What They're Saying About The Clippers' Draft Picks...
|Posted: June 30th|
Take a look at what those around the basketball world are saying about the two newest Clippers' big men, Chris Kaman and Sofoklis Schortsanitis....
First Round (#6 overall) - Chris Kaman
(Ht: 7'0" | Wt: 255 | Wingspan: 6'11.75")
"He can use both hands, he can run the floor. If he gets fouled, he can hit free throws. Kaman is the best true center we've faced all season...he'll make a great pro."
Randy Pfund, President and General Manager - Miami Heat
"Kaman is a 7-foot American that can put the ball in the basket, and that's hard to come by."
Scott Perry, Director of Player Personell - Detroit Pistons
"We watched him a lot during the year. He can score, pass and is NBA-ready."
Marty Blake, Director of Scouting - NBA
"He is the only legitimate center in college basketball. Kaman has a lot of ability and should be able to be a very good NBA center, in time."
Jay Smith, Head Coach - Central Michigan University
"If Chris is playing the way he's supposed to play, people are going to see a very agile, quick 7-footer. He can alter shots. He has a variety of post moves inside and at times you'll wonder if he's right or left handed. He makes free throws. And he's a guy that when he's double and triple teamed, he'll pass it out."
Glen Grunwald, General Manager - Toronto Raptors
"He's very skilled, he's got great footwork, [and] he's more athletic than you'd give him credit for, I think. And he's only going to get better. He's got good size, but he needs to improve his strength a bit. That's going to come with the work and the maturity."
Second Round (#34 overall) - Sofoklis Schortsanitis
(Ht: 6'9" | Wt: 255 | Wingspan: N/A)
|Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000)|
"He's really a big, big kid, and he's very long, He measures 6-8 1/2, [but] length-wise, he's probably about a 6-11 player."
"[Schortsanitis] is very strong and capable of playing with his back to the basket. He's a good rebounder and can score in the low post. He has a nice array of post moves including a sweet baby hook. He can be very agressive, but somehow his game looks smooth."
Frank Johnson, Head Coach - Phoenix Suns
“Good Lord! Eighteen years old and a body like that? He has great hands, great feet, a nice little soft touch. You start thinking, ‘Okay, two, three years, what if?’ There are a lot of possibilities there. He is very intriguing.”