1UPZ wrote:ManualRam wrote:the only comparison with maxiell is body type and leaping ability. that's it. the fact that bennett has a jumper should eliminate any other comparison with maxiell in terms of game.
i don't think bennett has the all around game, especially the post and post passing game to draw any comparison with LJ or barkley. both those guys were more agile and better ball-handlers than bennett was as well.
bennett's more of a guy who finishes plays as opposed to a guy who creates plays. i also don't think bennett is nearly as good of a rebounder as those 2 were.
Barkley has nice ball handling for a big guy.. but is he really a big guy? 6'6... if anything he has handle for a big framed guy, he has similar dribbling distance as most wing men.
I think Bennett can develop a decent enough ball handle...
against PFs.... I dont see how Bennett cannot dribble around them.... look at Dirk putting the ball down against PFs easily because of his mobility... Bennett can use that to his advantage.
I really see a 15ppg 10ppg 1.5bpg aggressive PF/SF player.... perhaps a "thick" Shawn Marion....
yeah barkley was a big guy. he played amongst big guys and was a huge space eater, wide body with very good length. one of his strengths early on in his career was his ability to grab the ball off the rim and go, which i haven't seen bennett do as of yet.
the thing that bennett has working for him is his jumpshot. he could get around defenders off of the threat of the jumper.
i still don't see the creativity or natural playmaking ability to be in the same category as a barkley or LJ. LJ in particular was a very good passer, who could wheel into the lane with his patented spin moves and make plays for himself or others. outside of the quick deep position baby hook, i don't see in bennett the post up ability that barkley or lj had. both of them could back down 6'9-6'10 guys, generate their own offense and could be used as a hub of the offense because of their passing ability.
i don't see how he could play SF at all. he's not a tweener to me. he's a PF all the way and i hope he sees himself as that as well. imo, if he tries to be more of a SF, that'd be a derrick williams-esque mistake.
in terms of style of play the guy who his offensive game reminds me of the most is elton brand. elbow jumpers, high post play, one dribble drives for running hooks, powerful finishes utilizing his length, quick post jump hooks and turnarounds. he's just smaller than EB and he doesn't play with the same relentlessness as young EB. maybe that'll change if he improves his conditioning.