Chase Budinger or Wayne Ellington who is the better player?
which SG you will take first in the draft?
His 3 point shooting swings it for me.
Has more competitive spirit and has the talent to match his pedigree
I think budinger may be able to shoot over more people and do some mid'range jumpers with someone guarding him with his size plus he's more versatile so I say Budinger but it's close.
Budinger is a better 3pt shooter and athlete, but Ellington is the 2nd best shooter in the draft being a great mid range shooter and good 3 pt. shooter. He's also a winner! When you are best player in Final Four, it tells me he has the ability to rise to a challenge. Budinger was rated in the top ten prospects for a couple of years and hasn't really stepped up his game. I think he's a very good prospect, but I would take Ellington. I admit I am partial to TarHeels!
I would pick..I'm with nbadraft.net, I don't understand why this guy is going so low on most mocks when he is a very polished offense player.
Ellington might be low because of his poor length, which has been known for a while since he was at the combine a year ago.
A 6'6.5" wingspan is not ideal for an NBA SG. At the same time he's not considered an explosive athlete. That's a double-whammy for a prospect.
We might be looking at a Jason Kapono-type career for these guys.
Better shooter.... better college program... NCAA champion
I hope the Bobcats are doing research on this one. They could desperately use the addition of a SG to put the ball in the hole, as their defense is solid, they outrebound their opponents, and older Raja Bell is the only legit SG on the roster.
Ellington and Budinger's lack of length for their heights is a red flag. They look like longterm role players who will need others to create for them.
Ellington is the closest thing to Michael Redd, He has an incredible work ethic, look at his combine numbers, he is more athletic than the people credit him.
I think in some years, if he develops a better ballhandling he could be like Redd,
6'5'' is decent size for a big guard. Being an inch shorter than prototype will not adversely affect Ellington. Budinger is a great jumper. He plays taller than his height, also has great timing from his volleyball playing.
But I would go with Budinger. He can run the floor a little better then Ellington and because he often played the 4 at Zona he has a little more toughness around the basket.
Both of them have the standing reach of players around 6'4". Height is overrated, in my humble opinion.
Also Chase's no-step vertical leaping reach--which is very important to basketball--is not all that impressive.
Whoever gave me a thumbs down for that comment just check the measurements and how Chase stacks up to other Wing players. I'm simply stating a fact. He's a dunk contest leaper, not a standing still near the basket leaper.