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Old 06-23-2006, 07:38 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by dwillreg
Darius Washington Jr. = Gilbert Arenas
Brandon Roy = Emmanuel Ginoubli
Andrea Bargnani = Charlie Villaneuva
Tyrus Thomas = Stromile Swift (minus the attitude)
Leon Powe = Mike Sweeney

I'm sorry, but I don't think any of these 5 comparisons have any ground at all.

Powe and Sweetney must be a joke. Yes, both dominated in college and aren't tall enough for nba, but that's all. Powe can jump, Sweetney can't. Sweetney has much more raw power while Powe is more agile and moves well. The one thing in common is that they have similar chances in the NBA - to become decent role players.

Thomas vs Swift is a common comparison, but to me doesn't have any validity apart from the fact that both went to LSU. Yes, bot are great athletes, but even now Thomas has a much better undertanding of the game than Swift. Swift was only about the athletic ability, but Thomas clearly gives signs about ability to do much more. He moves much better, and has decent skills that will only improve.

Bargnani is a much better shooter than Villanueva, but simultaniously he can defend centres in the post. He is not as athletic as Villanueva, but can pass the ball better and is a better decision maker.

Arenas was a sg in college, and that makes the Arenas/Washington comparison difficult. Washington has physical ability, but I don't see him as a scorer in the NBA. Actually I don't see him as a much of a NBA player.

Roy reminds me of Ginobili in that both are very versatile. This is probably the best of these comparisons, but Ginobili is a uniques kind of player that doesn't really remind me of anyone.
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