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Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« on: July 20, 2017, 08:07:00 PM »

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So with all this talk about where Rozier  stands, I wanted to compare him to someone I felt had a similar game. besides playmaking, I feel their size and explosiveness is fairly similar. Is it fair to say their on similar levels? I'm comparing these two to try and better gague where Rozier stands amongst pgs

Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 08:16:24 PM »

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Edit: wrong forum. Was thinking DSJ.

Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 08:27:14 PM »

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Smith is both a better, more explosive and controlled athlete and a more skilled and patient player.  I don't think they will be in the same stratosphere before long.

Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 09:11:07 PM »

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Smith is both a better, more explosive and controlled athlete and a more skilled and patient player.  I don't think they will be in the same stratosphere before long.
Yeah, Smith is basically better at everything when compared to Rozier. Smith could be a Steve Francis level player, whereas its highly unlikely Rozier can get to that level.
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Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 09:19:56 PM »

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Smith is light year's better on every way.  Nothing to compare between them.
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Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 09:20:52 PM »

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Smith is both a better, more explosive and controlled athlete and a more skilled and patient player.  I don't think they will be in the same stratosphere before long.
Yeah, Smith is basically better at everything when compared to Rozier. Smith could be a Steve Francis level player, whereas its highly unlikely Rozier can get to that level.

I'm not the biggest Rozier fan but I think he is the better rebounder of the two.

Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 09:34:16 PM »

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Smith is both a better, more explosive and controlled athlete and a more skilled and patient player.  I don't think they will be in the same stratosphere before long.
Yeah, Smith is basically better at everything when compared to Rozier. Smith could be a Steve Francis level player, whereas its highly unlikely Rozier can get to that level.

I'm not the biggest Rozier fan but I think he is the better rebounder of the two.
I think it's hard to really see how good of a rebounder Smith is until we see him at the NBA level. From a college perspective the two were very similar, so I can't say.

That being said, Rozier is a very strong rebounder for a guard.
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Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 11:42:55 PM »

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I would trade rozier and then some for smith.

Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 11:46:22 PM »

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Smith is both a better, more explosive and controlled athlete and a more skilled and patient player.  I don't think they will be in the same stratosphere before long.
Yeah, Smith is basically better at everything when compared to Rozier. Smith could be a Steve Francis level player, whereas its highly unlikely Rozier can get to that level.

I've read this a couple times. He also could be way better. Francis was fun, productive, and flashy, but not for a long time. Smith could be a legit all star pg in the mold of chris paul. You might not see it, but it could happen.

I wanted Tatum, Jackson, or Smith b/c of their confidence. This team needs to develop a young scorer. I think Tatum will be fine.

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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 11:54:09 PM »

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Smith is both a better, more explosive and controlled athlete and a more skilled and patient player.  I don't think they will be in the same stratosphere before long.
Yeah, Smith is basically better at everything when compared to Rozier. Smith could be a Steve Francis level player, whereas its highly unlikely Rozier can get to that level.

I've read this a couple times. He also could be way better. Francis was fun, productive, and flashy, but not for a long time. Smith could be a legit all star pg in the mold of chris paul. You might not see it, but it could happen.

I wanted Tatum, Jackson, or Smith b/c of their confidence. This team needs to develop a young scorer. I think Tatum will be fine.

I love the kid, but the comp is in part so accurate because of Francis' short career.  DSJ is just as reliant upon his athleticism so his already once-torn ACL is a major concern. 
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Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2017, 11:05:57 AM »

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They're both great athletes, but the similarities end there. DSJ is more skilled in every way. I bet he'll be better as a rookie than Rozier will be as a 3rd year player.

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 11:09:55 AM »

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Smith is both a better, more explosive and controlled athlete and a more skilled and patient player.  I don't think they will be in the same stratosphere before long.

I agree that he is more patient, but BOTH are very impatient and petulant players.  DSJ was a turnover machine at NC State.  My son was a freshman there and saw him play quite a bit.

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Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 11:13:25 AM »

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Smith is both a better, more explosive and controlled athlete and a more skilled and patient player.  I don't think they will be in the same stratosphere before long.
Yeah, Smith is basically better at everything when compared to Rozier. Smith could be a Steve Francis level player, whereas its highly unlikely Rozier can get to that level.


I'm not the biggest Rozier fan but I think he is the better rebounder of the two.
I think it's hard to really see how good of a rebounder Smith is until we see him at the NBA level. From a college perspective the two were very similar, so I can't say.

That being said, Rozier is a very strong rebounder for a guard.

Having seen DSJ play a lot on TV (I am a huge NC State fan and live 2 hours away.  My oldest brother was a Chemical Engineering grad in the mid-1970's and my daughter was a Chem E grad in 2012 and my son is a sophomore in Electrical Engineering.)  My son saw him play in person quite a bit.  Rozier is a FAR superior rebounder at this point.

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Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2017, 11:14:42 AM »

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DSJ seems to me to be MUCH STRONGER!!  Rozier is more lanky and lean, but DSJ seems very strong and compact to me.

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Re: Comparing Rozier to Dennis Smith
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2017, 07:46:53 PM »

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Maybe I'm missing something, but why is this thread in Celtics History?