Chauncey Billups doubles down on Joel Embiid-DeAndre Ayton comparison | The Jump

  • Published on Oct 18, 2018
  • After Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid called out Chauncey Billups for a comparison between him and Phoenix Suns rookie DeAndre Ayton, Billups doubles down on his original argument that the two players have eerily similar styles.
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  • Alex
    Alex 7 months ago

    Deandre Ayton literally cannot play defense at all. There is no comparison.

    DEUTERONOMY EXODUS 7 months ago

    Joel Embiid is right and Chauncey you sir are wrong. With all your experience, how come you can't see that Ayden dont play the defense Embiid plays??? Either you are being disingenuous or you are only focus on their offensive play. Even on offense, Ayden don't have what Embiids has in his repertoire. #Facts

  • Dennis Menace
    Dennis Menace 7 months ago

    Plays shitty d though. Offensively this kid is gross just gotta work on that defense.

  • Cerebra; Assassin
    Cerebra; Assassin 8 months ago +2

    Ayton looks soft as hell

  • TheNamesDitto
    TheNamesDitto 8 months ago

    Ayton is already better than Embiid because you can play him all the time. No minutes restriction for that guy

    • typeical
      typeical 8 months ago

      TheNamesDitto embiid has no minute restrictions this season

  • ö ü
    ö ü 8 months ago

    I literally heard just this morning that ayton said he grew up idolizing embiid

  • Malcolm Hill
    Malcolm Hill 8 months ago +1

    Embiid is to Shaq, what Ayton is to David Robinson

  • Kota Kidd
    Kota Kidd 8 months ago

    What! Ain't nobody talk'N about Devin! Y'all just bandwagon'N!

  • Sean Powlesland
    Sean Powlesland 8 months ago

    Joel embiid thinks he's God's gift to earth

  • Sid Johnson
    Sid Johnson 8 months ago

    I remember seeing some dumbass analyst say early in 2018 that Devin Booker should be traded for Lonzo Bum 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Brandon Martin
    Brandon Martin 8 months ago

    Ayton has the higher ceiling. Mark my words. Embiids offense is very overrated. Ayton might end up being a better version of David Robinson. Embiid has been compared to Hakeem but look how inefficient embiid is. He’s nowhere close to Hakeem

    • typeical
      typeical 8 months ago

      Ayton doesn’t compare defensively. Offensively he has potential to be on the same level as embiid

    • Yvans
      Yvans 8 months ago +1

      Brandon Martin bro stop overreacting

  • Patrick Barthold
    Patrick Barthold 8 months ago +5

    Lmao who is Zack Lowe talking to that they think devin booker is overrated I truly want to know, the dude is only 21 years old and avg 25 with efficiency last season. He needs get new friends to talk ball with also he called kyrie an A- player like we going to forget that kyrie 25 years old with pedigree plays defense like tries to play defense unlike James harden and you call kyrie an A - player espn you need to FIRE THIS BUM lol 😂

    • Epic Sanchez
      Epic Sanchez 8 months ago +1

      Everyone says he’s overrated just cause the suns were tanking smh

    • Internet troll
      Internet troll 8 months ago

      Bill simmons

  • Jordan Davis
    Jordan Davis 8 months ago +3

    Bill Simmons shits on Devin Booker

  • Super saiyan 3 Roku
    Super saiyan 3 Roku 8 months ago +1

    Rachel can get it

  • Jordan C
    Jordan C 8 months ago +2

    He’s right, I hear a lot of people hating on booker for some reason. Probably all the new fans who just got in to the nba 3 years ago when the warriors got good.

    • Tae Tae
      Tae Tae 8 months ago

      Didnt devin booker come in about 3yrs ago as well😕

  • RandomReviews
    RandomReviews 8 months ago

    Not saying he is but do you think ayton has potential to become someone like AD? I mean it’s early I know but he’s not your average rookie so far

  • Tariq Ansari
    Tariq Ansari 8 months ago +1

    The only people questioning Devin Booker are stat nerds

  • utter west
    utter west 8 months ago +63

    People forget that booker is younger than donavan Mitchell

    • Sean4hero
      Sean4hero 7 months ago

      Nigga if booker was in the jazz it would be wraps

    • Mr B
      Mr B 8 months ago

      @Raul Slaggings well it proves that you assume things about people you don't even know. Enough with the insults bro. Its disgusting trying to have a civil argument with you and all you care about is trying to make me feel bad and what not grow up man

    • Raul Slaggings
      Raul Slaggings 8 months ago

      @Mr B😂😂😂 the fact you have to say that makes yu look like like even more of an idiot !

    • Mr B
      Mr B 8 months ago

      @Raul Slaggings whats your point idiot im not illiterate bro I happen to go to one of the most prestigest high schools in the country. I guarante you im more educated and deffinitely more literate than you are. Mitchell is not better than Booker and never will be period

    • Epic Sanchez
      Epic Sanchez 8 months ago

      Raul Slaggings the Jazz were ass when gobert was injured, get your head outta your ass dude

  • Jay Kelly
    Jay Kelly 8 months ago

    Chauncy is one of the best analysts on tv hands down

  • panner11
    panner11 8 months ago +3

    Embiid is only playing his 3rd year, he shouldn't get offended by comparisons to young players.

  • Jacey Gaither
    Jacey Gaither 8 months ago +21

    In 3 years Ayton will be better than Embiid

    • Vexinton
      Vexinton 7 months ago


    • Cory Lewis
      Cory Lewis 8 months ago +1

      Cmon man, he played 1 game against the Magic. Last season, Embiid scored 25+ against DeAndre Jordon, KAT, Drummond and AD. Right now, you can't compare the 2

    • Ryan Lajara
      Ryan Lajara 8 months ago +1

      Jacey Gaither embiid plays defence

    • Fizzy Frathouse
      Fizzy Frathouse 8 months ago

      Haaaaa no

    • Malcolm Hill
      Malcolm Hill 8 months ago


  • Kim Stuart
    Kim Stuart 8 months ago

    I don't think anybody has ever questioned whether or not d book can ball. I know personally I just said pump the breaks on deeming him the next black mamba and the next best SG in the league. I never gave that title to him not because he wasn't good....but because I can't remember one healthy season he has had since his amazing 71 point game. Have a healthy season, be that dude that can at least get your team to the playoffs as an 8th seed that's all....and then let's revisit the topic.

    • Kim Stuart
      Kim Stuart 8 months ago

      Well i hear you. Rookie season aside and last season aside he has technically only played one legit season. But even then lol, they have been lottery picks every year he has been there, even his one healthy season. Again, I am not saying he is a scrub by any means, dude is legit. I am just saying pump the breaks on the "next black mamba" and the "top 5 SG" least until he has been proven he can consistently lead his team to just an 8th seed lol, not conference finals or the NBA finals anything, just an 8th seed before we say he is the next big thing. That is more than fair i think, we can't just give these high comparisons out hahaha

    • Kim Stuart
      Kim Stuart 8 months ago

      I like what I saw against Dallas. Not as in the "first game" so what feel, but they have chemistry, real chemistry and Trevor Ariza never looked better from every position on the floor, defense and offense and Josh Jackson was confident in shooting the 3 and it looked smooth. I think they have all the potential to make some noise and snag an 8th seed. Booker, Jackson and Ayton could be the big 3 of the future, with a veteran in Trevor, chandler and Crawford. I just have to see it to believe it though lol.

    • jaee hovaa
      jaee hovaa 8 months ago +1

      He hasn't been injured fr lol it's ranking Injured . He hasn't had a real major injury , even the hand surgery was just a cautious thing ..took once month to heal

    • J Pizel
      J Pizel 8 months ago

      This is the first year that they put some good players around him. A game like last night will be the norm now that he won't have the opposing 5 players all focusing on him.

    • Jacey Gaither
      Jacey Gaither 8 months ago

      Agreed as a Suns fan. He's the real deal offensively but Kobe was elite defensively and Booker has a very long way to go on that end.

  • Lavar Stark
    Lavar Stark 8 months ago +1

    Yeah but you still wrong

  • Goku Black
    Goku Black 8 months ago +14

    Ayton could end up being better than embiid if he becomes a elite defender

    • Steve Holler
      Steve Holler 7 months ago

      @Alex What are you talking about?

    • Alex
      Alex 7 months ago

      @Steve Holler yeah so turns out none of this is true now you look like an idiot

    • Malcolm Hill
      Malcolm Hill 7 months ago

      first of all, being a good athlete doesn't equal being a good defender. that is foolish! if that were the case, most guys in the league would be excellent defenders. Defense is 1000% about your mentality. You either take it personal or you don't, that is tough to "teach" to someone.
      Also with Embiid specifically, dude seems to be a bit of a basketball SAVANT. He picks the game up at a rate that is just not normal, any trainer or coach thats worked with him says something along those lines. Relative to size, Embiid plays excellent perimeter defense and is jsut a larger body for people to get around. Ayton is quicker, but far from a better overall athlete, please don't be fooled because Tatum hit a few tough shots against good defense. They both should be great players, but Embiid does not even appear to have a ceiling atm, he could own the league in a couple years

    • Steve Holler
      Steve Holler 8 months ago

      @Malcolm Hill Why don't you explain, oh wise one?

    • Malcolm Hill
      Malcolm Hill 8 months ago

      point 2 shows you don't know wtf you're talking about lmaooo

  • Pach
    Pach 8 months ago +8

    Joel needs worry about his stamina issues and stop getting blocked by smaller players

    • dell cruz
      dell cruz 8 months ago

      They ganged up on Embiid in that game,besides Rozier blocked him from behind,there's absolutely no way Embiid would ever let Rozier block him straight up,GTFO...

    • Epic Sanchez
      Epic Sanchez 8 months ago

      Danny Barcenas Ayton always get double or triple teamed on the inside too

    • CPGoat #3
      CPGoat #3 8 months ago +1

      @Danny Barcenas one on one hertford cleaned his ass up

    • Danny Barcenas
      Danny Barcenas 8 months ago +3

      Because the whole team ganging up on him under the Basket But one on one....

  • nikeairjordanfly
    nikeairjordanfly 8 months ago +1

    dbook would look real good on the lakers haha

    • Epic Sanchez
      Epic Sanchez 8 months ago

      nikeairjordanfly not. even. close. 😂😂😂

  • Kerui Xu
    Kerui Xu 8 months ago +2

    Ayton is DeMarcus Cousins

    • CPGoat #3
      CPGoat #3 8 months ago +1

      not at all. two completely diff skill sets

  • NaruNerd100
    NaruNerd100 8 months ago +16

    chauncy said respect ya og's young blood

    • yos
      yos 8 months ago

      NaruNerd100 stfu white boi

  • 00 00
    00 00 8 months ago +41

    "First of all, I love Joel Embid. We go for walks in the park together. We send each other Christmas cards every year. We share Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing each year... BUTTTT.. I've been playing basketball longer than he has been alive." Sounds like Steven A Smith. LOL

    • J2x
      J2x 8 months ago +5

      Angel Pak definitely something Stephen a would say lol

  • kadarius cain
    kadarius cain 8 months ago +18

    Chauncey is so well spoken!! LOVE him!!

  • Geoff Thompson
    Geoff Thompson 8 months ago +3

    Projecting centre's is almost impossible in the NBA. After Joel Embiid as the best big man in the world, Clint Capela is one of the best players up the middle, which is why he got a huge deal from the Rockets.

    • kevinseveneleven
      kevinseveneleven 8 months ago

      @Random Guy he could but the way their offense is designed and playing with 3 (or 4 now!) high usage perimeter guys, how often is he going to use those moves? On top of that he's got a narrow frame so I'm not sure he'd have much success. The best post scorers have wide hips or a high release on their turnaround ie Kevin Garnett.
      I don't think Blake Griffin is the example you're looking for. He steps out to shoot more jumpers but for about 5 years straight he was scoring 21ppg, last year dipped just a little to 19.8 so adding to his game didn't increase his productivity at all haha and he's widely considered to be an overrated player at this point in his career.

    • Random Guy
      Random Guy 8 months ago

      @kevinseveneleven so he cant learn a post move or 3pt shot like blake griffin did? SMH.

    • kevinseveneleven
      kevinseveneleven 8 months ago

      @Geoff Thompson incorrect. The most likely scenario is that he (at age 24) has entered his prime. He would have to dramatically increase his usage to start scoring 18 ppg. His skill level and the quality of his teammates make that highly unlikely to happen. As long as his body holds up he should be consistent for the ne t 4 years, then at his age 28 season we'll see how well he's been taking care of his body and how much wear and tear he has. He'll be playing for that last big contract so he has incentive to keep playing his role and helping his team win.
      For reference, check the career trajectory of every starting center in the NBA over the past 30 years.

    • Geoff Thompson
      Geoff Thompson 8 months ago

      I supported the 3 scenarios: Capela could hit another level at 18 PPG and 13RPG. He could stay about the same at 14 PPG and 11 RPG, making him worth 20 million. Or, he could be considered overpaid at 8PPG and 8RPG, 2 or 3 years from now. The scenario doesn't apply to any player. If an elite PG or SG, is scoring 22 PPG, and dips to 18PPG, their value is the same. It's a good contract even at 30 or 40 million per year. If an elite PF goes from 13 PPG, to 10PPG and 10RPG, their value is still the same because of what they bring to the table offensively and defensively like Draymond Green. If a SF like Gordon Hayward declines from 22PPG in Utah to 16PPG in Boston, his value is still about the same.
      All 3 scenario's with Clint Capela are equally likely because projecting a centre, other than the fact they can play, is almost impossible in the NBA.
      That is all.

    • kevinseveneleven
      kevinseveneleven 8 months ago

      @Geoff Thompson uhhh that's different from what you were saying before and those 3 scenarios (production increase/decrease/stable) would apply to any player. Gilbert Arenas was worth max money before he hurt his knee, but after he wasn't.
      As far as Capela, he's pretty much maxed out his talent. Even the most casual observer of the NBA could tell you he's not going to turn I to an 18ppg scorer. He's still in his physical prime, so it's safe to assume he'll be consistent over the next 3-4 years.

  • Gilbert Nicholas
    Gilbert Nicholas 8 months ago +15

    Ayton definitely looks like the real deal...I hope my Nets can get a guy like him in next year's draft

    • Sean4hero
      Sean4hero 7 months ago

      Just because he’s 6’6 he can’t be a good pro? Lmao wtf

    • Last name ever First name greatest
      Last name ever First name greatest 8 months ago

      Zion is THICK. Plenty of undersized big guys do well in the nba. Not saying he’s the next big thing but he will athletically dominate his competition. I hope he goes to a team with shooters give him space and he’s taking off

    • Gilbert Nicholas
      Gilbert Nicholas 8 months ago +1

      @Skullkiller 1023 he's only about 6'6" I don't know if he's gonna be a good pro

    • Skullkiller 1023
      Skullkiller 1023 8 months ago

      Gilbert Nicholas Zion Williamson lol for sure

  • Refund HD
    Refund HD 8 months ago +31

    Deandre Ayton is more comparable to David Robinson

    • Joseph Stevens
      Joseph Stevens 8 months ago +1

      @CPGoat #3
      Yup Ayton size and body type David Robertson

    • Relly Rel
      Relly Rel 8 months ago

      With a jumpshot

    • chris chung
      chris chung 8 months ago

      I think he is going be more like Tim Duncan

    • Random Guy
      Random Guy 8 months ago

      2 dominant post big men with an inconsistent developing 3 ball...

    • CPGoat #3
      CPGoat #3 8 months ago

      @Raul Slaggings nah

  • ssimpson11234
    ssimpson11234 8 months ago +3

    Deandre Ayton is more like a bigger version of amare

    • FallopianJones
      FallopianJones 8 months ago

      @ssimpson11234 your humor as dry as your mother's cunt

    • ssimpson11234
      ssimpson11234 8 months ago

      Tiga ya mother

    • CPGoat #3
      CPGoat #3 8 months ago +1

      not at all. amare was a sky walker like Blake,Kemp, howard. Ayton is very athletic but he has a more grounded and fundamental game like ewing, Alonzo mourning, etc

    • FallopianJones
      FallopianJones 8 months ago +2

      Just regergitating shit you heard Jalen Rose say you bitchass