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Old 04-05-2009, 09:55 AM   #16
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Default Re: Blake Griffin = WHO in present or past NBA?

Griffin won't be the shotblocking threat Elton Brand was/is but offensively that is who I'm reminded of most.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:59 AM   #17
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Default Re: Blake Griffin = WHO in present or past NBA?

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He is not better offensively than McDyess...
Prime McDyess was a force inside, had nice footwork, and also a great midrange game.

K-Mart is the right comparison.
I don't beleive Griffin will be able to maintain his phisical dominance in the NBA.
I don't expect him to be a 20 point per game scorer in the league anytime soon. He has to improve his game a lot to do that.
I expect him to start his carrier as K-Mart did. If Griffin can stay injury free, he can become better.

I disagree, if he is only as good as K Mart I'll be disappointed. From what I see Griffin seems more aggressive offensively than Dyess was, and even though he isn't quite as athletic as Dyess I wouldn't be surprised to see him become a better player.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:03 AM   #18
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Default Re: Blake Griffin = WHO in present or past NBA?

A mix of Amare and K-Mart.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:08 PM   #19
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A mix of Amare and K-Mart.

Only that he is 2 inches shorter... And doesn't have a jumpshot...
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Only that he is 2 inches shorter... And doesn't have a jumpshot...

When Amare came into the league he didn't have a jump shot either.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:40 PM   #21
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Default Re: Blake Griffin = WHO in present or past NBA?

What makes him special is that he's got an all around game. He's a solid passer (something that's often over looked) and knows what he's doing out there.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:10 PM   #22
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Ive always thought Blake Griffens most deadly weapon was his ability to pass out of the double team that he'll command cause his inside game is very good.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:25 PM   #23
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Default Re: Blake Griffin = WHO in present or past NBA?

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Only that he is 2 inches shorter... And doesn't have a jumpshot...

You don't know how tall he is. Wait until the draft camps before you make assumptions like that. I personally think he is a lot better offensively than you think. I may be biased, but have also seen almost every game he has played. He is the real deal on offense and will only get better. If he isn't averaging 20+ in a few years I will be very surprised.

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Old 04-06-2009, 12:54 AM   #24
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Default Re: Blake Griffin = WHO in present or past NBA?

More athletic Carlos Boozer (about 6'8 w/o shoes, great rebounder, strong inside) without the mid-range game. So more highlight-reel dunks than Boozer, but possibly less PPG, same rebound numbers.

Could be an OK shotblocker, but I haven't seen much of that from him even on the college level. He might actually struggle defensively, at least at first, against NBA power forwards.

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Default Re: Blake Griffin = WHO in present or past NBA?

I'd have to say Charles Barkley is definitely the closest comparison from the looks of it.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:58 PM   #26
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Could be an OK shotblocker, but I haven't seen much of that from him even on the college level. He might actually struggle defensively, at least at first, against NBA power forwards.
I have an issue with his defense too, but at the same time, it's not like the attention isn't there but he's avoiding being an effective help side defender so he doesn't draw unnecessary fouls (which college refs are notorious for calling on big men). I think he has the potential to be at least a solid defender and it'll be interesting if the effort is there or if is defensive productivity in college was a bigger indicator.
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