With all the analyzing and hatred over the pick, it is generally considered that Bird played it safe and drafted someone who should have some worth but isn't going to set the world on fire. He isn't going to put us over the top. But, best case scenario, how good can Tyler be?
His pro's are apparently his winning pedigree, his motor/effort, and he has a decent mid range jump shot. However, his con's are certainly his size (6-8), his post moves (they will get swatted), he is not very athletic (screw workout athleticism), and the fact he is already 24 years old.
What is his ceiling? Many people compare him to Jeff Foster, but Foster is listed at 6-11 and does not have a jump shot. The next effort guy that comes to my head is Varejao of Cleveland, but once again he is listed at 6-11. He does not have the athleticism to be like similar sized Ben Wallace. Paul Millsap comes to mind, but once again is he athletic enough?
Someone mentioned Millsap down there and I wanted to make a post about it...
If you check Draft Express for pre-draft measurement, Hansbrough is actually taller and rated more athletic.
The big difference between the two? Look at their rebounding in College...
Hansbrough: 7.8, 7.9, 10.2, 8.1
Millsap: 12.5, 12.4, 13.3
So, Hansbrough rates as more athletic, much taller, and supposedly has a great motor, yet wasn't near the rebounding monster as Millsap was in college. Discouraging.
So what say you... What is Psycho-T (horrid nickname, worse than T-bone or whatever he wants you to call him) best case scenario?