AWIZZINGBULLET wrote:Zonkerbl wrote:Yeah, basketball is a combination of athletic skill and basketball-specific coordination (as opposed to say, hitting a ball with a bat coordination).
It's good to have apples to apples height and reach and vertical reach measurements. Precisely the reason this thread is so long is we want to know if it's true that Beal is short -- he isn't. We also want to know if his leaping ability can make up for him being a little short -- looks like it can.
It's good to know if someone with a good reputation for defense has good lateral quickness -- that means success at the college level is likely to translate to the pros.
Not particularly interested in Sullinger's lane agility test - that's not his game, although it confirms that he will struggle on defense at the pro level.
This data can answer some specific questions about players for us, the fans. Pro folks already can tell that Beal's leaping ability makes up for any lack of height, and etc.
It almost feels like one guy made an issue of Beal's height and then everyone else decided to join the party. Was Gilbert Arenas the ideal size of a SG? I don't think so. With that being said, Beal > Arenas. I hope the Wizards can get him.
Arenas was a PG and I doubt Beal will ever have an season or two where he averages over 28 ppg. But Beal is the pick, let's stop over thinking. Drummond has a high bust potential and MKG is a bad fit because of his lack of shooting