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Tidjane Salaun NBA Comparisons

Tidjane Salaun NBA Comparisons

This year’s draft is full of unknowns. Trying to predict how the prospects in this class will develop is the equivalent of playing darts blindfolded. You might hit the nail on the head or you might blow a hole in the wall. The only way to know is to take your best shot, and Charlotte did that by selecting the youngest player in the draft, Tidjane Salaün.

Charlotte may be in a rebuilding phase, but they’re not in a position where they have to put too much of a burden on the 18-year-old. They’ll let him develop in Greensboro while also getting some action here and there on the big league club.

What kind of player can he be once he becomes a more regular player in Charlotte’s rotation? Danny Chau from The RingerIt bears the marks of Aaron Gordon and Chandler Parsons.

“After trading PJ Washington to the Mavericks last trade window, Charlotte realized it needed more versatility at the forward position. And you can see Salaun developing into a Washington-type power wing. Salaun It seems like an NBA player. He plays very hard. He turns 19 toward the end of the Paris Olympics. He has the best physique in this draft class, standing at 6 feet 9 inches, with long arms and broad shoulders that could add a lot of muscle in the years ahead. His general skill set is that of a 3-and-D combo forward, but his build could give him the opportunity to play as a switch big as he gets stronger. But Charlotte’s development plan will have to be meticulous: Salaun has a long way to go to fulfill the vision the team has in mind.”

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