So I guess both the Rio Grande Valley Vipers' Coach and Danny Ainge both like Ohlbrecht much better than Whiteside.Well, Ohlbrecht has Whiteside's skills and size, and then some (e.g., shooting ability). Hard to blame Ainge there.
Olbrecht has more of an offensive game but he isn't in Whiteside's league defensively. Olbrecht is at 3 blks per 48 minutes. Whiteside is at 7.5. Olbrecht pulls down 13rebs per 48. Whiteside pulls down almost 24.
Whiteside is 7' with long arms that give him a 7'7" wingspan and super athletic. Olbrecht is 6'11" and not so much.
Olbrecht shoots .602 fg% and Whiteside .592. That puts them at 4th and 6th respectively in the D-League.
Olbrecht has already signed with the Rockets and seems to have had an agreement that he would do so all along so whether he is better to sign than Whiteside is kind of a mute point.
One more possible guy from the D-League, or at least one of the most interesting is Will Foster from Soiux Falls. The important thing to know about him is that he is 7'5". He doesn't block shots or rebound as well as Whiteside...or shoot free throws, but he is really tall.