Why does everyone think that Zion Williamson is this can’t miss Superstar?

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  1. steph_harden

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    You hear it everywhere...”The Zion Williamson Sweepstakes” You got all
    These talking heads acting like he’s the next generational guy. But why? Yea he’s got freak athleticism....he’s even got nice vision/passing skills and can handle the ball. I like the kid. But I’m not seeing this “generational thing”

    First off he’s a 4 in college but won’t be nearly as effective in the nba level at his size

    Doesn’t shoot it or handle it well enough to play the 3.

    So what’s everyone seeing with this kid? Why is he “can’t miss”? It’s not a Lebron situation where he had rare elite skills and elite size from the jump...son looks tweanerish to me. I’m still hoping he does live up to the hype...maybe the Knicks get him and he electrifies the Garden. But imma have to reserve judgement on this one
     
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    Most NBA 4s are SFs 10 years ago
     
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    I’ll be honest I haven’t seen a whole lot of this dude but he looks like a faster Blake. Now I don’t understand how he’s faster because he’s big as shyt....but he is.
     
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    Nah, he does actually have a lot of skills though. I don’t know about can’t miss LeBron level talent like some are trying to push, but media has clicks they’re trying to get so :yeshrug:

    He has good court vision, is a good passer and unselfish. Obviously he’s already got a better body than a majority of the league right now. He’s left handed. His energy/motor is there. It’s really just up to if he wants it or not; he has every advantage you need to succeed. It’ll come down to work ethic and there’s been no reports of him not being a beast in that regard.
     
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    because they see he has some generational skills usually dudes like that are successful unless they get injuries and things...The #1 picks or high picks who were bust usually don't have those types of skills like Fultz for example. He had a versatile skill set of things he did well but nothing he was generational at where as a guy like Anthony Davis, KAT, Derrick Rose for example had some skill that you dont' see fairly often that would help them become dominant some even possess more than one of these skills...
     
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    Nah... And I say this as a Zion doubter before the season

    He isn't some super athletic freak that has 0 basketball talent or IQ. He has skill. His mentality is great. He plays a team game. He isn't a Wiggins or Brandon Ingram. Those guys could play 48 minutes and you would forget they were in the game.

    Zion is a dog. I don't like the LeBron comparisons because they play nothing alike though. More like a Blake / Barkley mold imo.

    He could be a small ball 5 no problem. 6'6 guys have played center before ala Chuck Hayes or Draymond
     
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    People compared Randle to Barkley but this is probably the closest thing we've seen since.
     
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    He relies on his size/strength in the ncaa which will be a non factor in the nba.
    Most overrated prospect in years.
     
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    Barkley in the modern nba would be at best 70% of the player he was when he was playin 80/90s.
    Zion isn't half as good as barkley. So there u go. Have what his prospects will be in the nba. Not even an all star level player
     
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    Dude will be NBA Flopped

    Especially if he ends up in Cleveland
     
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    For a guy that heavy to have such fluid body control, there's something about that.
     
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    In high school he was bigger and more athletic than everybody.
    In college he's playing with two other top 5 recruits, so his team is loaded.

    I think he's a good talent and has skills but I don't know if he's worth tanking for or a guaranteed #1 type pick.
     
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    He’s a oversized Ewok

    He will eat himself out the nba
     
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    Regular_P Just end the season.

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    He's gonna be the strongest guy in the league when he arrives and he still moves like a cat. That alone doesn't guarantee success, but look at the success Julius Randle is having this season. I think he's overrated despite his numbers but he's putting up 20/9 this season because of his speed and strength. Zion is stronger and faster than him with insane leaping ability.
     
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