Who do you think will be the better pro B.Griffin or G.Monroe? Do you think G.Monroe can play some center in the league?
I'm torn on this subject because in some ways,I can see Griffin possibly become a beast and then I also see that Monroe has a higher basketball I.Q. than I thought.Both are excellent but I have to say I like Monroe's length.Love the way Griffin scores and out muscles the opposition, and has some pretty good moves.Monroe's passing is just uncanny and very impressive.I kind of think that Monroe may be able to play some center in the league, just because the way he played against Thabeet.Griffin by far is the better scorer though.
I agree on your first two points, but Griffen's athleticism will be more sought after, otherwise, Hansborough would be a Top 5 pick. Griffen will be a solid player for any team, monroe may take more time to grasp the NBA because his post moves are unpolished and he doesn't have a go-to move. Griffen doesn't need a move, because his can power his way into the post. Other than that Monroe may be a good all around player, but I say Griffen will be better as far as all-star potential.
Blake Griffin may be better than Greg Monroe now, but in the long term, Monroe has the most upside. Blake Griffin is not going to score the way he scores now, when he gets in the NBA. He's very small at 6'8 and his average wingspan doesn't quite make up for it, while Monroe is 6'10 with a long wingspan and has plenty more skills at his disposal. Monroe has better footowork, he has post moves and counter moves, as evident in the matchup against Hasheem Thabeet, when he went to a sweeping hook shot off the glass to avoid Thabeet's long outstretched arms, his range expands to the three point line, he has guard-like handle, and he's a great passer from the high post. History doesn't work in the favor of Blake Griffin, because players about the same height of Griffin that were beast in college, were bust in the NBA, ala Marcus Fizer, Kris Humphries, Ike Diogu, Michael Sweetney, Wayne Simien, Lonny Baxter, and I'm already throwing in the towel for Kevin Love. The only players of modern times that were legit big name players the height of Blake Griffin, is Elton Brand and Carlos Boozer. Brand makes up for his short stature with a 7'1 wingspan, while Boozer makes up for his disposition with a consistent mid-range jumper. Blake at the moment has none of those to his advantage, so it's hard for me to see him being a future NBA All-Star. I don't even see Michael Beasley, who also is 6'8, being an All-Star much less, and he was a bigger stud in college. Beasley to me is a slimmer more mobile version of Zach Randolph, and Randolph has put up All-Star numbers for most of his career with 20 points and 10 boards, but he doesn't really do anything else, especially on the defensive end where he doesn't block and gambles to get his steals, which the same can be said for Beasley too. The only thing that seperates Blake Griffin from any of the aforementioned players, is his athletecism.
Griffin is 6'10 250, 6'9 without shoes so I don't think that's small for a PF. He's got heart, character, passion, tenacity, and all the tools so there's little doubt he'll be an All-NBA player.
Monroe will probably a LaMarcus Aldridge type at best, and his best position is no doubt PF.
I think Beasley makes everybody question height, every since he came up a little short I think people will question the height of guys that are somewhat in the same size classification.if he really measures out to be 6'9 or 6'10 there will be no problem.But if he ends up being like 6'8 or 6'71/2 there will be some issues.Think he has loads of talent should be pretty good.
College basketball is known for boosting up players height and if people can look at Blake Griffin and think he's actually 6'10 or 6'9, then be fooled. Blake Griffin is 6'7, but 6'8 in shoes. It's the same thing they did with Michael Beasley last year, list him at 6'10 and he's only 6'8.
Barkley was listed at 6'7, but was actually 6'4 so yeah they knock them up a couple inches.
he can handle the ball and shoot it from outside. Does he have the quickness to defend the 3, though? He does average over 1.5 steals....
Monroe can't play small forward, he doesn't have the explosiveness to do so. I could see him playing some center depending on the matchup, like against a team that plays small.
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