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Saw Seattlesuperchronics post and memphismadness reply and it led me to make this topic. I've also been wondering it for a while. So teams he reportedly would resign to and teams that would roll the dice.

This is a list of the best young players available in any rumoured Anthony Davis trades.

Jaylen Brown
Jaysun Tatum
Pascal Siakam
OG Anunoby
Dennis Smith Jr.
Mitchell Robinson
Alonzo Trier
Lonzo Ball
Brandon Ingram
Kyle Kuzma
Ivaca Zubac
Jarrett Allen
Rodion Kuruc


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Pascal due to overall game+physical tools+work ethic

Pascal Siakam > Jayson Taytum > Jarrett Allen > Jaylen Brown > Brandon Ingram > Kyle Kuzma > Dennis Smith Jr. > Lonzo Ball > OG Anunoby > Rodions Kurucs > Ivaca Zubac > Mitchell Robinson > Alonzo Trier

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Pascal SiakamJayson

Pascal Siakam
Jayson Tatum
Jarrett Allen
Brandon Ingram
Lonzo Ball
Dennis Smith Jr.
Jaylen Brown
Kyle Kuzma
Rodion Kurucs
Mitchell Robinson
OG Anunoby
Alonzo Trier
Ivaca Zubac

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Depends if you are talking

Depends if you are talking best right now or most long-term potential

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Trade value.

Trade value to New Orleans.

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Based off now and

Based off now and potential

Tatum, Ingram, Ball, Brown, Siakam, Anunnoby. DSJ, Kuzma, Allen, Zubac, Kurucs, Robinson, Trier

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ISSUE W/ PASCAL

The issue with ranking Pascal compared to Tatum is Pascal is 24 and Ttaum is 20... Pascal will still likely improve but is much more of a finished product at this point compared to Tatum. Tatum's only major weakness right now is his strength, and at 24 he will be much improved (injuries aside) simply by being able to hold onto the ball and absorb contact while driving.

That said, ranking in combination of potential, usefulness now, and contract value Ill go:

Tatum, Pascal, Brown, Ingram, Allen, Anunnoby, Kuzma (if only he could defend even a little), Ball, Smith, Kurucs, Robinson, Trier, Zubac

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I got no problem seeing Tatum

I got no problem seeing Tatum ranked higher than Siakam but give me a real reason why you think that. Dont just use age to back your claim. Your basically just saying that because Tatum is 20 years old he will continue to improve but since Siakam is already 24 he wont continue to improve. Do you really believe that?

You cant just use a players age as a exact timeline for when a player starts and stops developing, especially in this scenerio. Maybe physically it can make sense. Pascal's frame has "certainly" stopped growing while a 20-21 year olds frame "probably" stopped growing. As far as the players improving skills I can gaurantee Tatum has spent at least twice as much time practicing/playing basketball than Siakam. Siakam started playing basketball when he was 15-16. When Tatum was that age he was already mocked up as a top 3 pick for the 2017 draft.

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Really?

You mean other than just watching them play? Or the fact a rookie Tatum was the go to scorer on a Celtics team that came within one game of going to the finals? How did Siakam do? One player is 20 and one is 24. Sure not everyone ages the same way. Yet almost every 20 year old player will get a lot better, you can't say that about guys that are 24.

Then there this Tatum 16.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1 steal, .8 Blocks

Siakam 15.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1 steal, and .7 blocks.

Considering Tatum is a SF and Siakim is a PF you kinda see the issue right? Tatum is an elite rebounder for his position, Siakim isn't. The fact Tatum has more blocks just speaks volumes about his upside.

Frankly Tatum is already better and four years younger. I'm not sure why this is even a debate. Siakim is a nice young player. Tatum is one of the best young players in the game! Get back at me when Siakim can take over playoff games, something a 19 year old Tatum has already done!

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Offensively Tatum plays both

Offensively Tatum plays both a wing and a forward while Siakam plays forward and sometimes a small ball C. Defensively both players are very versatile but Siakam has the edge there and is one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA. Siakam leads the league in contested 3 point shots. He defends gaurds hes not just a PF. He gaurds 1 through 5 and never gets tired.

Tatum has shown more versatility shooting but Siakam has improved his jumpshot alot as well. His midrange game is being hidden right now. 5% of his shots come from the midrange and he converts on 57% of those shots although its such a small sample size being only 1 of 20 shots. Knowing Siakam that will improve and when it does how will he be stopped? They already give him space in the midrange and he still blows by them.

But while Tatum was training with Coach K and Kobe Bryant Siakam was training with Marvin Menzies and Rico Hines. So to say theres nothing left to teach him is ridiculous. Im sure you give him a training session with Kobe he will come back a better player.

Right now the players are extremely comparable statistically and in the way their teams limit their productivity so only time will but my moneys on P.

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Context

He grew up in a family that had his brothers all get Division 1 college scholarships. So yea maybe he wasn't massively into it untill later, yet lets not act like he never played it either. No way that happened when his brother both got divsion 1 college basketball scholarships.

Give some more context Leonard at age 20 averaged 7.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.3 steals, and .4 blocks. By age 24 he was an AlL-Star averaging 21.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.0 blocks per game. I think that is very good context because Leonard was raw when he came into the NBA. Siakam had better numbers in College for example. He wasn't this super raw type player when he hit the NBA.

Siakim is currently the 4th option on offense, Tatum is the Celtics #2 option. You are 100% that their teams limit them. I think the difference is that it hurts Tatum, look at the playoffs without Irving. He took off. Where as I think it helps Siakam. I don't think it helps him to make him the #1 option, it would hurt him.

I don't really fault you. All die hard fans are homers, it just comes with the territory. Yet if you asked teams to rank them, it's 29-1. Heck I don't even know if the Raptors GM would be that one vote if he was being Honest. It might be 30-0. Tatum looks like a #1 guy on a title team, Siakam looks like a #3 or #4 guy. Which isn't bad, it was a great pick. Your just comparing him to one of the best young players in the league.

Funny thing is Tatum doesn't even have the highest upside on the Celtics that is Brown. He's a lot less likely to reach his upside but he's a monster. Youngest Celtic ever to score 30 in a playoff game and that team has had a few good players haha. It's why the Pelicans are waiting and also why I'm so torn as to trading for Davis.

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Lonzo Tatum Siakum

Lonzo

Tatum

Siakum

Kuzma

Ingram

Brown

DSJ

Zubac

Allen

OG

Trier

Robinson

Kuruc

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Siakam > Smith > Tatum >

Siakam > Smith > Tatum > Anunoby > Brown > Kuzma > Allen > Ingram > Ball > Kurucs > Trier > Robinson > Zubac

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Lonzo DSJ Tatum Siakam Ingram

Lonzo

DSJ

Tatum

Siakam

Ingram

Brown

Kuzma

Anunoby

Allen

Robinson

Kurucs

Zubac

Trier

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I think Mitchell Robinson in

I think Mitchell Robinson is being vastly underrated here. I don't necessarily think he should be towards the top, but the people ranking him almost last definitely haven't seen him play. His counting numbers aren't sexy, but he's effcient as hell (69.5% FG%, 19.21 PER) , and could be a top rim protector (2.2 BPG in only 17.2 MPG). Kind of reminds me of his new teammate DeAndre Jordan offensively, while being a much better rim protector. As a Knicks fan I value him similarly to Knox and DSJ.

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Siakam Tatum Allen Brown Kuzm

Siakam

Tatum

Allen

Brown

Kuzma

DSJ

Ball

Ingram

Robinson

Kurucs

OG

Zubac

Trier

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