Many fans praising Jonas domination of Under 19 basketball tournament. He deserves those praises for playing this well but let’s not kid ourselves. Wait until he plays the Men’s tournament in the end of August before we can see any indication of NBA potential.
There have been a quite few names thrown around for NBA comparisons to Jonas. Everything from Chandler to Ilgauskus. Of those of you that have been watching him during the U19′s, who would you compare him too?
I think the 2007 Raptor team's biggest problem was a lack of secondary scoring option. We had Bosh (who was neutralized by Mikey freakin' Moore), and everyone else. Was any team scared of Calderon or Parker dropping 25? Definitely not.
This year, we've got 2 legit scorers in Lowry and DeRozan, and even Salmons and Vasquez have the ability to turn a broken play into 2 points. I'm not suggesting this current team are worldbeaters, but their offense isn't as one-dimensional as the 2007 team, without even saying anything about the improved defense.