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Old 11-12-2012, 12:36 PM   #25
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Default Re: Kenneth Faried...new Dennis Rodman?

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Originally Posted by arifgokcen
Dude in terms of rebounding rate Omer Asik has been at the top since his rookie season.Now that he is getting minutes,he is showing what he can do.He cant score to save his life just like rodman but he can pass the ball well just like rodman.He is a very good defender actually one of the best paint defenders this is the difference in their games.Rodman is again very good defender actually he might be the best defender and most versatile.So they are as very close the way they earn their money.

Asik will probably lead the league in rebounds if he continues to get these kind of minutes

There's more to being similar than having similar skills. Just because he and Rodman both were rebounding and defensive specialists doesn't mean they play anything alike. I won't claim to be an expert on Rodman, but it seems to me that Faried is a much more similar player in terms of being an undersized power forward who is a tenacious rebounder and an exceptional athlete. Rodman was obviously a fantastic defender, which Faried isn't, but at the same time we're comparing a second year guy to someone who everyone thinks about his prime. I'm guessing young Rodman wasn't the defender he became in his later years (though still better than Faried is now).
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