Jalen Smith

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  1. Krangthebrain

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    I agree. He is still a really good player, but it is now a bit doubtful he will ever be what we think he can be.

    I don't view him as a "bust", but Luka is clearly going to be a generational talent barring injury, while Ayton still has a ways to go to be considered even really good.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    That’s what I’ve been harping on since predraft. That picture of him shirtless doesn’t lie. He’s still “Stix.”
     
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    Those are not the worst NBA legs I have seen! Wilt Chamberlain literally had two tooth picks to start with. That's why they called him Wilt the Stilt! Kevin Durant had pipe cleaner legs! Bill Russel when he was a rookie was pretty much a stick! LOL! This guy actually has some muscle on those calves!
     
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    I think Tyson Chandler had small legs as well.

    Everyone, don't be too hard on the rookie!
     
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    My junior high history teach had huge calves and couldn't jump to save his life. I wouldn't read too much into it right now.
     
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    wouldn’t read to much into his leg size, check out max chewning his legs look the same and the dude deadlifts 675lbs and Squats 500lbs. It’s not uncommon for many to have strong legs but basically show little muscle mass or size.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    It’s not just the sticks for legs, it’s also the narrow waist. There’s not a lot there to anchor against bigger Ken routing him out of the post both offensively and defensively and it will likely okay to his detriment rebounding if he can’t hold position (unless he’s funky wild energy dude that studies caromes like Rodman).
     
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    Bo Outlaw had a narrow waist and he held his position in the post well. I think it all goes to your core body strength. I have seen some skinny dudes you couldn't move off their spot.
     
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    Dude should be given points for having an NBA upper body already!!
     
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    Lean body reminds me of another forward who could put it through the hoop, Amare.
     
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    Better to have a developed lower body than upper body in the NBA. Smith has those long long calves, like KD, and then skinny legs and muscled upper body like Tyson Chandler. Being a weight lifter 30 years, I do know that some dudes just cannot seem to put on decent lower body muscle no matter how hard they try. Others have the legs without doing hardly anything. Genetics is a big part, but dude, he should be able to do better than that, especially in the glutes and thighs.
     
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    Heard around the gym

    "Hey dude, did you lose weight . . ."

    "Yeah thanks . . . "

    ". . . in your legs?"

    Turns and walks away in shame.
     
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    Anyone that watched the Golf last week with Charles Barkley, that is a HOF lower body!! Butt could move a mountain!!!
     
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    Nah Wilt was a freak in every aspect of the word.

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