Jay Bilas high on Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith

S NBA Draft on the horizon, the noise of top prospects like Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith Jr. is the highest value of all time. ESPN Jay Bilas recently compared Holmgren and Smith to superstars Janice Adetokunmpo and Kevin Durant.

For Holmgren, the road to the draft was not easy, as he was thoroughly scrutinized throughout the process. As long as he remains a contender for the number. 1 choice, his body has many analysts who question his abilities.

Bilas believes Holmgren looks like a young Adetokunmpo when he enters the league. If the teams manage to overcome his current physical construction, Holmgren can be special.

“Holmgren is something of a baby Janice with the way he plays,” Bilas said. “You have to get over his body because you don’t see much of his body style in the NBA. At least you haven’t, but Holmgren is the real deal.”

Comparing Holmgren to Antetokounmpo is an exciting approach for Bilas, but not as crazy as it may sound.

Entering the NBA, Janice was not the “Greek freak” people think he is today. As a rookie, he was skinny. Nine seasons later, he gained so much muscle.

While Holmgren looks thinner because he is taller and taller, the idea is the same. If Holmgren manages to put on Adetokunmpo-type muscles, he could become a freak himself.

.@JayBilas believes that Jabari Smith should be the number. 1 project of choice 👀 “With Jabari Smith you have someone who compares a little with Kevin Durant.” https://t.co/IqdsRfFY9O

However, Bilas believes that Smith should be the number. 1 choice on Thursday night.

“I think it’s a difficult decision,” Bilas said. “If it was me, I would have taken Jabbari Smith, but only a little. It’s hard.”

While Holmgren has the potential to be the next Janice, Jay Bilas believes Smith is closer to being the next Kevin Durant.

Jay Bilas believes that Jabari Smith is like Kevin Durant and Chet Holmgren is like baby Janice Adetokunmpo

Jabari Smith's photo makes him look like Kevin Durant.
Jabari Smith’s photo makes him look like Kevin Durant.

While the idea of ​​Holmgren being a baby Adetokunmpo can do it №. 1 choice, Smith’s comparison is also interesting. Bilas believes that the shooting and Smith’s body could make him the next Kevin Durant.

“With Jabari Smith, you have someone who compares little to Kevin Durant,” Bilas said. “With his ability to shoot the ball. He is a great offensive player and can defend many positions. It can block blows. . 1 choice. “

Smith feels good compared to Durant.

Although neither Smith nor Holmgren can match their comparisons, the idea explains why competition for the best choice is so fierce.


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