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Jeff Whithey

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2013 5:15 am
by Goldbum
I think this guy could be a huge steal. I know an 18-24 minute per game "Banger" doesnt sound like much, but I think he can be a better version of K.Perkins. Not a bad player to pick up on cheap late first - 2nd round contract.

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2013 5:31 am
by Mundo
Goldbum wrote:I think this guy could be a huge steal. I know an 18-24 minute per game "Banger" doesnt sound like much, but I think he can be a better version of K.Perkins. Not a bad player to pick up on cheap late first - 2nd round contract.


Anyone who can catch the ball, not miss open dunks, and smile every once in a while is a better version of Kendrick Perkins.

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2013 6:12 am
by Dr Positivity
I've been a fan for a while. Been thinking Larry Sanders is actually his best comparable. I think Withey is about as athletic, his skill game is about the same and both have impressive IQ/feel, Withey's a little better in that area, albeit Sanders' arms are about 3 inches longer which does make a big difference

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2013 9:27 am
by Mundo
Dr Positivity wrote:I've been a fan for a while. Been thinking Larry Sanders is actually his best comparable. I think Withey is about as athletic, his skill game is about the same and both have impressive IQ/feel, Withey's a little better in that area, albeit Sanders' arms are about 3 inches longer which does make a big difference


He reminds me more of Samuel Dalembert. He needs a dependable jump hook badly.

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2013 10:15 am
by Fischella
he'll bust hard, worse than Aldrich

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2013 11:58 am
by Johnlac1
Dr Positivity wrote:I've been a fan for a while. Been thinking Larry Sanders is actually his best comparable. I think Withey is about as athletic, his skill game is about the same and both have impressive IQ/feel, Withey's a little better in that area, albeit Sanders' arms are about 3 inches longer which does make a big difference

I don't think he's as athletic as Sanders, but his athleticism is somewhat underrated. He will be a better defensive player than a lot of starting centers in the league. Id say Asik with better hands is a more apt comparison, athough Asik is stronger. Plus, Withey can hit an open 15 ft. shot.

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2013 1:59 pm
by Fischella
Asik? you serious?

Withey will be pounded by big men in the NBA, he's weak.

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2013 10:29 pm
by teerfour+40LG
Withey is gonna be a defensive stud. If you watch his draft express video, you'll see. He's athletic (watch how he dunks), and he blocks shots without fouling above and below the rim.

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2013 12:55 am
by Marcus50
Withey is suffering a bit from the number of prospective centers in this draft. It would not surprise me to see him go to the Spurs at 28

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2013 3:08 pm
by Ruzious
Fischella wrote:Asik? you serious?

Withey will be pounded by big men in the NBA, he's weak.

He's got a strange build. He looks heavier than he weighs. If there's a guy his weight who can handle big centers, I think it's him. But whether or not he's strong enough is a legitimate question that he's got to prove he's up to answering. The fact that he's 23 is not a good sign, but I'm still a fan of his. He's a very bright player who does so many things right.

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Sat Jun 8, 2013 7:17 pm
by TheSuzerain
Defensively he is going to be very good quite quickly.

The problem is that he is a middling rebounder. Usually you want your defensive bigs to board in addition to playing defense, and he is a bit lacking there.

Offensively, his post game is garbage, but he has a nice free throw stroke, which leaves open the door that he can become a mid range shooter, pick and pop guy.

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Sat Jun 8, 2013 9:27 pm
by Juicyjcant
Imo, best comparison has got to be tyson chandler.

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Sat Jun 8, 2013 10:51 pm
by ferk
I want the grizz to get him or muscala or both.

Can whithey play behind zbo/ gasol?

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Sun Jun 9, 2013 1:34 am
by TheSuzerain
I think they'd do a great job at hiding his rebounding deficiency.

Re: Jeff Whithey

Posted: Sun Jun 9, 2013 1:45 am
by ManualRam
im amazed by the amount of spellings for such a simple last name.
in the bulls forum draft thread i've seen whitney, whithey, witney and my favorite, whitey.