posted on Jan, 26 2017 @ 01:33 PM
He'll be a total dud in the NBA, but maybe not as bad as he'd have been 15 years ago. Right now, there is a serious shortage of tough guy centers in
the league. Joakim Noah would fold him like a pretzel, but he's the only banger that comes to mind. 15-20 years ago, though, oof! Shaq, Ewing,
Robinson, Lambier, Duncan, Longley, Zo, Mutumbo, Garnett, Rodman... they'd have destroyed the kid physically and mentally. Ridiculously lanky players
haven't ever been good at that level of basketball. You can argue that Manute Bol and Shawn Bradley were serviceable players, but they wouldn't have
stayed on NBA rosters for long if it hadn't been for the freak show they provided which sold tickets. Yao Ming is the only seven and a half footer
who comes to mind who had any real athletic prowess, but IIRC he was a bulky SOB, not a stick figure.