ruckus wrote:Dalek wrote:Mikistan wrote:Thanks for the analysis Dalek, is he a lob threat at all?
No, despite the wingspan he is pretty ground-bound. With a 7'6" wingspan he basically can just touch the rim without jumping, but he isn't a killer vertical athlete at all. I think he is here to set a few screens and sit in the dunker spot to rebound. I am sure he will win a few possessions based on his drive to hit people and get boards. Great motor for a big.
While he is pretty quick to get the ball in the hoop, in the NBA he is going to have to watch out for ball strips as he gathers to dunk. Guys are going to be willing to risk fouling him because he is a 40% freethrow shooter although he is a pretty low volume shooter.
What I am curious about is his short game. Likely he can stay in the NBA if he can pass off the short roll and make the occasional 10-12 foot jumpshot. I know he worked on his game during the draft and showed some signs of this at Memphis. Curious if he shows this in Toronto.
I like your analysis. Any thoughts on Omer "Oleg" Yurtseven?
Georgetown is known for its bigs and Yurtseven is a good semi-mobile seven footer. I am not a fan of traditional bigs that are over 260 lbs and don't have a plus wingspan or vertical explosion.
To me projects to be somewhere between a Ivica Zubac or Alex Len. Len is a bit more explosive and a better shotblocker, while Zubac is a best case scenario but he is all around better player than Yurtseven. Yurtseven does have some nice face up skills and back to the basket touch, and from his youth development he understands the game playing in Europe and in college.
He is likely going to play drop coverage at the rim and would be killed in pick and rolls if he steps out beyond the freethrow line. I don't think Yurtseven can handle the explosive guards in the NBA. This guy belongs in Europe, where he will be successful, but maybe he'll get a ten day in the NBA. To me he needs to add some more quickness and strength. He looks a bit doughy for an NBA player.