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Prospect Comparisons

I just wanted to see what people think. Give me your opinions. I'm gonna do the top 10 with comments, and then the other 10. Before you continue, the comparisons are what they can be, not what they reflect now. Also, this is Aran's order of prospects.

1. Anthony Davis. Comparison: Juwan Howard

- Right off the bat, that's alot of negatives. Let me explain. Anthony Davis has the skills to do EVERYTHING on the court. He can shoot, he can dribble, he's going to be effective in the high and low post, and he very well could be a top 10 player in the league in three seasons. Once he gets some bulk, it's over.

2. Andre Drummond. Comparison: Alonzo Mourning

- I'm not as high as many on Drummond. He's more athlete then basketball player. I watched many games where he's dominated (even one live), and the dude lacks basic post moves. That could be taught, but right now, I have plenty of questions about his game. Right now, I think he's nimble, he could play both PF and C, and should be effective as a shotblocker at the next level.

3. Harrison Barnes. Comparison: Glen Rice

- Of all the guys I liked, Harrison has disappointed me the most. No bias, but Barnes NEEDS a point guard to thrive at the next level. If Barnes can land on a great team like Boston/San Antonio, or even Washington, I think he's gonna be great. If he lands at Sacramento, I see some potential problems.

4. Jeremy Lamb. Comparison: Martell Webster/Aaron Affalo/Eddie Jones (poor man)

- I think this season will cause Lamb to drop on draft boards. The Webster comp is misleading though, as Webster's skillset never got off the ground, and when he did? He got hurt. I think Lamb will be a good starter, but not great.

5. Thomas Robinson. Comparison: Luis Scola

- I feel Robinson is gonna be pretty good. He will need a little jumpshot, and if he does, I think he could be very good. Robinson might not be a monster rebounder at the next level, due to size, but he should be decent on the boards. I wouldn't be shocked to see him as the 3rd best guy out this draft.

6. Arnett Moultrie. Comparison: Jermaine O'Neal

-Perfect comparison from draft net, I think Moultrie's game is very interesting. He needs a couple post moves, but is very athletic, and could create offense around the rim. Where Moultrie could improve is in the 10-15 feet range, where the pieces of a jumper are there. On defense, he's cool, nothing special, but he won't hurt your team. I do feel he will drop a bit because of his team's record this season.

7. Jared Sullinger. Comparison: Paul Millsap

- Man, Sullinger could be really good, but the lbs issue will be a problem at the next level if he can't control it now. Sullinger will need to control that, and if he does, I think he could be a solid 15-8 guy. Even though he is considered undersized, he's an oak in the post, and that's gonna be something huge whereever he goes.

8. Austin Rivers. Comparison: Jamal Crawford

No bias, I think Rivers should come back to school. If he doesn't, I think Rivers could be an interesting player. Someone will see him as a point guard, some a shooting guard, but everyone will like his scoring ability. He isn't a great defender, and not a good passer, so the question will be: Do you want a one-dimensional player?

9. Bradley Beal. Comparison: Eric Gordon

He's playing out of position, and still putting up great numbers. Beal should be a big, tough guard who can attack and get to the basket, while still scaring defenders as a shooter. Will he reach Gordon's level? I have questions, but the comparison still is just as great.

10. Cody Zeller. Comparison: Anderson Verejao/Brad Miller

Just my opinion, I like Cody Zeller. He can run the floor, and he has good hands. Great combination. While he isn't the passer Miller is, he can pass well out of double teams. He isn't a great rebounder though, which gives me pause. Only thing I don't like about Zeller is he seems like a great starter who should go late/mid lotto, rather then a top 10 pick.

  1. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Comparison: Gerald Wallce/Chris Douglas Roberts
  2. Kendall Marshall. Comparison: John Lucas
  3. Perry Jones. Comparison: Anthony Randolph
  4. Meyers Leonard. Comparison: Brad Sellers
  5. Tyler Zeller. Comparison: Anderson Verejao
  6. Terrance Ross. Comparison: Better Fransico Garcia
  7. John Henson. Comparison: Irsan Illusova
  8. Doron Lamb. Comparison: Dhanty Jones
  9. Terrance Jones. Comparison: Better James Johnson
  10. Damien Lillard. Comparison: Doc Rivers/Sam Cassell

Thoughts, opinions? Disagree? Agree?


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I like the comparisons

I like the comparisons but..

Anthony Davis is more like Marcus Camby with his shot-blocking potential and rebounding

Austin Rivers is more like Monta Ellis, they can both score at will but need the ball in their hands to do it

Kendall Marshall is more like Mark Jackson, they are both gifted passers with amazing court vision

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Anthony Davis is more like

Anthony Davis is more like Marcus Camby with his shot-blocking potential and rebounding

- I disagree, because Camby isn't as talented on offense as Anthony Davis is, and could be. He has the handles of a guard, and he can shoot long range shots. Something Camby cannot. I think a Camby comparison is a slight on his offense.

Austin Rivers is more like Monta Ellis, they can both score at will but need the ball in their hands to do it

- True, but I don't think Rivers could be a good point guard. I think Ellis can be decent as a point guard.

Kendall Marshall is more like Mark Jackson, they are both gifted passers with amazing court vision

- I agree, but I just wanted to think outside the box lmao.

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Haha yeah I guess actually

Haha yeah I guess actually Anthony Davis could be a Lamar Odom with amazing defense
They both have handles and range, but Davis' defense is not comparable

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i like your comparisons since

i like your comparisons since its pretty realistic. so many people just name a star they know who plays similarly but the truth is at maximum only 4 or 5 of the entire draft will end up as stars statistically. i just hate it when they compare like late 1st rounders to freaking stars in the nba saying if they worked hard enough they could be this good. you know what if they had the work ethic needed they wouldn't be out of the lottery

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The Jamal Crawford comparison

The Jamal Crawford comparison is dead on for Rivers. A quick one dimensial balll dominant scorer that is clutch late in the game.

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Perry Jones- Tim Thomas

Perry Jones- Tim Thomas

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I don't think Davis is the

I don't think Davis is the next Camby or Juwon Howard, but hear me out...

Anthony Davis - Ralph Sampson ( Sampson is regarded as one of the best collegiate players in NCAA history, but he burst on to the scene in 1979 in much of the same way Davis is today. 14.9 ppg 11.9 rpg and blocking 157 shots. He dominated in much of the same way Davis is doing as a freshman. He obviously had three more seasons to develop his game in the NCAA before going pro, so NO I don't think Davis will drop 20/10 as a rookie, like Sampson, but in a couple seasons in the league, I could see that being a realistic comparison for him. Sampson was also 7'4'', but when Houston acquired Olajuwon, he played the 4 spot so it's not like he was a true NBA center like many assume because of his height.

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I like that comparison of

I like that comparison of Davis/Sampson, especially because my original comparison was Davis/Hakeem LMAO. I think we can agree that Anthony Davis is a stud, and could quite possibly be one of the top seven players in the league in the next three to five seasons.

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He could

Davis could be a great player, one of the best, but it all depends on the team and/or the coach he will play. Sometimes coaches ruine all the potential of their players, playing them out of position or with a system that can't really help their talent. I think Davis could be a great adition for a team like Milwaukee, Sacramento to help them on the defensive end and add some points as well. He has all the tools to be a great franchise player, I really like the way he is impacting the game right now. Let's see what happen in the tournament.

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lol JoeWolf as someone who

lol JoeWolf as someone who lives in minnesota I actually thought you were comparing Anthony Davis to our Ralph Sampson III... gave me a bit of a shock..

MKG - Gerald Wallace, dead on IMO

Jared Sullinger - Dejuan Blair, Glen Davis, Sully doesn't have to lose the weight that way

Jeremy Lamb - Nick Young, Long athletes that can score not much else. (Afflalo is good too, but I'm an Afflalo fan, not on the Lamb fan bus yet)

John Henson - Jajuan Johnson, Skinny fours that score inside in college, Johnson is more skilled though

Austin Rivers - steph curry (inside 16 ft) monta ellis (outide 16 ft) a poor mans golden state backcourt?

Doron Lamb - jason terry, demeanor on the court, skillset, size

Anthony Davis - Anthony Randolph, has more range than Randolph but worse handles. I am not sold on him. His demeanor really lacks confidence and definitely is a follower not a leader on a team he should almost own by now, has me very worried. I ALMOST want him to stay one more year and prove to me he's not going to crumble under the lights in the big leagues, but his skills dictate otherwise. I'm one of the few I guess, Randolph wasn't ready for it, I hope for his sake Davis is...

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Davis and Randolph

I think is a hard comparison to make. Randolph wanted to be a small forward and he tried to show those skills while at LSU. Davis knows he is a post player. One of the more impressive things I've read that Anthony Davis has said is he tries to be Kevin Durant on offense and Kevin Garnett on defense. That impressed me a lot because it showed that unlike Randolph, Austin Daye, and to some extent Perry Jones that he understood his role. Versatility is great but sometimes it can be actually hurt a prospect if that makes any sense.

As far as a comparison for Davis its is hard but I like the more old school comparisons for him like Sampson, Hakeem, and Bill Russell. In some ways he reminds me of Tim Duncan the way he plays within himself and all he cares about is winning, the way he doesn't rush his outside jumper he just lines it up and shoots it.

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Let's hope Sullinger doesn't

Let's hope Sullinger doesn't become the next Sean May :)

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worst comparisions ever

worst comparisions ever

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