thebuzzardman wrote:K-DOT wrote:I wasn't around for prime Camby, but how skilled offensively was he?
Like, comparing Mitch to him, Mitch shoots like 20% better from the field, but that's cause he does no creating, just dunks with no post ups
Did Camby post up at all? Cause it seems like the better comp would be DJ/Tyson in that scenario
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Since a lot our memory, or at least mine, tends to lock in on young Knick camby flying down the court and dunking putbacks and passes etc, I THINK maybe people forget that Camby actually had something off a post game, and he absolutely had a jumper, though if my MEMORY serves, without going back and looking at youtube videos, I recall him jumper got a lot more use later in his career, at at least after like 3 or 4 seasons, where the jumper was reliable enough to be featured as part of his offense fairly often. Without a doubt, later career Camby was a good outside shooter and shot it often and well.
And I get comps like Chandler and DJ are more appropriate, as good defenders who made a living rim running and dunking, but I brought up Camby as someone some Knick fans would remember as really good and impactful as a young guy; limited in a lot of ways, but absolutely mattered and contributed to a winning team. And then who developed into a really good center, remembered a really good center, but was he really a top, top center? He was always NEAR the top, but feels like, and again, this is just based on hazy memory, but seems like there always about 4 or 5 guys off the top of the head a person would say were better.
It was really a way of discussing Mitch that hits the middle - what if he's a bit over-hyped now, which I'm not sure he is - I think he's special, but won't be someone who got hype but turned out "meh" like Shump. So tried to find that comp of a guy who started out with a bang while young, but still had a really, really good career, but not necessarily great. And I mean, Camby had some years being Camby where he'd feel dominant in games, a real terror. It's not meant to slight Camby.
It's like, there's a place between Ewe Blab and Wilt for big man comps.
Camby definitely had a nice jumper out to 10-12 feet. He was also extremely switchy back before you entire defense demanded it.
He used to give T-Mac fits, because he could actually stick with him on the perimeter and JVG would encourage the switch late in games.
Mitch is more athletic than Camby, but Marcus is the mold.