Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Comparing the players

So I was talking about this with Max, comparing current players to past ones. Here's my ideas, although some players are pretty unique = Diggs, Taylor.

--Johnny Lee = a more clutch Bernard Barrow. Good passers, don't have much offense, occasionally spectacular.
--Hermann Opoku = freshman year Pops Mensah-Bonsu in very limited time. Same number, big dunks.
--Aaron Ware = early JR Pinnock. Good at penetrating, good on D. Not a good shooter (as JR didn't get better until later)
--Travis King = early Carl Elliott, but not as awesome, and didn't catch any passes from Colt Brennan.
--Damian Hollis = Omar Williams with less rebounding. Lanky, good shooter, dribbler.
--Noel Wilmore = Greg Collucci, though Noel's playing inside a bit more, and isn't as streaky as Collucci
--Matt Allbritton = Ricky Lucas. Supposed to be a three point specialist, but didn't really get a chance to see that. Lucas had a lot more playing time, however.
--Wynton Witherspoon = sometimes he's a glue guy like Mike Hall, and sometimes he's a bit like Mike King. Nobody could be Mike Hall or Mike King though.
--Tony Taylor = Sir Valiant Brown at times, in that he's out of control but sometimes awesome, and Lewie Helton at times with crazy hand-waving defense

Got any others?


Chris902 said...

Just a heads up: unsurprisingly Sir Valiant Brown was cut from the Halifax Rainmen yesterday.

He was averaging 7.9 ppg in 23 mpg. He was shooting a fantastic 38% from the field (worst on the team) and was for some reason co-captain of the team.

He's also kind of fat now.

In other PBL news: Regis Koundja is putting up 2.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 1 bpg for the Vermont Frost Heaves. He's struggling on offense but in the games I've watched he's looked good on the defensive end.

Andrew said...

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