The question: if you are looking for a small forward who would you choose? Aminu from Wake Forest or Earl Clark? if neither one give me a third pick. And which will pan out to be a better NBa player
I Like him more, his stats is near Clark with playing less minutes, and don't forget he is ~3yrs younger
i would take demar derozan
He is more like SG in NBA, he has typical SGs body type
Clark maybe a bit better, but NBA carrer i think Aminu will have better
He plays the 3. And 3's that is raw don't make it in the league (at least right away). I see Deng size but thats where my comparisons stop. He has no serious skills just decent because he is long and athletic he is able to do certain things on the court. I really feel that out every SF in this draft he might be the bust for those reasons. He needs to come back next year. He's very raw and to take him NOW is dumb to me. I seriously think he can't provide anything to NBA teams right now. I think the best comparison to him now is Ndudi Ebi. So with that I guess I would say Earl Clark by far....
Both players have great potential and are very raw, I have to Aminu because he has age on his side so he will likely improve to a level higher then Clark's.
isnt that big... Now the Age from Wade and LeBron there's a difference. But I don't think you can use that as a defining thing to pick Aminu....
But to say Earl Clark is raw is kinda ridiculous. He has a solid NBA body at 6'9, 230. Looking content handling the ball, pass, rebound... I think he is more inconsistent than raw. You can see the skills. He is very solid but is more so inconsistent.
Aminu has potential to do all those things but what makes him raw is that he doesn't look comfortable doing it. And at 6'9, 200 lbs. I feel that he still have time to develop.
Clark by far is the most polished SF in this draft and to say he is raw isn't a accurate statement to me. But it is all based on opinion so I guess its the way yall perceive it.....
first off. Earl clark is not raw like tuck mentioned he is inconsistent but far from raw. aminu is the player that is raw. And he doesnt really have a good skill like someone else said he is jus long, athletic and he plays hard. I dont see him ever becoming a star but maybe its jus me. He wont even be as good as luol deng. And thats saying something.
Something about Clark's game is kinda off to me, I dont think he has the mental makeup to be the player that it looks like he should be. I dont know the guy personally but from watching him play for the past few years its just a head scratcher why he is not a dominant first team all american and contender for the #1 pick this year. You know its not for lack of skill set because in any one game you could see him post up and make a slick move and finish, iso on the wing and take somebody to the bucket with nice handles or hit a deep 3 off a catch and shoot. His looks to be a legit 6'9' and diesel so size and strength is not an issue and he is an above average athelete. Yet and still with all that he will throw out a 5 points, 4 rebound game against somebody like seton hall or something. Aminu on the other hand goes at it hard every time I've seen him hoop. The results are not always positive but with more experience and more time for him to mature physically I think the sky is the limit. Picture the player everybody thought Donyell Marshall was gonna be coming out of UCONN (I know he never lived up to that) but thats how I see Aminu's potential. (A Donyell do over) .
i agree with you on the earl clark mental thing. But i jus cant see aminu becoming a top notch player. he plays hard and goes at it but it jus seems like he is jus outta control many times
I like James Johnson better than both Clark and Aminu.
Not that I project Clark to be some perennial all star or something, but no doubt in my mind I would take clark over Aminu. Aminu as everyone else has stated is still raw, and if no one knew of his high school track record, being a mcdonalds all american and coming in so highly touted, we probably wouldn't even be discussing him in this years draft. Clark to me could be a Danny Granger type when you look how smooth they are, of course not the one who's an all star this year, but the Granger coming out of college into his 1st couple a seasons. He has decent ball handling, can post up, has a good stroke that could use some consistency, and just needs to learn to play hard all the time and not coast through games. Aminu however, I feel like his potential will max out to where Travis Outlaw is now. Travis Outlaw has developed his game to where he can hit open shots from 3 pt range, hit one or two dribble pull-ups that are contested, play solid defense, and provide energy off the bench and give us highlight reel dunks from time to time. So looking at it from that perspective, I would definitely take granger over outlaw, thus Clark over Aminu, without a doubt. And I'm not buying this "oh he's younger more potential" stuff, Aminu just has more room to grow because he's still so raw. I like Aminu though, he plays hard and could be good, he's just young and has to fill out.
I would take James Johnson over Aminu and Clark.
James Johnson will be somewhere between Jeff Green and Danny Granger.
Aminu will be Darius Miles and Clark will be Tim Thomas.