Thoughts on Tony Mitchell?

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Mark V, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. TaS

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    Knight/Pope/Mitchell/Smith/Drummond

    Could be an impenetrable defensive unit after the rookies get past the rookie whistle phase.


    Was watching the draft express workout video with him and when they asked him what he brings to the table, the order of attributes went:

    Rebounding, athleticism, defense, and being a good guy.

    His shooting form looked good, although it is a little mechanical. Looks like he is capable of making NBA 3's if he's wide open. He also seemed to like the step back J (maybe because he's getting so much spring off of his legs that he needs to step back to soften the shot).
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    He is the the missing ingredient to the post season.
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    Haven't we heard it all before? At this point, I would love to see this come to fruition, but I'll reserve my judgment until this actually pans out.
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    I can't picture anyone this athletic wearing Piston gear in a long time (Terrico White perhaps?)
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    We'll see, we'll see. Again, I sure hope that it does work out to the best, but how did Terrico work out?
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    To be clear, I'm not saying that Mitch is a lock for the HOF. ...I'm not even saying he's a lock to remain in the NBA after his rookie contract is up.
    All I'm saying is that from an athletic standpoint, he has some advantages over almost every other player selected in the 2013 draft.
    ...Whether that translates to contributing to the success of the Pistons is anybody's guess.
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    That he does. But he has to take that ability and use it. Many analysts thought that he would've been a lottery pick if he had a strong season at college.
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    DO NOT mess with Tony Mitchell.

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    he reminds me of Amir Johnson; late pick, extremely athletic. Does anyone know anything about his bball iq/whether he has a jumper/otherwise decent skillset? Or is he a pure dunker and rebounder (possibly shot blocker) like AJ?
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    Mitchell shot 44% from deep in '11-12. It was not a very big sample, but it shows his jumper isn't useless. May be a bit inconsistant.

    Decent video showing his skillset (I think most of the footage is from the '11-12 season)
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    best case scenario:
    Tony Mitchell = Blake Griffin
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    worst case scenario:
    Tony Michell = Merv Griffin
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    Double-double from Mitchell last night, or so I heard.

    Good stuff.

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