LuessiT wrote:I'm not sure what fans percieve as busts. Zion is a lock to be an above average starter barring any injury. That doesn't sound impressive but is a actually crazy. He's coming into the league and could help a playoff team. His offensive game will rely on him finding ways to get to the line or add to his repertoire. I could definately see where Zion averages 'just' 18 ppg but impacts the game in a big way. If that is a disappointment to some, so be it.
This is where I'm at too. It seems to me he's at least assured to be solid NBA player with his motor, energy, athleticism. That's a heck of a worst case scenario to have (other than injury of course). But I do think the hype train is off the rails with the LBJ prospect comparisons or anything in the all time great type talk. Basically, as of now he's a 6'7 center. For someone who's going to have to live in the paint and at the rim being that short could be a big problem in the NBA in regards to becoming big time superstar level. Now, if he learns how to shoot. Look out.
For a player comp, think of Julius Randle right now as something Zion can probably step in right away and be close to that level/type of players. Probably better on D too. Now, can he go from that to superstar is a whole nother question. I wouldn't put it past him with what seems like a great attitude and work ethic. But, there is a lot he has to add.
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