During this tourney.. I think he will be a lottery pick this year. He just has so much potential that someone will gamble on him. Yes, he needs to work on some things but he has more potential than a Lillard, Rivers, or Marshall.
Yea I agree. Similar to how people Brandon Knight finished strong last year. I think the Hornets would take him with their second lotto pick. I could also see him going to the Suns as well
I agree. I think when all is said and done he will be the top pg from this year's draft, although I think this is a very poor point guard class.
Marshall is a ridiculously good passer, but his lack of scoring or ability to get to the rim will limit his offensive potential, and he looks like he will be a serious defensive liability.
I have only seen two of Lillard's games, but I feel he is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. That is not necessarily a knock on him, as I feel he is a very safe pick, but he lacks elite speed and quickness, as well as top notch court vision. He is a solid player, a little like Norris Cole with superior range, but I am not sure about him as a starter. I do think he will be a solid pro for a long time.
Wroten has obvious potential, but he has a lot of holes in his game. He just is a very poor shooter, which limits his potential to play sg, but he just doesn't play with the control and restraint necessary for a pg.
I'm not hating on him but I haven't seen anything from him that really impresses me. Dribble isn't super advance for a point, isn't a good shooter, doesn't rebound or pass on a high level for a PG. So what does he do that impresses you so much ? Other than his size at 6'2 strong good athlete and potential.
will be the first PG taken, trust me.. his potential is threw th roof compared to the other Pg's...
did dude just say teague cant dribble???? hahaha wow, your wierd
His dribbling is very superb, have you seen his HS mixtapes?????!!!
Did you see the move on Erving Walker?
Did you see when he shook Tyshawn Taylor out of his shoes earlier in the year?
I think people were expecting him to come in and be this big time scoring guard like he was in HS, including Teague himself but Cal didn't need that from him.
I agree with you his passing is suspect, but the things he could do in HS he could have done it this year had he gone to a school where the coach ran him off pick and rolls all day, and iso plays and let him be the main guy like he was in HS.
But he was on a team with 5 other NBA players, to where he had to LEARN to be a true PG for the first time in his life, Teague coming out of HS was labeled as selfish because he never won anything in HS.
His stats improved to 13.3 PPG, 4.8 APG, 2.6 RPG and most importantly 2.5 TO's per game.
Now he has done something Derrick Rose,Tyreke Evans,John Wall,Brandon Knight didn't do.
And that's win a National Championship, and I think with him winning that championship along with his play improving drastically, along with his speed,quickness, leaping ability and strength will all add up to a lottery pick or at the least 15-20 pick.
I wouldn't say he became a true PG more like he manage it. Yes he has done something those players you mention didn't do. But we all know by far this team is better with 5 NBA caliber players besides him.
In my Final Four thread Teague was my X Factor for Kentucky in the final four.
I thought he needed to have about 20 points and 8 assists for them to win. He had 14 tonight,
not sure what he finished with against Louisville but he played solid in both games. For the championship
I thought MKG needed to do well. He didn't blow up but he did have 11 points and 6 rebounds. ... I thought that
Miller and Lamb would get their points and scoring opportunities within the offense and they did.
Yeah his dribble looked tight in those videos. I look at dribble differently for PG, do they do all these moves and are able to make the pass and make the game easy for everyone or is it just a ISO thing like Tyreke Evan.
Teague will go no lower than 17th pick and maybe just one other PG gets choosen before him.(im not sure who) he did a lot in the tourney and has the hardware to prove it now. Plus as we all know the draft is about potential which he has plenty of.
So is this how this site works? If you're not high on a player you get negged for it? Well I for one agree with For Never Ever. I didn't really see anything special out of Teague. Yes, he improved over the tournament, but there's no way I'd take him over Damian Lillard or Kendall Marshall.
I also agree with you that Damian Lillard should be the first PG selected. I create a post in the middle of the college season, I can't find it. But it was The PG I would select first in the draft, it is Damian Lillard. I got Bombbarded with Negs and now he is listed 11th to be picked. Hahahaha
NBA pg prospect that Calipari has coached in awhile... those are pretty strong words until you take a look at who those players were... personally, I think that group is coloring our expectations a little. Aside from that, Teague has a lot of work to do to learn how to be a pointguard... he played decent for the national championship if you ignore his horrible clock management (part of the reason that KU was able to mount a mini-comeback is that Kentucky kept shooting ten seconds into the shot clock during the last 4 mins... If you are the PG you gotta realize that the clock is your friend there).. he is definatly going to need some time whether he gets it in the pros or in college is the question... right now I have him outside the lottery but he could get in after the combine as he might be the most athletic guard..depending on who declares... I dont really think it is a bad draft for PGs this year, PG is just the weakest position in this strong draft.. there are still quite a few nice prospects. look at the draft in 2007 and compare it to this one...
he wasn't even out there in crunch time, he is trash not could not even shine eric Bledsoe's shoes
... maybe i am... but there is a name for the move he did on erving walker... its called a carry.
Im a Teague supporter but I am also a realist. Damian Lillard literally does everything on the court. He has good size, decent athleticism and a solid bball iq. I feel he will be the first point guard picked. Teague is still underdeveloped in my opinion. I really dont feel hes had to genuinely play pg untill he got to Kentucky. Another year under Coach Cal would definitley serve him justice as far as learning to run a team better but with decent to solid performances during the entire tourney I have a feeling hes played his last game for the Wildcats. Ive got Lillard as the first pg off the board and the Teague will follow.
Im sorry, im just not sold on Teague as the next great point guard. This is a weak pg class, so yeah, maybe he is one of the best out there now, but his jumper is suspect and not a great passer. Yes he is a very good athlete, but so are alot of pgs in the league. Teague can be a productive guard on the next level, but he I doubt he will be a great guard. Alot of hype follows him because he is at kentucky, he should come back to school. But he has a big name so im sure he will come out.
I think if Teague played for a Big Sky Conference team for the next two years he would look very good. Lillard is the superior player at the moment, but I think Teague's raw talent will win out in the end.
I agree with NJHooper that he is not the next great pg, but I don't think any pg in this draft class is billed as such. If he becomes a productive guard at the next level, he will prove to not be overrated.
Sure, Teague's court vision is lacking in some aspects, but I am not convinced that in two years it will be significantly worse than Lillard's. Lillard is a smart player, but his court vision is not anywhere near elite by my judgement.
"I also agree with you that Damian Lillard should be the first PG selected. I create a post in the middle of the college season, I can't find it. But it was The PG I would select first in the draft, it is Damian Lillard. I got Bombbarded with Negs and now he is listed 11th to be picked. Hahahaha"
^ i commented about this in the "jeremy lin facts" thread. good call cus his stock boomed after that
tho, in my big board i had teague and wroten ahead of lillard for most of the time. imagine what teague or wroten would be doing in their senior at weber state against the big sky conference with the team under their wings (like lillard).
Thanks. The Jeremy lin facts, I didn't read most of it cause that thread is crazy and maybe still going.LoL