Posted on: June 4, 2009 12:22 am

NBA Draft Player Comparisons

Brandon Jennings 6-1 PG Europe

Compared To: Steve Francis/Allen Iverson

Analysis: Jennings is a superior athlete with all the tools necessary to become an all-star point guard. Jennings is a tremendous leaper, has a elite first step, and is a blur in the open floor. He has great vision in the open court. He plays at one speed, just as Steve Francis in his youth. Is a great finisher at the rim. Only weaknesses is an average jump shot and poor postioning on defense. With the proper coaching Jennings could potentially become a top tier player in the NBA very soon.

Stephen Curry 6-3 Davidson

Compared To: Steve Kerr/Juan Dixon

Analysis: Curry is the best pure shooter to come into the NBA since J.J Redick, but his game translates more to the NBA level because of his defensive prowess and his ability to get his own shot off. Has marginal speed for a point guard, which will hurt him defensively, but he has great instincts and quick hands which will make up for his lack of foot speed. Has improved his decision making skills but still hasn't become a pure point guard. Moves well without the ball and works hard. Curry can be very good fit for a team needing a knock down shooter and a high character player.

Category: NBA
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