Originally Posted by Punpun
Bullshit. Garnett came straight out of highschool. Aka one less year. But point is moot anyways.Davis won't stnad the comparison to Duncan. That's all there is to it.
Nor will he stand the comparison to second-year Garnett. Which would have been just like Davis had he gone to the NCAA instead.
Assuming this was in response to
Originally Posted by fatboy11
Garnett turned 20 the year of his rookie year.
He was older as a rookie than Anthony Davis would have been if he came out of HS.
KG was born in May 1976 so he did indeed turn 20 during the playoffs of his rookie year. (As such he certainly wasn't 17 when drafted, as say, Jermaine O'Neal was).
As for his comparisons it's premature to say what he will
be. As to what he could become, he has a lot of the athleticism and college numbers that indicate a Garnett like player (though athleticism and body type could also be used to compare him to Anthony Randolph) perhaps with slightly less scoring and what seems like significantly less passing ability (have read on here that his hands are on the small side, which can be a negative for low post passers, and his assist numbers on a balanced team are very poor).
His prospects seem significantly better in terms of both upside (ceiling) and downside (worst case scenario), than any other pick and there seems no reason to think he won't rebound, defend (especially blocks but also steals), and shoot accurately at the pro level.