Originally Posted by liverpooty
Griffin has 5 times the athleticism of Lopez.
Lopez seems like hes going to have an Emeka Okafor type career while Griffin could be destined towards a Boozer type career,
You make the decision.
What? Lopez is going to have a much stronger career. First he has had a more productive rookie season than Okafor's despite being two years younger.
Not to knock Okafor (I am a Huskies fan and will always appreciate him) but he has his limits: he is an average post-player with questionable offensive skills and a poor shot. He makes up for this with his explosive athleticism and great strength. He is a better rebounder than Lopez and will probably always be- but we wont know that until Brook's frame fills out.
Both centers are top flight NBA defenders but again Brook's size wins out. While they both block the same amount of shots Brook alters more because of his size and length.
Griffin does not have 5x the athleticism of Lopez- leave that hyperbole at home. People repeatedly underestimated his athleticism and that's why he slipped to number 10. How did that work out for the Heat, Knicks, Bucks?
For Griffin's part, I think he will be even better than Boozer. There are definitely similarities between the two.