Pippen was a shut-down defender, arguably the best man-to-man defender on teh perimeter ever, who also was a monster in the passing lane. He also was a great distributor (showed that he could play the point as late as his days with the Blazers), crazy athletic, could finish over anybody eitehr with a monster dunk or acrobatic layup, had range beyond the 3 point line, basically had every skill you could ask for in a player, and had no real weaknesses. When he played there was always a vocal minority that thought he was as good as MJ. His problem was his perceived lack of maturity at times (i.e. not entering a game when the final shot was called for Kucok instead of him) and choking at the end of big games. I guess if it helps think of a 6'7-6'8 KG.
I agree with most of this, except the "no real weaknesses" part. Scottie's main weakness was his ugly, inconsistent shot (flat as a pancake). Because his shots always came at the basketball on a straight line they tended to kick hard off the rim. He rarely got the benefit of a "shooters-touch" roll. With a better shooting form his fg % and scoring would certainly have been higher.
I've been watching Gay since Arch. Bisp. Spalding.
I believe I know his game quite well actually, Jefferies made college 3 point range also when he was at IU, He is long like Jefferies with that huge wingspan he can play 2,3 or 4 like Jefferies can he has a awesome vertical and he is a great finisher and passer, however he is not assertive just like Jefferies, i'm secondfiddle another poster nice guy alter ego, therefore I will not attack you, however I will remember your user name and get at you when I return as my normal self.
Rudy is definitely "thicker" than Jefferies is/was/will ever be and is much more suited for taking contact in the lane and finishing in traffic. Not saying he will necesarrily, but the potential is there, were it never even existed for Jefferie's skinny body.