RexBoyWonder wrote:carnageta wrote:Honestly he looks like he may have more raw athleticism than Bam.
Another thing to note, he’s 21 years old (just turned 21 in September), so he’s a slightly older rookie.
I don’t want to hype him up too much just yet, but he could develop into a Siakam type talent next to Bam.
Siakam is the best comp I could think of too, If he really develops. A more defensive version of Siakam I would say.
I think people underrate his handle, at times he looks more like a big wing then a PF/C. He can really drive and penetrate, he can pull up too and he feels comfortable being aggressive with the ball.
Needs a lot of work but you already see the signs. I think his offense can be a lot more then being a roll man.
On defense, he's got very high steals + blocks rates - which are good indicators of a good defender. Also very high rebounding rate. Those metrics translate really well into the NBA.
Honestly my hope is that the Heat's development plan for him is more big wing/combo forward focused than it is big man.
Coming out of HS he was a plus-sized wing prospect. He's not deficient of a handle and perimeter play isn't foreign to him. He's just raw. From my understanding it was when Wiseman was lost early in the season that Precious slotted as a full-time big man. And he showed out because of his athletic prowess and high motor.
The ceiling for his raw talent to develop as a big wing/combo forward > the ceiling for his development as a big man.
I'm sure he will do some of both roles for us. But, I really hope the early plan is focused on refining his shot and limiting what he has to focus on offensively. Because if he is capable of not being a liability on offense and being respectable enough from 3 to maintain spacing, then having his addition on the defensive end is a beautiful thing.
IMO he needs to be on the same development plan as OG Anunoby in Toronto. He's starting from a more promising place than OG too. Better handle and maybe a better baseline to develop his shot.