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Old 05-27-2011, 02:04 PM   #16
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I'm just not buying what people are selling on him. It mostly has to do with him being a "winner" or "clutch" or having a good character. Intangible things rather than actual skills and production on the court. I don't think he's a good shooter or a good playmaker. He's also smaller than Knight. I see a worse version of Raymond Felton in him.

It's the intangibles in addition to the speed, quickness, ball handling, scoring ability, the ability to run the pick and roll and split double teams. I think Kemba's a much better scorer than Felton but Felton's a better passer.

Kemba's ballhandling is what I think will make him more successful in the NBA than Knight. It's the difference between Tyreke Evans and DeMar. Of course, Knight's still very young and should improve in that regard.
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Kemba is a similar player to what Bayless is already becoming, that's my biggest issue.

Valanciunas is the C you are looking for. his offense is a bonus, his D/motor are what make him the guy to fill that hole. Noah version 2.
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Knight
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1. Val/Kanter
2. Kanter/Val
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4. Kemba


Knight is better then Kemba already.. and hes younger and a bigger body.
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Knight is better then Kemba already body.

How? He's a better 3 pt shooter but has worse handles, has trouble creating his shot off the dribble, more turnover prone, worse at the pick and roll. I could go on.

If Knight was so good, Kentucky would've won the championship since he had much more help than Kemba did. He could be better in the future but right now Kemba's clearly better.

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Kanter-His skill level is very high at this age, lack of development this past year is concerning though. If his back checks out, I would have no problems with the pick. IIRC, he measured out well as a centre in the Combine too. Could be a solid, offensively productive centre in the Kaman/Gasol/Horford mold

Val- His weaknesses IMO are all ones that can be developed at the NBA level (weight, more advanced post game, etc). He has the size and plays exactly how you want your centre to. He's also had production in the Euroleague and has rebounded well in a man's league. Chandler/Biedrins/Noah are some comparables in the best case.

Knight: He reminds of a Jrue Holliday type of player (not exactly top 5 material in a good draft). However, he has shown he can play the P&R which I think usually translates to the NBA (not to the same extent as rebounding though). It may present problems however if the Raptors choose to go with a Knight/DeRozan backcourt in terms of ball handling, I don't see any great playmaking coming from that backcourt.

Biyombo: Haven't payed much attention to the whole age issue with him but he could also be that defensive oriented centre that Val may project to be. I think it's a tall order to make Ibaka comparisons (Serge has developed at a ridiculous rate esp. for an foreign prospect) but by all accounts he's a quick learner too).

Walker: I see him as a solid change of pace guard in the Aaron Brooks mold. Draftexpress has his best case as Lawson which I would be ecstatic with but I don't see the same quickness.

I really don't like Vesely. Poor shooter (both outside and at the FT line) and his handle looks really sloppy. He may be an exciting player on the next level, I just don't think he'll be a productive one.
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knight/kemba

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