Al-Farouq Aminu or Devin Ebanks?
"Ebanks is attractive mostly thanks to his intriguing combination of size, length, athleticism and aggressiveness at the combo forward position. He’s not a particularly polished player at this point, with most of his offense coming in transition, on the offensive glass or off cuts to the basket, but he does find a way to be productive despite his limitations. Ebanks is capable of taking players off the dribble despite possessing shaky ball-handling skills--he has no left hand to speak of, and can’t really change directions with the ball or execute advanced moves—but his long strides and nice quickness do allow him to get to the rim from time to time. He lacks the strength to finish through contact, but he can be fairly effective in the paint regardless thanks to his length and explosiveness. "
I'm gonna go with Aran....I think he knows more.
Ebanks: better then Aminu
Aran also said B-Roys potential is 6/10...You gonna take his side there to?
Yea, I'm still going with Aran.
At least he has the balls to rate players.
Plus, B-roy's game really didn't change since college. He did get better but I dont see him improving from here
That's what they've always said about B-Roy..."oh, he is good, but he doesn't show much potential".
Yeah that's what people said his rookie year and his 2nd year in the league...What happend? ROY, all-star and 2nd time all-star with 2nd team all-nba and leading the youngest team in the NBA to a very good seed in the very deep West...Don't even start.
But what do YOU think? Its been Draftexpress this and Aran gave BRoy that, what have you picked up on Ebanks watching him?
A lot...First off, he is a terrific rebounder. Will probably average 6-7 in the league...He shows solid court vision and is very athletic. He can handle the ball, but that's not his calling card and he needs to tighten his handle...He shows plenty of potential on the defensive side of the ball. He just needs experience and discipline on that side of the ball...He had no jump shot last year, but in HS he has very good...Maybe he can turn that around? He is very weak physically...Which isn't a surprise. He is only 19.
I like him a lot...ALL I AM SAYING is that I like Al better...Neither will be all-stars.
The Blazers won in the West and almost got swept by a 2 man team...Yao looked like Wilt out there.
Like I said, the youngest team in the NBA with no playoff experience...What do you expect? A championship? LOL.
Yea he has gotten high basketball skills better, you dont have to be an elite run and jump athlete to have potential. Just get your basketball skills up to as close to perfection as you can and you'll get better.
At Least 2 wins against a team without there best player
Is not their best player...Yao is. Funny, T-Mac could never get past the first round WITH Yao, but T-Mac gets injured, Yao leads his team to the second round...
Funny how life works?
Oh yeah, Q...Portland did win 2 games...
Barely. I hear all this "Portland is deep"....they needed 40plus from B-Roy to win 1.
They better grow up fast or there gonna be a team who is talented who wont win a title....I think OKC has better talent
No McGrady is the best player on the Rockets and will be as long as he's wearing a Houston Rockets jersey.
I absolutely HATE when we all point the finger at 1 player,its a team game, sure he was the Star, and go-to-guy on the team but he always played out of his mind in the playoff's, his team just couldn't get it done.
I didn't point to Roy.
Al-Farouq will average about 7 boards, and he will be a good defender. But he is not anything special on offense, and he will probably never will be. I promise you he's a 4th option at best, as a cutter and finisher at the immediate basket area. He would be a defensive role player in the NBA, like Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Thats his future IMO, and the player he's most like.
Ebanks could be a 2nd option in the NBA, he's has all the tools and flashes it now. He gets to the rim without good handles, imagine if his handles even where average. His jumper was good in HS, and he has all the things you in a shooter. He is already better than Aminu offensively, and getting a better handle would take him to a high-level scorer. He is already an outstanding defender, and thats what he's role was as a frosh more than anything (lockdown perimeter matchups). He has more promise. Plain and simple.
I think that should be the golden rule on this forum
"Read before posting"
FYI i was directing that post at Blazer Fan Forever.
''But he is not anything special on offense, and he will probably never will be''
@ Iggy: What makes you say that?
Anyway I think Devin ebanks is better right now, but down the road i'll have to give the edge to Aminu. The nba game is getting more and more versatile and like draftexpress said Aminu is a combo foward whhile Ebanks is a foward with shaky handles...
Iggy on what team do you see Ebanks becoming a 2nd option?
I mean 22 points in 42 minutes against syracuse was his ncaa career high
Ebanks shows more potential in every area, he has better mechanics on his shot and better touch and is good from mid-range.He can get to the basket, even though he isnt a good ball handler so imagine what he'll do with handles. He can pass well, and has the potential to be a point forward. He could play any positon from the 1-3 with more polish, and can even do it now without alot of polish and even play the 4.
Aminu is horrible at every perimeter skill, he shows little ability to get to the rim off the dribble,he needs handling skills to get to the rim unlike Ebanks. He has no jumper or the foundation of a good jumper (outside of a high release),not even from mid range,he doesnt pass good at all, he is a 4 in a 3 man's body and will always be until he develop at least 1 perimeter skill. Ebanks has the ability to play 1-4, Aminu is a 4 and 3.
Thats why I dont see Aminu as a good offensive threat ever. He has no skill on offense that is considered higher than
below average, except catching and finishing. He's basically a good sized athlete.
i choose Aminu, but i have one question, why does NBAdraft.net give Ebanks such a good jumper when he really doesnt have one?
Ebanks has a nice jumper, he just doesnt have range. He also was a great shooter in HS. Just because he didnt shoot good 3's last year doesnt mean he cant shoot. Ruoff was their shooter and Butler was too, Ebanks played as a PF last yr and was hardly ever encouraged to shoot 3's, mostly mid-range shots, which he made at a more than decent rate. Kind of like how Marvin Williams was considered a good shooter before last year, and rightfully so, even though he was a poor 3 point shooter statistically. Just because you cant hit 3's doesnt mean you cant shoot.