Is Sherron Collins a steal in the draft?
Right now he is projected in the 50s on this site. I thought he would be much higher.
I think because he is a score first PG they think alot of teams will pass on him. He is also short and his last season was not very impressive. I still see him as an exceptional leader and great floor general. He should have a long NBA career as a backup PG but could only see success on a team with a good Coaching Staff and good veteran leadership.
For example I dont see him being successful in Indiana but I see him being successful in san Antonio
and hes not a 1st round talent so he becomes a 2nd round talent and since early 2nd rounder teams dont neccassarily have the veteren leadership to guide him he slides to the late 2nd round...
he'll amke squad somehow...he may not be drafted...Who cares...I hate Point guards under 6'0 tall...especiayl if they are shoot first point guards that look a little fat at times...Collins could be Lawson 2.0....But I doubt It...Lawson had a certain something that said he could overcome the size thing...and he's a pass first guy....
Would be a good fit on a playoff team in an energy role off the bench as a combo guard (ala Ty Lawson or Jerryd Bayless).
Top 50 isn't too bad though. Collins is short, not a true PG or a great defender, and a little selfish at times. Also has had fluctuating weight. He has his share of problems. I'd think 40-60 is his range.
I think Sherron will get drafted a lot higher in the second round than a lot of people think. Here's why:
A. This year's draft is very weak when it comes to point guards and is full of too many combo guards that all have to make the jump to being a consistent distributor. I mean Bradley, Bledsoe, Warren, Vasquez, and whoever else are all guys who are going to need to make that adjustment. Yeah Collins was a shoot first PG, but that's because he was asked to be in college, and it's not as if he didn't do it effectively. I really don't think there is a lot of difference in terms of the value you're going to get out of any of these players. I mean for the most part Collins and the rest of these guards aren't going to be superstars. What's more important is where they go and how their used. So I can see Sherron falling to a team that has playoff talent, but needs a good backup point guard. Think Boston, Spurs, or Heat.
B. From everything I've read and heard, Collins is doing phenomenal at team workouts. He is without doubt one of the best shooters, and even though he is undersized, has shown that he can guard and stay in front of anyone else in the class. Now I'm not saying that he's gonna hang his hat on his defense, but he has shown potential. I think the most important thing he can do now is make an impression in these workouts. GMs and Coaches and Scouts have seen him enough to know he can ball as well as most of these other guards. The questions he needs to answer is can he be a distributor, and can he be a role player in someone's system.
C. The whole height and weight issue really seems irrelevant at this point to me. He showed up to the combine and his workouts in shape and on par with everybody else. Yeah he is sub six feet, but no one is asking him to guard 7 footers or to win jump balls. Like I said, teams know what he is capable of and if they draft him, should know how to use him.
So yes I think that someone is going to get a steal in the second round by drafting him. I mean really if he had come out last year, I don't know if there would be this much doubt in him as a pick. The problem is that this years draft class is so heavy with so many players opting out of college because of the foredooming potential lock out next year. So they all look similar or with large holes in their game that need to be filled. I think the thing that separates Collins is that he is a proven leader, and lacks the immaturity of some of the younger guards.
Personally i can see the Pacers taking him with the 40th pick if he is still around, I would have no problems with it either.
Collins for belongs in the 2nd half of the 2nd round. He is score first mentality PG and is under 6 feet. Him and Reynolds both had very good college careers but just don't see it translating at the next level.
I think Collins can make an impact in the NBA because of his open court speed and handles. He has struggled with weight and maturity issues over the years but the fact he showed up to camp focused and in shape is a good sign about both of those issues. He will have some issues guarding certain point guards in the NBA, but as a backup player who can provide scoring off the bench I see him as an asset, in the same way Nate Robinson who had'nt played the entire game 2 came in to start the 4th quarter and let Rondo rest for a bit and dropped 7 points and provided some energy play. Collins is more of a point guard than Robinson and I'm not comparing their games, but I think Collins can give that same type of spark off the bench, much like he did in his freshman and sophomore years at KU.