Who would u take? Chase Budinger or Gerald Henderson
I would take Chase because he is a better shooter . Henderson has more quickness on the defensive end, but they both can finish above the rim and Chase is 6ft7. I see Chase coming off of screens and being a catch and shoot player. He will shoot a high percentage and stretch the defense. Chase can also finish on the brake in a fast brake system. I think Chase is a way better prospect what do you think?
I'll take Gerald. I see Gerald Henderson as a better Russell Westbrook. he is just as athletic, he shoots better, and I see him being just as good as a defender as R.W. The only thing R.W does better is passing the ball. Once Gerald develops his handle a little more he'll be a monster.
I think Gerald can never be a point guard ever. Westbrook will be one of the better point guards in the league reminds me of rondo but taller.
Chase anytime, not even a question cause like what you said, he is 6'7 and can shoot better
tough choice but I like Henderson best only because Chase has a suspect mentality. He barely used his raw talents to be great in college. I don't know if he has the heart to make it in the league but there are really not many players I can compare him with so it is hard to know how he could turn out.
Gerald has way more potential than budinger. he has much better lateral quickness, way better athlete, jumps out of the building, and his jump shot is coming along. chase should stick to playing volleyball, he has no place in the league..
Gerald will not b much of a player in the NBA. Jump shot shows no potential to reach NBA range and wont. Struggles to hit the college three now. Him taken in the top 10 would show me scouts did not do their homework. Bust all the way. Budinger will be better.
I love both players as they display unique way of showing athleticism within the basketball games. Budinger can shoot better, has size advantage and I'm gonna assume that he is a better weak side defender (volleyball background = better at reading the floor). On the other hand, Henderson is a far better athlete than Budinger, creative on the dribble-going to the basket and a better zone defender. It depends on what the team needs, if ever it comes to a point where they have to choose between the two.
In the end, if I'll manage a certain team that are in the lottery, i would be managing more of a Minnesota Timberwolves-type of a team simply because they're young, but they're talented in almost every aspect. Also, this team needs a versatile wing player that could score at will other than Mike Miller & Randy Foye. With that being mentioned, I'm gonna choose Henderson. Sure, Budinger is really a better overall player, but Henderson will fit in better with the kind of team that I want to compose.
Better athlete in game situations, better potential, more aggressive,stronger, more explosive, much better defender, and the pro game suits him better than the 3 point system he played at Duke. He mid range game is like...amazing. Budinger looks like a 3 point specialist, he will be too slow to get to the rim in the league.
i would take t-will over both of them..but picking between those two i would take henderson because of how much his shot has improved over the last year
scout4real knows what he is talking about
I would take Henderson, but both will be average bench players...
So just because you don't have a good three point shot makes you a future bust. Thats the only true knock on Gerald that I ever hear, but they really can't tell me anything else other than the fact he has a shaky handle, but he has the right attitude to improve on those things. If you look and see how he improved over his time at Duke, its pretty amazing. He basically came in as a DeRozan type, and now he is one of the most NBA ready guards in this draft.
Gerald is full of potential, however he is nowhere near the athlete of Westbrook. Sure he jumps with him, maybe even better, but Westbrook is way quicker. Gerald's shot has shown progress and that WILL NOT make him a bust!
So how is Henderson nowhere near the athlete Westbrook is if the only thing Westbrook has over Henderson is his quickness?
Budinger would be the safer bet because worst case scenario he is a knockdown 3 point shooter with above average athleticism and passing skills. Problem is I don't see much potential in him as he struggles getting to the hoop and finishing when he does.
Henderson has more potential due to his athleticism and mid range game. Problem with him is that 6-6 athletes with limited range and ball handling abilities are a dime a dozen in the NBA. He has greater potential but also more likely to be a bust.
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I would take Gerald Henderson. He is a better Athlete overall and I think hes jump shot is improving. His defense is much tuffer than Chase's and even if they both have the same athletic abilities I still think Gerald has more potential. He comes from a better/ tougher basketball system coming out of college.
What you guys are not understanding is that Gerald Henderson's game has improved every year. He adds to his game as time passes. On the other hand, Chase is leaving the same way he came in, an above average athlete with a jumper. He never really added anything to his game during his tenure at Arizona.
Gerald Henderson has been the only one out of the two to improve substantially. Let us face facts, neither one is going to be driving at the hoop scoring at will. They will bother be good role players. they will be asked to run the floor, play defense against athletic wings, and knock down threes to open up the lane. If you need a two for this role (I. E. oklahoma, orlando pre-c. lee) you take Henderson, if you need a three you take Chase. Chases lateral quickness really scares me, more than Hendersons shot. Henderson has shown the willingness to practice the college 3 enough to be good at it, and I am sure he will do the same for the pro 3. Chase has not shown much progress out on his D. So if I was a team that had a superstar that could play the 2 or 3 (V. Carter with NJ), and was looking for a player to complement him, I would take Henderson. If at the combine, Henderson measures out below 6"4' and does not have a long wing span, you can forget about that. I wish there was a more accurate way to measure lateral quickness, as using lane agility can be deceptive (J. Kapono - 11.04, J. Moon 11.64)
P.S., I was born in AZ, and hate Duke with all my heart, so it is difficult for me to write this.
I hate Duke too man, but I love Gerald Henderson. Once he gets that handle I think he'll be the 2nd best guy in this draft ( #1 Griffin).
Are you serious? He jumps nearly the same, but his first step and lateral quickness are much better! THATS HOW he is more athletic than Gerald!!!
i don't like budinger,he doesn't play with great energy,toughness and swagga like henderson,chase had great numbers but he's so ordinary,i look at him and i don't see anything special,i see a great role player with limited potential,henderson isn't as good of a shooter like chase but that's ok they're different types of player,and henderson can actually bring it up on d,budinger has good athleticism but he doesn't use it very often,and both of them aren't the quickest guys on the floor,that won't change,henderson has nba athleticism and it complements his game nicely,i think budinger may even have better repertory on offense,but with an improved mid range game and some more consistent three point shot that he's developed henderson's turning into one nice player,one thing that bothers me with henderson is that he doesn't have great potential at the nba level,so i'm not even sure that he's a starter on the good team,henderson steped up on his game and showed some lottery talent in the process,he's got good enough numbers and he's my pick between those two
I really think it's a toss-up and if there was a team deciding between the two it really would be so situational.
** True, Henderson improved each year in college (which is what you are supposed to do), but Budinger came into the worst situation imaginable and played for 3 coaches in 3 years (and alongside 3 different pgs).
** Henderson is the better athlete, but both their hops are disgusting (Chase's a bit more).
** Height is always a factor (Budinger is a legit 6'7, Gerald is closer to 6'4)
** Attitude is always a factor (Big points for Gerald here)
Best case scenario for Henderson is probably Andre Igoudala 2.0 (note the ironic Arizona link), although I dont see it happening.
Best case for Chase is probably Rashard Lewis 2.0 (don't see it happening either b/c of the attitude and work ethic questions)
** Henderson has less bust potential b/c at worst he could become a defensive stopper that will always have a spot in the league.
** Remember though, Budinger's stock has dipped since HS and Henderson's has really jumped and we are talking about them 3 years later near the same spots in the draft.
With either player, I believe their peak is where you can live with them as your 2nd-3rd best player on a decent-good team, love them as 3rd-4th best player on a great team.
Henderson was still going to be in the same draft position even if he didn't develop that much, just because of his athleticism. So that point isn't totally valid. And very rarely does college players develop as much as Henderson has during his college years, but the kicker with him is that he still has a high ceiling.
Henderson everyday of the week. Henderson is a winner, has a high basketball IQ, and plays the game with a passion. Budinger is just another athlete.