What do u guys think about the point from syracuse? i think he is fast and very capable of playing in the NBA. Im not calling him a starter, however i think he can be a help to a playoff team...
Hell if you won't call him a starter, I will. I have thought highly of Flynn ever since watching his first career game last year scored 28 points on 10-13 shooting, while hitting 6 three-pointers. Flynn also recorded 5 rebounds and dished out 9 assists. I was wowed by his performance and ever since then he has been my favorite collegiate point guard. I have heard various comparisons about Flynn and Chris Paul and while such a lofty comparison might surprise some, just take a look at the numbers for each of their sophmore years. Paul: 15.3 PPG, 45.1 FG%, 4.5 RPG, 6.6 APG, 2.4 SPG. Flynn: 17.5 PPG, 45.8 FG%, 3.0 RPG, 6.1 APG, 1.4 SPG.
Aside from the statistics, Paul was listed at 6'0 175 lbs and Flynn is listed at 6'0 185 lbs so as you can see they are both built similarly with Flynn having a bit more muscle to his frame. Another important similarity between these two PG's is that they each posses an undeniable swagger and leadership that they show on the court night in and night out. Now to expect Flynn to become one of the elite point guards in NBA history like Paul is quickly becoming is simply absurd, however, the two players are quite comparable and it would not shock me to see Flynn take his game to the next level and become a successful NBA PG.
A lot of my buddies praise this kid even so as much as thinking hes the next CP3 but personally, I don't see it. Yea he's quick, gets to the lane well for college and finished pretty solid ,but in the NBA I think that part of his game will be limited. Solid jumper, but i dont know about extending it out to NBA range. At best Jameer Nelson. The most important player on Syracuse is Onuaku.
I know I like him, and sometimes I get that feeling watching him that he could be doing just about the exact same thing at the same level, he is almost always in control it seems, and hte impressive thing is he can make a stupid pass one possesion, jack up a bad shot the next possesion, and the next possesion, his teammates would still know that something good is comming. Thats the most important pg intangable i think, and he definately has that. There's very few point guards who dont shoot well and they are all extroadinary passers, ball handlers, and defenders, which flynn is not other worldy at. I could see him bieng a starter, but it wouldnt surprise me if he wasn't.
I think flynn is a chris paul clone...tell everybody that u kno i said it 2. Just like chris paul, he is a very underated athlete with good strength (dont be surprised when he dunks on someone in the nba either,Im warnin ya) and he has been the best player on the floor for long stretches during his time in college. He is super confident and he has a real nice swag on the floor. There isnt one thing that he cant do except maybe lock down taller pgs in the perimeter,but he even has the quick hands 2 pick pockets out there and take it coast to coast for a 2 hand dunk, pretty impressive for a 5'10 guard. I think he will be a borderline all-star guard in the league. And there is NO WAY ON EARTH Onuaku is more important than flynn,hell, devendorf is more important than onuaku man. Get real.
I agree with canes that Flynn will have to be able to prove he can consistently knock down long shots in order to become a good NBA player. I actually like the Chris Paul comparisons considering each of their teammates in college; Paul played with, and Flynn plays with a couple good shooters, they both have/had a decent big man, and neither have anyone to run the pick n roll with. I doubt GM's knew Paul would be able to run a pick n roll the way he does in the NBA, and I doubt GM's know for sure how effective Flynn will be at it. I'm not positive, but I bet if Paul had a David West type player to play Pick n roll with in college, that he easily would've been picked over Bogut, Marvin and Deron WIlliams. I also believe that if Flynn played with a David West type player, that GMs would have a better chance to see if Flynn was a legit PG like Paul, or a can't shoot Marcus Banks. I think the odds are 50-50 that he'll be a good enough shooter to play pick n roll and that's why I think he's projected to go around 20 in the draft. Chris Paul showed much better potential as a shooter at the same age and I think that's a big reason why he went higher than Flynn will go.
i don't think flynn will be as good as paul, but i think he will be better than a tj ford. so ill say in between a tj ford and chris paul. almost like a jameer nelson.