Where would Quincy Miller go in this draft? I still like his potential and I can see him becoming like a Stephen Jackson type a player if developed correctly. Quincy is an ultra talented kid who tore his ACL in High School and hasn't been the same since but with this two years behind him and a year of NBA weight training and more rehab on his knee I believe we might see him crack the Nuggets rotation this year. I would love to see him and Jordan Hamilton get some extended minutes I believe both players belong in this league.
Lottery pick in this draft.
I think he'd get drafted in a similar area this year. The talent drop is in elite level prospects, the late 1st and early 2nd round of this draft could actually be agrued as a little stronger than last years'.
Was thinking the same: everybody complains about this draft but the only problem with this year is the lack of superstar prospects. For the rest, from midlotery to mid second round you can pick up pretty decent players (e.g. McCallum, Ledo, Muscala)
Hard to say. He didnt get that many minutes this season so it's difficult to evaluate him. I'd say about mid 2nd round this year.
I think he would´ve ended up at the end of the lottery, just outside of the lottery.
I'm going to say Lottery, he would of got more touches at Baylor this year, an additional year with a stronger knee..and who knows maybe even put on a couple of pounds, and with a weak draft.THought him going pro last year was stupid, especially when your not guaranteed a first round pick.
Depends on his college performance. Probably sneaks into the first round.
He's a first rounder no question in this draft, the thought of him going in second rd in this draft is foolish.
Why? I think he'd be in the same range, 25-40. Quincey is essentially a 6'10'' shooting guard without the lateral quickness to guard small players. He proved he was really only ready to be a D-League role player as a rookie. He's still not a sure fire prospect, he has upside, he's somewhat unique and there is a legit chance that he might not find a nitch in the NBA. That's a good type of player to draft in the late 1st or early 2nd.
Who would you rather have him, C.J. Leslie, Ricky Ledo, Glenn Rice Jr., Alan Crabbe, Nate Wolters, Archie Goodwin Tony Snell, Tony Mitchell, Jamal Franklin, Eric Green, Dieng, Lorenzo Brown or Jeff Withey? Miller doesn't seem vastly superior to any of those guys and I would pick most of those guys over Miller if I'm being completely honest. The thing about this draft is that it fills a lot of rotation roles, Miller still is between positions, very skinny and I think he'd be in that same pack of players available in the 25-40 range.
Nobody knows, for sure he make a grave mistake declaring, so right now there is a greater chance he is out of the league two years from now than being a rotation player. Sadly so many players have no credible advisers. I would like to see a 2 year obligation to go to college, the talent level would be elevated.
People have a right to make their own mistakes, maybe being out of the league will light a fire in him. How Danny Green made it into the league is not a bad way. He got cut a couple times and played in europe because of the lock out and now he should have an 8 to 10 year career. Everyone thinks that once a guy is cut he is done, and in some cases he is done but if he doesnt get back in it is his fault. I dont think staying in college helps or hurts your chances as opposed to being in the NBA. If you are good enough you will be in the NBA.
This isnt a great SF class to start off with. I think he probably would go over Karasev, Deshaun Thomas and Jamaal Franklin in this draft so probably mid first round. I know he mainly came out to support his family but he still should have at least waited another year.
i don't think he made a mistake, especially if his family is poor.
Even 20 thousand dollars to struggling family members goes a long long way. Plus he could have either re-injured his knee or seen his athleticism not return, and not been able to be drafted higher on potential.
Plus, on a shorter 2nd round contract he can hit free agency sooner if he sticks in the league.
He's already made more money than 15 years full time working a 10 dollar/hr job in a bad economy, or 7-8 years as a gym teacher if he waited another 3 years to get a degree.
Unless you guys come from a wealthy family and have a trust fund for life, you wouldn't want to risk your entire future on a balky knee just out of greed for a possible extra million or two.
Plenty of woulda been millionaires are on food stamps because they got hurt and lost their chance. Nobody is paying them for almost making it big.
Plenty of minutes to go around if he sticks with the Nuggets, we lose Gallo for most of the season, and I don't see AI coming back.
I don't see him as any better than Austin Daye in terms of the way he translates to the NBA. Most likely would have gone in the 20s but I don't see him getting big minutes next year.
Comparing Miller to Daye is like comparing Korver to Caldwell Pope because they project as iutside shooters in the league.
I also think the comparison to Stephen Jackson is insulting to Jax. I don't see Miller ever averaging 20pts 5rebs and 6ast in a season while paying hardnosed defense. Jackson handles the ball much better and has an edge on the floor that Miller will never have.
Miller was arguably the best player in his class before vlowing his knee iut. He still averaged over 17ppg in Baylors first 5 games b4 PJ3 returned and was very natural in the role of go to guy. Even playing being PJ3, Jefferson and Acy, Miller still managed to put up decent numbers in limited time.
Had Miller returned and played this year especually now since he's fully healthy he'd of killed it. Miller could of possibly averaged 20ppg or atleast 17 while avrraging over 7rpg. Coming off injury last year Q still put up decent combine numbers. Hes a legit 6'10 with a massive wingspan, true perimeter skill and he's a fluid athlete.
All in all I think Miller would of been a top 5 prospect in this draft. He's a 6'10 athlete with long arms, a versatile skill set, a decent jumper and scoring ability and can play PF or SG in a pinch.