Could Eric Maynor be the best PG to lead a team to the playoffs RIGHT NOW?
Since he was a sophomore, I always had my eye on Eric Maynor, and thought that he could be one of the best PGs in NCAA. Well, that happened this year, as he led Virgina Commonwealth to the NCAA tournament, where they lost a heartbreaker to UCLA. Not only did Maynor play like a NBA-ready player, but he played on a team with hardly any talent at all (Larry Sanders, yes, but he isn't a great offensive player) I honestly do not understand how anyone has any flaws with this guys game right now. I mean, read this guys scouting report on NBADraft.net right now. The only weaknesses are his weight and the fact that he's not a superstar athlete. I think that this guy has top-8 talent, and top-3 potential. This guy, to me, is the safest pick in the entire draft (next to Griffin, but close) If I'm Golden State at 7, I give this guy a long look. What do you guys think? What is limitng Eric Maynor from becoming a top-5 pick? And don't give me the small-school, weak conference crap, because then Steph Curry and Patty Mills shouldn't even be talked about/ Plus, this guy performs well in big games (Duke, UCLA, George Mason)
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yes Maynor could step in and lead a team. He could be a great PG...today. I expect him to start and play. I hope he go to Indiana.
Jennings will make more sense because of his upside, i am a Gm on a bad tema and i need to pick a point after Rubio, I will choose Jennings, because of potential, i am a contentder i will choose Maynor or Lawson.
I agree with you. Maynor is a classic PG. he may get you 18-20ppg and like 7 to 9 apg in his prime.
I also think if he had more potentail...he'd go top 5 cuz he is NBA ready
I would still go with Jennings because I can see him doing all the things Maynor does and maybe more.
E Maynor has IT hes unnderrattteddd hes will be a allstar one day.
VCU Alum in tha buildin...Maynor's a beast, but
Jennings has more upside. Rubio...i gotta go with tha scouts i havent seen enough.
Its just that type of yr for PGs. In another draft he might be a top 5-8 guy, but Lawson and Flynn aint slouches either, although they do have more 'faults' mainly height..cant forget Holiday either, even though Maynor made Collison and Holiday look suspect
I think Maynor will be a great player i like the way he plays. I love how he worked hard aganist teams like Duke in college. He needs to improve his jumper. He is going to be a good player though.
I think he could be the next Billups. He's extremely crafty, great leader, shows up in big games, and is effective. Sure, he has a long ways to go. But I see some of the same intangibles. He could be that "Piece" type of player, that many teams lack.
Out of all the Pg's in the draft this year, maynor is by far the most nba ready, I can see him being a chauncy billups type of Pg as developes over the years. Jennings is the pick if your looking to strike gold, he is a hit or miss prospect with by far the most upside and potential, but its up to jennings what he becomes, either a more athletic explosive version on CP3 or a Sebastion telfair type of player who never really lived up to the hype....So If your an NBA TEAM looking to Maynor, But if your a team rebuilding i'd go with jennings, because the kid has all the skills and athleticism u could want in a PG you just gotta make sure he puts it all together.
Maynor reminds me of Deron Williams. He may not have the hops, crossover or strength D-Will has, but he can really lead a team. Not to mention that he is both clutch and a solid shooter. He could lead Indiana or Minnesota to the playoffs in his rookie year. Golden State and New York don't have the cojones to draft Maynor at 7 or 8, but that could be a big mistake.
Jennings has mad potential, but I think his draft stock is starting to slip a little bit. Sacramento or Golden State would be the best situations for him. I don't think he has it in him to lead either one of those teams to the playoffs yet.
Ricky Rubio could help Oklahoma City to the playoffs this season. He fits the "run & gun + defensive hustle" that Westbrook, Green and Durant share. Memphis and New York won't make it even with the # 1 point guard in this draft.
Jrue Holiday is starting to get some hype (from ESPN mostly). I guess Phoenix likes Jonny Flynn, and New York has man-love for Stephen Curry. Don't be surprised if Lawson falls out of the lottery.
hate to break it to anybody, but he is by far the most pro ready player. He is ultra efficient, and ready to handle the ball, knock down open threes, penetrate and get to the line some. The amazing thing about Lawson is that he doesnt make mistakes. I feel like he could come in, get his hands on some steals and get some easy fast break buckets, hit 2 3's a game, and average like 12-14 points and 5 or 6 assists if he could get a starting gig. He is ready to play right away, He was the best point guard in college last season and All of his skills translate well except for his lack of height. He is in the 6 foot area, and I think with his speed and solid build he will be fine.
I find it hard to believe that Maynor is the most NBA ready player since he played in a crappy conference while Rubio and Jennings played pro ball in Europe and Lawson and Flynn played in the 2 best conferences in the country. Even Curry has had more experience against good competition with his tournament run.
Just watch this.
I will say no more.
The competition doesnt look too impressive, those guys all look SLOW and UNATHLETIC.....