3toheadmelo wrote: Knickstape1214 wrote:
3toheadmelo wrote:im with you 100%
dude looks like another version of embiid (without the health issues)
hes DEF on that same tier. i love his game
put willy as the 6th man if ayton lands in our laps. will not pass him up if doncic or porter is gone. this guy is my #3 or maybe #2. need to see more of doncic
Love Ayton, but Embiid was the better defender with better footwork on both ends at the same stage. Ayton also has motor issues. If he's there at 3, you definitely have to at least think long and hard about it...but depending on who's there, it might not be the an auto-pick.
i don't know much about ayton's defense so i'll give you that. but this guy's footwork in the post is pretty good. i never really watched embiid before he got drafted. they do seem like similar players though. both can put in work at the post and shoot
can't comment on his motor issues either. im just basing my opinion on him based on a couple vids. you probably seen more than me lol
imo, i think he's the auto pick at 3. bamba seems good but his offense.. ehhhhhhh
Yah, Ayton's motor has been an issue for the last couple years (seems disinterested at times, doesn't give full effort, etc)...and he still goes out and puts up a near 20/20 game against the UNC team as a HSer. That's scary. My question is, does he really love the game? Is he really going to put in the work? If he does, he's a no-brainer. I think Ayton had more faceup skills when it comes to shooting at the same stage, but Embiid in the post was a thing of beauty - it really was Hakeem-esque. Ayton doesn't have bad footwork at all, in fact, it's still damn good, but Embiid's was still on another level IMO.
Ayton's talent is unquestionable, but the motor might give rise to some questions. If that is resolved, he'll be in the running for #1 easily. As for Bamba - meh...I'm not a fan. I get the whole defense thing, but I don't think he moves super well and still looks a bit gangly (semi-awkward on occasion) when I watch him. He's also skinny. THAT SAID, my biggest miss in recent drafts was Gobert who I thought would bust and they appear to be similar players, so I might be wrong here also.