I must say, even though I consider myself pretty high on Archie Goodwin, I never saw a performance like that coming from him (so soon). He scored 22 points on 6-11 shooting. Also went 3-3 from three. That's pretty damn good for a prospect that has been labeled as a mediocre shooter. And to give a performance like that on a stage where the talent level is higher than college (where Goodwin struggled) and where lots of lottery talent are struggling is rather impressive. I always thought based on his potential alone he would have gotten picked up in the late lottery/mid first-round, but right now he's looking like a steal for someone of his talent that almost slipped to the second round. I know it's just one game, but it's interesting to see how he continues to play for the rest of the summer league.
I Believe 3 years from now when we look back at this draft,Giannis & Goodwin will be the best players out of it...
Goodwin has all the tools to be a star,he only needs time,confidence,more experience,maturity and a coach that will teach him how to play the right way......
Archie Goodwin is still only 17! This dudes oozing with potential and has a ton of natural tools and talent. Right now he kinda reminds of Larry Hughes except Archie is a lil faaster and slightly more explosive.
He's not 17...
I think you meant 18, turning 19 soon. He was born in 1994.
Dang man, I loved Archie as a prospect. I'm a little upset OKC didn't keep him
Obviously he is shorter, but his body reminds me of Kevin Durant's with that length, frame and the way he moves. I didn't think he was near ready so I take my hat off to him for what he's done so far. Love seeing him in the open court.
I think Archie was a great pick up for a rebuilding team. He slipped so far because teams needed a more developed product. The Suns need prospects with big upside. They need luck to turn their boat around. They may have struck gold!
The Suns will most likely have a top 3or 4 pick next year. They got Len and Goodwin this year. Sets them up for grabbing a sf in next years draft. Young players but watch out in 3 or 4 years.
Don't we all know to take summer league performances with a grain of salt at this point? Most teams use summer league to break in their young players' ability to defend the pick and roll, and most of them are terrible at it. Wide open looks are all over the place for ball dominant guards. And decent backcourt scorer with touch off the bounce should be able to fill the basket in summer league or they don't even have any business being there.
That said, I've been bullish on Goodwin from the beginning and I think he will be a nice scorer at the NBA level. Kind of a tweener though, so I think his best role will be as a sixth man/third option.
Archie is 6'5. Mclemore,Eric Gordon, Oladipo, JR Smith are under 6'5 and are considered sg. Not to mention Archie's huge wing span. Just because he attempted pg in college he is a tweener? He will do fine at sg.
I've always liked Archie and thought he got a bad rap in college because he was forced to play point guard.
He's a legit 2-guard but his stock dropped after he played point in college. He's going to be one of the better players in this draft in 5 year's time.
Archie is a good player. He didnt look stellar at UK but I attribute that to him being very raw and he didnt seem comfortable playing PG. I think he couldve went higher in the draft but he didnt have that stellar year...and teams may have made a mistake by looking at it that way. He is a raw talent that I love his chances to improve year after year.