Andre Roberson a 1st round pick?
Roberson still has some ways to become a complete player. The main thing is that he lacks an offensive game that matches his superior defensive one. Jump shot is rocky, though he can make threes but has terrible FT percentage. Also no midrange game, nor acrobatic layups. But on the other side of the argument, even if he never develops these things, is he still a super role/dominant defensive player to be picked in the 1st round/be an nba starter one day???
Shawn Marion made a living being a rebounding machine, playing tough D, crashing the baskets for tip ins and had just as bad as jump shot. Kenneth Faried right now is a similiar kind of player, with not much to rely for on offense but excellent at rebounding and providing intensity.
Roberson if he can be like either of these guys or somewhere in between, should be a 1st round guy.
With individual workouts, how high could he get picked?? In some ways , would it be better to pickup Roberson if you have dire rebounding needs, than say a Olynyk or Cody Zeller for argument sake?
I don't think so. He really is a good rebounder and he'll measure out with a long wingspan, but he has a slight build and being only 6'6'' or 6'7'', he lacks the rim protection ability and overall length of say, John Henson. He is a tweener, but I do think he has the ability to guard 3's on the perimeter and I think he'll be an NBA player...just not much more than an 8 -10th man.
He's going to rebound really well for his position, and with a couple years of an NBA weight program he'll be able to guard the 3 and 4 position, but he reminds me of Jerome "Junk Yard Dog" Williams who played quite a few years providing rebounding and doing the dirty work type stuff off the bench. Robertson, again, is a little smaller, but his tenacity I feel will still make him fairly effective. I think 28-45 is his range, but pre-workouts, I'd guess he's a guy who gets taken in the late 30's early 40's.
agreed with Joe Wolf. he's a monster athlete, but he has very little perimeter game to speak of...Not sure what else he can do besides dunk and rebound (which he wont be able to do as much of at the NBA level)
Needs a jumpshot but his athleticism will still help get him rebounds and shots at the rim. Also needs better perimeter skills but can really defend anyone on the perimeter and with lots of work in the weight room and shooting he could become a special player but I don't see it in his character. Watched every game of his because I'm a die-hard Colorado fan, he really is special defensively but lacks the strength to defend 4's in the NBA at the moment and really needs to make an improvement in his offensive game overall, it's really not there, he only got points in college off of pure athleticism and putbacks which he won't work as well in the NBA. With the right coaching I think he could turn out to be a special off the bench player. But no he's not a first rounder, that's why he shouldn't have left.
He's definitely gonna have to play sf. He'll never have a sexy offensive game, but if he can become a better jump shooter he could find a role in the league. The defense athleticism and rebounding are all there. Probably early second round.
The thing is, he has had the same exact strengths and weaknesses all 3 years of college. I kinda question his work ethic a little considering he made such minimal improvement in college despite having the athletic tools and getting tons of minutes.
He made improvements in 3 pt shooting, rebounding though his ft per decreased. He is pure blue collar opportunistic player. Will grab out of paint rebounds and come up with clutch defensive stops and rebounds ala faried. Its true with a better jump shot could be a starter in the nba
His 3pt shooting % wasn't bad this year, but it's a little misleading. He only takes wide open shots and his form is very mechanical and stiff. He can't hit anything on the move or off the dribble.
He doesnt need to shoot it off balance. Dribble and shoot would do wonders for him. But at worse if he can make open jump shots, he will open up space on the court. Plus if someone wants to rush him he will blow by them for a dunk, layup
in a time where athletes get the nod over the player i would say that anything is possible