Anybody know how Zhou Qi is developing? Gaining weight/muscle? Having a good season? Will we see him n the summer league? I figure there is somebody on the world wide clutchfans who knows.
16/10 2 blocks. 71% from the line and 35% from 3
Chow Key needs to get on the Maury and Keith Jones diet
Triple cheese burgers, large fries etc
His numbers have continued to improve, and the guy's still only 21. There's plenty of time for him to come over if he wants a shot at the NBA. I'm not saying he'll have a good NBA career, or that he'll ever even crack the rotation with the Rockets. But his skill set is unique, and the long-term center position on this team is hardly a lock at this point.
His length is insane. 7'1 without shoes, 7'8 wingspan, 9'4 standing reach. Combine his length, jumping ability, agility, shot blocking instincts,and you have your self a prospect with very interesting potential. Dudes only 21 too.
His ultimate upside comparison to me would be Porzingis, obviously Qi's offensive skill set and overall athleticism is likely nowhere near KP's, but that being said similar thin frames very similar length/height, both good shot blockers, both (likely) mediocre rebounders.If he can be half of Porzingis, he'd be a hell of a pickup for a 2nd.
Joe Chee (Zhou Qi) is a stretch 4 in D'Antoni's system, not a 5. And he has a 7-9 wingspan, just slightly less than Rudy Gobert in the entire NBA. He's already a more versatile PF than Wiltjer, who everyone loves because he has one great skill - 3 ball.
Zhou can dribble, pass, rebound, defend PnR, close out on shooters, block shots and run the court like a guard. We get it, he's skinny but the kid can play.
Oh he will. Book it. Houston wants a leg in that matket again....its not like we are depending on him like we did Yao....... hes averaging two blocks per game. He wont need to do much but set screens, block shots and rebound.
He was a potential lottery pick in several mock drafts and the Rockets took him early in the second round. I think there's an expectation that he'll come over here like D-Mo did. Just being able to block shots and hit 3s makes him a desirable center in today's NBA.
This kid can play. If Steph is a superstar because of how soft the game has become, he will be fine. The game has changed. Alot softer now, more free flowing. He wont get banged up like Yao did. They will try of course, but he will adjust.
If Yi Jianlian couldn't make it in the NBA there's no hope in hell that Zi ever could. Yi is probably the most disappointing basketball player with those kinds of physical attributes to ever exist of all time.
I am 6' tall. This dude only weighs ten pounds more than I do and is freaking 7' 2". One Marc Gasol refried bean fueled fart could back Zhou down to the basket. Could you imagine a physical Deandre against this twig?
Man, feed this man some Texas bbq!!! I don't doubt his skill potential. But you have to have some weight on you to at the very least avoid injury.
I hope James takes this guy to the Drew this summer......
I hope he buys him a $30,000 chain
I bet somewhere in the middle of nowhere China, they have successfully cloned Yao Ming and are now modifying his genes to correct the foot and tibia problems
Too much focus on strength and bulk. Let him fill out naturally. Strengthen his core, improve his skills, and increase his stamina.
When KD came into the league he couldn't bench press 185.
Hone his skills and his core. He doesn't need more mass right now. That will come soon enough.
It's not about strength and bulk but about protection. It's about being able to be physically competitive in the NBA. About building up your body for the punishment it will take.
Skills may always be there but they have to be honed for these guys to make it in the NBA.
what he really should be doing is a ton of running and shooting. At least a thousand three balls a day starting with catch-and-shoots, continuing with catch-fake-one dribble-shoot, and then advancing on to pull ups once he can consistently nail over 50% on the first two sets.
The only question is can he defend either the power forward or center spot? And right now it looks like he's not strong enough to hold down the five so he will have to play against power forwards where he might not be quick enough or maybe strong enough.
people forget that getting strong doesn't only help on defense and rebounding. It helps a lot on offense as well and makes you more of a powerhouse. Just look at LeBron, shaq , and Harden....even lowry.
I like how the kid showed no fear and was ready to go at it.
good to see he is working hard, this guys needs gain some weight and get his body ready, Yao mentioned in one interview, this kid has good shooting touch, really long arms and great shotblocking skill, in order to be able to translate skills onto on court performance, he really just needs to get his body ready
It's not like Zhou never seen NBA bigs . most teams in the CBA hire ex-NBA bigs and most of them were certainly not "too small for NBA" types. even if they're older it's not like dudes lose significant strength in the mid to later 30s.
he makes Carlos Boozer look very short. also, these sort of BS foul drawing he does a lot, so that's one aspect I'm more comfortable with him as a prospect, he certainly has NBA tricks in the bag already, especially on offense his skill set is pretty diverse even if he doesn't really use it all that much.
From what I'm hearing he's about 220 lbs now, that's not great but that's basically Anthony Davis at the combines weight. it's probable that he can get it up to 230 . (one of the thing is that in China the training programs hasn't caught up yet, especially in terms of nutrition etc. which on the one hand means there's a lot of room for improvement. )
From a skill prospective my big thing with him right now is that I don't like his close out on defense at all, he's indecisive a lot and gets caught in between a lot (resulting in a lot of blow bys .) but on the other hand he also does things like this way more than anyone i've ever seen.
who the F block step back jumpers and then take it all the way? that's an NBA player too.