Sport NBA Draft 2018: Suns GM says Mohamed Bamba is ahead of Rudy Gobert at same age

17:25  10 june  2018
17:25  10 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

NBA Draft 2018: Mo Bamba doing everything in his power to keep Grizzlies from taking him, report says

  NBA Draft 2018: Mo Bamba doing everything in his power to keep Grizzlies from taking him, report says The Grizzlies have the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.According to ESPN, Bamba is going out of his way to avoid getting picked by Memphis.

Basketball Insiders | NBA Rumors And Basketball News. NBA PM: Rudy Gobert is Ahead of 2018 NBA Consensus Mock Draft – Ver 5.0. NBA Daily: What’s to Make of This Situation in Philly? The more I watch film of Mohamed Bamba , the more I become convinced he could go higher on draft

Bamba , 19, is ahead of where Gobert was at 21, but effort was never an issue for Gobert . Check out The Ringer’s analysis of the 2018 NBA draft ’s best prospects. It remains to be seen whether those words will stand true for Bamba .

Mohamed Bamba worked out individually for the Suns on Saturday and clearly impressed Suns general manager Ryan McDonough.

The 7-footer, who played one collegiate season at Texas, prompted McDonough to draw comparisons between Bamba and Jazz star Rudy Gobert.

He gave some high praise to Bamba saying that "at 20 years old he's ahead of where Rudy was."

"Now Rudy's made tremendous strides over the last three or four years," McDonough said, via the Associated Press. "The question for Mo is can he fill out his body the way Rudy has?

"But in terms of measurements, they're similar. In terms of the willingness and desire to anchor a defense and protect the rim, they're similar. I think Mo probably is a little more mobile at the same age, and Rudy is probably stronger, more physically developed at the same age."

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Points: 2261. BallerScript's 2018 Mock Draft . Online. I've been thinking of player comparisons for Mohamed Bamba and a player that sprung to mind was Sam Bowie. I don’t know what they did with Gobert , but by season 1 of the NBA , that quality was gone.

AUSTIN, TX - DECEMBER 29: Mohamed Bamba . Rudy Gobert is one of the best players in the NBA and arguably the best center in the game. In the 2018 NBA Draft , the Dallas Mavericks might get their own version in Mo Bamba .

Bamba loved the comparison, saying, “(Gobert) just changed the geometry of the game. When he’s not blocking the shot, he’s in the back of your mind.”

a close up of a statue of a person: Mohamed Bamba © (Getty Images) Mohamed Bamba

Although Bamba is working out for other teams, he wasn't willing to reveal which ones.

The Suns have the No. 1 overall pick in this month's draft. Deandre Ayton worked out with the franchise Wednesday, while Marvin Bagley III did on Friday.

NBA Draft 2018 rumors: Knicks impressed with Miami’s Lonnie Walker and Kentucky’s Kevin Knox .
New York holds the No. 9 overall pick after finishing last season with a 29-53 record. Some team executives support drafting Walker because of his athleticism and defensive versatility, the report says, while Knox impressed the organization in his individual workout.Walker averaged 11.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game as a freshman last season. He also knocked down 34.6 percent of his 3-pointers.MORE: NBA Draft 2018 rumors: Complete list of green room invitees | NBA Draft 2018: Suns will reportedly not trade No. 1 pick for Kawhi LeonardKnox tallied a team-high 15.

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