Love Nerlens but in all honesty, he needs at least another year in the NCAA to get stronger and develop his offensive game.
Personally, I think Noel is strong enough to come into the NBA. Watching him, he looks stronger than Anthony Davis.
Offensively, if he can become a Stoudemire-type face up PNR player, he'd be excellent.
He's certainly an exciting player.
Ever seen Nerlens in person? Really skinny. He makes JaJuan Johnson look heavy.
He is constantly getting pushed around by slightly or much larger players. In the pros he will get moved quite easily. He needs more time. His brother Jim took until about 20 to start putting some bulk on. His brother Rodman got thicker a bit earlier. He will put on muscle but it will take some time, maybe a couple years.
He's still coming out after this season regardless and probably should to not risk a major injury and lose millions, but I think he would do well with waiting a year.
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