pepe1991 wrote:tiderulz wrote:pepe1991 wrote:Saw lot of rumors that Zion is not taller than 6'7 , 6'5 without shoes.
That guy is being so damn overhyped this year for somebody who has no true position or basketball skill other than freakish athletic -given weight.
Good luck to doctors on Pelicans, that knees will need lot of miracle work.
never really understand anyone taking into account someone's height without shoes, they dont play basketball barefoot.
Also, the NBA has moved to "positionless" basketball, so who cares if someone doesnt have a "true position". with his athleticism, he has shown the speed to be able to stay in front of SG's/SF's. Draymond Green is 6'7 and can handle PF/C while also defending SF's and doing rim defense against SG's.
And Zion's knee's dont have any issues right now, so doctors on Pelicans only need to work on his diet. And being a 19 yr old, im sure his diet wasnt great, so I expect that to right itself pretty quickly.
Because players go from 6'3 without shoes to 6'6 in shoes ,witch is laughable and flat out lie to make them look better to scouts/GMs/fans.
Would you draft 6'7 center who can't shoot? I would not. That's Biyombo's size at combine . Yet in nba he is listed as 6'9 -6'10.
Basketball will never be positionless because players based on size aquire unique set of skills through their youth. Small players has to rely heavly on his ballhandling and shooting and therfore develops better skills at that, than guy who is 7'0 and can dunk on everybody.
Unicorns do exist, but they are still rare. Despite existence of Durant's and Zingis of the world, most bigs still can't handle the ball or shoot, most bigs don't come off screens and shoot and most small guards don't post up or bang for rebounds. Size and position will always play big factor in sport where target hangs in the air, just like in cycling being fat will never be adventage or in powerlifting skinny legs will never be adventage. It's just born predispositions for things.
because of skill development earlier than before, there are more players that if not positionless, can play multiple positions. Whether its a SF/PF, PF/C, SG/SF, PG/SG. I would disagree that "most bigs cant shoot", we have a lot of bigs now that can shoot as well as a bunch that cant. KAT, Vuc, Lopez, Horford, Gasol, Turner, Dedmon all over 36% and most PF's today can shoot the 3. As for "small guards not posting up or rebounding" that is due to scheme more than anything else.