Cole Aldridge Profile.
Noticed theres not Cole Aldridge profile on here... could anyone make one on this forum?
because his name is ALDRICH
Joel Pryzibila...that's exactly who he plays like. Mechanical and basic on the block, but does have a hook shot and a turnaround over both his shoulders and a decent drop step he uses to draw fouls. Nothing advanced though. He has a jumper that looks like Marcus Camby's, with similar inconsistently and effectiveness. He will be a defensive role player in the NBA, who blocks and alters shots with his size and physical tools (have you seen how long his arms are, they are ridiculous) and probably a favorite of whatever coach gets him. He wont be more than a 4th option on offense more than likely. Doesnt show much passing skills, but takes decent care of the ball. Very good rebounder with his size and length.
My bad I spelt it wrong. I know theres a profile, it just doesnt have detail. My B
I'm curious, becuase I haven't seen a whole lot of Aldrich, but from what I have seen, it seemed like he has more offensive moves then Przybilla and was a little more agile and athletic. I actually thought Darko might be a closer comparison, although that's not saying much.
Aldrich definitely has more of an offensive repore than Pryzbilla,..just look at free throw percentages, he can shoot a lil bit... he's a bit mechanical with his shot but can hit from 10-15 feet and is a beast on the boards. I really like his game and think he could actually be drafted ahead of Favors next year depending on how the lottery plays out
Maybe, but I doubt it. I think Favors will show the physical dominance in a post soft ACC to continue his dominance early.
yeah nbadraft.net comparisions are sometimes off...they had brenden wright comparable to chris bosh
and yi to paul gasol
No way Aldrich goes before Favors..unless they want to be known as the team that passed on Favors for Aldrich...
as of now i dont see it.. but ill say this..if brook lopez was comming out and josh smith was comming out withoutknowing how they performed in the nba im sure most woulf pick josh over brook because fans and most managers always pick the athletic guys with more potenial over the big guy whos mechanical
I would pick Josh Smith over Brook Lopez right now...
i wouldnt. im not sure josh is gonna get awhole lot better..people say he doesnt work hard in the off season and his attitude isnt the best. now if he was known as a hard worker i might rethink it but i think brook is gonna be a all star very soon
it's close, but I would take Brook. A legit center who can post up and draw double teams is rare. Josh still leaves me wanting more every time I see him.
I think instead of comparing a player to a current NBA player, people should get more specific and compare the separate facets of each player's game. Let me do Aldrich as an example:
Post game: Marc Gasol
Defense: Joel Pryzbilla
Rebounding: Marc Gasol... both are fundamentally sound, and show good, but not great hustle on the boards
Athleticism: Kevin Love
Court Vision: right now, Kendrick Perkins (not great at passing out of double teams... yet, but decent awareness)
What do you guys think?
I actually like that
I've herd Joel Pryzbila too much. While he is a ok comparison, your selling Cole waaay short. While Joel is a good 2 inches taller and thicker, Cole Aldrich is way more agile and polished offensively. Have you ever seen Joel his a 15 foot jump shot? Cole might have an unorthadox shot but it is effective - He shot 80% from the ft line last year. He barely played his freshman year, and came in and scored 15 a game on 60% shooting. With another year working with Danny Manning, I expect even more big improvements from him offensively.
Think a poor man's Mchale. Both are from Minnesota, 6'10, weird but effective jump shots. Cole grew up watching old tapes of him. NOOO he won't be a hall of famer or score 20+ per game. But I think he could be a very solid 3rd or 4th option on a very good team. Probably 15 and 11 and a couple of blocks in his prime. Then again I am very biased.
i still think he will be like a pj brown in the league. a solid defender and rebounder and can hit a midrange jumper. i think he could be a really solid role player next to a good big man, for ex: with the nets next to brook lopez.
hes also still learning..he came in to kansas as a unfinished product offenssively (most freshman do but he was behind the other talented freshman in his class as far as finished product). so hes still gonna get better,get a lil faster wit hisfoot speed and work on his core. he can end up being like brook lopez
Well put Quincy. How he starts this year is going to be key when evaluating him. The learning curve isn't as steep as last year, but its still damn steep. I know the post moves will continue to improve with Danny Manning as an assistant, but the key is his strength and conditioning. We will see how hard he's worked in the off season.