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Thread: Alperen Şengün in the NBA

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    Sengün was selected by Houston at 16. Didnt expect it at all tbh. I expected him to get drafted between 8 and 14 but ok this is really not very important. Houston is in total rebuild process. Christian Wook should be set for the starting center position and I dont see much problems using Sengün or Garuba with him. Both are great passers and can utilize him.

    First of all, the most important point, hell get play time from day 1...

    but I see 3 major problems:

    1. Houston has the guys for a transition based game.
    2. Although I dont think that John Wall will stay Green and Wall are ball dominant players and Sengün is someone who is useful with the ball in his hands.
    I expect Jokic like transition passes from him. Green is his man in this issue. He has that skill but running will be a problem.
    3. There is more space and NBA players are much more athletic than BSL players, he must work on his lateral quickness and show that he is at least an average defender. He must work smart with positioning and use the right angles etc

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    I am not going to say "look, I told you, didnt I". Sengün has still loads of work to do, especially in the pick and roll defense but its really good to see that he can produce in 1 vs 1 for himself. This was what I expected from the first minute. Admittedly, he struggled in the first game doing it against Mobley but it was just the excitement of the first game. He is creating from the perimeter, knows exactly where to stay to be available for easy buckets, he finds his team mates in the low and high post, shows great rebounding instincts. What will not translate from the summer league is his block average of 4 Blocks.

    Alperen as expected has a rock solid motor and is very skilled. The most important part in his offensive game is to develop a mid range jumper. He will reach his potential of being a passer and finisher when opponents need to respect his shot. We will see how much he can create against stronger opponents. I never saw him giving up against bigger guys but guys like Embiid or Stevens are a different level physically.

    He should be playing around 20-25 minutes per game and should focus on shots and his physical development. Is a season of finding out where his focus should be. I will evaluate him after the 2023 season.

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    Sengun is another well known story about how Americans see European prospects.

    Americans:

    - Yeah, he might be pretty good, whatever...

    Americans after see him actually play:

    - He's so GOOD!

    Remember how many people made a joke of themselves evaluating Donic....Sengun is not Doncic off couse, but he can be an all star one day. Sooner than latter, specially if he will shoot some.

    I see some Rockets people have no idea what they got in Sengun and Garuba, that's pretty funny. We talk how global all shit is today, but many American announcers and commentators just have no clue about these players
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