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Zion Williamson

Post by JoeD » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:29 pm

He is a 6’6”, near 300 lb PF who isn’t much a shooter (28% 3 pt, 67% ft). He is extremely athletic, especially for his size, but I’m not sure how good he will be long term in the NBA.

Here are my questions.

1. What position does he play? The NBA has PFs who are long (6’9”+) who are asked to shoot from outside. If he isn’t a PF, he would end up being a C against guys who are close to his weight on the high end and are up to 10 inches taller.

2. Can he develop a jumper? One of the reasons LBJ is who he is is that he can handle the ball well for his size and can shoot, making him a matchup problem at two positions. Zion really isn’t (as of now).

3. Can he last? At his height and weight, wear and tear are a real threat. Especially with his level of athleticism.

Am I wrong?
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Re: Zion Williamson

Post by 75Fan » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:25 pm

Rather astute, I'd say.
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Re: Zion Williamson

Post by racerlover » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:00 pm

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Re: Zion Williamson

Post by JoeD » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:52 pm

If you’re looking at player comps on the high side it’s a guy like Charles Barkley. On the low side it’s Anthony Bennett.

Would a player like Barkley be successful in today’s NBA?
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Re: Zion Williamson

Post by Racerband Alum » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:15 pm

I agree that he will have short career due to injuries adding up. A NBA schedule is much longer and brutal then an NCAA one.
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