The best NBA prospects you have never heard of
You won’t see Josh Giddey on the Brilliant House or SLAM Brilliant Scroll, at least not yet.
But don’t get me wrong, he is the best NBA striker you have never heard of.
After the success of his native Australia, Giddey quickly made his professional debut on the Adelaide 36ers team.
However, in the underground world, everyone starts to realize how special this child is, and it will soon become popular in other parts of the world.
It may seem lazy to compare Jidi with fellow Ben Simmons, but there are undeniable similarities.
Like Simmons, Giddy is a very large point guard in Melbourne, he has a whimsical vision, passing ability and smart basketball skills A place for the national team Before he was 18 years oldday birthday.
Giddey did not evade these comparisons, adding that he has been studying Simmons games for many years.
Jidi said to “Forever Basketball”: “He is a bigger defender like me, just like he passes the ball, and looking at the floor is like what I tried to do.”
“I looked at people like Ben Simmons and Luca Donic, trying to pick up the little things they did… Ben would have looked at one way and passed another little thing like that.”
There is no doubt that the pass is the deadliest weapon in the Gidi arsenal.
According to 36ers general manager Jeff Van Groningen (Jeff Van Groningen), he has the kind of vision that is rare in the world and has “periscopes instead of eyes”.
Even better, he has enough space to watch the guards and smart people, and can see the game unfold before the game takes place.
Now, Jidi’s focus is on improving his shooting ability.
He was the first to admit that he had something to do with his stroke, and at the age of 17, if he wanted to be a member of the NBA, he still had a lot of work to do.
“I have been eating a lot of“Giddy said. “Two months after I returned to Melbourne, I gained five to six kilograms.
“Obviously, it’s important for me to become strong. Since I was a kid, I entered the men’s league and was able to have my own team. Therefore, I just ate a lot of things, brought a lot of things, protein shakes, all these things.”
Of course, if Jidi chooses the university route, the introduction to the American audience will be accelerated.
The young man had always dreamed of college games and attracted invitations from the universities of Arizona, Colorado and Baylor.
But in the end, he couldn’t shake the feeling of growing up with the adult men.
He said: “It was a difficult decision.” “I went to Colorado, but I just thought NBL would be better for my long-term goal of playing in the NBA.
“As long as you develop professional alliances with those veterinarians who prove themselves, against larger bodies, seniors, and professional players, I really think this will help me develop faster.”
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Giddey just turned to college basketball and to the latest prospects of professional games. He said that LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton did something last season. The degree influenced his decision.
“I remember when Terrance Ferguson did this, it was a while ago, and I was still fully prepared to go to college.
“But seeing LaMelo and RJ come out to do what they are doing here… This is not the final determinant, but it definitely made me think.”
In addition, what makes Gidi’s decision easier is that he believes 36 people are committed to helping players like him reach new heights.
The 36 teams are working hard to become a basketball manufacturing plant to serve players who are suitable for the NBA. Former Atlanta Hawks center Isaac Humphries (Isaac Humphries) has signed on to join Ji in Adelaide next season. Di, if the management gets their support, there is at least one player with this ability.
Giddey likes where he fits these plans, and left the deep impression he made when he initially met Van Groningen and 36ers boss Grant Kelley.
“Grant is a good person,” Giddy said. “That was the first time I saw him, and I liked what he had to say. The way he talked about Adelaide and what his plan was, it just made me want to participate.
“Jeff has worked in the league for a long time, so he knows what he is doing, and he knows a lot of people. You know he will attract those who give us the best chance of winning the championship.
“That was the first time I met Jeff and Grant, but after that chat, I knew Adelaide was where I wanted to go.”
Jidi said there is no guarantee that he can enter the NBA after playing for a season in Adelaide.
He focuses on the best route, not necessarily the fastest route.
Moreover, if the young Australian decides to stay for another year, then NBA fans can rest assured that he will be worth the wait.
This post is written by Nick Jungfer