Rather than compare current players to this years draft crop I am curious to see who from the past might best compare to this years likely lottery picks. I've separated it by position, and to be honest, do not know a ton about a lot of these guys - this is why I am curious to see who disagrees with my calls and what better comparisons exist. I made an effort to drum up some names not used about these guys. Why do this? Because the draft feels oh so far away.
disclaimer - given the way the game has changed, some guys are going to be compared to players who perhaps did not play the same position.
disclaimer 2 - guys I know nothing about I did not bother adding - feel free to do so
disclaimer 3 - not saying they will have the same career - focus is more on style of play, body type and strengths and weaknesses they have in commonCenters:
Drummond - Alonzo
Zeller - Kevin Willis (t-rex arms)
Meyers - Rik Smits (dunking dutchman!)
Henson - Ralph Sampson
Davis - Kareem (yeah, I said it)
Robinson - Derrick Coleman
Sullinger - Chris Gatling
Jones the 3 - Tim Thomas (is he still in the league?)
Terrence Jones - Larry Johnson
Royce White - Antoine Walker
MKG: Sprewell (in his prime)
Barnes: George Gervin
Beal -Joe Dumars
Lamb - Michael Cooper
Rivers - Jeff Hornacek
Lillard - Kevin Johnson
Marshall - Mark Price
let the arguments commence...