madvillian wrote:Not much to add to the already great thread but I always thought the Horford comp was selling him a bit short (at least after watching him defensively the first part of the year). Wendell has the potential to be an elite rim protector and guy that can switch on the perimeter while also being an efficient if not volume heavy scorer. He might not ever come into his own offensively but his defensive floor, given good health, seems All Defense 3rd team and that's his floor. Ceiling would be DPOY.
Yes i always felt the Al Horford comparisons are selling him short. Al has a 7'1" winspan compared to WCJ's 7'4.5 wingspan. Not only that but it took Al 8 years to attempt as many 3 pointers as WCJ did his rookie year. Albeit Wendell shot it at an 18% clip and taking those shots were more frowned apon when Horford was coming into his own. This season will give us a clearer picture into which direction WCJ is heading.