Incredible combination of length and tremendous athleticism
Explosive at the rim
Runs the floor extremely well
Smooth driving to the bucket
Ability to rebound and then lead the break
Wingspan helps his shot blocking and rebounding
Solid mid-range game
Still a work in progress with his all-around offensive game
Will need to develop a better one-on-one offensive attack
Free throw shooter
Summary: It is rare to find a player of Jones' height with the athleticism that he possesses. He does not yet have a complete basketball game but all the skills are there for him to be a dynamic NBA player which is why he should be a top-five lock this summer; possibly going first overall.
Player Comparison: Anthony Randolph. Potential, potential, potential. That is all we hear about when people discuss Jones' NBA prospects, and we keep waiting for Randolph to cash in on his potential as well. Both players are tall, lengthy, thin and athletically gifted, but still raw in their all-around game and not at all physical. Randolph has not reached that potential yet but if Jones does, he can be a very special player.
I really don't understand why you keep bashing the 49ers contracts. You have to overpay for guys when you have one of the worst rosters in the NFL. Beyond that, they have nearly $70 mill in cap space even after free agency, so what's the big deal if they overspend?