@Walter: My friend you are unfortunately in what I like to call the "sh t twi-light zone." I have been following your NBA picks for the last few days or so and......Damn son, you are at ground zero of the already mentioned "....zone." We have all been there and like a bad taco,..."this to will pass." Tonight s debacle was a missed 2nd free throw by Toronto that would have at least gave you a push. Hang in there man.....just brutal three or four games.
Comfortable putting the ball on the deck with either hand
Effectively uses pump fakes to create space or get defenders in the air
Length helps him be an effective shot blocker
Consistency with his jump shot
Too selfish at times
Will need to learn how to bang with NBA power forwards without getting into foul trouble
Could polish up his post moves on the block
Summary: Jones looks like a top-10 pick due to his versatility on the floor. He has already made a huge impact at Kentucky and looks like a player who is ready to contribute at the next level. If he can maintain the high level of play throughout the season, I cannot see him dropping out of the top 10 with the possibility of being one of the first five players taken in the NBA Draft.
Player Comparison: Josh Smith. Besides the left-handed parallel, Smith was an incredible all-around talent with an NBA-ready build when he entered the league. Jones is an inside/outside threat who can put the ball on the deck just like Smith, and affects the game in so many different ways. Both players also seem to have a little attitude to their game.