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Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#1 » by In Len We Trust » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:08 pm

What do you guys think of him? I've been following him since watching him play in high school. 5 star that got stuck behind lottery picks at Kentucky and is now killing it at Gonzaga.

He never gets any attention as far as draft talk goes. It is pretty obvious why. He is 22 years old, turning 23 in October, not athletic, and needs to put on weight. I think Wiltjer can be a jackpot 2nd round pick. Let me tell you, this kid can SHOOT! He might be the best shooter in the country. He simply does not miss. Look him up on YouTube. He can be an incredible stretch 4. He needs more size, but he's 6'10 and can shoot from anywhere. His touch around the hoop is also fantastic as well.

What do you guys think? Do you think he can be a big impact 2nd rounder? Will he make a good stretch 4 despite his physical flaws?
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Re: Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#2 » by Justwar » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:26 pm

If he could add the weight he could be a Matt Bonner but without it more Ryan Kelly.
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Re: Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#3 » by Ruzious » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:48 pm

Anyone remember Keith Van Horn who used to play for the Nets? That's who he reminds me of. Kid can definitely shoot and has skills, but my impression when watching him - even when Dickie V was touting him at Kentucky - was he's too soft to excel in the NBA. But who knows - for the right team in the right circumstances (and the right weight trainer), he could be effective. I have more hope for Sabonis - even though he's even skinnier and doesn't have the range at this point.
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Re: Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#4 » by Justwar » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:25 am

Keith van horn was much more athletic and could dribble
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Re: Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#5 » by Ruzious » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:11 pm

I think Van Horn was equally as unathletic as Wiltjer. He was a stretch 4 before it became popular.
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Re: Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#6 » by Fischella » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:28 pm

Ruzious wrote:I think Van Horn was equally as unathletic as Wiltjer. He was a stretch 4 before it became popular.

Wiltjer is a stiff, Van Horn was a fluid athlete, not a jump out of the building athlete, but he quick, he moved much better while been at least 20 pounds heavier.
Van Horn is a better ballhandler as well.
Kyle is a nice player, but his future is in Europe, like his dad before him.
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Re: Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#7 » by EricAnderson » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:11 pm

Ruzious wrote:I think Van Horn was equally as unathletic as Wiltjer. .


You may want to rethink that

http://youtu.be/9fqoWAuhBF8

http://youtu.be/aVI6zBntKmo

While he wasn't a amazing athlete he was definitely decent and pretty fluid much Moreso then Wiljter especially pre injury
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Re: Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#8 » by EricAnderson » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:15 pm

EricAnderson wrote:
Ruzious wrote:I think Van Horn was equally as unathletic as Wiltjer. .


You may want to rethink that

http://youtu.be/9fqoWAuhBF8


http://youtu.be/aVI6zBntKmo

While he wasn't a freak by any means he was a pretty fluid athlete early in his career much Moreso then Wiltjer especially before his injuries
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Re: Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#9 » by EricAnderson » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:16 pm

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Re: Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#10 » by Ruzious » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:28 pm

EricAnderson wrote:
EricAnderson wrote:
Ruzious wrote:I think Van Horn was equally as unathletic as Wiltjer. .


You may want to rethink that

http://youtu.be/9fqoWAuhBF8


http://youtu.be/aVI6zBntKmo

While he wasn't a freak by any means he was a pretty fluid athlete early in his career much Moreso then Wiltjer especially before his injuries

Ok, I should have said when I was making the comparison it was to Van Horn towards the end of his career.
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Re: Kyle Wiltjer 

Post#11 » by King Ken » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:28 pm

Justwar wrote:Keith van horn was much more athletic and could dribble

KVN was a good ball player and dominate college player. Not even close. But Kyle has NBA borderline skills.

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