I heard a lot of people say Lawson would be a good fit on a lot of teams. I believe he could be more than good fit. I think he could really help a team get to the play-offs like Derek Rose.(I'm not saying he play's like Derek Rose since endless guys in here like to put words in my mouth). I believe, for point guards, after Rubio Jennings and Flynn he should be picked next. I wasn't going to put Flynn originally but I saw that dunk on utube. It was awesome. I think Flynn could be like Kevin Johnson. In closing I'd like to say that Handsbrough should be picked # 1.
So, where do you think Wayne Ellington should go in the draft?
I would feel more comfortable taking Ty Lawson over Jrue Holliday, and I know that a lot of people would call me crazy. I just like guys who perform in college. I think people who excel at college are the people who excel in the NBA. The people who fit in to that category are 98% of the players in the NBA who went to college. I think that Ty Lawson has done everything that he was asked of in college and at times he was able to show flashes of brilliance. He was able to do that while leading his team to a lot of wins.
personally, i think it's crazy to take jrue holliday over lawson. holliday might turn out to be the better player but i don't see how anybody could possibly project that. he's got great size and um, well, that's pretty much it. oh, yeah, he's unselfish. i'm not saying ty lawson will set the world on fire but i think his ceiling is... wait for it... tim hardaway. and that's as good as you can get for a 5' 10" waterbug point who will in all likelihood lose some battles defensively in the nba. i think lawson will be at least as good as jameer nelson which is a nicely, furnished if not pimped out basement.
yeah, lawson may be too small and not a pure enough point to succeed. yeah, it's possible he'll merely end up a good undersized instant offense threat like earl boykins or eddie house. but it's hard to argue with what ty does on the court. they said he couldn't shoot; he worked on his jumper and was absolutely lights out last season. they say he can't run a team or be effective in the half-court and if he works on that, i'm sure he can excel in those areas as well. they say he's too small and too short without the long arms to make up for it. he can't exactly grow but with that jumper he can spread the floor and with those jets he can penetrate in the half-court and be a blur in transition. i don't think you can ask for more from him. north carolina didn't and i'm certain they're happy with what they got. ty is what he is. one of the more complete and polished players in a weak draft with an upside as high as anyone not named blake griffin. and this is coming from someone from michigan who wasn't exactly pleased ty and the tarheels danced all over the spartans in the d either... at 15, i think the pistons definitely have to take a look.
Lawson should be the Third Point Guard in this Draft, Rubio,Jennings,Lawson,Glynn, and Maynor, but I just see him being the 5th to come off the board personally. I think that still gets him lotto to early 20's though
I agree so much with you guys.
Have you see Lawson at the combined? Physically he's a top 3 PG in this draft. At 6" and 200 pounds, he's a strong PG.
Also his speed and quick is elite, he's been one of the fastest players in the nation(probably behind Dennis Clemente).
PLUS the fact he can lead an offense.
His resume is elite amongst the rest.
He's a champion...a winner.
He has great shot selection, 50% FG shooter...how many PG's in this draft can you say that about? Plus a 40% 3pt shooter.
Lawson is pesky on defense. Plays defense exactly like Chris Paul. A lot of steals, pressure and turnovers.
IMO...Lawson has potential. Doesn't matter if he's a junior, just means a year or two more of experience advantage on the prospects.
I want Knicks to grab Lawson if they can't Rubio.
Because Holiday is a combo guard without range or an offensive game.
Jennings is an unproven high school hypeguard who has never ran a professional offense(SG in Italy)
Curry looks weak and soft...at least Lawson can hold his own defensively, Curry isn't even that good of a passer...he just played PG for one season.
Evans is a SG...I don't think he would fall to 8.
DeRozan is a SG with no handle or no range...not a great rebounder or passer...his game is really limited. People really think his athleticism is going to make him a better passer, ball handling and shooter. He doesn't attack the boards either...DeRozan to me isn't an efficient player at all. Probably the most athletic guy, but so was Gerald Green.
Great thread, glad to see the Lawson bandwagon finally arise with all this lame hype on the unproven and weak resume prospects.
No one has a resume like Lawson. Who ever gets Lawson gurantee will become a .500 team before any other lottery team.
He just knows how to win.
Let's face facts, if R. Felton had lived up to his potential, we would be looking at T. Lawson as a top 10 pick easily. As it is, both of them are speedy, undersized UNC pg with shaky jumpshots that led their teams to NCAA championships. I think T. Lawson will be better than R. Felton, but i understand the hesitation to take him early by fans and executives judging by the player he most resembles.
He reminds me alot of Raymond Felton, thats the most exact comparison you'll find right now
u see how good raymond felton is i don't think will get tricked like that again
The sixers ARE going to pick him with the 17th pick
....sixers are my team
i feel sry fr your team, they are running half court offense nxt yr
I think he goes 19 to atl