WizarDynasty wrote:Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:White strikes me as a bigger Boris Diaw, but one who cannot shoot free throws and who has a very complicated mental makeup. I would pick Draymond Green ahead of Royce White 9.5 times out of 10. Green put up better numbers over a longer period of time in the same conference. Green didn't have anxiety issues or legal problems or team suspensions in his background. On top of that White is a poor, poor FT shooter. He shot 50% at the line. By all accounts from Tom Izzo, Green is solid as a rock. Draymond Green, not Royce White, was the Big Ten Player of the Year.
I have been wrong on this type comparison before.
I did not realize Dwight Howard was that good coming out of HS. He proved to be way better than Emeka Okafor. Sometimes, experience and winning can be overrated and youthful athleticism with size underrated. So, although I really prefer Draymond Green I am very curious to see who will be the better NBA player between him and Royce White. If I were Flip Saunders I might say I think one guy is about style and the other substance.
royce is way more powerful, way lower to ground with tighter handle on his dribble, can actually beat guards with his first step. Both have great vision but Royce actually drives on his toes...kind of like Derrick Rose and for him to have that much bulk and do that...and he has excellent body control most of the time on his drives ..he literally dislodges the average perimeter player with his body...impossible for a ref to call a foul. having him come off the bench is like having Rivera close for you. The guy has superstar 4th quarter written all over him. I dont know much about draymond green but i doubt he can touch White's mismatch potential.
Hey WD, I am sorry. I didn't realize I posted the above. I edited the post a lot … White didn't even play in the Big 10!
I went back and watched the vid and really looked over his stats. WD, White does have a LOT of talent. I can see where he could turn out to be a power-Lamar Odom some day. I am scared of his issues and poor shooting most of all.