DroseReturnChi wrote: LloydFree wrote:
The difference to me is Davis, Embiid, and now Mobley all looked to be elite defensive prospects out of the gate and appear to have more skills as well offensively. Ayton we hoped would develop more in the skill department and defensively which he has a bit an surely will continue but the gap probably never closes development wise. Ayton was special physically but in hindsight should not have been as hyped as he was. I like Mobley as a prospect over him.
I like Mobley's upside more than Ayton, but I think Mobley has more bust potential because I'm unsure of his body development. If Mobley's body develops, I honestly believe he could be the best player from the 2021 draft, by his 3rd year.
wow such revionsist history in this board treating ayton like a scrub although he became one.
Ayton was a generational prospect and near consensus number 1 it wasnt just the Suns that picked above Doncic and I had Doncic as number 3 which he went accordingly.
Prospect wise, theres no such thing as better than ayton.
Anton was a suss defender in College that was pretty clear from the eye. Towns was actually really good in College but in the NBA it fell apart.
Davis/Embiid were/are monsters. Mobley is just under though he could grade out as Davis (PF) impact over time but he isn’t Mo Bamba has defensive IQ/Instincts coming out the woodwork.
No harm in taking Ayton number 1# but Doncic shouldn’t have dropped more then 2# (Divac is incompetent surely out all gm’s he would know how special Doncic is. Even in the Fiba games well before draft time he was class above dragic/zingis that’s all stars lol). He should know what Luka did in Euroleague is highly abnormal.
Scary is the physical side of things. Ingram was going to be an all star is soon as I saw him finishing at the rim through contact consistently just too much length/scoring potential. Add on the passing/facilitating/ballhandling even back in the Lakers team.
That’s why Jalen Green/Mobley should go number 1 put 20 pounds on each of them good lord.