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Which NBA player are you most similar to?
« on: May 05, 2016, 08:24:39 PM »

Offline Celtic Fan Forever

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I thought this would be a fun exercise, as I assume a good portion of us play in some sort of rec league if we're not ultra-talented collegiates or professionals.

For my NBA comparison, I have to go with Goran Dragic mixed with a little bit of Ginobili.

I'm a small lefty guard who's not overly athletic, but quick and decisive. I'm not going to jump over you, however I still manage to get to the rim a lot due to craftiness and some deceptive moves. I've been working on my floater since I was a small child, as I was always short and needed to get my shot over bigger defenders.

I was raised by a father who was a basketball coach, so I think my IQ is fairly high and I'm comfortable handling the ball and running the point. My jumper is not always consistent but when it starts falling I get into a rhythm pretty quickly. I guess I'm a little streaky you could say.

Anyways, curious to see how some of you guys play. Who's joining me on the Celticsblog all-star team?  ;D
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I'm like a way shorter, less athletic version of Joel Anthony.


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They called me Wildthing back in the day.   I made so many unorthodox shots.  My mid range game and ability to score around the basket lead to All San Diego/Southern California in 1995!   Yep the count down to 40 begins!   

Now I'm shorter and 250.  Now they call me Jay Diggles, the only moves i have now is on the dance floor.  Out there I have more moves than a U-Haul.   

So basically, I still have the foot work.   I'm a little bit of Even Turner/Bird and Paul Piece!   Its not always pretty when it comes to Paul and Bird.....    But my handles and spin move are pretty like Turner.   

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Offline RockinRyA

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Eddie house before i injured my wrist. Tried emulating PP's game but sadly only could manage the step back. I could shoot with very quick release even with a hand in my face, i defend better than eddie(was known for my d) but like eddie, cannot play point or dribble drive or backcourt pass or rebound

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Honestly I think I'm a hybrid of Marcus smart and Avery Bradley.

I pride myself on my defense, and I always take on the scorer or the main ball handler (more Avery than Marcus)
I am a very streaky shooter, and I might go on super long cold streaks, but when I'm hot, boy am I hot (Marcus)
I'm admittedly a little chubby, but also I feel I'm somewhat built/swole given my height (5'10") (Marcus)
I'm a little out of control when I drive to the rim, and I feel I'm fouled a lot but don't get calls (Marcus)
I have a normal haircut and I don't flop (Avery)

I guess you could say I'm mostly Marcus smart, with a touch of Avery Bradley too



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 I'm a mix of Wade, Lebron and Have KG's intensity, without the height skill or athleticism :police:

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The only viable physical attribute I share with an NBA player is height.  Oh and that's only with IT.

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2016, 09:04:40 PM »

Offline DrJasper

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I think my game is pretty similar to gerald wallace's with a post game.
I'm a good defender and shotblocker and not afraid to dive after loose balls or to take a charge.
But I'm not a great shooter or ball handler and I rely mostly on my athleticism to score.
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I'm kind of like a non athletic tony Allen who can't really jump. I'm 6'4 with a 6'10 wingspan, and I can't shoot. I pride myself on "containment" defense, namely making sure their shot is contested. Not big on steals, but once in awhile it's a block party out here. Can play bigger than my size on the boards due to good fundamentals on boxing out (grew early so I was always a undersized center or big forward at medium sized schools) and my nutty long arms.

My offensive game is mainly cutting hard to the basket. If I have a big size mismatch I can take it in the post and do post fades pretty well.

Mostly I'm used as a roll man on the wing because I can set hard screens. If I'm feeling good that day I can also dribble and pass pretty well. If we are up I like to do no look passes lol. Was addicted to rondo fakes for awhile.

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Let me join ;D ;D ;D I reflect my game like Doug Christie, with more D. I'm  more of a defensive minded player. One of the reason why I am a fan Celtics.

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Steve Novak.  Deadly 3-point shooter (although I wasn't that deadly) but otherwise basically worthless if the shot wasn't falling.

I was very competitive and did give 100% effort on defense even if I was getting repeatedly torched by others guys though.  So what the heck, toss a little bit of KG in there  :D


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Ha! This is a good thread.

This is going to sound really awkward, but here it goes - a much better offensive version and lesser defensive version of Smart.

When I was at my best (after getting tired of being a benchwarmer in college and just playing pick-up and rec ball), I was 5'10" 210 lbs. with 10% body fat. I'm built much more like a football player than a basketball player. I can't jump, I'm slow, and I have t-rex arms, but I have a quick first step.

Offensively, I'd try and overpower the defense on penetration and drives (like Smart), but I was a better ballhandler than Smart and a much, much better shooter. I had 50/40/75 seasons my junior and senior years in basketball, and I averaged 24 and 8 and 22 and 8 those years in points and assists (small school and conference, obviously).

Defensively, I'd play the physical, on-ball D like Smart, and I've always been a good team-defender.

If I played now, I'd look like Sully out there  :P ;D
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Tyler Hansbrough.

Good post game, with solid midrange game.

Good positioning on defense, but lack athletic ability to make a lot of big plays.

Quality rebounder, though height and lack of jumping sometimes hampers that.

Will not back down from anyone, and am not afraid to get a little dirty. I also can set a mean pick.

 But an extremely,  extremely poor man's Hansbrough.

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I think my game is pretty similar to gerald wallace's with a post game.
I'm a good defender and shotblocker and not afraid to dive after loose balls or to take a charge.
But I'm not a great shooter or ball handler and I rely mostly on my athleticism to score.

See, I'm just the opposite. I was a skilled player who had 0 athleticism to work with. It amazes me how much basketball relies on good athleticism. I've always cursed my parents for ultimately making me shorter and not very athletic.  ;D
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