Roy's vs. Burk's production as sophomores:
Roy's vs. Burk's measurements (keep in mind Roy was two years older then than Burks is now):
Brandon Roy had mediocre measurements. What made him special was his handle and his dexterity. He has maybe the best off-hand of any guard in the NBA, which made his movements impossible to predict.
In terms of guards in this draft that have that kind of attribute, there are none. The most dexterous guards available are probably Irving and Fredette.
Last edited by Kstat; 06-23-2011 at 02:47 PM.
I think we would all say that most 19 year old kids in the NBA draft need to learn more skills. Age does determine the ceiling of a player and I would bet Burks is a better NBA player at the end of the day than Brooks.
IMO your comparing apples to oranges. Your saying age doesn't matter but how is someone suppose to learn more without time to do it? Brooks has had more time to do it and both can score at almost the same percentage just in different ways.
Could you put up the stats for the year that they got drafted...
One thing that is never really taken into consideration on these comparisons is the way that they are used on their teams.
Remember they had Nate Robinson at the time...
Well good luck with that...
Let me ask you this, Would you draft Brooks 15th overall based on his college sophmore abilities. You wouldn't even have known who he was but you would have known Burks based on his abilities. Thats an apples to apples comparison.
I feel looking at stats alone can be one of the most misleading thing as far as comparing players... depending on systems, teamates, coaches and many other things stats typically don't get close to telling the whole story...
He doesn't look 6'6 in those clips.
Let's be honest with ourselves, who had heard of Alec Burks before the draft process started? Then again, who had heard of Paul George before we drafted him? Can't wait for the draft. If we take Burks, Jimmer, or Brooks I think all Pacer fans can be pleased.
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He measured out at 6'6" in shoes, so unless there's a conspiracy or someone goofed, 6'6" he is. He looks like a future star to me.
I seen a special on ESPN that suggested the players who leave early dont play any longer than the ones who go to school. The point was each player has so much mileage available and the players who leave younger burn it up faster - KG, Kobe should not be slowing down at their age but have considerable wear on their knees.
This is not my analysis. I report - you decide!!!