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Post by flexbuffchest » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:39 am

THought I'd make this thread after watching Zion Williamson. Not taking anything away from these games in terms of skill level or not as they are playing scrubs but this guy is so physically dominant and an incredible athlete that he makes Ayton look normal.

Measured out at 6'7" and 285 pounds and is ripped. Just turned 18 a month ago.

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Might get ripped but he may already be approaching that athlete that LeBron was in his prime.
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Post by Pacman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:48 am

To me he's the most polarizing player ever to come out of the draft. I can't tell if this dude is gonna be an all star or like a 9th man but he's super intriguing.

Definitely rooting for him but I am genuinely stumped at how good he'll translate into college then the pro's. Not one comp comes to mind

(I didn't even know he was left handed until that first Duke game where he hit a couple 3's)

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Post by thinktank » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:57 pm

Can he play any D?

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Post by zeitgeist » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:51 pm

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To me he's the most polarizing player ever to come out of the draft. I can't tell if this dude is gonna be an all star or like a 9th man but he's super intriguing.

Definitely rooting for him but I am genuinely stumped at how good he'll translate into college then the pro's. Not one comp comes to mind

(I didn't even know he was left handed until that first Duke game where he hit a couple 3's)
He's quite polarizing for sure. Athletic freak, perhaps one of the most impressive athletic freaks since LeBron but there are a lot of questions about how skilled he is. We just need to see how he does against legitimate college competition because he hasn't faced it yet. A lot of people compare him to Charles Barkley.
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This dude was super-hyped for his big body and athleticism at one time, too:


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Post by memyworld » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:03 pm

I'll just be quietly over here hyping SDSU's 6' 9" PF Mike Daum.


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Anthony Bennett was like 40 lbs lighter and still had a lot less athleticism, the two are not comparable.
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Dude, Zion is in another galaxy in terms of athleticism. I have no idea if he will be a bust or not but I do know this guy will be the most exciting player in college next year. High motor ripped 285 pound guy that never stops hustling.

Be prepared.
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Post by j2j » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:44 am

Maybe a different UNLV product...

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flexbuffchest wrote:
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memyworld wrote:
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This dude was super-hyped for his big body and athleticism at one time, too:


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Dude, Zion is in another galaxy in terms of athleticism. I have no idea if he will be a bust or not but I do know this guy will be the most exciting player in college next year. High motor ripped 285 pound guy that never stops hustling.

Be prepared.
Yeah, I'm excited to watch him play.

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Post by Seenin » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:38 am

Zion is really hard for me to gauge. He looks great when dunking and driving to the lane and the little floaters he has. He has a real knack for scoring around 10ft from the rim. He looks like a man among boys but his handles and shot are definitely suspect. Duke is gonna be tough this year.
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Post by Seenin » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:39 am

I do like the Larry Johnson comparison though.
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Post by flexbuffchest » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:13 pm

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Zion is really hard for me to gauge. He looks great when dunking and driving to the lane and the little floaters he has. He has a real knack for scoring around 10ft from the rim. He looks like a man among boys but his handles and shot are definitely suspect. Duke is gonna be tough this year.
It's definitely hard to tell what kind of player he will be. Virtually all of his highlights on youtube were of him dominating high school guys that were literally like 1 foot shorter than him. Anything we read about the guy kind of has to be taken with a grain of salt. But from the limited tape we have of him playing alongside Duke players...he sure passes the eye test even though it was against terrible competition.

Having said that I don't see how this guy doesn't absolutely dominate college ball. To put things in a little perspective, rookie Shaq was 295 pounds but at 7'1". Zion has that kind of athleticism but he obviously has the disadvantage of being a lot shorter.

I haven't been more hyped about a prospect than this guy.
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Post by boxter432 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:18 pm

bigger lance stephenson?
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Post by Thrillkill » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:20 pm

flexbuffchest wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:13 pm
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:38 am
Zion is really hard for me to gauge. He looks great when dunking and driving to the lane and the little floaters he has. He has a real knack for scoring around 10ft from the rim. He looks like a man among boys but his handles and shot are definitely suspect. Duke is gonna be tough this year.
It's definitely hard to tell what kind of player he will be. Virtually all of his highlights on youtube were of him dominating high school guys that were literally like 1 foot shorter than him. Anything we read about the guy kind of has to be taken with a grain of salt. But from the limited tape we have of him playing alongside Duke players...he sure passes the eye test even though it was against terrible competition.

Having said that I don't see how this guy doesn't absolutely dominate college ball. To put things in a little perspective, rookie Shaq was 295 pounds but at 7'1". Zion has that kind of athleticism but he obviously has the disadvantage of being a lot shorter.

I haven't been more hyped about a prospect than this guy.
He's going to dominate. They played a summer tourney I think in Canada and he is a full on freak. Great handle and passing for a big and not just an interior dunker. Watching him off the bounce or on the break adjusting in the air? The touch on the flip shots and runners? It's Lebron light who he looks like not bigger this schmuck or that schmuck.

Can not remember a prospect I've been more interested to watch. I just love all the mocks that have him like 6-12 because he's not a soft 7'1" or a 3 chucker. He would go over and through 3/4 of NBA bigs right now.

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Post by Thrillkill » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:54 pm

Like I said.

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Post by jffl_commish » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:56 pm

I am 100% on board for tanking for Zion. That dude is a freak.

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I am 100% on board for tanking for Zion. That dude is a freak.
Make the Butler trade and tank!!!

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Post by flexbuffchest » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:11 pm

That Duke team is so damn stacked. They completely manhandled Kentucky.
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Post by jffl_commish » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:13 pm

It was never a game. Kentucky is loaded too, and it was never a game. Duke is ridiculous.

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Corre Ricky Corre wrote:
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I am 100% on board for tanking for Zion. That dude is a freak.
Make the Butler trade and tank!!!
We already fucked ourselves not taking Richardson. Tank and we'll not win the lotto and end up with some overrated, soft, stiff.

I am really starting to hate this team.

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Post by flexbuffchest » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:17 pm

Absurd


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Post by j2j » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:28 pm

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Absurd


He's the most ridiculous college basketball player I've ever watched live. Maybe Shaq was better, but I never watched him in college.

The shit Zion, and the rest of Duke did to the #2 team in the country should be illegal.

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Post by RubeTube » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:40 pm

We are not near bad enough to get the #1 pick
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Post by T_J » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:23 am

I know zero about college basketball. I didn't read this thread. I just watched the Zion highlights. He looks like Bo Jackson.

Take the 4 firsts from Houston. Trade everyone and let the natural tank happen. Trade everything. Get this guy.

Seriously.

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Post by zeitgeist » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:47 am

Yeah, Zion is a freak. Probably the most freakish wing prospect (I assume he's a wing, might be a PF) since LeBron.
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Post by Joboo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:44 am

RJ is probably the top player in this draft but we have no shot at him.

Maybe Grimes out of Kansas combo guard gets Eric Gordon comps had nice start against Michigan St 6-10 from range

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Remember when I compared Zion to Anthony Bennett?

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