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My rankings of best center prospects in the draft

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by jopatmc, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. LOLatSoccer

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    Kevin McHale would turn Anthony Davis into the next Hakeem

    Too bad we have no shot at him


    Im really considering that offer of trading Lowry for a a high draft pick
     
  2. Shaud

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    Are you Daryl Morey?
     
  3. ThatBoyNick

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    Anthony Davis is a tweener, between the 4/3 spot...not a center.
     
  4. freshstart

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    1. Andre Drummond

    2. Anthony Davis

    3. Meyers Leonard

    4. Tyler Zeller

    5. Arnett Moultrie

    6. Cody Zeller

    7. Fab Melo

    8. Festus Ezeli
     
  5. jopatmc

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    Tip-ins and alley-oops are not face up game.

    Face up is when you face the basket from 15 feet out in the triple threat or the spot up situation.

    Yao could shoot a jumper too. That did not make him a PF. Davis is 18 y/o and just starting to tap his post up game. In the NBA, he's gonna be posting up....unless he runs into a goofball coach on a loser team.

    Once again, what team is going to draft Davis and play him at the 4?
     
  6. Shaud

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    I didn't say that those were face up plays. I was explaining where most of his points have come from and it definitely wasn't with his back to the basket.

    Why do you keep asking us what team is going to draft him to play the Pf position? Obviously whoever gets the 1st pick in the draft. Even if Davis was strictly a post player with his back to the basket you act like their has never been a PF in the history of the NBA to play with his back to the basket.
     
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    A tweener? He is in no shape or form a 3. He is probably a 4 in the NBA, but he could still grow and add some bulk to play the 5.
     
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    This. Right now he looks like a pure PF, but he's only 19. It's possible he could eventually be big enough to play the 5.
     
  9. SuperBeeKay

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    Serious? Davis can be a 5. He can bulk up, just like Howard did when he first came into the league.

    Olajuwon was 6-9. Davis is 6-10 legitamitely, maybe 6-11 or 7 with shoes. The guy is pretty agile for a C, not a smuch as the dream. But Davis was apparently 6-1 as a freshman in high school and then just grew enormously over the last 3-4 years to his height, so he still has some of his agile guard play.
     
  10. OremLK

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    Yes he actually does have physical tools comparable to Hakeem, now that you mention it, does he have Hakeem's work ethic and ability to translate those tools to skills? We will see.
     
  11. Shaud

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    Drummond is going to be the next Thabeet. All those physical tools and he couldn't even get his team past the first round.
     
  13. jopatmc

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    lol bingo

    KG is a good comparison? a lanky lookin guy who can rebound, block some shots, knock down the mid range
     
  15. Shaud

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    And KG also played PF for the majority of his career.
     
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    You don't care what Cal thinks? Cal is Davis' coach and would likely reflect NBA coaches and GMs, ya think? Probably reflects them more than you would.

    You heard of Serge Ibaka? What position does he play? Why is he blocking more shots than ever? Because thanks to Kendrick Perkins & Nazr Mohammed he no longer plays backup C and can roam around at PF 100% of the time (except when the other team goes small). Not having post responsibilities on defense has set him free and it shows. I think in a few years he'll add a bit more weight and maybe play C full-time.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>BTW, most GMs think Anthony Davis is a 4 not a 5 in the NBA.A few think he could be a 3.</p>&mdash; Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/chadfordinsider/status/187024012432506880" data-datetime="2012-04-03T03:49:33+00:00">April 3, 2012</a></blockquote>
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    No way he's a 3. People talk about all year how hard it is to move down a position, and we see that with Morris. As a 3 he's going to have to handle the ball, at 6'10 and with such long arms his handles will max out, if you guys think he can be a 3...shoot jumpers and slash on offense...come on now. Not even Garnett can play 3 on a consistent basis in the NBA and he has some of the best handles for a big man ever. The guy is extremely skilled though and putting him at the 3 is akin too putting Josh Smith there...sure you can do it but you may not like the results...

    He's like a Duncan/Pau...he'll switch positions depending on situations, who they are playing against and who is on his teams roster.
     
  19. Yung-T

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    Anthony Davis will single-handedly change the fortune of an NBA franchise, according to one head personal evaluator.

    "He's a franchise player," said the NBA talent evaluator. "This guy is unreal. He's going to shift whatever team gets him, like what Blake Griffin did to the Clippers, despite all of their problems, because he was just that good."

    Davis could be the most highly touted big man to come out of college since Tim Duncan.

    "You're talking about a [6-10] guy with a 7-5 wingspan that can handle the ball on the perimeter, shoot threes," said the talent evaluator. "And it's not like he's at any sort of apex in his development -- there's no reason to think he won't keep getting better, since he's already a late bloomer due to that growth spurt."

    Davis grew eight inches between his junior and senior years of high school.

    Via SI.com
     
  20. A_3PO

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    I don't believe he will be a 3 either, but think of Kevin Durant, who actually started out as a 2 and did pretty well. I don't know exactly how Davis' height and reach compares to KD but they are similar. Davis' work ethic will determine where his skillset maxes out. Will be fun watching.

    Completely agree with you on the Josh Smith analogy. Been saying that for years.
     

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