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Author Topic: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread  (Read 6548 times)

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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2024, 01:23:42 PM »
Butch had grit and gave the powers that be a scare in the Olympics

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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2024, 01:27:17 PM »
I am pretty proud of my Brunson comp, as well.
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2024, 02:36:31 PM »
Butch had grit and gave the powers that be a scare in the Olympics

Isn't "grit" one of Kolek's main attributes? Or is "plays with chip on shoulder" different than "grit"?

Or maybe one has to enjoy cheesy grits?
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2024, 02:38:09 PM »
I guess my Darryl Dawkins comp was off base.

His career isn't over yet!
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2024, 02:45:21 PM »
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2024, 02:56:34 PM »
His career isn't over yet!
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2024, 03:12:31 PM »
I was in Radio Doctors in the 80's when the New Jersey Nets walked in in their matching sweats.   Being even more of a basketball nerd then than I am now, I recognized who they were, not just that they were NBA players.  Kelvin Ransey, Michael Ray Richardson, Mickey Johnson, Buck Williams.   But nothing prepares you to see Darryl Dawkins walk through a door.   The largest human being I had seen in person in the real world.  Not just on an NBA floor.  Just immense.
    I let them all be and watched amazed from a respectful distance.
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #57 on: February 23, 2024, 03:40:34 PM »
Wally Ellenson was a world class high jumper

But, was he a basketball player?

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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #58 on: February 23, 2024, 03:46:30 PM »
But, was he a basketball player?

If you ask mama and papa Ellenson yes... probably not if you ask wojo
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2024, 03:48:40 PM »
I was in Radio Doctors in the 80's when the New Jersey Nets walked in in their matching sweats.   Being even more of a basketball nerd then than I am now, I recognized who they were, not just that they were NBA players.  Kelvin Ransey, Michael Ray Richardson, Mickey Johnson, Buck Williams.   But nothing prepares you to see Darryl Dawkins walk through a door.   The largest human being I had seen in person in the real world.  Not just on an NBA floor.  Just immense.
    I let them all be and watched amazed from a respectful distance.
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2024, 04:23:24 PM »
I was in Radio Doctors in the 80's when the New Jersey Nets walked in in their matching sweats.   Being even more of a basketball nerd then than I am now, I recognized who they were, not just that they were NBA players.  Kelvin Ransey, Michael Ray Richardson, Mickey Johnson, Buck Williams.   But nothing prepares you to see Darryl Dawkins walk through a door.   The largest human being I had seen in person in the real world.  Not just on an NBA floor.  Just immense.
    I let them all be and watched amazed from a respectful distance.

Largest human being I've ever seen: Mark Eaton.

In addition to being 7-foot-4 and 300-ish pounds, he had a massive head with a full beard.



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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #62 on: February 23, 2024, 05:27:03 PM »
Brunson was a second round pick.
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2024, 11:42:57 AM »
T. J. McConnell, hey?
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2024, 11:50:12 AM »
T. J. McConnell, hey?

Very different players.  But they're both white guards.
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2024, 12:25:51 PM »
There's no perfect comp, obviously, but Brunson has been the best comp all along IMHO.
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2024, 12:48:37 PM »
Jimmy Jackson has used the Scott Skiles comparison more than once.

Yes I know Skiles is white……….but sometimes it’s ok to compare a white guy to a white guy…….if the pigment fits wear it!

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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #67 on: February 26, 2024, 01:36:46 PM »
Jimmy Jackson has used the Scott Skiles comparison more than once.

Yes I know Skiles is white……….but sometimes it’s ok to compare a white guy to a white guy…….if the pigment fits wear it!

I do see some Skiles in TK's game. Don't see any of Gillespie, Arcidiacono, McConnell.

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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #68 on: February 26, 2024, 02:25:14 PM »
I was in Radio Doctors in the 80's when the New Jersey Nets walked in in their matching sweats.   Being even more of a basketball nerd then than I am now, I recognized who they were, not just that they were NBA players.  Kelvin Ransey, Michael Ray Richardson, Mickey Johnson, Buck Williams.   But nothing prepares you to see Darryl Dawkins walk through a door.   The largest human being I had seen in person in the real world.  Not just on an NBA floor.  Just immense.
    I let them all be and watched amazed from a respectful distance.
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #69 on: February 26, 2024, 02:26:54 PM »
Steve Nash
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #70 on: February 26, 2024, 02:30:37 PM »
budget Jason Williams
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #71 on: February 26, 2024, 02:54:12 PM »
Brunson was a second round pick.

Sure, but he would be a lottery pick if they re-did that draft knowing what we know now.  If you're an NBA front-office and you think TK is going to turn out like Brunson, you draft him a lot higher than Brunson originally was.

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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #72 on: February 26, 2024, 07:50:41 PM »
Steve Nash

I’ve thought this too, but I’m always reluctant to make comparisons to an all time great.

Tyler and Nash are similar size and similar in terms of athleticism. I think they have comparable basketball IQ and court vision as well as passing skills.

I saw Nash play in person when he was on the Suns and watched him drain 31 3’s in a row during warm ups. I don’t think he hit the rim with any of them. Just pure, it was incredible. Tyler doesn’t have anywhere near as pure a shot as Nash did. Doesn’t mean he can’t improve and develop his shot, but it’s not there yet and probably will never be.
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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #73 on: February 27, 2024, 05:57:47 PM »
This is as good a place as any to ask this.  Has anyone noticed the national media - namely ESPN - has a couple of talking heads who pronounce his name ko-LEK? I've heard it on two different occasions now by two different people.  National player of the year candidate - get it right.

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Re: The Tyler Kolek Player Comp Thread
« Reply #74 on: February 28, 2024, 09:32:07 AM »
How about F-em to Damon Stoudamire and Kam to Salim Stoudamire.
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