prime1time wrote:kuclas wrote:prime1time wrote:LOL! KD at 210 is not coming close to stopping Zion. In the era of small ball, if this guy develops a passable 3 point shot it's over. No one is stopping him in transition. No one is stopping him when he cuts hard to the hoop. And skinny guys like KD will go flying as soon as Zion puts his body on there's. Already, there's a lack of players that can actually guard him. If he works hard and improve his tallent, he has a chance to be a hof.
KD 2018 is a lot stronger than KD rookie. So don’t see guys who look lanky are weak.
That’s what Zion will have to deal with in the NBA. Taller guys he can’t bully. With rare exception of guys like Charles Barkley and to a lesser degree Larry Johnson. Short “explosive” 6 foot 6 “power forwards” who can handle the ball do not succeed in the nba
What about Charles Barkley? Also, KD was a twig when he came into the league. He's not stopping a 285 pound Zion.
I said KD 2018 can guard Williamson. Not skinny KD 2007. That’s who he would have to deal with if he’s trying to play bully ball. Zion will have to deal with the Morris brothers type of nba players. Guys who are bigger than him and put a body on him.
He’s got to develop a true post up game. That’s the problem with many youngsters these day. Many never are taught to post up anymore. The modern game of space.
Barkley had a post up game coming out of college and fine tuned it even more in the nba.
So it’s a matter how Zion can adjust to the next level of competition. Cause defenders will be bigger almost as quick and his advantage becomes smaller and smaller.