RexBoyWonder wrote:I'm having an hard time findind a player comp for this cat.
KZ is tall, long, skinny, drives to the rim a lot with a surprisingly polished handle, shots 3's on decent rate and %.
Not a good passer or shot blocker, might be a late bloomer physically.
So basically he looks like a big, raw wing, that can get his own scoring going, defend multiple positions but not bring a huge defensive impact despite his size.
Is he a Kuzma?
Bish is right about Okpala being a bit wreckless. But its do to smarts and technique. He has a very good first step, just not the smartest. I am not trying to call him dumb, but it does look like coaching was lacking. There are a number things technique wise, not talent wise that he struggle with. I think it will very quickly be resolved under the Heat coaching. Okpala is very quick but that gets him into a lot of tough spots that his length gets him out of some times. But the thing I like about him is his aggressiveness. He is trying to utilize his quickness and length, he just needs to figure it all out. This is what makes him struggle passing. The same defensively, he has technique issues not talent or motor issues. You will see him turn his head or position is body wrong and end up trying to use his length to recover. Those are usually coaching issues.