Feel_the_Heat15 wrote:For those of you who want to draft Oturu at 20, what are you predicting his stats in his 4th season to be? Do you think he will be one of the better bigs defensively in the league? I want to know why we want to draft him over some of the other prospects.
I think most of us expressed why we have interest in Oturu. No one is Miss Cleo here and knows exactly what is going to happen in his future. Many unknown factors happen. He is not a developed player, he is a project on the lines of Bam.
Again what I have said about him, is obvious the interest in his offense potential. Just like the interest in Hero, Robinson or Nunn had nothing to do with defense. Comparing Oturu to Bam, the interest was Bam potential to be very good on defense and solid offensively. He was very raw and need the right coaching to be developed properly. Had the body type that can compete against bigger players and smaller players. The same with Oturu except the inverse of the interest, the potential to be very good offensively and solid defensively. He has shown potential to be able to score at all three levels, around the rim, midrange, 3 pt line. The ability to score off the ball as well has score one on one. Is physical in a crowd, can score in space.
Defensively, his potential strength appears to be rebounding. He has a wide and strong body and also mobile to chase down rebounds. Doesnt get pushed around very easily. Not an all 3 level defender. His strength will be in the paint. But he is mobile enough to chase decent players on the perimeter. Is he gonna be able to give trouble with good perimeter offensive player one on one on the perimeter, probably not. But I think there are fundamentals that he can learn and be solid in those areas. He can be a bigger Chris Silva defensively.
Oturu is not as athletic as Bam, but he not that far away thou. He can run fullcourt, he can bounce around the rim. He is not gonna sky like Jones Jr or Bam, but his level of athleticism is more in line with Bosh. However, he has lot more scoring skills than Bam. He is not a fundamentally sound college player similar to how Bam and Okpala was. He is not Tyler Herro or Brandon Clarke, who were fundamentally sound players which made it obvious they would be able to contribute from the jump.
Type of player you are likely looking at in Oturu is Bosh. That doesnt mean quality, but the style of player. That can range from Bosh, Jaren Jackson Jr, to solid players like Taj Gibson to struggling players like Bobby Portis and Noah Vonleh. I think having Zo, Bosh, Haslem and Bam training him will be a very good situation for him to develop.
I do not know where Oturu will be drafted, there are a lot more personal intel the teams learn about the players that we do not get to know publicly. The Heat has taking projects at times like Bam over fundamentally sound players and has chosen more fundamentally sound players like Herro, Napier and Chalmers over projects (DeAndre Jordan, Capela).