Not many draft sites have him high in their mocks, but I see this guy coming in and being somewhat like Wes Matthews. He is an above average athlete, and is in amazing shape. He's 6'4'' and 204, but he measured as only having 3% body fat at the combine. Was a defensive specialist throughout his career, and has a 6'9" wingspan that should only help his case as being a glue guy off the bench. HIs offense came a long way since he entered college. Shot 50% on the season and 37% from 3. Needs to work on his free throw shooting, had Austin Rivers like shooting from there, 64%. Had good athletic testing at the combine, 38 inch max vert, not amazing, but above average. If his shooting continues to improve I see him being at best a good starter capable of hitting open shots and finishing at the rim, guarding 1-3 effectively. While I think he SHOULD be drafted, I think it would be better for him to go undrafted ala Wes Matthews and go to a team where he fits best. What are your thoughts on him?
He's in my mock. 6-6, 200, with good athleticism. Good defender, good motor, decent shooter, has all of the makings for a solid role player.
He definitely needs the right system - he even needed the right system to be successful in college.
Don't agree with that at all. In fact carrick is the exact opposite of needing the right system to contribute. They never catered to him on offenses or put him positions to shine. He is a scrappy wing player who defended the other teams best wing and grabbed 8 rebounds a night and did all the garbage hustle things to make an impact.
I didnt mean it in that sense at all. Of course, he doesnt need plays ran for him. But he needs to play on a good team like the Spurs to be truly utilized and appreciated. If you actually read what I wrote, you'd see that I talked about how he is a perfect role player and doesn't need the ball to be effective.
He just won't be good playing on a team with no structure and no talent. He will flame out quickly on a losing team. On a team like the Spurs, he could potentially contribute by hitting corner 3s and defending.
Felix is a one or two dribble guy. If a team asked more of him, that wouldnt make him look good. There is a reason they never catered to him on offense. He realized his limitations this year and thus became more effective. ASU also switched to a more pro style system to spread the floor and revolve their offense around Jahii. A more spread court and less playmaking responsibilities helped him a lot. I watched him countless times and he never showed a mid-range game at all or the ability to change directions. Its not a knock on him as a player, its more of a compliment because he knows how to be successful and play a role.
Right system doesn't mean a system designed around him. It just means a system that will hide his weaknesses and not ask much of him from a playmaking perspective. Someone where he can concentrate on being that energy guy and defender.