@DraftExpress: Question for you guys. Which chair did a better job on defense? Perry Jones or Yi Jianlian's? #dxchat
It's always great to watch the pre-draft hype on these guys. Workouts mean almost nothing, but inevitably ramp up the perceived 'potential' these guys supposedly have. I'd rather go by what I've seen when there's something on the line in a real basketball game, and in that area, Jones hasn't lived up to the hype.
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The chair won
I feel like I'm missing something is there video to this battle of a PJ3 vs the chair?
I don't want to get into the Ilyasova vs Jones debate, but calling PJ3 soft, or alluding to that is ridiculous.
Kid was homeless during high school, got ridiculed for picking Baylor when he was 15 and sticking with his decision, instead of going to a bigger school. If his mother wasn't sick he probably would have stayed another year at Baylor...
Because he's played the wrong position in college (if he went to a bigger school he would have played the 3) he's rated poorly. That said, Ilyasova knows exactly what he is and probably just needs floor time. It's a gamble either way, but I'd lean towards PJ3.
At the NCAA level, Jones has size that is rarely seen.
It is like the 6'4" kid who plays PF/C his time in grade school because he has size yet he can shoot and dribble like mad. Coach wants him inside because that is the advantage.
Baylor's coach was playing to win. He wasn't playing to increase Jones daft stock. With Quincy Miller on board and an undersized Acy, I can see why he put Jones at PF.
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