Will Jahlil Okafor ever become a starting caliber center?

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Will Jahlil Okafor ever become a starting caliber center? 

Post#1 » by RealGM Polls » Wed Nov 1, 2017 2:19 pm

1. Yes
2. No
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Re: Will Jahlil Okafor ever become a starting caliber center? 

Post#2 » by Airmax3D » Wed Nov 1, 2017 4:57 pm

Emeka is better, even now
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Re: Will Jahlil Okafor ever become a starting caliber center? 

Post#3 » by ebrian » Wed Nov 1, 2017 11:44 pm

Starting caliber no, not in today's NBA.

Will he become a starter? Depends on which team he lands on.
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Re: Will Jahlil Okafor ever become a starting caliber center? 

Post#4 » by macNcheese3 » Thu Nov 2, 2017 2:43 am

could be. will he?
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Post#5 » by Bball0000 » Fri Nov 3, 2017 4:20 pm

#3 overall pick, has post moves. He'll get better I bet you. Dude is TWENTY ONE YEARS OLD, so he has plenty of time to develop in the right environment. I'm not even a fan, but Lol @ trying to write a 21 yr old big man off already. He could still be in college right now if he wanted to.
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Re: Will Jahlil Okafor ever become a starting caliber center? 

Post#6 » by Harry Garris » Fri Nov 3, 2017 8:25 pm

I mean... If he ever either develops a legit 3 point shot, and/or becomes a plus defender, then sure. I don't want to completely write the dude off because I think if he really committed himself and worked hard, he could do one of those things. But I'll believe it when I see it.
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Re: Will Jahlil Okafor ever become a starting caliber center? 

Post#7 » by DeOgar » Fri Nov 3, 2017 8:32 pm

He averaged 17 points per game as a rookie and sure didn't get a fair shot on the 76ers. He is more the capable and just needs minutes to develop other parts of his game. I think 76ers are :crazy: makes me want to :banghead:
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Post#8 » by colaroaster » Sun Nov 5, 2017 11:50 pm

a locker room cancer JO's destined to take his toxic talents over-seas
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Re: Will Jahlil Okafor ever become a starting caliber center? 

Post#9 » by HotelVitale » Mon Nov 6, 2017 3:08 am

Bball0000 wrote:#3 overall pick, has post moves. He'll get better I bet you. Dude is TWENTY ONE YEARS OLD, so he has plenty of time to develop in the right environment. I'm not even a fan, but Lol @ trying to write a 21 yr old big man off already. He could still be in college right now if he wanted to.

Sure, but the question is 'will he?' not 'is there a chance?' Of course he could get a lot better and turn into something nice but right now he's so so bad at defense and anything except iso post moves that I wouldn't put money on him becoming solid anytime soon. That's the question here, not if he's absolutely going to be awful forever.
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Re: Will Jahlil Okafor ever become a starting caliber center? 

Post#10 » by TheBallDoLie » Tue Nov 7, 2017 12:13 am

Yes because there are so many bad teams that would put up with his defensive issues. I don't see him starting on any team looking to win because his defense is so bad. Personally I rather have a center who can play defense over scoring if I'm trying to win.
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Re: Will Jahlil Okafor ever become a starting caliber center? 

Post#11 » by ZemGOAT » Tue Nov 7, 2017 2:22 pm

Yes I think in 3-5 Years he could become a slightly more athletic Marc Gasol if he keeps adding on to his game
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Post#12 » by Bball0000 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:04 pm

HotelVitale wrote:
Bball0000 wrote:#3 overall pick, has post moves. He'll get better I bet you. Dude is TWENTY ONE YEARS OLD, so he has plenty of time to develop in the right environment. I'm not even a fan, but Lol @ trying to write a 21 yr old big man off already. He could still be in college right now if he wanted to.

Sure, but the question is 'will he?' not 'is there a chance?' Of course he could get a lot better and turn into something nice but right now he's so so bad at defense and anything except iso post moves that I wouldn't put money on him becoming solid anytime soon. That's the question here, not if he's absolutely going to be awful forever.


Yeah the entire question is based on potential -- "Will he ever become a starting caliber center". I think he has plenty of potential to get there, at minimum a starter. Al Jefferson type.

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