Here are some comparisons of some players from this years draft. What do you think? Who would a better comparison be.
Victor Oladipo - Desmond Mason or Deshawn Stevenson
Gorgui Dieng - Theo Ratliff
Nerlens Noel - Larry Sanders
CJ McCollum - Ben Gordon
Shabazz Muhammad - Bonzi Wells
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - Courtney Lee
Trey Burke - Mike Bibby
I like the Trey Burke-Mike Bibby comparison. I hadn't thought of that one, but they do seem similar.
I think the Oladipo-DeShawn Stevenson comparison doesn't work as well. Their demeanor on the court and playing styles seem a little too different to me. Oladipo strikes me as being somewhere between Tony Allen and Andre Iguodala.
You are right. Oladipo is definitely not the headcase that Stevenson is.
I like the Shabazz and Bonzi comparison. Both were about 6'5 or 6'6, solid built, not that incredibly athletic and basically two high volume scorers. Bonzi was also somewhat of a head case. A good scorer, but not a guy you build around.
I think Oladiipo is going to be better than some are thinking and comparing him to , I definitely think he will be better than Mason or Stephenson. I see Oladipo as a blue collar, hard working kid that will improve immensely because he will work so hard. A better scoring Tony Allen would work for me.
For Victor Oladipo, his highlights look pretty good. You can make a case for Victor as a new age David Thompson. Or someone like Sidney Moncrief (a defender more than a shooter).
I like Oladipo especially anywhere at 3 or after.
For what it's worth, I was looking at some other youtube videos and Rudy Gobert looks like Sam Bowie. Supposedly, Rudy Gobert moved awkwardly at the combine.
Trey Burke? What about Stephon Marbury. Good scoring point guard with some toughness.
Gorgui Dieng reminds me a little of Greg Oden. Just really solid around the hoop. Can block shots, but more importantly he shuts down the lane and alters shots. He rebounds too and seems like a fun guy to play with. He can score a little bit but he is not really known as a scorer. Gets points from dunks and put backs. He's a winner that can be a core guy.
When I think of Trey Burke, I think of a taller Damon Stoudamire with no off the court issues, but Burke won't have as good of a rookie season as Stoudamire did
shane larkin-ty lawson
couple ones I came up with:
Glen Rice Jr. - Xavier Henry
James Southerland - Eric Williams
Adonis Thomas - Tariq Abdul-Wahad
Rudy Gobert - Alexis Ajinca
Jackie Carmichael - Loy Vaught
oh man, I completely forgot about Loy Vaught. Thank you for that, fellow Husky fan. I hope you are excited for the NWG era.
trey burke compares to ty lawson
Oladipo to Tony Allen