Kyle Anderson likely to leave for NBA after this season
Not the best option for him at all in my opinion. Just being honest I watched most of the UCLA games last year and I am just not a very big fan of his game at all. He does have great ball handling skills for a 6'9 player but he is lazy on defense, he really needs to improve his jump shot very badly. I just see him getting destroyed by the NBA big men with his ability to score. Don't see him being another more valuable than a second round pick. He was very overrated in high school and worse case scenario I could see him being another Adonis Thomas with how they were both overrated in high school with their pro potential.
Last year's UCLA team was insanely dysfunctional; I have a feeling that can explain some of Slo-Mo's poor play. That all said, I actually like him as an NBA prospect. I'm not delusional; I don't think he's a star by any means. But I think he's got the ability to be the facilitator of a second unit. By no means would I take him in the lotto or mid first, but If I've got a late first or early to mid second, I wouldn't mind taking a flier on him.
He reminds me of Luke Walton or maybe the Spurs' Boris Diaw a little bit. He is an awkward looking player, but he is skilled enough to hang around the NBA as a combo-forward who can rebound and make smart plays with the basketball, moving the ball quickly and taking big men off-the-dribble. He just really needs to absolutely maximize his scoring ability by improving as a finisher at the rim and getting a consistent jump-shot, so teams can take him seriously as an offensive threat.
Hes skilled... He has ro have a big season. Reminds me of a slower Evan Turner. Kyle is a smart ball player. But with Alfords sons there and Levine, powell and adams... WIll he get time at the 1? i doubt it
BTW Kyle does not have ET's handle but he can improve
the more his deficiencies will show......the iron was hot coming in as a freshman now it's lukewarm.....staying might be a risk....then he'll lose the UPSIDE tag....with his minimal production at this point that's all he really has going for him. I doubt he'll ever be an NBA level pg, he should just stick to trying to be a point forward...someone brought up boris diaw that'd be a good model for him to follow. Evan turner is capable of playing the lead or off guard in the league I think kyle will solely be a 3.
True.. That Diaw, Dray Blatche, older Odom Roll might be for him
older odom....i mean he's kinda similar to a young lamar but not as fast, handle not as strong...
I believe he was overrated coming out of high school, and was able to do so well in high school because of his size. However I don't see him having a true position in the NBA. Especially with him being a relatively poor defender I see him being exposed on defense. He's skilled, but at the 3 he's not even able to space the floor as a shooter. I wouldn't take a first round pick on him.
I would take him in the late first round, you dont have much to lose and I think he will be a solid 4h bigman who can create for teammates and be versatile.
It's stupid for kids to make announcements like this before the season even starts. What if he lays an egg? I still think he has potential as a skilled, finesse 4. That's his position defensively given his lack of lateral quickness. He's certainly long enough and he has the frame to play at around 245+ (played at 235 this past season and was far from being in peak condition). I'm interested to see how his physique has changed after a college off-season. If he still looks a little soft or even if he comes in a little lighter, then I'm firmly out of his corner.
I do like his skill set though. If he can speed up the release on his jumper (he already has a high release and he naturally leans back on it to make it more difficult to contest) and improve the accuracy of it, that'll open up the rest of his game. It's easy to defend him if you don't have to honor his jumper.
Throw in that UCLA was a mess last season and Anderson was just a freshman. Overall, he was okay, nothing really pops out about his play? However, starting his second of college ball, hopefully he will take charge of his game? If I was him, I would worry about this upcoming season and NOT THE NBA!!!
He should have a much better year but its not going to change his potential draft position due to his lack of foot speed and below average defense because of it. In this draft he is a mid second round pick IMO