Originally Posted by i seen hippos
They're both highly skilled big men, but I don't think they are the same player at all. Kofous will be much bigger and is more athletic. Koufos can play closer to the rim as well with some tutoring. He actually has more range than Gasol as well.
I don't really see that big difference, except for the athleticism. His offensive movements are quite similar to Gasol's, at least in FIBA competition, which is where I've seen more the greek guy. His range is not much more longer now, but I agree he is young and has the shot to improve. Same for his game closer to the rim, but I don't know how good he will be against much stronger centers in the NBA compared to the kids he has been playing up to now.