Shabazz Muhammad Comparison
I don't know if it was mentioned before but Michael Redd anyone?
From a physical standpoint they are extremely similar . 6'6'' w/shoes , strong ,around 220 game weight , long arms, not very quick (imo shabazz is quicker) , average leapers (bazz again with a slight edge) .
Volume scorers relying on the J . Redd obviously an elite shooter but not from the get go. Actually Shabazz shot better the 3 in College than Redd. Both left-handed with smooth releases (Redd of course smoother but still Shabazz is good) . Great coming of screens or spotting up. Average ball-handlers , below the rim players in the lane against defense , can get to the line though. Great mid-range shooters with soft touch on floaters. Redd a slightly better passer but not a playmaker.
I doubt Shabazz will play the role Redd played on a bad team (reason behind the 23+ seasons) but 22-23 season average highs and about 18-19 career averages are more than possible.
And now to the point. Would you draft in THIS draft a very possible Michael Redd in the 3-8 range?
One of the best comparisons for Muhammad, but I don't think he'll be nearly as good as Redd. Before injuries, Redd was an Olympian on that 2008 redeem team.
I think Redd is overrated . He was a first option on a baaaaad team. In his prime ( 2003-2008 ) he made the playoffs only two times and both times he lost on the first round. Also in his best statistical seasons (45-39-85 %) he took 19 (!!!) shots with 7-8 (!!!) threes. Put a prime Muhammad in this situation and he can score around the same.
with his true age being revealed....it depends on who is in the draft. other players such as GRIII look more intriguing now from an upside perspective, I think it really depends on the team because now, he will drop on the board when looking at overall best player available. IMO, Shabazz is a player that can slip...definitely out of the top 10 depending on who comes out. He's gotta show that he is better at something besides volume shooting.
maybe a homeless mans james harden?