Originally Posted by fatboy11
What is the strength of Dirk, Skita, and Andrea?
That is not Pau Gasol's strength. That is why I don't compare those two.
Yes, Bargnani can shoot, but does that also mean that Pittsnogle reminds Kobe because both can shoot?
Comparing Bargnani to Skita and (pre NBA) Dirk just doesn't make any sense at all. Bargnani is defending 7 ft centres, and has the strength to play inside. Skita was a 18 year old stick not able to do anything. when drafted. He was drafted only because he moved reasonably well and people had just fell in love with Dirk.
Yes, Bargnani's game is similar to Dirk's, but the scenario is different. Dirk hadn't palyed on the highest level in europe before drafted. Bargnani has already that and is a more developed inside player.
I am talking about the Pau Gasol of Barcelona, not the player he has developed into, and his final year in Spain was very similar to Bargnani's in Italy.