zzaj wrote:Honest question...
On the surface, statistically, Bamba looks like Thabeet 2.0. Will somebody please set me straight on this comparison?
You don't have to go too far past the surface to look at a player's age. Accumulating the same stats while being 2+ years younger is certainly a plus.
Of course, the flip side of that is that Bamba is the oldest freshman who will be drafted and is even older than some sophomores who will be drafted, which is why I've had a hard time considering him near the top of the draft. It's not like he just started playing the game 4 years ago, so for his offense to be where it is (regardless of what people think the absolute best-case scenario may be) at this point is an issue.