What you missed: Zion, Putin Week
Zion Williamson as an NBA player, and tracking the movements of Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov
Over the last few days subscribers received TrueHoop’s PUTIN WEEK wrap up and David Thorpe’s assessment of Duke’s Zion Williamson. In addition to full articles at least twice weekly, subscribers have access to TrueHoop closed group events.
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Zion is finishing the best season of all-time
Once upon a time they said Charles Barkley was the wrong shape and size for the NBA. He was maybe 6-foot-5. Too small, they said, for a power forward, and bulky against many of the NBA bigs. Many said he would struggle in the NBA!
He didn’t. At all. His hands, skill, and feel for the game, his extreme competitiveness and aggression, and his overall talent made him an 11-time All-NBA choice. Barkley is my favorite comparison for Zion because of his fire. Zion competes, every game, like he’s hoping to make the team. That motor more than makes up for height issues, as Barkley’s opponents, and Zion’s, can attest. Williamson barely ever takes even a possession off. Barkl…
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