Originally Posted by Thorpesaurous
I completely agree. Bennett isn't any smaller than everyone's favorite young PF Kenneth Faried either.
I really think the league fluctuates from big to small like on a sign curve every 20 years or so. PFs in particular. I think we're on a low part of the cycle now.
I also really like McCollum, and I never considered the Harden comp, but I totally see it. A premium shooter, who while not a PG by any means, is just a really good pick and roll player. My father is a Lehigh alum, so I probably hear about and see McCollum more than most people. I feel a little burned out. And I've had serious questions about him defending and finishing. But he's a better athlete than he's being given credit for. And Harden can't defend either. If he can create offense and he's not a slug defensively, he'll be fine.
It's not about height for me with Bennett.
If he was 6'7 but had a 6'8 wing span he would be a different beast.
But he's 6'7 with a 7'1 wing span and that's a huge bonus. He plays bigger than his listed height.
I think a good comp for him is Memphis Zach Randolph in terms of impact on the game. I feel pretty confident he will reach that.