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How many 7' tall guys have 3 point range and the ability to catch and dunk?


Jerome couldn't dunk. Guy couldn't really dunk. Guy wasn't that great at scoring in traffic. Plus, they're both guards. They're expected to be able to shoot from range and score from driving. Not many Cs have Huff's capabilities on offense.

Look at the NBA. The stretch 5s and stretch 4s literally do just that. Shoot from distance or dunk. With the longer NBA 3 point line, sure some guys like Al Horford shoot "mid range" shots, but they are in essence, college 3 pointers. If you are a good enough shooter like Huff to draw guys from the basket to defend you, you do 3 things: space the floor for other shooters/drivers, give yourself the opportunity to shoot the 3, open up back door cuts for you to go and dunk a lob. How many 5s and 4s in college can you say that about that are 7' tall? Not many. And not many 5s and 4s have true post up games... So they can either shoot or drive, but not many can post up any more. Other than his deficiencies on defense, Huff is becoming exactly the kind of big man that teams are looking for right now. If he cleans up on the defensive end, he's going to be a force on offense.

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Posted: 08/07/2019 at 5:34PM



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