Is Ben McLemore the next Brandon Roy?
Brandon Roy came to the NBA more polished, with 4 years of college experience. McLemore is one inch shorter and only played one year in college but his game kinda reminds me of Roy a little bit. Could McLemore break out and become a star like Roy was? It's gonna take a year or so but he can get there, can he?
Roy was far more polished ball handler who excelled in creating his own shot. McLemore is a better athlete. While I disagree that their games are similar, I could see McLemore having a similar star role a couple seasons down the road.
Not a bad comparison, although I have a feeling Mclemores gonna turn out better than Roy.
Ben's potential is immense. His criticisms are very valid and if he doesn't put it all together he's probably looking at a similar career of Wesley Person, but despite a sometimes passive attitude, his work ethic is well documented and he is a guy with some serious potential. He has a solid defensive base, great shooting and great athleticism. He will add to his game, how much is upto him. Best case comparison to Roy's impact isn't out of the question, but I doubt he'll be the ball handler or distributor.
Um, they both could shoot and they're SGs. That's pretty much where the similarities end.
Don't care for the comparison. Roy did use all 4 years of college to develop his game, but he really at no point was very similar to Ben. Roy was a quality three shooter at 40% by the time he left college but had o work to get there and he was a selective shooter who rarely forced jumpers. He was all about breaking his man down off the dribble and getting in the lane. Plus at 20ppg 6 boards and 4 assists per and carrying his team to the sweet 16 where he put up 20+ every game while doing so shows he was further along in development and showcasing superior aggressiveness.
I'd say Roy was much better at creating his own shot and was a much better distributor than McLemore, but McLemore is much more athletic and probably is/will be the better shooter. Hopefully he lasts longer than Brandon Roy did
Where did you get the B Roy comparison from? They play nothing alike. B Roy had better handles, better passer and better at creating his own shot.
uh bad comparison, Roy played with the ball in his hands a lot, and was a great ball-handler, and a playmaker. McLemore plays off the ball, and not great scoring off the bounce.
Not a good comparison in my opinion. Roy was a more well rounded player, ball handler, defender, and B-mac is more of an shooter with better athleticism. I think we could see B-Mac could be a better version of Klay Thompson. Hindsight is 20/20 but if the wizards or cavs would of selected Harrison Barnes last year I think b-mac would be a perfect fit for either team whether its irving/ bmac/ barnes or wall/ bmac /barnes.
I wouldn't even say Mclemore is a better athlete. Roy had a 40 inch vert . He was sneaky athletic like Harden. Roy was a top 5 shooting guard in the league at one point, McLemore has a long way to go but he can get there if he works on his ball handling and play making ability like many posters before me said.
That mclemore has over Brandon Roy is he has better knees.
Mclemore's low steal and block rate does not speak highly of his ability to use his athleticism on the court. I think he is a great great leaper, but not actually very athletic. I played with a 6' guy who had around a 40" running jump. He was fantastic to watch float through the air, but you wouldn't really have called him athletic. Mclemore put up slow numbers in the combine and he doesn't do athletic things like block shots or steal the ball. He does rebound okay if treat him as a 2G. So i think his athleticism is pretty much just the ability to jump. I wouldn't really call him athletic by NBA standards at the other parts of the game.
Ben's actuallly a really good shot blocker, especially since we found out he's closer to 6'4''. .07 blocks per game isn't low at all for a shooting guard. He posted 7 games in which he had 2 or more blocks per game and blocks more shots per game than just about ever SG prospect in this draft execpt Victor Oladipo, and that's only the difference between .8 in 29 mpg and .7 in 32 mpg.
Roy could run the point at an All Star caliber lever, and was a complete all around player on offence/defense.