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    Default Which NBA player does Rush remind you of?

    After looking at someone of his clips, Rush kind of reminds me of Rudy Gay. Which current NBA player do you guys thnk he resembles the most?

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    Brandon Rush IS a current NBA player. He reminds me of Brandon Rush.
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    I have seen him compared to Alan Houston or Bobby Simmons.

    He aspires to be Paul Pierce like, but Pierce has unusally good handles for a guy his size and is a perennial Allstar and it would be really unfair to make that comparison. (although never a favorite of mine, personally)

    What about his brother Kareem, maybe, is something to consider on the low end. Rudy Gay is really becoming a crazy good player, so that may be too hopeful.

    I have to see him play in some NBA games first to make a comparison.

    In college he played a selfless savvy game, but the NBA is a whole different world.

    Honestly, if he can become a viable starting quality 2 guard in the league, he's a steal at 13 in the draft. Even though Brandon is older, it will still take 3 years for us to see what he could become. Look at Danny.
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    Brandon Rush IS a current NBA player. He reminds me of Brandon Rush.
    What he said...

    though there's a sig floating around with a picture of him in profile that I swear looks vaguely reminiscent of Jonathan Bender.

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    Eddie Jones in his prime (Lakers, Charlotte, Miami).

    Good shooter, athletic, solid defender, high bball IQ.

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    Eddie Jones in his prime (Lakers, Charlotte, Miami).

    Good shooter, athletic, solid defender, high bball IQ.
    I could certainly live with that.

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    He's not even remotely close to Rudy Gay, in terms of overall ability and playing style.

    Eddie Jones is a solid comparison. But for what it's worth, last year DraftExpress pegged him as a Paul Pierce / Stephen Jackson type player.

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    He's not even remotely close to Rudy Gay, in terms of overall ability and playing style.

    Eddie Jones is a solid comparison. But for what it's worth, last year DraftExpress pegged him as a Paul Pierce / Stephen Jackson type player.
    I hope they are only half right.

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    He's not even remotely close to Rudy Gay, in terms of overall ability and playing style.

    Eddie Jones is a solid comparison. But for what it's worth, last year DraftExpress pegged him as a Paul Pierce / Stephen Jackson type player.
    I think Jax is a good comparision.....due to his years at Kansas, I would imagine Rush is slightly more disciplined in his offensive/defensive selection and overall bball IQ though. Pierce is a stretch as I don't think Rush has the offensive arsenal as him or the size. You never know though, he could develop those skills.

    I think Rush will be an above average SG in this league, but not a perennial all-star. He may sneak into an all-star game or two. A solid 3rd best player on a championship caliber team....2nd best player on a borderline playoff team. I think his ceiling, in terms of value, will fall close to that of current 2nd tier SG's like Hamilton, Ginobli, Jax, Maggette, Dunleavy, etc.

    I don't think he'll ever be a dominanting SG like Pierce, Kobe, etc. Hopefully I'm wrong on this though!!!

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    Poor man's Paul Pierce

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    lets judge him once he plays atleast 10 NBA games.

    he had a great college career so lets see how he does. I think the will be a great NBA player.

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    Rush does share one trait in common with Rudy Gay. They were both knocked in college for being too passive and not playing up to their talent level. Other than that, I don't see a lot of similarities.

    I like the Eddie Jones comparison. I think that Derrick McKey is a fairly apt comparison as well. We don't know how he will develop, but I can see him being like McKey in that he has more offensive game than he shows on a regular basis, but plays very solid in all other aspects of the game.
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    In my draft preview of Rush, I compared him to former NBA player Ricky Pierce.

    I'll stand by that until we actually see Rush play for real against NBA competition.

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    I hope they are only half right.
    I know, who needs Paul Pierce anyway?


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    I like the comparison to Eddie Jones. That's probably the most accurate one I've seen thus far.

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    In my draft preview of Rush, I compared him to former NBA player Ricky Pierce.

    I'll stand by that until we actually see Rush play for real against NBA competition.

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    Good stuff.

    A middle-class man's Ricky Pierce or Eddie Jones would be nice (let's be serious...Rush is never putting up 23 ppg or 18/5/4). But more realistically, Raja Bell or James Posey are probably the best matches in terms of style.

    Although I bet he reminds Naptime of Scottie.
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    Why does he have to be anybody, can't he just be the poor/middle class/rich man's Rush?

    The kid hasn't played an NBA game yet. Let's let him get a few games under his waistband and see who to compare him to after he faces real NBA cometition, not college.....

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    "Remind you of" doesn't mean he will be them. Just remind me of them. Much like you remind me of the guy I saw in btown's basement.
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    "Remind you of" doesn't mean he will be them. Just remind me of them. Much like you remind me of the guy I saw in btown's basement.
    Actually...that was Gyron.

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    I spend a lot of time there. Lately, its become my safe place......As scary as that is....

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    He reminds me of Kareem.
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    Bobby Phills as I've been saying since around FEB. Nearly everything about his game is identical (movement, style, ability).

    Expect 10-14 ppg, 5 reb, 4 ast, decent but not steller 3pt shooting, solid defense but not a stopper, great hops.

    Although I bet he reminds Naptime of Scottie.
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    lets judge him once he plays atleast 10 NBA games.

    he had a great college career so lets see how he does. I think the will be a great NBA player.
    If we're going to judge him on his NBA experience, 10 games is hardly a fair sampling for a 1st year player.

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    Why don't we give him a year or so of playing alongside "Pippen" (or was that "McKey") before making any assumptions.
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    Why don't we give him a year or so of playing alongside "Pippen" (or was that "McKey") before making any assumptions.
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