Who would you take and why? And who has the most upside of these 3 guards?
Right now, I'd take Bledsoe. He has the opportunity to be a sponge and absorb as much as he can from both Chauncey Billups and Chris Paul. Will definitely benefit him in the long-term.
I would take Teague, as he has the most complete game and has been the most productive so far, but I think Beaubois has the most potential, with his incredible physical tools and scoring instincts.
Bledsoe. He's turned into a pesky defender and is the best shooter of the 3
Teague is the best right now, but has the lowest cieling. Bledsoe is better than Beaubois right now, but his cieling is just a bit lower (he'll never be the shooter Roddy is and Roddy is every bit the athlete that Bledsoe is), but Roddy is so injury prone, Bledsoe is more likely to approach his best.
How do you figure that Teague's ceiling is the lowest?
And Roddy isn't the same athlete Bledsoe is, he may can match him and speed and quickness, but Bledsoe is on a whole nother level when it comes to strength.
If Roddy was 30 pounds heavier do you think he'd still be as athletic?
Rodrigue Beaubois is a good shooter ?
I don't think Rodrigue Beaubois has been the same athlete since he broke his foot. He's still quick and fast, but he's definitely not the same type of athlete that Eric Bledsoe is. I think Jeff Teague is also an overall better athlete than Beaubois.
If I had to rank them based on upside:
I was thinkin the same thing Indy, Beaubois was a blur before the foot injury, now he's just fast, still athletic but not the same he used to be, but even when his foot was healthy he wasn't the specimen that Bledsoe is.
Teague has the best handle of the three, the best first step of the three, and the highest IQ, Bledsoe's low IQ and horrendous shooting makes it hard for me to give him the nod over Jeff.
I'm taking Jeff.
You have to think playing behind Chris Paul and learning from Paul everyday is going to help him.
Bledsoe isn't a good shooter, but I think he has soft touch. I think he'll get a lot better.
I'm just high on this guy. I see him turning into a more athletic Kyle Lowry (this season's version) and just being one of those guys that's tough and fearless.
But of course I like Teague too though and I actually hope he ends up being the best out of the three.
Idk, I do think Bledsoe will learn things from Paul, but I think Teague is getting a better understanding of the game because he's playing 30+ mins a game and out there learning from his own mistakes, as opposed to Bledsoe who may be learning things from Paul, but doesn't see many minutes, to learn from his mistakes.
i like jeff league on this one.
Bledsoe is the best defender, shooter and athlete...Teague is a good guard but but Bledsoe is so athletic and when he starts getting the playing time this guy is gonna be dangerous... Bledsoe has the most upside with the other 2 you've seen pretty much what your getting out of them...
I'd take Roddy Buckets. Just love that enormous wingspan and scoring instinct. He's going to get a lot of interest from teams like Toronto, Charlotte, Orlando and Utah who aren't really set at the PG position for the future (I include Charlotte just because I think he'd me a massive upgrade at the PG spot over either Kemba OR DJ).
Perhaps I just haven't seen Beaubois enough post injury, but, and this isn't a slight to Bledsoe or Teague, pre-injury he was an utter freak. Sick handles, incredibly long limbs, good scoring instinct, huge leaping ability and blinding speed. Bledsoe has him on strength and defensive intensity, but Roddy can defend damn well and was just faster and longer with a better offensive feel. Injuries may have sapped that athletecism and with it, some of the confidence. Bledsoe, to me, is better off ball at this point, which worries me with his size. Line him up next to Rubio or another big one and a lot of my concerns dissapear.
Teague is nearly what he is at this point- a terrific defender with athletic tools a step below the elite who makes life hell defensively for all but the best 1s in basketball. And while he can't shut down the best one's, he does step his offensive game up against them, which is nice. Still, he's too often passive and likely in the wrong offense for his development for at least the next few years.
My mind keeps telling me Teague. The only reason it may appear that his ceiling is low is because his career was really moved along slow at Atlanta. He played behind Bibby longer than he should have. Having a guy like Joe Johnson who has a high usage rate and need for the ball to be in his hands hasnt allowed him to fully blossom either.
Im with you as well, I like Teague more than the other 2 as well, his confidence is improving every year, and when he's aggressive he looks like a top 10-12 PG in the L, not saying he is right now, but when he's playing his best he's phenomenal.
Bledsoe is not a better shooter than Teague never has been, and never will be.
Bledsoe 3pt% is terrible 27% is 1st year and 20% this year, while Teague's his first 3 years were, 21%, 37%, 34% this year on 2.6 attempts per game compared to Bledsoe's 0.8 and 1.4 per game.
The only thing I think Bledsoe has over Teague is Strength, Teague's first step and agility with the ball is up there up the Rondo's and Derrick Rose's, he is crazy quick, and equally fast in the open floor, and has a superb handle, I just would like to see him get out of ATL, or on a team where he has 100% freedom and I think we'd see a different Teague.
Beaubois, hard to call, because of the foot injury, but before that he was a freak athlete his speed,quickness and wingspan were top notch and now he's still an elite athlete but not the freak he was, and I think at this point in his career his game is more athlete than skill,but his instincts as a scorer are off the charts.
Bledsoe does have upside, but his IQ is shot, and his shooting and ball handling needs alot of work, he is more power and speed at this point, I can't count on 2 hands, how many times I've seen Bledsoe just attack the lane with no purpose what so ever and just so wild and out of control and just turn the ball over, sometimes he looks like a HS kid out there playing in the NBA.
No knock towards Bledsoe I like his game, but I really think he's in the NBA because of the specimen he is and his top notch defense and intensity, other than that at this point there's nothing he really brings to the table.