skywalker33 wrote:Given his slight stature, I can't see Bol getting over 225lbs in his career, even that might be detrimental to his frame. Regardless, I feel he'll get pushed around at either C or PF so I'd say it's best playing backup C, playing 10-18mpg. These are men he's playing against, not college/HS players, things will get tougher and rougher which doesn't play to his strengths. At the 10-20min range he'll should be playing against the 2nd stringers where his talent will have a better chance to shine IMO. No way do I see him becoming a starter, especially not at 210lbs where many guards in this league outweigh him. I could be wrong but I do feel like history supports my thought process.
You could be right. On the other hand, height plus shooting matters and he has both. If he were 250 lbs we would have no shot at him in the second round. He has been taught some basketball probably while living in Kansas (I think that's where he grew up). He has always been a top prospect. He looks like he can play at the NBA level based on his college play.
He was hitting 3 pointers from way beyond the college 3 point line. I was surprised at his ability to shoot off balance, off one foot or while gliding to the basket (a little Jokic maybe without the passing). He doesn't play to physical contact but he was making some shots that you only see from gifted shooters. If he is not a banger (and he is not) then he is a wing, 7' 2" wing. If there is anything to not like about his shooting, it is his low release point. On a seven footer that's not too low.
At the same time he can rebound in double digits so you have to slide him to the basket after a missed shot. On defense he is a shot blocker just like Manute. If he had finished his college season with the numbers he produced pre-injury, we would be talking about a likely top 10 or top 5 pick.
Maybe it is just hopeful thinking but he sure looks like he has the tools you are looking for and the questions are his injuries and whether he can be coached. We have to see him play before we can make any reasonable judgment.
Canned in Denver.