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fishonjazz

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Filipowski definitely isnt a great athlete, but I think he is an underrated athlete and has some athletic potential once his body fills out.
How does he compare athletically to Kessler?

btw I was arguing with people about Kessler lack of athleticism but I have been eating some crow as the season goes on. Last night he had two dunks (one was an alley oop from THT) where his head was right at or just barely below the rim. He got up more than I thought he could.
 

sip

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How does he compare athletically to Kessler?

btw I was arguing with people about Kessler lack of athleticism but I have been eating some crow as the season goes on. Last night he had two dunks (one was an alley oop from THT) where his head was right at or just barely below the rim. He got up more than I thought he could.

I think he is pretty similar athletically to Larmarcus Aldridge when he first got to the spurs. Not very explosive but moves really well. Seeing some of these mocks with him in the late 20's is insane to me. The guy should be a late lottery pick. His skillset is useful for every team in this era.
 

seattlejazzfan

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How does he compare athletically to Kessler?

btw I was arguing with people about Kessler lack of athleticism but I have been eating some crow as the season goes on. Last night he had two dunks (one was an alley oop from THT) where his head was right at or just barely below the rim. He got up more than I thought he could.
filipowski is a different sort of athlete. his game and build (though not chiseled like Lauri) is more similar to markkanen - but not near the vertical athlete markkanen is. he's a good enough athlete for a 7 footer who can put it on the floor, shoot threes, has a post game, etc.
 

Bodhi

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His skillset is useful for every team in this era.
This.

EVERY team needs a big that does what he can do with a complete skill set. He might not be a top whatever number player ever, but I feel very confident he will have a great career and be a dude every team would love to have.
 

whatthe

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Current Stars age out and new ones emerge...they come from somewhere. The smart GM makes the best guess with the assets they have. The development, structure and fit always helps with tier two/tier three stars.
 

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I was thinking about whether would I prefer GG to Collins. Trading for Collins means we have his contract but if we drafted GG we wouldn't have his contract. I am not comparing or comping players was just thinking out loud. Collins seems like more of a sure thing as draft picks can be a crap shoot but I think I would prefer to have the potential and less payout. I think GG would fit very well next to Kessler and Markkanen
 

Chargers Jazz Angels

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I was thinking about whether would I prefer GG to Collins. Trading for Collins means we have his contract but if we drafted GG we wouldn't have his contract. I am not comparing or comping players was just thinking out loud. Collins seems like more of a sure thing as draft picks can be a crap shoot but I think I would prefer to have the potential and less payout. I think GG would fit very well next to Kessler and Markkanen
of course, there is the potential of getting some assets back in the collins trade or dumping a player like Gay.
 

Saint Cy of JFC

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I think he is pretty similar athletically to Larmarcus Aldridge when he first got to the spurs. Not very explosive but moves really well. Seeing some of these mocks with him in the late 20's is insane to me. The guy should be a late lottery pick. His skillset is useful for every team in this era.
Nahhhh,

I would not compare him athletically to guys who are 260+ and primarily operate off 1-2 dribbles.

Athletically he's a bigger Trey Lyles. He's one of those guys you could see 4 years from now and you are surprised by how athletic he is. He's got a lot of physical maturing to do and that could come with better balance/more overall athleticism.
 


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