Will Dexter Strickland be a NBA prospects?
I believe Strickland can be a potential NBA prospect, because he has more talent than Drew. Drew seems to get the minutes between the two, so we will never see Strickland's full potential as a PG.
I see you love Dexter!
At Best: Lou Williams/ Jameer Nelson
At Worst: Dj Augustine maybe cant think of one.
And yes hes more talented than Drew!
I had to bring it up, because I don't know if people see what I see in him.
its just hes too much of a tweener.
hes explosive but not a point guard. I think he would be a better fit a SG use him like the warriors uses Monta Ellis.
Lol at worst dj Augustine. Lol. No at worst he's in Europe. The kid isn't a point guard. Drew is much better as a pg. Strickland is a undersized shooting guard who isn't that good of a shooter with spoty handles. If drew is getting more minutes and drew is a average pg then that tells you all you need to know about stricklands pg skills. IMO he's not a NBA prospect at this point. Not even close
and Marshall will take the back up minutez
He reminds me of Jeff Teague, but Teague himself hasn't played enough for me to say that Strickland can be like him in the NBA. He actually has a ways to go before he can be mentioned in the same breath as Teague too, to be honest.
Strickland is quick and has good speed, as well as a decent mid-range game, but he's not a true PG and he's a bad defender right now too. He needs to get smarter, but he's clearly a 4 year player who has to develop some true PG skills, consistent and efficient shooting range, and better defensive ability before anybody discusses him as an NBA prospect. That's way premature for him.
i mean anyone can come out of nowhere and become a NBA prospect....look at Russell Westbrook he went from practice squad to top 5 NBA draft pick....iam not saying Strickland will do it but i dont count anyone out.
Not anyone can do that. Westbrook was a freak athlete and a great defender from the jump at UCLA, he just was a late bloomer. Strickland doesn't have a standout trait like Westbrook did. It may come, but he's no NBA prospect in the short-term at all.
What iam trying to say that anyone can make major improvements and become an NBA prospect...i use westbrook because he wasnt on nba teams radar...and camed out of nowhere...iam not saying thats going to be strickland but i dont count anyone out...not even the towel boy or the equipment manager lol
that strickland doesnt have the talent or skills to become an nba prospect. hes overseas for sure
Dexter Strickland can play ball at NBA level at some point. He is a very good athlete, good speed, and was a decent shooter coming out of High School. I think he made a mistake by going to North Carolina and may get lost in the shuffle. He may need to transfer to show what he can do, but no doubt the kid has NBA talent. He is not a true point guard and would be an undersize 2 but the League has plenty of those a now we called them combo guards. No one though that Randy Foye was a pro prospect after his freshman year. No one thought Russell Westbrook was a pro prospect after his first year. Strickland can improve his stock but it probably wont happen at North Carolina.
What can he do on a NBA level? No shoot. He'd be a average athlete at best compared to other players. There are at least 10 other NBA prospects in the acc that are better. He's doesn't stand out compared to any other shooting guard on good teams on the college level. And just about everyone is a good shooter on the hs level. He didn't go to the wrong team the competition level just got much higher compared to highschool. Happens to many players who were stars in highschool
I think you need to youtube Strickland he is Not an elite level athlete but i think he would be an above average athlete for a guard. He has the speed and athleticism to be a defendern and energy at the least, but i think he can score in transition as well. What can Acie Law do on the NBA Level. Nothing but he went first round because he his some clutch shots when the world was watching. Strickland may not be a first round talent but i think the kid has some upside. You can always improve your jumper, i.e Kidd. So thats not really a concern. His weaknesses are something a young player can improve.
ace did work in college. Strickland has been a average bench player in college on a team that went to the n.i.t
Defense shouldn't be mentioned with him because he's not even a good defender on the college level. Only people who may think he's s prospect is a Unc fan or new jersey player fan. The reality is he isn't that good right now. He's not a pg and he's a undersized sg. It's not hard to score on a fast break. Most guards in college can but he does absolutly nothing that's on a NBA level. Not even close. There are many many many players in college who would get picked over him. I don't need to watch YouTube I've watched his games which he is a average off the bench player. That's reality
Just for a example these are guys who would get picked ahead of him. Off the top of my head
The kid from
The soph guard at fsu
And that's just guys from his own conference. Sorry but he's not that good right now. Many college guards are athletic. At his size he needs ALOT of work on shooting and defense and ball handling. Just like he's working on his game every other college guard is working on there games as well
I didnt say he is ready to come out in this years draft. I said in time or at some point he has enough ability to develop into a NBA Prospect. You make it sound like the kid is without a hope in the world. All those players you mentioned are better NBA prospects outside of seth maybe, I have to see him against top competition all year, that I will not argue. Yes Acie did work, but not in his freshman year, not in his sophomore year. Unc fans and Jersey fans cant be the only one who thinks the kid has ability because last time I checked North Carolina doesnt just hand basketball scholarships to just anybody.
He probably will have to stay all 4 years. He has a good shot to make it in league, but he need to improve his decision making, commitment to defense and to continue to get stronger. Especially if he wants to guards 2's at the next level.
At worst DJ Augustin? Xavier328.. Thats a crazy thing to say. He was a lottery pick and was the Bob Cousy award winner: awarded to the best pg in the nation. If Strickland had half the pg skills that Augustin had/has, then he'd be a serious pg prospect. But as it stands he's not at that level yet. But he's only going into his sophomore year, so let's see how his career develops and if he can make himself into a prospect. He def has natural tools and talent, otherwise, he wouldn't be at a school like UNC.
Awful comparison. Strickland will always be a combo, didn't see a whole lot of pg instincts in him. Saw him twice live this year, vs. Miami and Florida State. Stanford, I respect your opinion and you are right that he is lost between positions. But he is an Athlete. He is an NBA level athlete, very fast, quick, explosive, and has an ok frame. He is also a good on ball defender for the PG position. Not sure where you came up with that he wasnt, but he guarded Durand Scott, Michael Snaer, and Derwin Kitchen effectively. Better than Drew, for a reference point.
He isn't a pg right now though, he looked downright bad at times at pg. Couldn't do much other than pass the ball back and forth on the wing. His jumper doesnt get respected, and his handle isnt tight enough for his penetration to be consistently efficient. From an offensive stance, his NBA prospects depend entirely on what halfcourt offense he can develop. He isnt close to ready right now is the truth.
Long term, in 4 years I think he kid is definately firmly on NBA radar and probably gets drafted. He is a little rough, but has great pg size if he can learn the position, as well as NBA athleticism. His case is a work ethic one. He has the frame but not the game right now so we will have to see what he can develop. I wouldnt discount the posibility he is drafted but I wouldnt bet on it either. 50/50 now Id say, but, I must admit, seeing him in Person, I thought he had third most potential on that Carolina team I saw, Behind John Henson and Ed Davis, both of whom man go lottery.
You guys need to read before you post...were talking about POTENTIAL NBA prospect...did anyone say anything about this year? its POTENTIAL like i said anyone can come out of nowere and make themshelf into an PROSPECT and you dont have to be a lottory pick to be a PROSPECT.
i admit the DJ Augsustine comparison was not fair because of his passing abilty... that was the first guy that pop to my head. stop with the he was a cousy award winner and he was a lottery pick..how many time we seen a good college player become an average player in the nba?
Acie law did work in college within his last two years and turn himshelf into a nba PROSPECT ..but just below average pg in the nba.
im not saying hes without hope but you can say that about awhole lot of other college sg.
thats my point, he does stand out above the hundreds of other guards out there. you can name a guard from just about every above average college team out there.
it would be like me mentioning tucker from maryland. not a bad player but there are many others like him and he doesnt stand out.
on top of all that he has even more comp this year with bullock at the sg and marshall at the one who isnt the athlete that strickland is but is a much much better pg
Strickland can be very good in time. If he sticks it out at Carolina(which remains to be seen) I think he will be a very good 4-year player who can get drafted in that solid combo guard role. He is really athletic but probably won't get much of a shot as a full-time point guard at UNC. The jury is still out because I remember thinking Danny Green was a bust his first year and he showed great development each year.
Does anyone think he can improve his play now that he is a starter?
Still doesn't look like a NBA prospect but he still has 2 years to improve on that
I mean anything is possible, but he's an undersized shooting guard that doesn't shoot very well and makes bad decisions with the ball. He has a chance to play in the NBA, but it doesn't look very likely.