Jalen Smith

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  1. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Channing Frye? Only because he can shoot the three. If he’s really a rebounder/shot-blocker/defender he’s closer to ho grant with more range. Remember, grant wasn’t a post-up player. He was a midrange jump shooter.
     
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    Are you kidding? The Clippers are younger, they’re not dependent on a 36 year old with injury history and their superstars are more proven than we are. And he’s boys with Kawhi who he already won a title with.

    An argument that he would have come here over the Clippers is idiotic.
     
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    We start winning and we can start having the "why didn't he come here over a better team?" conversation. Until then, I've already forgotten about Ibaka as a free agent.
     
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    Looks similar to Grant in build and play style, a little more range but not quite as quick.
     
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    same. And I was leading the Ibaka train since the bubble.
     
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    He will never have the face-up game of Lewis. He will never have the back to the basket game of Sheed.

    Horace Grant is actually a good call.
     
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    horace with 3 point range would be pretty great for this team.
     
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    Over time this kid will make James Jones like an efing genius. Im just happy i get to be along for the ride. I don't care who he plays like.

    "Everything we want is on the other side of hard" Monte

    I like the swag and work ethic of the guys we have on this team.
     
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    right cause Tyson Chandler didn’t rebound, block or defend huh. He’s way more athletic than Grant that’s why I said Chandler cause Smith is also long and lanky and one of Smith Strengths is rim running.
     
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    lol

    yup plays just like a Horace Grant did in the early 90s
     
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    It’s kinda hard to find a comparison because of all he does well. He is an energy guy, blocks shots, plays d, shoots the 3, rebounds, high IQ, stays out of foul trouble, shoots free throws well, has a decent mid range game, and is self-aware, a hard worker, and teachable.

    His weaknesses are lower body strength, passing, post up game and lateral quickness. Lower body strength is easily resolvable with gym time. Post up game is not even a thing in the NBA. Lateral quickness can be trained somewhat with stretching and technique but will be the one thing that will probably remain. Passing might be a vision thing. Those goggles have to limit peripheral vision. It’s rare to find a young player that ticks so many boxes.

    He does not have the physical presence of Wiseman, who I think will be a star, or the electricity of Toppin, or the strength of Onwangu, but has a combination of assets they don’t have either. His floor is solid NBA contributor. His ceiling is solid NBA starter.

    He is an energy guy. When you watch him play he clearly plays with more effort than Ayton (or most other NBA bigs). That’s what I liked about Toppin too. It’s one of the things that sets Siakam apart. I think most bigs get gassed quickly. Ayton certainly does.
     
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    Where in my post did I say anything about Tyson chandler?

    But if you want to bring up Tyson he’s also a terrible comp because chandler had at least three inches on Jalen and Tyson had ZERO offensive skill.
     
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    Man, I hope everyone’s expectations come true for this kid. To read this board you wouldn’t know he was the 10th pick in what’s considered a talent poor draft at the top and a considered a reach by many at that the 10 spot. Draft picks fail more often than not. I like the kid, but reading about floors and expectations . . . well, let’s just say I’ll be pleasantly surprised if he’s a good rotation player for us.
     
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    *sighs*

    in the post you quoted me I said he’s a Tyson Chandler/ Channing Frye hybrid type. You just took the Frye part

    Smith is a lanky rim runner who blocks shots and spots up from 3. That’s why I says he’s he’s a hybrid between Chandler and Frye.
     
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    For the 10th player in this draft, that’s probably ok, especially with the minutes he will get on this team.
     

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