share

Len, C Zeller or Noel : Who will be the best in THREE YEARS ????

Prio
Prio's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/14/2012
Posts: 96
Points: -428
Offline
Len, C Zeller or Noel : Who will be the best in THREE YEARS ????

Len, C Zeller or Noel : Who will be the best in THREE YEARS ????
and what about Olyniyk and Gobert ?


Dleg99
Registered User
Joined: 04/14/2013
Posts: 36
Points: -4
Offline
Zeller

Zeller is already what len is projected to be 3 years from now, he has a very good back to the basket game and he put on so much strength and weight since his freshman year. I dont really understand the noel hype I mean he is prospect that is regarded so high due to potential but he just tore his acl which I dont understand why sites have him going number 1.

Dleg99
Registered User
Joined: 04/14/2013
Posts: 36
Points: -4
Offline
I dont think

Nerlens is going to be a scrub, I think he will be a huge impact just not a star. Kind of between an Okafor and Tyson Chandler

ph90702
Registered User
Joined: 09/25/2012
Posts: 487
Points: 262
Offline
Noel can be a solid starting

Noel can be a solid starting PF or C for the next decade.

Dleg99
Registered User
Joined: 04/14/2013
Posts: 36
Points: -4
Offline
I dont think

Nerlens is going to be a scrub, I think he will be a huge impact just not a star. Kind of between an Okafor and Tyson Chandler

Dleg99
Registered User
Joined: 04/14/2013
Posts: 36
Points: -4
Offline
Didnt mean to say scrub meant

Didnt mean to say scrub meant isnt going to be a scrub

CAROLINA BLUE NICK
CAROLINA BLUE NICK's picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/01/2012
Posts: 456
Points: 755
Offline
I think they will all be very

I think they will all be very serviceable. Look at Kwame Brown, he is still in the league lol. But if I had to pick the one of the guys you mentioned I would want to have in 3 years, i'm going with Alex Len. I think what he brings to the table from a physical standpoint compared to the other guys is unmatched. He is already 7'1 255. He has a good balance to him too. He isn't great on offense but is pretty good. When the guards at Maryland fed him the ball, he beasted. Plus his length won't make him that much of a defensive liability compared to Zeller. Zeller has T-Rex arms and agaisnt Syracuse got pushed around and blocked by guys shorter than him. Olynyk might be the best post player already but he isn't as mobile as the other guys you mentioned. Len just has to play with guys willing to give him the ball. I think Len has the most potential out of all those guys to be like the big men of the 90's from a production standpoint on offense and defense. And I don't think Noel will be considered a bust. This is a weak draft. You look at a guy like Tyson Chandler who went second overall in a weak draft and he has been an all star, an NBA Champion, Defensive Player of the Year, and a Gold Medalist. Even though Chandler doesn't put up numbers like the past great bigs, he has solidified why he was a top pick in the NBA Draft. Noel reminds me of Chandler and that's why I think he will more than likely be the number one pick.

phila9012
Registered User
Joined: 07/08/2011
Posts: 987
Points: 2234
Offline
I think Noel will be a rich

I think Noel will be a rich mans tyson chandler, score 10 to 15(if he develops some kind of post game) points a game get 11 rebounds and 2 blocks that would be great. I think Zeller has the potential to be a 18 and 8 and 1 block guy max but probably more around 15 and 8 and be a solid 3 option.

JamesBaker3195
Registered User
Joined: 12/22/2012
Posts: 33
Points: 56
Offline
Nerlens Noel and this isn't

Nerlens Noel and this isn't even really close. Even if he doesn't live up to his potential he'll still be a starting center in the NBA based on his defensive abilities alone. Blocking shots and rebounding are skills essential to the position and he excels at both.

@activehustle
@activehustle's picture
Registered User
Joined: 12/05/2008
Posts: 696
Points: 1701
Offline
Noel...I can't put my faith

Noel...I can't put my faith in a white boy..no disrespect but statistics show that the average white boy being a stud in the NBA are low.

Scott42444
Registered User
Joined: 06/13/2008
Posts: 541
Points: 330
Offline
Not at Center though...

...that is the one position, that and the "shooter" position ala Kyle Korver, that white guys fill out rosters at. There are always some corn fed white MONSTER in the lottery every year. This year is a pretty weak draft so I think that getting a serviceable 10-year NBA center would be a victory outside of the Top 10.

That being said, Rudy Gobert is someone I CANNOT scout. I just don't have a clue as to how he will develop. He has almost an 8-foot wingspan and is LEGIT 7-footer +. He is so skinny and doesn't have ANYWHERE near the hops of Noel but he could end up being one of the best defensive centers based on God given physical attributes alone. Or, he could be a total bust. Who knows.

Memphis Madness
Registered User
Joined: 03/30/2011
Posts: 3442
Points: -1031
Offline
It sounds like you guys are

It sounds like you guys are saying that Noel will be somewhere between Tyson Chandler and Alonzo Mourning, but a guy closer to 6'10 than 7'2. I think you guys may be right.

I have no idea what Cody Zeller will do. If he has to be THE MAN inside he is gonna get beat. But, if he has a great big next to him I think he will be ok. I don't think he is a franchise big man.

Scott42444
Registered User
Joined: 06/13/2008
Posts: 541
Points: 330
Offline
Put Zeller on...

...a team like the Knicks or Bulls, who have defensive minded centers and he could be quite good. Hell, now that I think of it I think he would be a GREAT fit on the Bulls with Noah next to him. Spurs. Bucks. Golden State. There are quite a few teams that could use a guy like Zeller on their squad. Hopefully he hits the weights and protein shakes while keeping his offensive mindset. I keep using this term for the 2013 draft, but in reality it really should be what MOST NBA GM's are looking for...getting a serviceable, 10-year NBA player should be the goal for EVERY team drafting outside of the Top 5-10. In weaker drafts, you might be looking at everyone outside of the Top 3-4. What kills teams is when they draft a guy in the lottery who is out of the league (looking at you Joe Alexander and Milwaukee) in 3 years. Also looking at you Memphis and Hasheem Thabeet.

GREENE1148
Registered User
Joined: 04/06/2013
Posts: 70
Points: 149
Offline
Noel

Noel should have the biggest impact, but given his injury worries, and being undersized for position, I'll go with Steven Adams, someone not on your list :)

B-ball fan
Registered User
Joined: 08/01/2009
Posts: 2108
Points: 2236
Offline
I think Noel will be the

I think Noel will be the best. He could be an impact defender sooner rather than later (once he gets healthy). He is raw, but has tremendous natural ability and could become a guy who averages a double-double while playing great defense. That is a very coveted and not super common combination.

Len has great tools, but he doesn't always look great catching the ball in traffic and, from what I have seen, gets out of position on defense too frequently. Len does have a really intriguing game, though. His post game looks really good, with his ability to establish position on the block, his good footwork, and his high release point, but he just doesn't convert like he looks like he should. And he should become a good pick-and-pop big man.

Zeller is solid, but I don't see him as a starter. I think he will have a long career as a back-up big man. I don't think his offensive efficiency will hold up as well in the NBA around bigger defenders and he doesn't look like a great rebounder/post defender, so his upside is much lower than Noel's or Len's.

Balltilufall
Registered User
Joined: 05/08/2013
Posts: 5
Points: 1
Offline
Noel

He has got to be better. Len i think can help a team but i never see him making a huge impact. Zeller i might be afraid has already peaked. He is way to weak and not quick enough. Not sure where his role fits in. I think his older brother is a better prospect.

Toronto16
Toronto16's picture
Registered User
Joined: 07/17/2009
Posts: 2704
Points: 4116
Offline
Whichever one can stay

Whichever one can stay healthy, sadly.

BasketballJunkie224
BasketballJunkie224's picture
Registered User
Joined: 10/14/2012
Posts: 692
Points: 10
Offline
I feel like Nerlens Noel can

I feel like Nerlens Noel can become the Andre Drummond of this draft. By this time next year we may be seeing a future nba star, who knows maybe not. But like Drummond, I feel as though Noel is that forgotten potential franchise changer. Now that may sound like im getting ahead of myself but im just saying it could happen.

As far as the quesion about him, len and zeller, Im definitely picking Noel. I believe that Noel is the only 1 of the 3 who will have a significant NBA Career. I can see Len sitting on the bench getting in here and there and never doing anything and then I can see Zeller just getting bullied and not really lasting...I would actually take Mason Plumlee over those 2. But overall give me Noel!

lalaila
lalaila's picture
Registered User
Joined: 07/09/2009
Posts: 1833
Points: 1350
Offline
I agree..in three years I

I agree..in three years I don't think it will be even a question, when Cody will have porblems to score over length(while scoring looks his biggest part of the game in college) and Nerlens averages will match his plus Nerlens may show some Noah type of playmaking, there won't be any discussions when you will add that Nerlens will be looking to be double double guy who can lead the league in blocks all-defensive teams

Scott42444
Registered User
Joined: 06/13/2008
Posts: 541
Points: 330
Offline
"Forgotten potential franchise changer"?

He is listed by MOST people as the probably #1 pick. I have a hard time saying that he is forgotten when he is most likely the #1 pick.

RSS: Syndicate content