In case you forgot what he looked like, here’s some video of Hasheem Thabeet dominating the NBADL yesterday.
Depending on how you cut video footage, you can make anyone or anything look better, but the truth is that Thabeet doesn’t look that bad in these clips. Yes, the comp is light, but in terms of what he would be expected to do in the NBA? Not terrible. He can clearly block shots and he can clearly rebound the basketball. The left-handed hooks and any other offense you get out him? Gravy.
I’m not saying Thabeet’s going to be a star or even a very good NBA player, but I doubt that he will be a total bust. And there are plenty of big men in the NBA right now playing legit minutes who probably couldn’t put together an 18-point, 13-rebound, 4-block, 2-dime stat line in a D-League game. In the future though, he should definitely stay out of the way of THIS.
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