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Zach Edey=Yao Ming?

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by VanityHalfBlack, Mar 24, 2024.

  1. VanityHalfBlack

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    Figured I make the joke now. It will be an ad nauseam once he makes it in the NBA With the jokes.


     
  2. IBTL

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    Yao Mizzy.
     
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  5. VanityHalfBlack

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    Hahahaha she looks like a midget compared to this fool. Like I said young, dumb and full of c*m.
     
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    The girl is probably around 6 foot tall.
     
  7. seemoreroyals

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    Looking forward to watching DJ Burns knocking down Zach Edey a wrung or two.
     
  8. Buck Turgidson

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    They better have a couple of backups, because Burns has the stamina of a manatee, and those 2 are going to bang each other around.

    He does remind me a whole lot of Oliver Miller, though. Fat man with skills.
     
  9. seemoreroyals

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    He reminds me of Kenny Lofton Jr. Burns is a couple of inches taller 6'9" compared to 6'6". He looks to be closer to 350 rather than the 275 pounds he is listed at.

    NC State also has Diarra and Middlebrooks each at 6'10'' to bang and wear down Edey.
     
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    I get Oliver Miller vibes every time
     
  11. Buck Turgidson

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    Yao was a better shooter than Edey. Edey has better moves around the basket, both hands. Yao was a better passer, maybe?

    Not a crazy comparison.
     
  12. DrNuegebauer

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    Poor Edey.

    Put him back in 2002 ish and he probably has a viable NBA career as a Yao Ming type.

    In today's NBA it will be interesting to see if (a) he can anchor a defence well enough and (b) fit in offensively --> if he can do those things above average, then he has potential for a nice career.

    Otherwise he becomes the next Boban....
     
  13. No Worries

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    Burns also can not guard outside of the paint. No foot speed. He gets by on offense by muscling his opponent and having a soft shooting touch. Did not have much success muscling Edey.

    Edey has a nice O game near the basket, which should translate into the NBA. I expected more on D from Edey .. especially rim protection. I can guess that the Purdue wanted to keep Edey out of foul trouble.
     
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    Yao today would not bulk up much and play like Chet without the 3 or minimum 3s.

     
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    a young yao was very mobile and nimble. JVG made him put on weights and be like a patrick ewing.
     
  16. Mr. Dominant

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    Edey is sooooo good!
     
  17. DrNuegebauer

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    He was too slow of foot
     
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    Watched Zach Edey's highlights and one full game and I think the main difference between Edey and Yao is that Yao (especially young Yao) was way more fluid and had probably the best touch I've ever seen from a giant player. I do think that thirty years ago Edey would DEFINITELY be a lottery pick, but it seems like the NBA game has passed him by.

    That said, I'm absolutely rooting for him to become a star because we need more unique players in the league!
     
  19. Mr. Dominant

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    Well said bro!
     
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    I hope he gets an opportunity to play in the NBA. I think he can at least be a solid backup center in the league.
     

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