Ive just wondered after watching pre season games and summer league who is more likely to have the better career Roy Hibbert or DeAndre Jordan?
Personally I like DeAndre Jordan's chances a little more as he is far more athletic than hibbert. I mean he had 20 rebounds in his fourth game, that sort of outburst really makes his future look bright.
From Day One, I have been so high on DeAndre Jordan... I was intrigued when the site compared him to Dwight Howard then I realized he isn't like Dwight... He was more of a raw version of him. Still, I was captivated by his athleticism and skill for a big man... 6'11, 250 lbs... That's rare and promising. The thing about him was he left the school too early and ended up in the second round of the draft. It was a shock to me but I understood it thoroughly... During his rookie year, he has done wonders for the Clips when he was given the PT... He basically had his firs 20 rebound game in just his 4th game of his young career. He had 23 and 12 against the Lakers. He could block shots and was just a beast when he feels like it. I would like to compare him to Steven Hunter with a better chance of becoming a solid to great player... Dwight Howard may seem so high for DeAndre...
Roy Hibbert has a sick 7'2 size and a long wingspan... But the thing about Hibbert is that he is too slow and immobile. He is no post threat neither. But like we said, we can't teach height and he has that. He needs to develop a mean streak and a solid post moves before I can say that he will be better than DeAndre. He, to me, is the African-American version of Joel Pryzbilla/Luc Longley... Still, he could be better than that...
This one seems like the classic potential vs productivity question. Roy is what he is, very tall, competent skills and a little athletically challenged. Fizer made great comparisons. I could see him adding the Ilguaskas midrange to his game as well. The nice thing about those skilled guys his size is if he can get ,more reliable from the elbow; its unblockable.
Jordan oozes upside, but wouldnt shock me if never panned out. He is a good sized center with that Widebody build to pack on weight. Dunno if he has filled out any, But as he becommes more of a men he should naturally. He is still so young. He isnt quite the freak that Dwight is, but he is a great athlete for his size. The question with him now is he a great specimen, or player. He hasnt contributed much at either level and I cant think of any standout basketball abilities he has.
If you have some time, I take Jordan but Hibbert is a good prospect, He will be a reliable playoff calibur unspectacular center.
I would take Jordan, Hibbert is going to be an above average player, but Jordan could be one of the best in the game in a few years. He's a freak athlete with a developing post game as he now has a go-to move (jump-hook) and he's already a better defender and rebounder than Hibbert as is. I like him more than Hibbert and I definitely think he has a brighter future. I dont think he'll be very far off from Dwight Howard either, and he could develop a better post game and gain a bunch of muscle as Dwight has.
most people will always pick the player who is the best athlete thats just how it always goes. if one big man can dunk and jump and yells when he blocks shots then thats the guy whos gonna be said to have the most potenial because that stuff comes natural plus u can build on the skill part. the slower less athletic player can build on skills also but they cant get too much more athletic. so all things being equal the better athlete whens out when having these type conversations...no different then when some one did one on derozen vs harden
"Roy Hibbert has a sick 7'2 size and a long wingspan... But the thing about Hibbert is that he is too slow and immobile. He is no post threat neither."
dont mean to be a douche but you obviously havent seen any pacers preseason games... u literally just stated the exact opposite of what ive seen so far out of him... he had great back to the basket moves.. rebounded well, and ran the floor great...
although i do believe deandre jordan has more upside
Jordan has more upside due to his combination of size and athletic ability, but who knows if he'll reach that potential... He worked hard this past summer, but his work ethic has been questioned in the past. One thing about Hibbert is that he always works hard and has an oustanding IQ. He'll be a good starting center for a long time. He could end up having the better career overall when it's all said and done.
It's obvious Deandre has a brighter future if he works hard and reaches his full potential, but if not I still think he would end up better than Hibber, Hibbert dosen't seem to have much upside, seeing he isn't very athletic and very slow.
man is it just me or does hibbert look very very good this year?...could be added to the list of future good centers...b.lopez,oden,bynum,jordan,hibbert,bogut