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Closer look at: Shabazz Muhammad

Discussion in 'Cavs Talk' started by UncleDrew, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. UncleDrew

    UncleDrew Potential Legendary

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    15 - Shabazz Muhammad UCLA

    Birthday: 11/13/93
    NBA Position: Small Forward
    Class: Freshman
    Ht: 6-6
    Wt: 225
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    High School: Bishop Gorman
    Team Site Profile

    Statistics

    Athleticism: 10
    Size: 8
    Defense: 7
    Strength: 8
    Quickness: 8
    Leadership: 8
    Jump Shot: 9
    NBA Ready: 8
    Ball Handling: 7
    Potential: 9
    Passing: 7
    Intangibles: 8

    Overall:97

    2013 Mock: 2
    Big Board: 4

    NBA Comparison: James Harden/Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    Strengths: Left handed SG with elite level speed, athleticism and skills ... Great scorer who can fill it up in a variety of ways ... Very smart, intense individual who is highly motivated and driven to be great ... Mature offensive game, already has a strong NBA body, INCREDIBLE length (appears to have a wingspan in the neighborhood of 7-feet), is a man amongst boys, very athletic and explosive ... Quick first step and handle make him difficult to contain one on one ... Improving jumpshot and handle, wired to score the ball, can physically dominate his opponents, pull up jumper and ability to put the ball on the floor have improved considerably ... Box game is very advanced for his age ... Great on the offensive glass for a 2 guard ... Knows how to work the baseline and score, terrific in transition, hard worker ... Shows signs of having a killer instinct and will assertively get on his teammates when they're not living up to his expectations ... The most prolific scorer in the country ...

    Weaknesses: Has improved his jumpshot but still needs some work to become more automatic ... Relies too much on his strength ... Needs to look to impact the game in other areas besides scoring ... Too left hand dominant, ball tends to stop when it gets in his hands ... Not a great creator for teammates ... Can lose focus sometimes if not involved enough offensively ... Handle needs to tighten up. Not great at creating shots off the dribble ... Prone to offensive fouls, needs to continue to round out his overall game ...

    Overall: Muhammad is a terrific long term prospect ... He can score the ball in his sleep and is just scratching the surface of his ability ... Once he improves the consistency on his jumpshot he will almost be impossible to defend, great work ethic and drive to succeed will take him a long way ...
     
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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger Cemented in the rotation

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    To be fair, this one was first.
     
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    Although I think an elite big man would be nice, Shabazz possibly excites me more than any other player right now. He just looks like a great scoring prospect at the 3 who could be a potential great defender as well due to his length and athleticism. He'd also be the perfect compliment to Alonzo.
     
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    So this is the first dick everyone who doesn't watch basketball will jump on :chuckles:
     
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  5. randymoss1881

    randymoss1881 Situational Stopper

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    Shabazz plays with alot of enrgy and tanacious defense and before anyone says the guy cant play SF he is the same height as Gee and has a longer wingspan than Gee with more quickness and speed
     
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    pretty... different comparisons.
     
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  7. ajz20

    ajz20 Draft Guru

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    Liked what I saw in limited action. I think his jumper has a chance to be very good. Good mechanics and good lift. Love his slashing and ability to finish with the left hand. I was originally not apart of the tank team this year, but after Irving's injury and getting a glimpse of the Fresh Prince from Polly I am all in for Stink for Shabazz!
     
  8. TyGuy

    TyGuy With the Left hand!

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    Draftexpress has bazz at 6'4 and a half and gee at 6'5" and a half. Shabazz would be a very small, small forward. He does have a lot of athleticism and appears to have a fairly strong build though.

    I would like to see what happens when he is forced to go right. Every clip i have ever seen of him is him beating guys left and then dunking. He has a nice little post up game with some baby hooks and floaters when he cant get all the way to the hoop(this is something i would like dion to learn). Again, I would like to see him try and use his right hand on these finishes.
     
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    How the hell is he similar to Harden while being similar to MKG? Lol some random shit
     
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  10. TyGuy

    TyGuy With the Left hand!

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    I think because he supposedly competes very hard defensively. He is a little bit slimmer and more athletic than harden (who is pretty dang athletic). If he has some breathing room bazz is going to try and jam it. His athleticism is pretty impressive.
     
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    NBADraft.net? Ew...
     
  13. UncleDrew

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    Sorry guys, I got my information from NBAdraft.net. That's where my previous threads' info was from.
     
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    Shabazz looks like a SG to me, I don't see a SF, he may be able to get away with it but I think he'll be best suited playing the 2. I see the Harden comparison, I don't think Shabazz is as good of a ball handler right now though. He is definitely explosive, he's got burst, it stands out right away. This kid will probably be the #1 pick in the draft.
     
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    I'm more curious as how Kyle Anderson continues to grow tbh

    With Anderson's size and ability to bring the ball up/initate the offense Anderson would be interesting at SF because it would allow both KI and Dion to play off ball....Just a thought
     
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    It seems like in the NBA today, having 3 players who can go ISO and get you buckets is ideal. Bron/Wade/Bosh, Durant/Westbrook/Harden, KG/Pierce/Allen, Kobe/Gasol/Bynum...right now I believe we can put the ball in Irving's hand and say "go get us 20 points" and he can. I think we'll be able to say the same for Waiters by next year. Shabazz would complete the trio, but if Waiters can become an elite permimeter scorer I'd love to have a scoring big man instead.
     
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    But OKC's three best players were a PG, SG, and SF. If we wanna follow the OKC model, we must draft a SF! :chuckles:

    But seriously, if Shabazz is the best player available, you take the fucker and run with it. I'd love to have him on this team.
     
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    Irving, Waiters, Muhammad would make a very very enjoyable team to watch. Still would love to get a big in this draft by trading assets including our Heat and Lakers pick.
    I think the Cavs would love to get a Plumlee at the 13-17 range just like they got Zeller. My ultimate dream is to get Muhammad in the top 2 and get a hold of the Raptors pick by trading Andy and land either Len or Adams. If we keep Andy, and get Muhammad, I would really like us to go into FA so we can be contenders before Andy;s contract expires. I counted 6-8 players that we should replace do not have contracts for next year.
     
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    I know every year we talk about trading up and getting 2 lotto picks, and we usually have the assets, but this year I feel like we really can. I feel like there are a few teams in the lottery who are tired of being stuck there and might want a vet to get over the hump (Varejao) and would be willing to give up a lotto. Varejao+late first and maybe even a second rounder should net us a top 7 pick in a deep draft.
     
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    I agree and I hope It happens.... Just think we would have at least 5 top 8 picks and already a promising mid round steal In Zeller. So Thompson, Irving, Waiters, Zeller, (draft pick), and (draft pick) Then trade or fill the bench as best you can with vets. I am excited going forward.... Just we need this tank out there one last time we can get through this season and really start rooting for the play offs next year for sure!
     

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