Deandre Daniels/Doug McDermott/Andre Dawkins
Three thoughts on these 3 players. Just wondering if anyone else agrees with the following, or have other opinions about them:
1. Deandre Daniels: Don't see him on the current homepage board here. I think he's underrated as a draft prospect. If he comes out, and falls down to the late first round, or second round, he would be a steal. Would you take him if you were GM. He reminds me of a Boris Diaw, in his good heydays.
2. Doug McDermott: In his prime, Dan Majerle, could flat-out ball, and used to light it up for the Suns, hitting it from just about anywhere on the court. DougE Mcfresh may not be as built, nor have as good of a D game as Thunder Dan, but the way he can score, and his height, are truly reminiscent of Dan Majerle. If the Suns take him, it'll be Majerle 2.0 for their fans there.
3. Andre Dawkins: How this site continues to rate him near the end of the second round is beyond me. If there is ever a need for a deadly sniper for your team, this is your man. During the regular ncaa season, he helped Duke annihilate the opposition. Him and Rasheed Sulaimon were basically a 2-man wrecking crew, and nearly killed my Orangemen when they visited the Carrier Dome back in February. That's fine, actually, for rating him that low. Coz when my Sixers pick him with one of their late second picks, it'll be the biggest steal of the draft, at that spot. We won't miss Jodie Meeks anymore. LOL !
1. I kind of agree..
2. No way, Dan had quicker feet and was more of an athlete then McBuckets
3. He's a striky spot up shooter, very inconsistent over his career at Duke, lucky if he gets drafted. Disrespectful comparing him to Jodie Meeks, Meeks scored more points in one college game then Dawkins scored in his career in the ACC tournment.
Daniels is a 4/3 who can play inside and rebound, but also dunk and hit 3's. Haven't followed his defense much, so if he can do that, then you have a really special player. I watched him dominate the Memphis Tigers when they came to the Forum earlier in the year. Just a loaded team that looks bigger in person. UConn looked ready for a heavyweight fight. The Tigers, umm, did not. They had us by 6 or 7 points most of the game then ran away with it at the end. The Kings played the Grizzlies the next night, so Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins were in the house. Wonder if those two have a bet on the title game?
DeAndre Daniels reminds me a little of Cliff Robinson. Ironically, Uncle Cliffy also went to UConn.
Creighton McDuggets doesn't have Thunder Dan's explosiveness, dunking ability, or defense, but he DOES have range. Would a comparison as a bulkier Chris Mullin be to lazy? He can shoot, score, and do some other things, but he can't be confused with a lockdown defender or a freak athlete. I think he is closer to Mullin than to Thunder Dan.
Yeah ! Almost forgot about the C dude in Run TMC, one of my favorite trios of all time (just like Run DMC being my favorite rap trio of all time). Yeah, a bulkier slower Chris Mullin is definitely a great comparison. Good one !!!
i think deandre is similar to wilson chandler. similar to skill set, size and ability to play 3 or 4. i think he'll probably end up as a sf in the nba.
mcdermott to majerle comparision only makes sense in that they both had great shooting/scoring abilities. i think majerle was twice the defender than mcdermott will be. plus, mcdermott is more of a sf or stretch pf while majerle was a sg.
dawkins kind of reminds me of ray mccallum (from this years' draft). mccallum is a pg, while dawkins is a sg but they both had reknowned high school careers, dads are both head coaches and were overshadowed in their college careers (mccallum played at detroit and didn't get much air time while dawkins was on a loaded duke roster his entire career). wouldn't be surprised if dawkins has similar success.
Deandre Daniels should be lottery, a prototype, smart, skilled SF, remind me Sean Elliott...
As a UConn fan, I never really like DeAndre Daniels. I always thought he was soft, passive, someone who didn't maximize their skills.
This tournament has really opened my eyes as he's been way more aggressive, and showing things I've never seen. He's hit some nice mid-range fadeaways. He's shown some ability to get to the bucket and convert. He's playing with much more confidence than I've ever seen from him, and it's showing in his performance.
A couple things he needs to work on; adding weight and ball handling. Right now he's really skinny, and gets pushed around quite easily. Adding strength will also help with his coordination, he's awkward at times. Ball-handling will be key. It's the difference between him being a difference maker in the NBA, or just a rotational gunner. If he can tighten up his handle, he could be very good.