CJ McCollum a top 3-point shooter in the country
3 makes in only 5.6 attemps... 532 3fg%
Honestly i didnt think he had that kind of range pre-season... he was more like a in between guy, but hes has elevated his 3pt shooting to a new level. His pull up game is nothing short of excellent and has developed a nasty catch and shoot game which has led to his assist to drop a lil because of his enhanced ability to play off the ball.
This year he is a top 3-point shooter.
Hes the next Lou Williams, I know EVERY team in the league would love to have him as a sparkplug off the bench; perhaps OKC will use their lotto pick on him?
"perhaps OKC will use their lotto pick on him?"
Def. like the idea, but they have lamb. C is more needed.
CJ could play point guard also but I agree with them needing a center, they should target Alex Len for some much needed low post scoring
Im huge Lou Williams fan and was beyond estatic when he fell to the Sixers in the 2nd round because he was the best high school player in the country that year IMO and I was certain he was gonnsa be a star. I though Lou had more potential then Ellis.
Do you guys kno Lou Williams is the only protege Iverson had, and is the only player in the league who truly plays like him. Lou has mastered AIs hesitation cross pull up pump fake lean in draw contact move. AI was the best in league history at drawing contact and Lou got that from him.
With that said CJ isnt the next Lou. Hes the next Ben Gordon. Hes strong and long and deadly from anywhere within 25 feet.
As stated above I think CJ is the next Ben Gordon, only he may be a better shooter.and is better at picking his shots. I would lile to see him go to a team with a big PG so he can play off ball. I dont think he has to be a 6th man he could start because he is good at getting his in tje flow of tje game.
Undersized backcourts are really trending. Look at the Hawks success starting Jeff and Lou. The Knicks wit Felton and aKidd. The Cavs wit Kyrie and Dion. The Cats were starting Kemba and Sessions. The Lakers Nash and Morris. The Celtics wit aRondo and Bradley. The Wiz wit Beal and ur pick of a schiddy PG. Clips Paul and Green. The Jazz wit Tinsley and Foye. And of course the Bucks with Monta and BJ.
Actually until I just listed this I didnt realize how mamy 6'3" and under SGs started in this league and I cant recal a time when this has ever been the case. Wow.
So as you can see CJ will fit right in.
I for some reason think hed be a great fit on the Grizz spacing the floor for there bigs and him and Wroten would eventually form a perfect backcourt. But theyd have to trade up which is entirely possible if they like him.
The Jazz wou d be a great fit too as him and Burks in the backcourt would combine with Favors and Kanter to form a bright bright futu
I think McCollum is a much more versitle scorer than Ben Gordon. Gordon has always been a prolific scorer, but even in college, nearly half of his shot attempts were 3 pointers and he only made it to the line about 4 times per game. He has always been a good shooter with a tear drop runner and not a whole lot more.
McCollum, on the other hand, gets to the line over 6 times per game and 3 pointers only make up about 30% of his shot attemtps. He's a much more aggressive offensive player within the arch and more of a scorer, than a shooter, like Gordon. It's easy to look at a 3 point percentage that high and assume a guy is a shooter, like Gordon, but he's a crafty and complete scorer who is going to be much more than a guy who takes 40+ % of his shots from downtown when he hits the league.
I don't dislike the Williams comparison, but I think Jordan or Jamal Crawford are also applicable.
Terrible game for the scouts and GMs to come watch CJ. VCU's defense is brutal. They're speeding him up, he's not scoring from the field and now he's limping.