Well, according to the BleacherReport.com, they think it’s quite the possibility:
This year, people were hating on the draft class. They said no one will be an all-star besides Blake Griffin which is false. This class has many other studs such as Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry, James Harden, and more.
Evans could be as good as Griffin and could possibly go down as the best player in this draft class once his shot improves. Curry will be good depending on how much Don Nelson plays him. James Harden will be a key factor to the young Oklahoma City Thunder who will make noise in the future.
I was all for Ricky Rubio prior, during, and after the draft…and I still think his game was needed in Sacramento for a variety of reasons, not only basketball related. That said, Tyreke was always my second choice and I’m glad he’s a Sacramento King. His game drips All-Star potential and league star, because let’s face it…the style he plays breeds NBA popularity. So that begs the question – will he be as good or better than Blake Griffin? I could go out on a limb and say yes, because it is quite possible. That’s not a slight on Griffin, as he’ll be a very talented pro…but one might say Evans’ potential has a higher ceiling. But potential is an extremely dirty word. One that should be placed around egg shells, as you walk lightly (and carry that big stick).
Do I agree with BleacherReport’s notion that Tyreke has the ability to be better than Blake? It’s a tough call. Neither has played a professional game yet and both have such a different style of game, it’s comparing an apple to an orange. I do know though that Tyreke has an incredible skill set and the idea of him being better than Blake Griffin in due time is not that far fetched.