NBA Exec: Bamba May Have Higher Upside Than Ayton ๐Ÿ‘€

by May 04, 2018
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Texas big man Mo Bamba may have a higher upside than Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, according to one Eastern Conference executive.

In a story by The Athletic‘s Michael Scotto, the NBA exec said that Bamba’s elite skill (shot-blocking) may give him the edge over Ayton.

Via HoopsHype:

โ€œI like Bamba a lot,โ€ an Eastern Conference executive told The Athletic. โ€œHeโ€™s one of the top picks for me. I would seriously look at him and DeAndre Ayton and see who has the bigger upside. I think his upside may be better than Aytonโ€™s. Heโ€™s such an elite shot blocker.

“His skill level isnโ€™t bad, and itโ€™s getting better. He has a nice touch, and heโ€™s going to get better. Ayton has a super body right now. Bamba needs to get stronger. But you canโ€™t go wrong either way. Which one has the drive to be great? Ayton right now is the better overall player, but Bamba has an elite skill.โ€