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Who's better? Tristan Thompson or Kenneth Faried?

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Who's better? Tristan Thompson or Kenneth Faried?

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Welcome back Cyclo. For my

Welcome back Cyclo.

For my money, it's Kenneth Faried because I feel we know his role. He's gonna be a rebounder/shot blocker/defensive guy. I don't think Faried is Dennis Rodman, but he's pretty darn close to it.

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Holy .... it's the legendary

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Thompson is da safer pick.But teams might regret passing Faried

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Thanks.Just wondering,

Thanks.

Just wondering, because I haven't seen Faried play an entire game and he and Thompson are about the same size 6'8", same position PF, same range limitations and possess similar skill sets and levels of athleticism.

With so many frontcourt bigs playing lazy in the NBA these days, I'm thinking a guy like Mr. Faried who's strong, quick and gives maximum effort at all times on the boards and on D will make an impact at the next level.

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Everyone is going to give me

Everyone is going to give me sh!t for this because Im well known for overhyping canadian players, but the fact is we are sleeping on tristan Thompson. Even I have been sleeping on Tristan. The guy is averaging basically the same statline Ed Davis averaged, the same statline Derrick Favors averaged, and his team is a Top 10 candidate for winning it all. He is a long and super agressive shotblocking PF. The league does not have very many of those players, and I expect teams to want a guy like this. Golden State took Udoh last year hoping he could be a shotblocking big (guessed wrong picking him over Davis). There will be someone who suprises us and takes Thompson early for his shotblocking, length, athletisism, and energy.

No doubt in my mind Thompson goes at least 14.

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Chris Singleton might be better than both or he'll be a FLOP

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Right now id give the edge to

Right now id give the edge to Faried. The better prospect is thompson easy but as of right now i think Faried is the better player. Both players are great defensively but Tristan has more offensive upside imo. Thompson is one of the best defensive big men in the ncaa and i dont think hes getting recognized for it. Texas is the #1 ranked defensive team and hes their best defensive player.

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I definitely agree Faried is

I definitely agree Faried is a better player right now. If he goes 15-20 he could go to a team contending for the playoffs and immediatly play a nice role similar to Blairs rookie season.

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Faried

He is a ridiculously good rebounder and athlete. I think that his activity level will make up for any skill level advantage Thompson has on him.

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Interesting...Why exactly do

Interesting...Why exactly do people have Favors as having a higher ceiling than Tristian?..He's not more skilled than Tristian at the same stage. Not as explosive. Favors is longer but doesn't have the same motor that Tristian has.

I haven't watched Faried enough to say who is better

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Why exactly do people have

Why exactly do people have Favors as having a higher ceiling than Tristian?

If Texas had Favors this season, they'd be a better team.

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Based on what? Favors didnt

Based on what? Favors didnt go hard in college and its not like he lead Ga Tech to unreal glory

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Based on what? Favors didnt

Based on what? Favors didnt go hard in college and its not like he lead Ga Tech to unreal glory

I seen Favors and Thompson play, I think Favors would have thrived with a solid point guard like Cory Joseph and he wouldn't have had to share the paint with a big like Lawal at Texas.

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Corey isn't a set up type pg

Corey isn't a set up type pg though he's more of a scoring guard. Favors needed a drive and dish type point guard because he had major trouble creating shots for his self.

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Tristan

Tristan

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Folks like Favors based on HIS Potential.But he's TOO LAID BACK

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This is my theory

Age is the big thing with Tristan, if this guy was born later in the year of 1991 he would highly be consider to be a top five pick. Here is my point; he recently turned 20, he's a freshman and he's from Canada, if his birthday fell later in the year like september to december he would highly be consider a top pick. Tristan is not 6'8, he's 6'10 with shoe on or a little taller so that makes him a legit Power Forward. The only thing that's holding him back is a jump. Defense is there, he just gotta devolop a jumper and that's the easiest thing to improve as a basketball player.

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^ he also needs a right hand,

^ he also needs a right hand, I cringe everytime he touches the ball in the post on the left block then spins towards the basket and shoots it lefty. It seems no big men these days can use both hands.

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