babyjax13 wrote:Catchall wrote:If you were to ask me which of the following bigs could play effective minutes at the 4, with the options being Isaiah Stewart, Precious Achiuwa, Vernon Carey, Jalen Smith and Reggie Perry, I think the answer would be Perry.
He's 6'9" 250 lbs., 7'+ wingspan, and seems to have enough handle, body control, passing ability and shooting touch that he might be able to play meaningful minutes at the 4. The only question would be his ability to guard switches, but I think he can do that better than Carey and Smith at a minimum.
I'm going through his stats and some of his tape, and he looks like he could be a value-pick version of Al Horford. At a minimum, his SEC stats as a sophomore easily compare with Grant Williams. His NBA Combine athleticism numbers from last year eclipse Williams' as well.
I completely agree that out of that group Perry is the one worth picking. Achiuwa could be a nice energy big, but that's about it - and we don't need that. Carey will be the worst defender in the league, and I have serious questions about the athleticism of Stewart and Smith, and whether Smith's shooting is enough to make him a plus player.
Achiuwa gives me such Jordan Hill vibes.