Mar 14, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart (33) brings the ball up the court against the Baylor Bears in the second half during the second round of the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center. Oklahoma State defeated Baylor 74-72. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft: Draftee Player Comparisons

It is extremely difficult for anyone to know exactly what type of player the young hopeful draftees in this year’s NBA Draft will turn out to be. Sometimes, experts are right on the money. Other times, they are so far off it’s crazy.

When you look at guys who could be around when the Utah Jazz pick at number five, you want to draft a guy who has a lot of upside and can help push you closer to a championship caliber team. Jazz fans will look closer at guys like Marcus Smart, Dante Exum, Noah Vonleh, Julius Randle, and Aaron Gordon. They will also look at guys who should be available around 23 like Glenn Robinson III, Jordan Clarkson, CJ Wilcox, James Young, and Cleanthony Early. Is there a guy that can help the Jazz there? Here is a list of player comparisons for all the draftees in this year’s NBA Draft.

Draftee Name
Player Comparison
Andrew WigginsVince CarterRudy Gay
Jabari ParkerCarmelo Anthony
Joel EmbiidTim DuncanHakeem Olajuwon
Marcus SmartDwyane Wade
Noah VonlehWayman TisdaleJamal Mashburn
Dante ExumPenny HardawayLeandro Barbosa
Julius RandleDavid LeeBilly Owens
Aaron GordonKenneth Faried
Rodney HoodRashard Lewis
Zach LaVineRussell Westbrook
Gary HarrisOJ Mayo
Dario SaricBoris DiawDejan Bodiroga
Nik StauskasJason Kapono
Doug McDermottWally SczerbiakTracy Murray
Kyle AndersonJalen RoseLamar Odom
Elfrid PaytonDevin HarrisRajon Rondo
TJ WarrenCaron ButlerJarvis Hayes
Jusuf NurkicNikola PekovicZaza Pachulia
Adreian PayneDrew Gooden Robert Horry
Shabazz NapierMike Bibby
Glenn Robinson IIITrevor Ariza
Jordan ClarksonMichael Carter-Williams
CJ WilcoxHubert Davis
James YoungDaequan CookArron Afflalo
Tyler EnnisJrue HollidayGeorge Hill
Cleanthony EarlyCliff Robinson
Jordan AdamsAnthony Morrow
Jerami GrantThaddeus Young
Clint CapelaIan MahinmiAmir Johnson
Bogdan BogdanovicJiri Welsch
PJ HairstonRicardo LedoIsaiah Rider
Mitch McGaryTodd Fuller Bill Laimbeer
Spencer DinwiddieBrian Shaw
Vasilje MicicJose Calderon
KJ McDanielsJefferey Taylor
Markel BrownCuttino MobleyRay Allen
Nick JohnsonShannon Brown
Damien InglisChris Owens
DeAndre DanielsQuincy Miller
Walter TavaresPeter John Ramos
Thanasis AntetokounmpoBruce Bowen
Khem BirchJerome Williams
Dwight PowellMason Plumlee
Semaj ChristonDevin HarrisKeyon Dooling
Johnny O'BryantAndray Blatche
James McAdooMario Bennett
Jarnell StokesDejuan Blair
Deonte BurtonTroy Bell
Cameron BairstowDarius Songaila
Jabari BrownBobby Phills
CJ FairDorrell Wright
Alessandro GentileSasha Danilovic
DeAndre KaneMardy Collins
Joe HarrisAdam Haluska
Ojars Silins(none)(none)
Andre DawkinsFred Hoiberg
Alec BrownMatt Bullard
Cory JeffersonCarlos Rogers
Isaiah AustinAlexis Ajinca

It is always interesting to see a bit of a preview on these players, now we just wait to see if they can play up to their comparisons, or in their case, play better.

Do you agree with the comparisons for these players? Specifically for the players that the Jazz are looking at? If not, leave a comment below and tell us what you think.

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