Otto Porter going hard!
He has 30 of G-Towns 45 points and is leading them over the Cuse. I have really liked him all year but I haven't seen him this aggressive and assertive...it is scary right now...what is the highest you could see him getting drafted?
He's number 3 on my big board right now, which is probably about the highest he could possibly go in the draft.
That is exactly where I would put him on my big board as well but I think if he takes over like this and leads G-Town far in the tourney he could move up to second or maybe even first with a real spectacular showing.
He went hard today and every time I see this kid play I like his NBA potential more and more.
His percentages are off the charts right now. 50% from the field and 45% from 3....Only Oladipo can compare among lottery prospects. I see them as very similar players going forward with Otto being a pure 3 with more offensive potential and Victor being a 2 or 3 and more of a defensive stopper. Victor has the benefit of playing with better offensive players around him and doesn't have to take as many tough shots as Porter does.
I might be high on him,if he was a little more athletic,stronger and could take guys off the dribble.....But he's smart, versatile and plays within the team concept..So in this weak draft he could go as high as 3.....
I see him as a Nic Batum type player with slightly less athleticism. I think he is pretty strong though from what I have seen of him. He isn't really a guy that will play a lot of 4 but for a 3 I think he has ideal strength. He seems to always be under control. I would say he is possibly the surest bet in the lottery and in a draft like this that presents more value than it usually would.
I like Sewok's comparison to Nic Batum...I'd probably say it's somewhere between him and Tayshaun Prince. He's obviously got more weight on him than Prince, lol. I think Porter will be a solid NBA player!
Is it time to start thinking that he may be a better wing prospect then McLemore? He's younger, taller, and longer then B Mac and is already proving he can be the MAN on a winning team. G'Town plays at such a slow slug it out pace it's really hard to translate his numbers, but he's clearly showing more scoring potential then most people believed. G'Town hasn't missed a beat with Whittington out and he's scoring nearly all of the limited points they do score in a game.
Otto Porter is certainly a prospect I'm going to have get a 2nd opinion on because he's exceeding the label of talented glue guy, and showing he can be that while putting points on the board which is a totally different scenario. Now you're looking at a guy whose floor is do it all glue guy, but ceiling is possible 2nd option type of player.
I know he's not the same bouncy athlete that Paul George is, but is it crazy to start thinking he can be a very similar player in the NBA?
I know one thing, I hope he gets drafted by the Wizards, they need an athletic do everything small forward like him. Pretty much a Trevor Ariza upgrade. I'd hate for the Wizards to daft Shabazz Muhammed. I love Shabazz but he's sort of a ball stopper, and he really doesn't do anything besides scoring yet. Shabazz averages 1 assists, 0.1 blocks, and 0.7 steals. Great scorer, okay rebounder, but not really much else. I think he'd mess up the flow of the future superstar backcourt of John Wall & Bradley Beal.. Those 2 dudes together is going to be a scary tandem for teams in the future. Going to be James Harden, Russell Westbrook lite!
He has played well against good teams and that's a plus. The guy can score and defend. If he does well in the tournament he should be picked around 3-8.
Otto was at it again tonight after an abysmal first half where he scored one point he ended up with 22 for the game on 7-12 shooting. He also had the game winning lay up with under 10 seconds to play. The more I watch him the more I like him. He does a little bit of everything and rarely forces the issue. If he keeps playing the way he is he will be a top 5 lock.