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Looks Like Zion will be out for a while.
« on: October 18, 2019, 02:00:08 PM »

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Re: Looks Like Zion will be out for a while.
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I guess "healthy big men" and "New Orleans Pelicans" just don't go together.
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That's a bummer.  Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come with his career.  He does carry a lot of weight (albeit muscle).
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It doesn't sound too bad, I don't expect it will impact his first year much at all.

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That's a bummer.  Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come with his career.  He does carry a lot of weight (albeit muscle).

The physics of that build and that athletic ability are just...I really really hope I'm wrong but I don't see how it holds up for very long. He's like a super-sized Bo Jackson.

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I really hope he becomes a beast, I wish him nothing but the best with the Pels because he's fun to watch! Get healthy and stay that way!
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This could be a sign of things to come given his size and how violent his movements and actions are. I could see a Larry Johnson type career...great for 4-5 years then the injuries will catch up to him and he flames out by 30 years of age.

One thing I noticed about his preseason...he doesn't appear like he is going to be an elite rebounder. Maybe he tops out at being LeBron good at rebounding, like maybe 7 or 8 a game, but he won't be great at it. For a guy that has being a small ball center in his future, that's not good.

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This could be a sign of things to come given his size and how violent his movements and actions are. I could see a Larry Johnson type career...great for 4-5 years then the injuries will catch up to him and he flames out by 30 years of age.

One thing I noticed about his preseason...he doesn't appear like he is going to be an elite rebounder. Maybe he tops out at being LeBron good at rebounding, like maybe 7 or 8 a game, but he won't be great at it. For a guy that has being a small ball center in his future, that's not good.

I originally thought he would struggle in the NBA too, but his extraordinary preseason suggests otherwise. 

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This could be a sign of things to come given his size and how violent his movements and actions are. I could see a Larry Johnson type career...great for 4-5 years then the injuries will catch up to him and he flames out by 30 years of age.

One thing I noticed about his preseason...he doesn't appear like he is going to be an elite rebounder. Maybe he tops out at being LeBron good at rebounding, like maybe 7 or 8 a game, but he won't be great at it. For a guy that has being a small ball center in his future, that's not good.
His passing is incredible for a player of his build though, I've watched some clips of him and his knack of uncorking high value passes is insane.
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This could be a sign of things to come given his size and how violent his movements and actions are. I could see a Larry Johnson type career...great for 4-5 years then the injuries will catch up to him and he flames out by 30 years of age.

One thing I noticed about his preseason...he doesn't appear like he is going to be an elite rebounder. Maybe he tops out at being LeBron good at rebounding, like maybe 7 or 8 a game, but he won't be great at it. For a guy that has being a small ball center in his future, that's not good.
For a guy who spends so much time on the perimeter, attacking the rim from the perimeter, and leading fast breaks I can't understand why so many people want to make him a center.  He's very muscular and strong but a center is the last thing I think of when looking at Zion's game. 

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This could be a sign of things to come given his size and how violent his movements and actions are. I could see a Larry Johnson type career...great for 4-5 years then the injuries will catch up to him and he flames out by 30 years of age.

One thing I noticed about his preseason...he doesn't appear like he is going to be an elite rebounder. Maybe he tops out at being LeBron good at rebounding, like maybe 7 or 8 a game, but he won't be great at it. For a guy that has being a small ball center in his future, that's not good.
For a guy who spends so much time on the perimeter, attacking the rim from the perimeter, and leading fast breaks I can't understand why so many people want to make him a center.  He's very muscular and strong but a center is the last thing I think of when looking at Zion's game.
I don't think it's his game now. Just eventually.

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This could be a sign of things to come given his size and how violent his movements and actions are. I could see a Larry Johnson type career...great for 4-5 years then the injuries will catch up to him and he flames out by 30 years of age.

One thing I noticed about his preseason...he doesn't appear like he is going to be an elite rebounder. Maybe he tops out at being LeBron good at rebounding, like maybe 7 or 8 a game, but he won't be great at it. For a guy that has being a small ball center in his future, that's not good.
For a guy who spends so much time on the perimeter, attacking the rim from the perimeter, and leading fast breaks I can't understand why so many people want to make him a center.  He's very muscular and strong but a center is the last thing I think of when looking at Zion's game.
I don't think it's his game now. Just eventually.
Yeah, could be.  I also assume the injuries will add up and force him to change his game eventually.  But I'm hoping he's  more along the lines of Blake Griffin as opposed to becoming a role player like Larry Johnson.