What You Think the 2009 Draft Prospects NBA Comparisons Should Be
I've created a list of what each player in the 1st round mock draft's comparisons should be.
Blake Griffin-Amare Stoudimire/Shawn Kemp
Ricky Rubio-Steve Nash/Pete Maravich
Hasheem Thabeet-Samuel Dalembert/Dikembe Mutombo
Jordan Hil-Jermaine O'neil(pre-injuries)/Antonio McDyess
James Harden-Paul Pierce/Brandon Roy
Brandon Jennings-Russell Westbrook/Allen Iverson
Demar Derozen-Vince Carter
Earl Clark-Lamar Odom
Johnny Flynn-Devin Harris/Deron Williams
Wayne Ellington-Daquean Cook
Chase Budinger-Rudy Fernandez
James Johnson-Danny Granger/Ryan Gomes
Eric Maynor-Mike James
Ty Lawson-Raymond Felton
Stephen Curry-Mike Bibby/Eddie House
Tyreke Evans-Jamal Crawford/Baron Davis
Patrick Patterson-Jason Maxiell
Jeff Teague-Monta Ellis/Kevin Johnson
BJ Mullens/Amir Johnson
DeJuan Blair/Paul Millsap
Sam Young-James Posey
Terrence Williams-Andre Iguodala
Damion James-Leon Powe
Tyler Hansberough-Luis Scola/Udonis Haslem
I need help with the players that i have on the list that have "N/A" after their names. I dunno what exact players i should chose for the N/A players. For example, Earl Clark is nothing like Danny Granger. Danny Granger has a jump shot and Danny Granger isn't a facilitator like what Earl Clark is. Eark Clark is more of a "More Athletic Boris Diaw but you can't just say Boris Diaw in his commercial because Boris Diaw isn't athletic as what Earl Clark is. You get me. So I wanna know what you guys think NBA comparisons should be for the players with the N/A or even the players I have comparisons to.
I'd disagree with alot of this list. Like most of it.
T. Evans is nothing like Jamal Crawford
Johnny Flynn is not like Deron Williams
rubio/andre miller from philly or marko jaric brandon jennings tony parker/ rondo johnny flynn/tony parker/mo williams blake griffin/david lee/Emeka okafor james harden/John Salmons/Delonte West Hasheem Thabeet/shawn bradley tyreke evans/Andre Iguodala/R. Foye Demar Derozen/rudy gay/Gerald Wallace Earl Clark/Villanueva/al Harrington Stephen Curry/eddie house/ben gordon
Blake Griffin - Carlos Boozer/Shawn Kemp
Ricky Rubio - Steve Nash/Pete Maravich
Hasheem Thabeet - Samuel Dalembert/Dikembe Mutombo
Jordan Hil - Antonio McDyess
James Harden - Brandon Roy
Brandon Jennings - Sebastian Telfair/ Kenny Anderson
Demar Derozen - Gerald Green/Vince Carter
Earl Clark - Danny Granger
Gerald Henderson - Dahntay Jones
Johnny Flynn - Damon Stoudamire
Wayne Ellington - Daquean Cook
Chase Budinger - Brent Barry(early days)
James Johnson - Ryan Gomes
Eric Maynor - Steve Blake
Ty Lawson - Raymond Felton/T.J Ford
Stephen Curry - Ben Gordon/Mike Bibby
Tyreke Evans - Larry Hughes/Jamal Crawford
Patrick Patterson - Paul Millsap
Jeff Teague - Monta Ellis
BJ Mullens - Patrick O'Bryant/Chris Kaman
DeJuan Blair - Paul Millsap
Patrick Mills - Earl Boykins
Gani Lawal - Chris Wilcox
Sam Young - James Posey(better O, less D)
Terrence Williams - Andre Iguodala(less O)
Omri Casspi - Bostjan Nachbar
Damion James - Darius Miles(more polish)
Tyler Hansherough - Udonis Haslem
DaJuan Summers - Jeff Green
Jeff Pendergraph - Darius Songaila
DaJuan Summers has Tim Thomas written all over him. I would be shocked if he is as good as Jeff Green. Green works his tail off and Summers does not
How can you compare Jonny Flynn to Deron Williams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lol, I would've compared him to Chris Paul because he's flashy but he's way more athletic then Chris Paul. Deron's worked on his athleticism. Just ask Andrew Bynum. Chris Paul and Deron Willams are creative. Chris Paul is more creative but Chris Paul's athleticism is no where near Johnny Flynn's. Deron William's is. You get my comparison now?
agree with this., Ask D. Howard how athletic CP3, he dunked all over him., and pinned his &$#%#&@! on the glass on D in USA practice
Johnny Flynn is more athletic than Chris Paul????
If that was even slightly true, Johnny Flynn would be the #2 pick in the draft guaranteed.
But he's not.
Jonny Flynn should not be mentioned in the same sentence as Paul or D-Will. Chris Paul is a ridiculous athlete, much more athletic than Flynn.
He is though. This is i want you to do then. Go on youtube. Find Chris Paul's best career dunk and find Johnny Flynn's best career dunk. I want you to post it on this thread. Then we'll decide who's more athletic. Shure Chris Paul dunked over Dwight Howard but Chris Paul can't slam slam like what Johnny Flynn can. Can Chris Paul windmill?? NO! Can Johnny Flynn?? Of course. I compared Johnny Flynn to Deron because even though Chris Paul's and Deron Williams are almost equal when it comes to playmaking, Deron Williams athleticism can be compared to Johnny Flynn's.
Youtube is not how you measure athleticism. Please move on to slightly less absurd comments.
Jonny Flynn should not be mentioned in the same sentence as Paul or D-Will.
If only dunks were the measure of athleticism and NBA success....
James White, Never Forget.
So who should Johnny Flynn be compared to? I just don't feel right with the Damon Stoudimire comparison.
Thats about right. Maybe DJ Augustin?
When will people on this board realize jumping is not the part of being athletic. Both Flynn and CP3 are really good athlete's and so is Dwill. I don't believe Flynn will be as good as either of them but I think he will be a solid pro. To much comparing ppl not everybody is like somebody else
DJ isn't Athlectic as Johnny Flynn. Forget about Johnny Flynn.. worry about the other players with the as their comparisons. Maybe the moderators of this website will use some of our comparisons once we have an NBA comparison for everyone on this list.
we've got some pretty good debate already going on this topic. check it out
He's just like a Tyson Chandler.
Gerald henderson is going to be like a kind of like Batum
He is going to end up like Ryan Anderson
Don't compare ppl because of the color of there skin. Anderson can't jump like Budinger and can't handle at all. Both can't defend and are from a pac-10 school so I guess they are some similarties. Anderson almost has a set shot
I would say that Earl Clark is more like Lamar Odom than Danny Granger
Every comparison on this site between a future NBA player and a current NBA player has the player coming into the draft being compared to quality players in the NBA. This is stupid because about 3/4 of every draft is just players who do nothing. Stop comparing everyone entering the draft to estalbished NBA players. Johnny Flynn will, most likely, never come close to Deron Williams level. Now, I like Johnny Flynn, but the odds sadly are against him. Lets stop overhyping practically everyone.
Did that make sense?
johnny flynn next mo williams
Jason Terry...best case.
I like that comparison you just brought up "Btruss01"
Earl Clark-Lamar Odom
Gerald Henderson-- Jason Richardson
Earl Clark --- Odom is pretty good
James Johnson may be like Granger but I have not seen enough of him to say that.
I think that Johnny Flynn's comparison should be Devin Harris because his uncanny ability to get to the free throw line.
Is Sam Young more of a Jason Richardson or a James Posey?
but if i had to pick it would be posey..young has an old school tricky game, but is also very athletic..its an interesting combination
When I watch Rubio play I see Nash without the shooting ability, which is an inferior player. While Rubio's point guard skills are ELITE, his lack of an outside shot is going to really hurt him in the NBA. Defenders are going to give him room, and thus make it far more difficult for him to penetrate. Also I'm not sure his defense will be on the same level as in Europe, the NBA athletes are going to make Rubio's game look a little slower.
I think Andre Miller (when he was coming out of Utah, not the slow version we see now) is a far better comp than Nash, Clyde, or Pistol Pete. All of those guys could be deadly shooting the ball as well as penetrating, and Rubio lacks that skill.
Also maybe Jason Williams (white chocolate).
Blake Griffin:Amare Stoudamire
Ricky Rubio:Pistol Pete
Jordan Hill: Better Rebounding/Worse Scoring LaMarcus Aldridge
James Harden:Less Explosive/Stronger Ginobli
Demar DeRozan:Shorter Josh Smith
Earl Clark:Ryan Gomes
Gerald Henderson: Less Range/More Athletic Brandon Rush
Johnny Flynn: Poor man's Chris Paul, or a weaker, quicker Baron Davis
Ty Lawson: Raymond Felton
flynn is more like derrick rose, and henderson is like richard jefferson
If Flynn is anything like Rose he should be a top 10 pick..
How is Flynn like Rose lololol? Please explain...He's like Dee Brown (Illinois) with more athleticism and swagger.
He is not a cross between Devin Harris, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, and Derrick Rose.
This is why we these NBA player comparisons don't mean anything. Flynn could end up like anybody from Acie Law to Jason Terry...but the probability that he will end up anything like those top 4 guys is about 1 out of 1,000,000.
Curtis Jerrells= Derrick Fisher, Van Exal
Kevin Rogers=More athletic Zach Randolph
What do you think?
Chase Budinger is like a Rudy Fernandez.
I took the players from my mock draft order I'm a youngin, so I tried to compare to players I only know as opposed to people who compare these prospects to players they may have never seen play:
Blake Griffin - Shawn Kemp/David Lee
Ricky Rubio - Andre Miller/Manu Ginobli
James Harden - John Salmons/Poor man Brandon Roy
Hasheem Thabeet - Samuel Dalembert Offense/Brook Lopez Defense and Rebounding
Brandon Jennings - Russell Westbrook/Rafer Alston
Jordan Hill - The current Jermaine O'Neil/Ronny Turiaf
Earl Clark - Marvin Williams/Shawne Williams
Stephen Curry - Less explosive Devin Harris/Daniel Gibson
Demar DeRozan - Trevor Ariza/Dorell Wright
Craig Brackins - Charlie Villanueva/Channing Frye
Tyreke Evans - Poor Man Joe Johnson/Ronnie Brewer
Chase Budinger - Rudy Fernandez
James Johnson - Wilson Chandler
Jonny Flynn - Aaron Brooks
Ty Lawson - More consistent shooting Raymond Felton
Terrence Williams - Ricky Davis/ Poor Man Andre Iguodala
Jeff Teague - Jason Terry
Gerald Henderson - Marquis Daniels/ Fred Jones
Eric Maynor - Ramon Sessions
DeJuan Blair - Craig Smith Offense/Paul Millsap Defense and Rebounding
Gani Lawal - Jason Maxiell
Wayne Ellington - Courtney Lee
Patrick Mills - J.J. Barea
Tyler Hansbrough - Carl Landry
Sam Young - Joey Graham/Bill Walker
Damion James - James Singleton/ Poor Man Gerald Wallace
DaJuan Summers - Al Harrington/ Tim Thomas
BJ Mullens - Darko Milicic with Chris Andersen athleticism
Austin Daye - Jared Jefferies/Ryan Anderson
Dante Cunningham - Undersized version of Joe Smith/Leon Powe
blake griffin:carlos boozer with lebron's athleticism
jennings:iverson (from 96-2006)
chase budinger:rudy fernandez
johnny flynn:stephon marbury
tyreke evans:tracy mcgrady
jeff teague:gilbert arenas
jordan hill:jermaine o'neal
bj mullens:chris anderson
aj abrams:smaller aaron brooks
earl clark:boris diaw meets jeff green
austin daye: homeless mans chris bosh lol
demar derozan:vince carter
stephen curry:nash/less explosive arenas/bibby lol
i gotta piggyback off of what WHY said. hopefully you dont all hate me for this. i dont understand why everyone is comparing these draftees to NBA all stars. lets be realistic. do we really think Rubio is gonna be nash/maravich? a legend of the game and a 2-time MVP. seriously? even T. Williams to Iguodala. Iggy is the marquee player/go-to-guy on an NBA playoff team. T-Will is a senior projected to go late 1st. there's a reason for that. jordan hill to Jermaine O'neal. JO is a multiple all star who's been a 20-10 guy a few times. does hill really have that in him? jennings to iverson? iverson's scoring average is among the top 5 all-time. johnny flynn to d. will and d. harris? come on fellas! two of the top points in the league. both 6'3. lets go! james harden to The Truth and B. Roy? lofty expectations, dont you think? tyreke evans to t-mac! i wont even touch that one. that said, i really like the lists of jleung1 and alexboii. here's what i got. please call me out where necessary.
Thabeet=Shawn Bradley (lol) i think, like Bradley, he's gonna get drafted too high, block some shots, & get dunked on a lot
Hill=Brian Grant/Drew Gooden
Evans= Rodney Stuckey
Henderson-Dahntay Jones/J. Rich
Curry= Steve Kerr/J. Pargo
T. Williams=Ronnie Brewer
Budinger=Brent Barry/Joe Alexander
J. Johnson=J. Green/Granger
Sam Young=Joey Graham
Blake Griffin - Kris Humphries
Ricky Rubio - A taller Brevin Knight
Hasheem Thabeet - Sene
Jordan Hil - Chris Wilcox
James Harden - Devin Brown
Brandon Jennings - Lou Williams
Demar Derozen - James White
Earl Clark - Amir Johnson
Gerald Henderson - Damien Wilkins
Johnny Flynn - Earl Boykins
Wayne Ellington - A taller Boobie Gibson
Chase Budinger - Rasual Butler
James Johnson - Ryan Gomes
Eric Maynor - Sean Livingston
Ty Lawson - Kyle Lowry
Stephen Curry - Eddie House
Tyreke Evans - Stephen Jackson
Patrick Patterson - Melvin Ely
Jeff Teague - Mike James
BJ Mullens - Jake Voshkul
DeJuan Blair - Sean May
Patrick Mills - Dee Brown
Gani Lawal - Chuck Hayes
Sam Young - Ima Udoka
Terrence Williams - LeBron James
Damion James - Dorell Wright
Tyler Hansberough - Ron Artest
DaJuan Summers - Luke Walton
Jeff Pendergraph - Hilton Armstrong
Slick- You're comparing T Williams to LBJ haha What you smoking?
"Slick"... you know nothing about basketball. Just delete your account. Your comparisons are wrong to the hardest extent. Not even one comparison is accurate.
The one that killed me the most was Hansborough being compared to Ron Artest. What do they have in common? Both 6'8"? That's the only thing I can think of lol.
Williams has the same sort of body, same court vision, same passing ability, same atheltic ability and same question mark over his shooting as LeBron did when he came into the league. The only difference is that LeBron came in as a high school kid and Williams as a senior (he is a young senior though). Other than that LeBron can create his own shot better than Williams but there are a lot of similarites.
Hansborough and Artest are both blue collar, lunch pale type players who use their physicality to impose their will on a game. They aren't flashy and they aren't refined but they are both effective at what they do and they know thier limitations.
My comparisons are realistic - unlike the idiot's who started this thread who seems to think that every person in this draft is either a potential all star or he/she puts an N/A next to them because he/she has never heard of them or hasn't even seen them play.
Idiot. Why waste peoples time?
I actually don't disagree with your T-Will and LeBron comparison, it's just that Ron Artest and Hansborough play NOTHING alike. If I could start one of those two circle diagrams you would get my point better, but I can't, so i'll do it like this.....
Ron Artest- SG-SF.......Complete lock-down defender........Plays primarily on the perimeter........Has 3 point range......Doesn't always have his head in the game.
Tyler Hansborough- PF........Defensive liability on the next level........Bangs down low, but has no post moves other than throwing up some ugly hook shot.........Has range out to 16-18 feet.......Brings high energy to every game
What makes Artest different is that he has the physicality, but has a great skill set to go along with it. When you compare guys, they have to have comparable skills lol.
Yeah, Hansbrough and Artest are literally NOTHING alike. Super athletic head-case who's a lock-down perimiter defender vs. scrappy forward with high energy and a decent jump-shoot... yeah, those two guys are exactly alike....
I do like the Earl Clark - Lamar Odom comparison.
One comparison that I haven't much seen is Stephen Curry - Rip Hamilton (if you were to subtract 3-4 inches).
artest is not super athletic by any stretch, but the comparison is ridiculous nonetheless. the LBJ-T-Will is flat stupid. LBJ is 2-3 inches taller, 40 lbs heavier, better passer, better rebounder, better handle, better shooter, better finisher, faster, stronger, quicker, more athletic, better shot blocker, etc, etc, etc...and while admittedly Williams is pretty good in all those aspects, he falls way short of The King in all of them. if you cant come up with a better comparison than that, you aren't trying.