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Freshman Haze: Is Gordon the Next Griffin?

Perry Missner

Perry Missner

Missner covers the NBA, college football and college basketball for RotoWire. A veteran fantasy sports writer, Missner also serves as treasurer for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Welcome back for another edition of the Freshman Haze. Every team has a few conference games under its belt, so we are getting a better idea of which teams were preseason (aka non-conference) pretenders and those that are "for real." There are simply so many non-competitive games in non-conference that it is hard to tell the signal from the noise (to steal Nate Silver's book title). It is only when a team starts to play its peers that we can tell if it is legitimate. Thus far, Ohio State does not look like for true, while Kansas might be. It goes without saying that Arizona is legitimate, so we may as well start there.

Aaron Gordon, forward, Arizona Wildcats

My first instinct was to dismiss the comparisons between Gordon and Clippers' forward Blake ...

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