Originally Posted by carp
Kurt Thomas maybe? Kevin Willis?
Amir is not as physically strong as Thomas and not nearly as tall as Willis (who was also an all-star during his prime). On the positive side for Amir, neither of those guys could grab a defensive rebound and go end to end for a layup, the way Amir did against the Hornets yesterday.
Amir does use a semi-hook the way Willis occasionally did. And he is developing a decent set-shot like Thomas. I can see it once in a while, I guess.
It really is kind of hard to compare him to somebody. He's not good enough to be compared to some of the more mobile PFs, like Josh Smith, but he's not a significant enough defensive presence to be compared to certain centers.
That's just my opinion, though.
I do like his value more and more. His contract doesn't look so bad now, even if he is coming off the bench and playing behind Davis in 2 years.