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    Cyclone Comparison Team

    So a lot of NBA player comparisons have been thrown around by Hoiberg and members of the media which made me wonder what the team of comparisons would look like. I would imagine we could throw together a pretty solid all time list, but I'll start with this years team.

    Here's what I come up with:

    Monte Morris
    "Mateen Cleaves"

    BDJ
    "JR Smith"

    Abdel Nader
    "Nicholas Batum"

    Dustin Hogue
    "Kenneth Faried"

    Georges Niang
    "Kevin Love"

    McKay
    "DeMarre Carroll/Kenneth Faried"


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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Monte Morris reminds me of Kevin Johnson from the Suns from years ago for some reason. Anyone else see that?

    Niang's outside shooting form (not necessarily the results, just his form) reminds me of Larry Bird. I wish Niang had Bird's fadeway shot though.



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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Morris - Steve Blake
    BDJ - Russell Westbrook
    Nader - Michael Beasley
    Niang - Zach Randolph
    McKay - Faried

    These change for me all of the time so whatever, this is what I'm feeling tonight.


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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Bardman View Post
    So a lot of NBA player comparisons have been thrown around by Hoiberg and members of the media which made me wonder what the team of comparisons would look like. I would imagine we could throw together a pretty solid all time list, but I'll start with this years team.

    Here's what I come up with:

    Monte Morris
    "Mateen Cleaves"

    BDJ
    "JR Smith"

    Abdel Nader
    "Nicholas Batum"

    Dustin Hogue
    "Kenneth Faried"

    Georges Niang
    "Kevin Love"

    McKay
    "DeMarre Carroll/Kenneth Faried"
    Morris /rondo



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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    I think Niang reminds me much more of Boris Diaw from the Spurs than anyone else mentioned so far for his counterpart.



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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Diaw is a good comparison for Niang. I have always thought he was like Gary Trent with a 3 pt shot....



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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerclone View Post
    Morris - Steve Blake
    BDJ - Russell Westbrook
    Nader - Michael Beasley
    Niang - Zach Randolph
    McKay - Faried

    These change for me all of the time so whatever, this is what I'm feeling tonight.
    I'm sorry, but these are all pretty poor.

    Everyone keeps saying McKay is like Faried. Just saw him play is DSM last week. No chance in the world McKay is anything like him. Just doesn't have the weight to push around.



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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Quote Originally Posted by cycfan1 View Post
    I'm sorry, but these are all pretty poor.Everyone keeps saying McKay is like Faried. Just saw him play is DSM last week. No chance in the world McKay is anything like him. Just doesn't have the weight to push around.
    McKay is within 10 pounds of what Faried played at in college. But size isn't the real comparison, motor, rebounding and finishing are the similarities.

    The other one I've heard recently is Niang - Draymond Green.


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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Fred Hoiberg-Maury John



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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    McKay is within 5 pounds of what Faried played at in college. The other one I've heard recently is Niang - Draymond Green.
    I see McKay being much more of a long "soft' post player. Not a bad thing, just will get rebounds because of positioning and height and hops, not because of work ethic like Houge or Faried. That's not a knock on McKay. Just a finesse game with high flying outbacks. A Tyrus Thomas type.

    Not sure Niang has a good comparison. Too unique.



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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    Monte Morris reminds me of Kevin Johnson from the Suns from years ago for some reason. Anyone else see that?

    Niang's outside shooting form (not necessarily the results, just his form) reminds me of Larry Bird. I wish Niang had Bird's fadeway shot though.
    Interesting with the Bird comparison. I still think of Kevin McHale-Niang comparison for form, footwork & finesse around the hoop on offense. Plenty of differences between the two (McHale a true power forward, Niang better from 3, for example), so that may be a bad comparison for overall game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cycfan1 View Post
    I see McKay being much more of a long "soft' post player. Not a bad thing, just will get rebounds because of positioning and height and hops, not because of work ethic like Houge or Faried. That's not a knock on McKay. Just a finesse game with high flying outbacks. A Tyrus Thomas type.
    That's not what I've heard about and seen from McKay. Everything I've heard is that his motor and work ethic is off the charts, even better than Hogue. Sure he isn't going to push anyone out of the post or out of position, but from what I've heard he isn't going to be out-hustled.



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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Morris - rondo (pass first, flashy, good ball handlers and also simular bodies)

    Bdj - jr smith (simular bodies with major athleticism and a smooth shot. Hopefully bdj isn't a ball hog or dbag like smith though.)

    Naz long - jason terry (both 6th man with an amazing 3 pt shot.)

    Hogue - faried (both undersized fowards with athleticism and are very aggressive. Great rebounders. )

    Nader - Batum (simply because of looks and body shape. Haven't really seen much of his game)

    Niang - diaw (kudos to whoever came up with that comparison. Best comparison of the bunch. Both awesome passers, stretch 4's, undersized for their position with no athleticism but amazing ball handling skills. Oh not to mention both will have a championship after this year ;)

    Mckay - larry sanders (both big with major athleticism and good shot blockers and rebounders)



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    Not sure what that means lol



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    Re: Cyclone Comparison Team

    Agree with the Niang and Diaw comparisons. Before I saw the NBA championship last year I always thought Niang and Jared Dudley were comparable. Niang has more of a post up game now, but in the NBA I could see him needing to play more like Dudley.



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