OJ mayo looked much better than Derrick rose in college. Outperformed him statistically in every category
Michael Beasley also looked much better than Derrick rose and outperformed him big time statistically
But wait, why is Derrick rose 10 times the player of either of them?
Because college is built for players like Parker and randle. College is built for jump shooters. It's why I said Parker would out produce wiggins in college
College is built for rebounders and downlow guys that's why beasley was so impressive in college because the competition is shorter and he could take advantage by being a tweener
Wiggins is going to be the better pro just like Derrick rose because in the NBA there isn't free reign to camp the paint. You can't double while crowding the paint for the entire shot clock. The NBA is about beating your man and wiggins will do that and do that much better than Parker
The jumper will get there, his form is good, but wiggins is going to be one of those guys that gets to the basket at will.
Parker scored the majority of his points on jumpers last night. Struggled pretty mightily when wiggins defended him
Wiggins was benched, didn't play the same minutes as Parker and still produced on a similar level. And defensively it's not even a competition
Parker was getting beat off the dribble by college centers. I can already see a significant defensive liability just like Carmelo
I nowhere in my post said Parker would be the better player, did I? I am talking about right now.
Also people say Parker is Melo and like that is a slight to him. If melo was a hard worker he would hands down be challenging Lebron for the best player in the league the problem with him is he is the same player he was 8 years ago. When melo wants to play defense he can guard the best of them, when melo wants to rebound and work in the post he becomes the best pf in the league. The thing is he doesnt want to do these things. Word is Parker has the work ethic of a champ and you combine that with Melo skills you have a very dominant player.
Of course college success doesnt mean your gonna be good in the league for the names you mention and for many others. However, watching Parker play at Duke reminds me of tape of young Grant Hill at duke, and that guy was a beast before the injuries. People forget the type of talent and potential Hill had, but he was on track to be the best player in the league in his young days. Parker has a complete game, so what if he isnt uber athletic. I will take a young skilled player over the likes of an athletic freak like shannon brown any day of the week. People say oh dont worry wiggins will get an offensive game, like it is so easy to devolp that. Remember when people said that about Kwame Brown? Oh yea. The people on this board bash Blake Griffin all day long because he doesnt have an offensive game, and give him no chance to devolop one. Yet a player like Wiggins gets the benefit of the doubt that his offensive game will blossom and he will flourish. Im the type of guy that goes on what he see's and right now I see Wiggins as pure raw talent. Nothing is wrong with that, but he has the chance to go way south if that game doesnt come along. In recent memory Harrison Barnes and MKG both got comparisons to Bron because of their athleticism and everyone said they will develop an offensive game, I can describe their offense game or lack there of in a few short sentences.
On top of this people saying wiggins performed just as well as parker last night, really? Most of wiggins points and production came from cherry picking and fast breaks. Parker did his work against a set defense, while when the game slows down and Kansas played in the half court Wiggins disappeared. Say what you want but no way you can aruge that in the half court Wiggins looked dominant at all. Disappearing for stretches is one thing as a young player of not being aggressive, but it seemed as if he was disappearing because his game just isnt there for the half court. When he was shooting jumpers the defenders werent even challenging him. If he gets the offensive game everything thinks he will he will indeed be an amazing player, but at this point and time he isnt even close to that.
Edited by PhillyLaker24, November 13, 2013 - 01:28 PM.