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.
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.
Last edited by Thunderstruck : 04-05-2009 at 06:39 PM.
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.