Brett Brown: Jahlil Okafor 'reminds me of Amar'e Stoudemire'
Early in his career, before injuries and age eventually got the better of him, Amar'e Stoudemire was one of the most dominant and athletic big men in the NBA.
We talk about Tim Duncan's greatness, but Stoudemire was once so powerful that he destroyed him head-to-head in the 2005 playoffs, averaging 37 points per contest against Duncan over a five-game series.
Jahlil Okafor is viewed more as a Duncan-type of player than having the athletic abilities that Stoudemire once possessed, and in fact, Okafor will tell you that he models his game after Duncan's. But Sixers head coach Brett Brown said he sees some of Stoudemire in at least one of Okafor's moves.