Blake Griffin or Marcus Fizer?
Best question ever
jorrye, don, tuck, grwgooden, where are you? i am looking to you guys to jump all over this.
i refuse to acknowledge this
Griffin averages twice the rebounds Fizer did in college. Griffin is a better finisher but I dont think either can hit the NBA 3.
Griffin>Fizer It isnt really close.
Marcus Fizer is no where near the athlete Blake Griffin is. Blake has the passion and desire to improve, Fizer didn't. Blake will definitely be a better player. I see him being a better version of Paul Millsap, with career averages of 15 to 17 points, 9 boards, and 1 steal game a game.
i see blake griffin at worst kenyon martin(nets version). that is at worst.
so if he is a better version of paul milsap, then why should he be the number one pick in the draft? is this just a horrible draft or are there potential all stars in this draft other than griffin? milsap is nice but will never be an all-star and was drafted 47th overall, and even if the '06 draft was done over again today he would be drafted no higher than 6th. i don't get it.
I like the Kenyon Martin comparison. I think he could be (at his worst) Chris Wilcox (his first year in seattle) or Ronny Turiaf. But at his best I would say David Lee..?? There arent many players that play like griffin in the NBA but I honestly think he will be like David Lee (this season) in the NBA, which isnt that bad but he is being hyped up like the next big thing. He may be but those are the players I see his stats lining up to.
i love how 16 year olds are telling me about Marcus Fizer
I'm old enough to remember Fizer and I'd have to say he wasn't explosive like Griffin, and also, he relied on his jumper to a certain extent in college, and for whatever reason he never shot well in the NBA. Griffin doesn't rely on the jumper and still dominates. Young Amare Stoudemire IMO
Amar'e Stoudemire is 6'10 and was in a dunk competition with his 40 inch vert. Blake Griffin is lucky to be 6'8 and will never be in a dunk competition. One is a Center and one will be lucky to find a starting position due to his height, not athleticism or talent. Horrible comparison. A blend of Marcus Fizer and Charles Barkley IMO. Tell me about Glenn Robinson in college and I will respect your Os from now on.
BGriff is every bit of 6'10" and can dunk with an enormous amount of authority. Have you not seen his limitless highlights of windmills and other highrising throwdowns on sportscenter....And Marcus Fizer!?!?!?! are you all serious. Fizer is a washed up bum. Blake Griffin is a future NBA all star. How about a more realistic comparison: Michael Beasley VS. BG....Both big twelve underclassmen. Similar scoring abilities and both monsterous rebounders at the NCAA level. Beasley has more range, but significantly less strength. BG takes up more space and has better post prescence and fundamentals. Marinate on that for a minute>>>>>>>>>>
I'm sorry for comparing BG to Fizer, BG is definitely better. It was a question that I thought of then I tried to defend it like I was actually saying Fizer is better, which is not true, BG is better. He's tough to compare but he is NOT 6'10 my friend.
Blake Griffin or Karl Malone or Carlos Boozer or maybe Charles Barkley. Don't give this garbage Marcus Fizer. Don't try to impress us with the fact that you know Marcus Fizer. Marcus was solid at Iowa St., but is not on the same level as Blake.
I wasn't trying to sound like a know it all. It was just my opinion.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Blake is a franchise player in the NBA.
Amare is not 6-10, like Blake he compensates through explosiveness.
In the NBA actual height is not important. Charles Barkley, early Larry Johnson were very undersized PFs. It's all about combination of explosiveness + reach + strength. I'm not sure about Blake's reach, but he has the other two.
That out of the way, as Don has already mentioned -- he has the character and intangibles one needs to develop into an NBA star -- and he's already an outstanding rebounder. He handles the ball well for a PF, his low-post game is improving as is his range on the jumper.
Marcus Fizer? Try Carlos Boozer.
Blake Griffin is listed as 6-10 251 on ESPN.com (The world wide leader in sports)
Carlos Boozer is a good comparison, although Boozer is 1-2 inches shorter and slightly bigger.
B G has freakish athletic ability that only a few in the NBA have ever posessed at his size.
I have seen very few as talented as him in the last 10 years