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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #75 on: December 07, 2017, 12:02:51 AM »

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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #76 on: December 07, 2017, 12:04:05 AM »

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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #77 on: December 07, 2017, 03:36:33 AM »

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I dislike his small hands. That just limits his ability to catch the ball in general. He will spend a lot of his time in the crowd. Be it finishing around the rim, or grabing boards, so it is even more vital.
Maybe I am overeacting, but can he palm the ball?


Wait what is this based on? I have seen this guy play close to a dozen times now and have never gotten that impression. In fact in my view, one of his top 3 strengths is his ability to go up and snatch the ball.
I saw these highlights and it thought so:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNRtRUKKYio
0:18, 0:42
He naturally snatches the ball cause he is a big, big dude, explosive, muscular and long and his counterparts, college guys, are not up to his level.
I would like to see him dunk a one-handed oop, something that is a valuable trait for a guy of his ability and position. It would provide his future NBA team with a more versatile version of vertical spacing, a modern bigs important role. I would like that my center can snatch a couple of rebounds with one hand as it is a necessity sometimes, in the crowd, while being out of the perfect box out position, when purely outleaping someone.

It is not his final judgment, just a thought and something I don't prefer from my top, top guy.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 03:54:36 AM by Androslav »
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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #78 on: December 07, 2017, 06:36:01 AM »

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Quote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNRtRUKKYio
0:18, 0:42

That tape made me question if he has good hands at times, too.   Thanks for sharing.  I did not think he had too small just hands of stone that can't catch the ball.

Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #79 on: December 07, 2017, 08:00:23 AM »

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Shades of hakeem the dream and david robinson

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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #80 on: December 07, 2017, 08:31:25 AM »

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Shades of hakeem the dream and david robinson

https://youtu.be/TPpng6kZtrU

I get the shades of Robinson, but I feel the Hakeem comparison is off. He was arguably the greatest post player of all time. I love what Ayton brings, but his post game needs a ton of refining. Athletically and in terms of frame, he is very similar to both Hakeem and Robinson, but in terms of what made Hakeem, Hakeem, Ayton is pretty far off.
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Re: DeAndre Ayton thread
« Reply #81 on: December 07, 2017, 09:49:49 AM »

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According to draftexpress, here are Ayton's measurements (from 2016 Nike Hoop Summit @Portland, OR)
http://www.draftexpress.com/article/2016-Nike-Hoop-Summit-International-Measurements-5423/

Hand Length: 9.5
Hand Width: 9.5

Height (w/ shoes): 6-11.75
Weight: 243
Wingspan: 7-5.5
Standing Reach : 9-3

In comparison, here are the respective measurements of some of the best center prospects from last years' draft
http://www.nbadraft.net/2017-nba-draft-combine-measurements

Zach Collins (#10)
Hand Length: 8.75
Hand Width: 9.25

Bam Adebayo (#14)
Hand Length: 9.5
Hand Width: 8.75

Justin Patton (#16)
Hand Length: 8.75
Hand Width: 9.75

Jarrett Allen (#22)
Hand Length: 9.5
Hand Width: 10.5

Tony Bradley (#28)
Hand Length: 9.5
Hand Width: 9.5

Thomas Bryant (#42)
Hand Length: 9.5
Hand Width: 10.25

Ike Anigbogu (#47)
Hand Length: 9.5
Hand Width: 10

Jonathan Jeanne (projected to go late first/early second round leading up to the draft, diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and went undrafted :()
Hand Length: 9.5
Hand Width: 10

Thomas Welsh (he withdrew his name from the draft and stayed at UCLA)
Hand Length: 9.00    
Hand Width: 10.50

Ímer Yurtseven (again, withdrew his name from the draft and went back for one more season at NC State)
Hand Length: 9.00    
Hand Width: 10.50

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