604Re: [APBR_analysis] Re: nice methods
- Feb 8, 2002--- "Michael K. Tamada" <tamada@...> wrote:
>Garnett is probably a stretch. One spin on draft day
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, HoopStudies wrote:
> > --- In APBR_analysis@y..., Ed Weiland
> <weiland1029@y...> wrote:
> > > Tyson Chandler has a chance to be a special
> player. It
> > > may take another year or two, but the talent is
> > > obvious. I've don't think I've ever seen a
> player this
> > > tall who was as athletic.
> > You've said this before. Given how rarely the
> Bulls are on TV, it's
> > no surprise I haven't seen him, but I am really
> curious, though. Who
> > do you think he is most similar to? Most people
> say "tall"
> > and "athletic" and they are referring to Kevin
> Garnett. Is that
> > realistic?
> I'm curious too. I've only seen him once, in the LA
> Pro Summer League
> (actually I think it was called the Dada Summer
> League this past summer).
> At that point he was extremely raw and the two
> crossroads for him that I
> saw led to (a) Kevin Garnett and (b) Brad Sellers.
> It was absolutely too
> early to tell which way he would end up.
tried to sell Chandler and Curry as a future
Shaq-Garnett tandem, which is pretty ridiculous, IMO.
I doubt Chandler will ever develop Garnett's
all-around game. He just doesn't seem to have the same
personality. He seems more like a Webber/Barkley type
personality-wise. That being an OK guy who sometimes
rubs folks the wrong way. Not exactly an MJ when it
comes to leadership. That's just my initial take on
him though. I could easily be way off the mark here. I
was concerned about Chandler being another Brad
Sellers at first too. I doubt that will happen.
Chandler is more athletic than Sellers and he doesn't
play soft. Reckless yes, but not soft.
Comparing him to other guys who skipped college in
their rookie years, right now his offense comes up
short compared to Garnett, Kobe and T-Mac. It seems
that most of Chandler's points come from put backs,
alley-oops and other high percentage shots. He's said
to have good range, but I've yet to see it during a
game. He also commits a ton of turnovers. On defense
he looks pretty good. He uses his height and quickness
very well. He does get burned on occasion, but that's
to be expected from any rookie, let alone one straight
from the preps. Also, he doesn't look completely
overmatched, as Jonathan Bender did his first couple
of seasons. Most of Chandler's problems seem to come
from being tentative on the court. That's a common
problem with rooks and it usually corrects itself in
As far as comparing him to one guy, I would say
Stuart's assessment "A taller, quicker David Robinson
with no offense" is about as accurate as any. I
suppose the more pessimistic types would call him a
Brad Lohaus who can jump.
> People who have seen him more often, throughout theKeeping in mind of course that Ed Weiland is just a
> season, are in a much
> better position to evaluate. But unless he starts
> making some obvious
> Kobe-type teenage strides, it could easily be 3-4
> years before we know
> where he'll end up. Or maybe it'll only take 1-2
> years as Ed Weiland
fan and possibly an overly optimistic one at that, one
might be better off trusting the experts here. Since
Chandler has moved into the starting lineup, I'm
guessing he'll get about 1000 more minutes this
season. At season's end we should have a better idea
of what he's going to become.
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