posted at 2/24/2014 10:10 AM EST
In response to mossad-did-911's comment:
you haven't even watched enough to know how to spell his name lol
Good one, Saddam. Don't worry, Fed. You're not the only one that has his doubts about Embiiiiiid. He's another foreign center that learned how to play basketball last night. All he needed was his How To Play manual written by Hakeem Olajuwon. He certainly does have a nice touch around the rim- but is this something you really want from a big? A good finesse game? I question his toughness, and beiiiing so new to the sport, I also question his bball IQ.
The good news is, his defense has progressively gotten better all season. He's an excellent shot-blocker. And his free-throw shooting appears to be improving. Unlike some bigs, I don't think he'll become a liability during the 4th quarter.
He's going to get drafted either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. He's going to be a solid pick for whoever drafts him. Unlike guys like Tyson Chandler, Marcus Camby..I expect Embiid to fill out his frame. BUT, what about his shyness? Does he have the character to make opponents think twice about driving on him in the paint? I think so.
Anyone that's watched him closely knows that, although he's appeared timid at times, he does have a bit of a nasty side. He's not afraid to mix it up. As he gains confidence, I expect that he'll become more aggressive. Unlike your run of the mill, Kwame Browns.
And finally, I consider him a low-risk high-reward pick. Let's face it, Andrew Wiggins is far more risky. The question is, would you take Embiid over Jabari Parker?