the speed or court-vision
Darius miles comparison was terrible comparison
Julius Randle to Billy Owens? Are you serious?
Owens was a SF with a great handle and passing ability but nowhere near the strength and power of Randle. Randle is a true PF who could never handle the ball on a consistent basis.
Edit: Actually Owens would be a decent comparison for Kyle Anderson
Some of these are good, I like the Shabazz-Mike Bibby comp, but you ruined yourself with the Darius Miles comp.
Someones not a fan of Wiggins.
Also while I'm not sure he'll ever be quite the scorer...I think Embiid is more David Robinson than Duncan. Atleast in build and athleticism.
I don't mind this comparison as Smart projects to be a tough defender who gets plenty of steals, and on offense could make his living posting up smaller point guards. Gary Payton is a HOF player though and Smart has a long ways to go.
Aaron Gordon is Kenyon Martin with better hoop iq.
I like the Kenyon Martin comp
The torches gotta be passed on to some generation. Why not this generation.
Joel Embiid - Hakeem Olajuwan
Jabari Parker - Grant Hill / Paul Pierce
Andrew Wiggins - T.Mac
Dante Exum - Penny Hardaway
Julius Randle - originally C.Webb, but now I'd say more like a Derrick Coleman
Marcus Smart - John Starks
Noah Vonleh - Chris Bosch
Shabazz Napier - KJ / Kenny Anderson
Tyler Ennis - Andre Miller
Deandre Daniels - Cedric Cebalos / Boris Diaw
Gary Harris - Hersey Hawkins
Dario Saric - Toni Kukoc
Doug McDermott - Chris Mullin
Mitch McGary - Greg Ostertag
Zach Lavine - Landry Fields
James Young - Nick Young
Zach Lavine to Landry Fields gets my vote as the worse player comparison this draft season.
A 6'5 wiry combo guard with deep range and extreme bounce to a 6'7 burly combo wing known for his off the ball movement and rebounding.
Okay. Then Zach Lavine = Doug Christie then.
I actually get the Darius Miles comparison to a degree.. I bet half of you never watched Darius in HS or at least are too young to remember what AAU team he played for and who he played with.. but the guy was very comparable to Wiggins when he was coming out of HS.. pretty much the same size and a Freak Athlete with the same defensive potential and length that could run the floor with the best of them..
Lets not forget Miles was a First Team all Rookie, Yes he dropped off in NBA due to being a serious headcase and extremely low basketball IQ.. but physically the Darius Miles comparison isnt to far off.. mentally Wiggins has a way better basketball IQ
Nah. He's more T-Mac than Darius Miles.
@kidB LMAO T-MAC? Wiggins does not have the Offensive Savy T-MAC had.. Hes not nearly the Ball Handler he was either... Tracy McGrady had a great natural feel for the game that you cant teach.. I've watched Wiggins numerous times hes no T-mac Bud.
Great comparisons ro KJ and Bibby
That's also a good comparison. But I think he's a little more in shape than Z-Bo. If DC isn't a good enough comp., then I'd say he's more like a Antonio Davis.
I read that David Robinson was measured at 7 feet tall for the 1988 Olympics. Probably measured barefoot.
I also read that Ralph Sampson was closer to 7 1/2. Not 7'4.
Embiid is similar to both with some great measurements.
I actually think Jabari is closer to Billy Owens. Similar size and diverse skill set. What about Billy Owens all-around game with Prime Bernard King's scoring skills. That is actually a heck of a player.
still standing by the Clyde Drexler/Dr. J comps for Andrew Wiggins.
If we are still doing 80's comps then Julius Randle as the new Moses Malone. What about Aaron Gordon as a guy close to Larry Nance?
i haven't really seen enough Noah Vonleh for a comparison.
Nah. Gordon is more like Billy Owens.
WIGGINS - LATRELL SPREWELL
JABARI - CARMELO ( SLOWER VERISON)
EMBID - ANDRE DRUMMOND( MUCH MORE OFFENSE LESS D)
EXUM- DEVIN HARRIS
SMART- TONY ALLEN( MUCH MORE OFFENSE)
RANDLE- DAVID LEE( MUCH TOUGHER )
ENNIS- MIKE CONELY JR ( NOT AS QUICK)
LAVINE - AUSTIN RIVERS (MORE ATHLETIC AND BIGGER)
GARY HARRIS- BRADLEY BEAL
MCDERMOTT- ADAM MORRISON
STAUSKAS - JJ REDDICK( LESS OF A SHOOTER, BUT BETTER HANDLE)
VONLEH- DAVID WEST ( TOUGH TO PREDICT)
Drummond but with more offense and less defense? How is that even Drummond then?
Reddick but less of a shooter but with a better handle? Thats not Reddick..
Tony Allen with much more offense isnt Tony Allen...
Lol he's Andre Drummond with less strength, better post moves, less defense, better free throw shooter, worse offensive rebounder. Haha. It is kinda silly. This thread was doomed from the start though.
Pau Gasol is good but less of a perimeter game but better defense. Haha.
ive always hated the parker paul pierce comparason