Don't think of Bird has having floppy hair so not sure how his haircut would invite comparisons. Perhaps, being nearly as tall and highly skilled might invite comparisons to Larry Legend. I don't believe Morrison's 'look' was why he was compared to Bird. Well maybe the wispy moustache.
I am calling bullsheet here!
This is Patrick Yates in an attempt to be overly positive........
Hes a long athlete who should be playing on the wing rather than the post but due to our lack of depth in the front court hes having to play there.He doesnt have as quick of a first step as Igoudala but his length can allow him to get the shot up.
Thats just a video of him and Zoubek dunking,I couldnt find any video of his AAU or HS stuff to show you some more of how athletic he is.
Someone would have to convince me that the OP isn't a troll at this point...
As for our guys, I'm going to spend more time rooting them on now while they wear the Duke blue than worry about whether they're going to stick at the next level. The only one I really think about on that front is Nelson, as we know he has to leave and I really like him and hope it works out for him. In the meantime, I'm going to hope he can continue to shoulder the load like he did at the end of the MD game and help this team continue to win.
Any 6ft7 or taller white male with floppy hair and the ability to shoot 3's with consistency will draw comparisons to Bird.
Bird was a great rebounder,and great passer.
Morrison was a poor rebounder,and average passer
Bird was a great defensive player
Morrison was a mediocre defensive player.
Larry Bird's name was thrown around when discussing Kyle Korver when he was at Creighton.
This is why I strongly support "Posters Against Drunk Posting".
If I were to think of an NBA comparison for Lance, I think it'd be great if he ended up being like a David Lee or even David West type.
I am simply amazed that on this already unfounded thread, Jon Scheyer was not even mentioned in the initial post.
Jon already has a more well-rounded game than any of the guards mentioned and at this point certainly has a ton more pro potential than Taylor King. I'm definitely no nba scout, but I'd be willing to bet that the pro scouts out there are keeping an eye on Jon and how he progresses throughout his college career. He certainly does not possess the physical gifts that will probably help put Gerald Henderson in the league, but his overall skills could be coveted by many nba teams.
And in terms of overall team talent, while very good, this team falls far short of many past Duke teams. So lets just stop trying to make comparisons there.
And how about we put more focus on how these guys are doing while playing for Duke and not what they might be doing when they're not even here anymore. There have been way too many of these types of threads lately. I''m wondering if somebody is actually going to start discussing Elliot Williams' pro potential before he even enrolls.
I had an uh-uh moment when I realized I had omitted Scheyer but then the phone rang and life happened.
Anyway. I think Scheyer has a real solid chance to have a long NBA career. Maybe not a star or even a starter but definitely a contributor. True, he's not an elite athlete but he's decent and the NBA has plenty of spots for smart, fundamentally sound players who understand the game.
Lee and West both were PF's coming out of high school.
Thomas was a wing SF
He like Igoudala does not have a good 3 point shot but both are good shooters on the baseline.
Thomas like Igoudala can handle the ball in a quasi-PG type of way and he can get his shot up and draw fouls.
Thomas like Igoudala is good in the open court but Igoudala is a better defensive player on the perimeter and is stronger.
Jon is listed at 6'5 right now. If he grows to the 6'6 or 6'7 range and speeds up his release you're telling me there's NO chance he finds a starting spot as a 2 that can help with ball-handling? I beg to differ.