The NBA Draft Thread: Player Comparisons
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/20/2011 11:02 AM

    Here's what Draft Express and NBADraft.Net compare some of the top players to:

    Kyrie Irving
    Draft Express:
    Best Case - Deron Williams
    Worst Case - Rich Man's Eric Maynor

    NBADraft.Net:
    Chris Paul/Mike Conley

    Derrick Williams
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Michael Beasley W/perfect Intangibles
    Worst Case: More Athletic Antawn Jamison

    NBADraft.Net:
    David West/Michael Beasley

    Brandon Knight
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Chauncey Billups (in Prime)
    Worst Case: Louis Williams

    NBADraft.Net:
    Jason Terry/Jrue Holiday

    Enes Kanter
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Kevin Love
    Worst Case: Zaza Pachulia

    NBADraft.Net:
    Al Horford

    Jonas Valanciunas
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Andris Biedrins Meets Joakim Noah
    Worst Case: Omer Asik

    NBADraft.Net:
    Nenad Kristic/Premo Brezic

    Kemba Walker
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Ty Lawson
    Worst Case: Aaron Brooks

    NBADraft.net:
    Tim Hardaway/Bobby Jackson

    Jan Vesely
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Andrei Kirilenko
    Worst Case: Joe Alexander

    NBADraft.Net:
    Mike Dunleavy/Andrei Kirilenko

    Bismack Biyombo
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Ben Wallace
    Worst Case: Taj Gibson

    NBADraft.Net:
    Olumide Oyedeji/Larry Sanders

    Kawhi Leonard
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Shawn Marion
    Worst Case: Luc Richard Mbah A Moute

    NBADraft.Net:
    Luc Richard Mbah A Moute/ Gerald Wallace

    Alec Burks
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Brandon Roy
    Worst Case: Marquis Daniels

    NBADraft.Net:
    Eddie Jones/Evan Turner

    If you have your own comparisons, throw them out there. Did those two draft sites nail it or are they way off on a few players? I'll add in more players as the draft approaches. Also, if you find player measurements, throw them in here.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/20/2011 11:17 AM

    Kemba Walker's measurements (Via Draft Express' Twitter)
     Kemba Walker just quieted a lot of people with his measurements. 6-1 in shoes, 6-3 1/2 wingspan. Not the midget people made him out to be.
    Most had Walker listed at 6'0" and although its only an inch, it could be the difference in Kemba going Top 5 or Top 15.

    Enes Kanter's measurements (Via Draft Express' Twitter)-
    Solid measurements for Enes Kanter. He's a legit NBA Center at 6-11 in shoes, w/a 7-1.5 wingspan, 259 lbs. He's having a good combine.
    He certainly has the frame of an NBA Center, but there are still questions remaining about his athleticism or lack there of.

    Interesting tidbit regarding Bismack Biyombo's age. He's listed at 18 but skeptics remain. Draft Express adds this-
    Same. Nothing's changed. 18-20 at most. RT : Any update on Biyombo age situation? How old do you think he is, based on current info?
    If he's anything older than 18, his stock will drop, because there's less room for potential growth.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/20/2011 12:32 PM

    Chad Ford from ESPN just released all of the official measurements HERE

    Some that stand out to me are-
    Kenneth Faried measured 6'7.5" with shoes but his wingspan was 7'0"
    Alec Burks measured 6'6" with shoes and has a 6'10" wingspan
    Kawhi Leonard measured 6'7" with shoes, not too great for a SF but his 7'3" wingspan is amazing
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/23/2011 3:24 PM

    Here are a few more Player Comparisons:

    Donatas Montiejunas
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Pau Gasol
    Worst Case: Yi Jianlian
    Andrea Bargnani

    Marcus Morris
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: David West Meets Al Harrington
    Worst Case: Udonis Haslem
    Al Harrington

    Markieff Morris
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Rasheed Wallace (without The Crazy)
    Worst Case: Stronger Ersan Ilyasova
    Drew Goodeon

    Tristan Thompson
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Tyrus Thomas W/better Intangibles
    Worst Case: Shorter Jordan Hill
    Charles Smith

    Jimmer Fredette
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Mike Bibby
    Worst Case: Daniel Gibson
    Mark Price/Eddie House
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  1. RipCityChamps12
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    Posted 05/24/2011 9:51 AM

    Darius Morris PG Michigan Comparison:Andre miller
    Not super athletic but plays the game the right way involving teamates and making everyone around him better. Ability to score in double digits while dishing out 7-8 assists.
    Would be a great pickup at #21 for the Blazers however he struggles with his outside shot which is a primary concern for the Blazers.
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 05/25/2011 2:26 PM

    What about comparison for Klay Thompson?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/26/2011 1:30 PM

    Glad you asked Ricky, here are the next 5 including Klay Thompson

    Klay Thompson
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Mike Miller In Prime
    Worst Case: Marco Belinelli
    Marco Belinelli

    Jordan Hamilton
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Stephen Jackson
    Worst Case: Bigger Reggie Williams
    Cedric Ceballos

    Tyler Honeycutt
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Francisco Garcia
    Worst Case: Brandon Bowman
    Josh Childress/Tayshaun Prince

    Tobias Harris
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Shane Battier W/more Offense
    Worst Case: Ryan Gomes
    Kris Humphries/Glen Rice

    Chris Singleton
    Draft Express:
    Best Case: Trevor Ariza
    Worst Case: Dominic Mcguire
    Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 05/26/2011 2:15 PM

    Thanks for the post of comparison on Klay Thompson.  I really like his play.
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 05/26/2011 2:37 PM

    Here's what Chad Ford had to say about Jimmer Fredette's agility-
    Jimmer Fredette does really well in Lane Agility drills ... ahead of Kemba Walker & Brandon Knight. Not a leaper (33" vert) but quick
    I think this is where the Morrison comparisons should stop. Ammo was slow as molasses and couldn't get his shot off at the NBA level. Jimmer may be a lousy defender but he'll still get his jumper off.
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 05/27/2011 3:43 PM

    Posted By ClydeFrog on 05/26/2011 2:37 PM
    Here's what Chad Ford had to say about Jimmer Fredette's agility-
    Jimmer Fredette does really well in Lane Agility drills ... ahead of Kemba Walker & Brandon Knight. Not a leaper (33" vert) but quick
    I think this is where the Morrison comparisons should stop. Ammo was slow as molasses and couldn't get his shot off at the NBA level. Jimmer may be a lousy defender but he'll still get his jumper off.
    ie Kiki Vandeweghe/Chris Mullin?  Admittedly a bit surprised with Ford's assessment regarding Fredette's agility.  After watching him play several times, I don't know that I can agree.  His north/south is satisfactory IMO, however, his lateral leaves much to be desired.  Just my take.

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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 06/02/2011 4:21 PM

    Posted By BDawg on 05/27/2011 3:43 PM
    Posted By ClydeFrog on 05/26/2011 2:37 PM
    Here's what Chad Ford had to say about Jimmer Fredette's agility-
    Jimmer Fredette does really well in Lane Agility drills ... ahead of Kemba Walker & Brandon Knight. Not a leaper (33" vert) but quick
    I think this is where the Morrison comparisons should stop. Ammo was slow as molasses and couldn't get his shot off at the NBA level. Jimmer may be a lousy defender but he'll still get his jumper off.
    ie Kiki Vandeweghe/Chris Mullin?  Admittedly a bit surprised with Ford's assessment regarding Fredette's agility.  After watching him play several times, I don't know that I can agree.  His north/south is satisfactory IMO, however, his lateral leaves much to be desired.  Just my take.

    I'd be leery using the Mullin comparison. Last year, NBADraft.net compared Babbitt to Mullin and there's no way that one's coming true. I know, two different players, but Mullin is a Hall of Fame player. I think Jimmer will be lucky to make an All-Star team.
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