He's too frail and doesn't have the skills of Dirk or Pau. He has a narrow frame with thin shoulders, if he adds weight he will lose some of his mobilty. He also doesn't like contact, role player at best.
I stand by my earlier prediction. I doubt Phil takes Mudiay at #4, and I think if Porzingis fills out a little (no guarantee) he'll have much greater upside than Winslow. I don't like the physique either, but then I remember Pau as this rail-thin Euro when he first came over.
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Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:16 pm Post subject:
How does Krispy compare to Motiejunas at a similar age/competition?
Montiejunas doesn't have his footwork, lateral movement, or agility. Donatas was a basic post player first (one of my favorite guys in the post because he does the same move, equally proficient on both sides of the block, even with the off-hand), but his set shot and perimeter shooting is spot up only.
Porzingis, with his agility and athleticism, can not only pop those shots off, but basically get a similar shot selection to Kevin Durant as well, coming off of screens, being the ball-handler in a PnR situation, etc. _________________ Resident Car Nut.
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Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:31 am Post subject:
I saw KP’s (Kristaps Porzingis) workout on Friday and he looked awfully impressive. This kid could end up being the best player in the draft five years from now. He is not the average European player and had he gone to college, he would have wound up being the number 1 pick over Karl Towns. If he puts on another 25 lbs, he will be a monster in this league. Very agile and athletic and he can shoot the ball. Right now strength will hold him back because of an inability to hold his position on the block. _________________ "Changes aren't permanent, but change is." - Rush, Tom Sawyer
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Have you seen him play in an actual basketball game?
I've watched enough game highlights. I didn't see Damian Lillard play in an actual game to see something special in him.
Thanks. You sure do hold onto the Damian Lillard thing. lol
KRL, Lillard is the 2nd or 3rd best player from his draft. He went 6th. It wasn't that big of a find.
I'm not trying to insult you man, but you do bring it up a lot. Comes off as bragging.
It is bragging. I have no trouble with it. Plus I clearly stated he would be the best player behind Anthony Davis.
Hindsight equals wasn't a big find. Go see my thread and when I posted it.
You posted the thread like a week before the draft, when everyone knew he was going high. You've also talked about the "visions of greatness" with Doug McDermott, how Thomas Robinson was a "star in the making", how Jeremy Tyler had "limitless talent", and you loved Jimmer Fredette. We tend to hear about those observations less. We get that you liked Lillard and he turned out to be good, but it doesn't validate every draft opinion that you have. Why we're talking about Damian Lillard in a Kristaps Porzingis thread is beyond me.
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