Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Fez Hammersticks, Jun 23, 2022.
The Anglers! Maybe The Riverbanks!
Do NOT like that T-shirt
Bringin back the short shorts
I think we should spend the day analyzing how big Jabari looks compared to the 220 lb Paul George.
Has he gotten bigger?
Looks like he's 6'9" barefoot so you add shoes thats 6'10.5 and round up thats ~6'11". Often NBA players add an inch to their height as well.
So he's really a legit 7 footer and can play center next season.
He's becoming a daaaawgggg.
I am usually pretty good at detecting sarcasm.......but this one I am not sure of.
I just want him to eventually add 10 lbs (without losing any quickness) so he can play the 4.
At the combine last year Walker measured 6' 6.75" barefoot and 6' 8" in shoes.
It is nice to be reminded how much work these guys put into their craft and how smooth and fast they are. I have to say that I have learned to appreciate PG a lot more with his podcast - and it is nice to see that he follows through with what he said where he tries to mentor younger players.
Jabari was NOT someone I penciled in as someone on the team who could get their own shot a few years from now, so a video like that is a pleasant surprise.
I projected him to be Brandon Clarke...-ish. Much less athletic, but would be really good rebounder at SF/PF and a lot better as a shooter, and therefore, be a more playable piece to a team as a 3-D guy. If he sticks around in the NBA long enough to see himself maximize his offensive potential, maybe he becomes a solid starter/6MOY kind of guy.
I hope to see a video of PG, Jabari, and Brandon Miller in the lab together next summer.
You're not the only one, but seriously, where do these statements come from? What do you not see that would prevent him from getting his own shot now? He was doing it last year. A few years?
Jabari's attitude about his role -- check.
His willingness to move and make basketball plays at both ends -- check.
Learning his craft to expand what he can already do -- check.
It's not that he's going to become a star or remotely close to what PG is. That, I don't see. [Jabari does have to tighten up those handles, and that is serious work.] Even then, I look at him as a 6th man as a floor and a starter quality at PF as he matures with body, skills, and knowledge.
6'6.75" no shoes with a 6'10.75" wingspan at about 214 lbs at his draft ... however, that was with 12.1% body fat. I would expect that number has come down ... and it better. Paul George in 2010 had an inch on him in height, ½" in wingspan and almost the same weight -- but 5% body fat. Give Jabari another year and he'll be right there physically at PF.
I do expect he and Murray to become better than Mo and Chief at forward.
Jabari Walker reminds me a bit if Jeff Green, but worse ball handling obviously.
Slower feet. Less vertical
coach's son, much, much higher bbiq.
I see him not the first option star, but solid piece of S5 in our championship team in 2025.
It's interesting watching Jabari try to pull the same moves at George. There's just this lack of intuitive grace--like comparing community theatre to Broadway.
It's awesome, though, that he's in the same room with Paul George. It's a bit like Scoot hanging with Curry.
You aren't that guy, you'll never be that guy, but hey that doesn't mean you can't learn a few things from that guy.
I'm sure the first time that Paul George did those moves he looked as graceful as a swan...
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