Who is Jalen Smith?

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Re: Who is Jalen Smith?

Post by INFORMER » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:40 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:02 am
Shabazz wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:41 pm
You know who is a good comp for Jalen Smith (and his upside)? Christian Wood.
Good point.

It frustrates me to listen to and read opinions from people who were big on going after Christian Wood yet quickly pan the Jalen Smith pick.
Jalen Smith isn't Christian Wood. I don't think the pick should be panned, but I think it is a little premature to equate the acquisition to getting Christian Wood. Wood is more of a scorer and a more fluid athlete. You can iso Wood and have him score on his man with dribble drives, spin moves, or scoring in the post. Smith doesn't have that ability. Smith is a catch and shoot or catch and finish guy. Much more limited.
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Re: Who is Jalen Smith?

Post by Superbone » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:49 pm

INFORMER wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:02 am
Shabazz wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:41 pm
You know who is a good comp for Jalen Smith (and his upside)? Christian Wood.
Good point.

It frustrates me to listen to and read opinions from people who were big on going after Christian Wood yet quickly pan the Jalen Smith pick.
Jalen Smith isn't Christian Wood. I don't think the pick should be panned, but I think it is a little premature to equate the acquisition to getting Christian Wood. Wood is more of a scorer and a more fluid athlete. You can iso Wood and have him score on his man with dribble drives, spin moves, or scoring in the post. Smith doesn't have that ability. Smith is a catch and shoot or catch and finish guy. Much more limited.
Smith is not at his end product. We shall see.
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Re: Who is Jalen Smith?

Post by Ring_Wanted » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:10 am

Woods would have made sense for this team even with Smith. You get a 4/5 and a 5/4. Plus Ayton and Cam, that's a terrific frontcourt.

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Re: Who is Jalen Smith?

Post by In2ition » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:20 pm

INFORMER wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:02 am
Shabazz wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:41 pm
You know who is a good comp for Jalen Smith (and his upside)? Christian Wood.
Good point.

It frustrates me to listen to and read opinions from people who were big on going after Christian Wood yet quickly pan the Jalen Smith pick.
Jalen Smith isn't Christian Wood. I don't think the pick should be panned, but I think it is a little premature to equate the acquisition to getting Christian Wood. Wood is more of a scorer and a more fluid athlete. You can iso Wood and have him score on his man with dribble drives, spin moves, or scoring in the post. Smith doesn't have that ability. Smith is a catch and shoot or catch and finish guy. Much more limited.
I agree with most of this, but I've seen Smith put the ball on the ground and take a guy off the dribble w/ spins and scoring in the post. It might be more limited though. I think you could compare him a bit to JJJ, but is more disciplined in his fouling and a better rebounder, but not quite as long.
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Re: Who is Jalen Smith?

Post by Split T » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:03 pm

JJJ has shown more off the bounce game as well. I know his defense hasn’t been as advertised, but I’d guess he’s better on the perimeter than Jalen
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Re: Who is Jalen Smith?

Post by Danimal » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:22 pm

Superbone wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:04 am
Drewsprocket wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:00 am
My player comp for him is Otis Thorpe as his ceiling, floor is rich man’s Bo Outlaw.
Thurl Bailey?
I was thinking the same thing. Mostly due to the glasses :)

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Re: Who is Jalen Smith?

Post by Superbone » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:44 pm

Danimal wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:22 pm
Superbone wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:04 am
Drewsprocket wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:00 am
My player comp for him is Otis Thorpe as his ceiling, floor is rich man’s Bo Outlaw.
Thurl Bailey?
I was thinking the same thing. Mostly due to the glasses :)
That sure didn't hurt the comp, did it?
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