I may be mistakes but was Zeller not playing in the toughest college basketball conference? He was going up against a good level of competition almost ever night. Obviously TRB% does not take into level of competition
For my personal taste I'd like a 'ceilinged' Zeller as my PF ... predominantly a high-post operator, but capable in the low-post (contrasting to a predominantly low-post centre) who can also spread the floor. I feel he has the makings of such a player but will need to add weight/muscle/strength to be able to 'work' NBA Bigs. His lack of elite length will ultimately limit his defensive and rebounding abilities, but I like him as a player.
The main point of linking the article was to highlight the fact that his stock has fallen, quite significantly, despite the fact no games have been played and he has shown himself to be better than previously thought in every conceivable assessment.
Not as high of a ceiling as Bennett for example, but a higher floor and entirely devoid of red flags. I see him as a good addition to our roster who will develop into a valuable starter, but I can't see him as a star.
I really don't think he can be a star, but I think he's more capable of being a starter than many other players in the draft. Is our philosophy to take a chance on a potential star player that we desperately need (McLemore, Bennett, etc.) but also assume the risk that they end never reaching that potential, or do we take another "he may not be a star but he'll definitely be solid" guy?
What's also outstanding about Zeller is that he is a high character guy with splendid work ethic. Him, MKG, Kemba, and Biz infect the team with their attitude.
Zeller is 240 pounds right now, I wouldnt be suprised if he'd gain more muscles over the summer. Just like MKG is improving his jump shot, Zeller will work on his "softness" or rather toughness in the post to improve his rebounding.
I'll be as fine with a higher ceiling/lower floor selection as I will with a lower ceiling/higher floor selection, as long as they are considered to be in the same assessment tier. It's a fine line to tread but this draft has thrown up so many red flags for the highest rated prospects that it makes BPA extremely hard to access.
Two things that should Cho must not accept, and his track record suggests he won't, are questions of motor and character in our draftee.
Do all signs point towards Indiana? And if they do we could use a PF more than a SG, all things being equal.
kitch...my reasoning on that one is I'm not ruling us out of trading down or trading out of the draft...we know (and certainly the analyst confirm) who the 12 most talented players are in this years draft...it will tell me a great deal if Cho moves the pick or moves down...how he views the talent in the top 6...and the following 6...but it also depends on if he can do what he'd really like to do because you have to have a partner if you want to move down or out...but depending on who is actually there (at #4) might have a great deal to do with what his vision is..."if" say Noel drops to #4 and we don't take him wouldn't that tell you a great deal about Cho?
Derrick Williams was considered to be in a higher tier than Paul George, and that didnt work out.
Or from 2009, analyst said Jennings to be a better PG than Holiday...
anyway, BPA all the way! In Cho I trust!
He looks like a mole person.