Draft Prospect Outlook

STRENGTHS

  • Strong playmaking ability for his position with good passing and initiating upside
  • Capable ball-handler who reads the court well and makes smart, precise passes; an asset especially when leading the break in transition opportunities
  • Crafty finisher around the basket with ability to finish with either hand and soft touch on floaters, reverses and point-blank looks

WEAKNESSES

  • Average athlete with no real burst, but able to overcome limitations with smarts
  • More a floor-spacer in theory than in practice: Shot just 33.6% from 3 last year, and troublesome 52% from free throw line -- an indicator that improvement as a distance shooter may be difficult
  • Not a major threat to create havoc defensively either as a shot blocker or stealer, but overall a plus defender despite lateral limitations

PRO COMPARISON: Danilo Gallinari