Williams, White and Stephenson
Three guards, all with very high ceiling's. They will likely be drafted within 10-12 picks of each other.
Rank these 3 in order, where you see them being drafted, and what type of career you picture them having. I'll give my opinion after some responses.
I see Stephenson as the first to go unless Williams actually has guarantee from the spurs. I think White will be the last to go honestly. I myself am very high on Stephenson and think if goes to the right team he could be very good pro like 2rd or 3rd option. He is in same mold as Tyreke Evans, but was never given the job of ball handler at Cincy.
Williams I feel will be solid pro bit nothing more then a starter on weak team or 6th or 7th man on a contender. he plays very good defense by moving his feet and using his length. He could see good fit with the spurs but thats only team i see selecting him ahead of Stephenson.
White- he is more of a PG then the other 2. He needs improve his playing making a lot to become starter in the league. His athletic ability is amazing but i think he could turn out being similiar to shannon browm but smaller frame. i think he is someone thats a boom or bust type of pic.
So for me the order is
I'm not sold on White either. He was a top 10 pick on this website at the beginning of the year then what happened? Elliot Williams I think I am the most high on. He has superb athletic ability to go with a quick first step and solid length. I was very impressed with how he took over at Memphis after the transfer. I was not so impressed with how he responded to being guarded different later in the season. Everything I hear and read on Williams say he simply cannot finish with his right hand. This is something that should be easily fixable though I would assume.
Stephenson I see as a poor man's Tyreke Evans as many others do. Only thing with Lance is based of his interviews and just general "swagger" or what have you, I still don't think he gets it. When people ask him about his past all he can say is he's a "different person" but why? How? Cause his agent told you to say that? So I would say mine goes
At the same time, I know the least about White, haven't seen any interviews and have seen him play the least of the three.
I think is little undersized and i know athleticism can make up for it but i just feel hes goign to solid but not good. Stephenson if goes to right team and plays 30 minutes a game i can see him with 12ppg 4apg and 4rpg . these numbers arent star numbers but think could be his first year with team such as the hawks.
I think it will go...
Williams- Really like him and there is talk he has a promise to the Spurs. He reminds me of Delonte West/Derrick Fisher. Could be a good option at starting point if he plays with a ball dominant 2 or a good option at the 2 with a ball dominant one.
Stephenson- I see him more in a Stephen Jackson mold. I like him but I think character concerns drop him below Williams. He has a good chance to carve himself into a 2nd or 3rd scoring option on a good team.
White- He is athletically superb, but he has alot of question marks. I didnt see him play alot, but what I have seen shows a raw athlete with not great pg skills and not a good outside shot. Late first early second I would def take a chance on him, but he needs to be coached up.
Stephenson is going to prove to be a 1st option in the NBA in the future. I like his aggressiveness and his ball-handling ability. He also has a rare ability to get on game-changing shotmaking streaks. Should be a huge factor in isos and in pick-and-roll play. The only thing about him is that he needs to take better shots and improve his shooting range. Doesn't hurt that he's a tough defender too. Hope Atlanta takes him.
White is more of a 6th man, instant offense type. He's a nice shooter and he can get to the rim pretty well, but he has to improve his handle to be a shot-creator in the NBA more consistently. Not quite a combo guard, he just needs the ball to be effective. A decent defender too. I think New Jersey and Memphis would be nice fits.
Elliott Williams is my least favorite. He's a great athlete and defender, but I don't like his offense that much. When I watch him play, he reminds me of Tony Allen. Allen is certainly a great 2nd unit player who can defend PG-SF's, but I think Williams is more of a very late 1st or eaerly 2nd round pick ideally.
1. Stephenson (Caron Butler/ Stephen Jackson)
2. White (Poor Mans Iggy)
3. Williams (Delonte West)
Is he the medicated Delonte that can actually help a team? OR.
The sleeping with a players mom delonte?
Im jk i think he could have same style of play as delonte
just saw this comparisson for White and thought it was really good, Larry Hughes, but when he was actually good
Terrico is too cold he should be top 5
I really think Terrico White could be one the top 4 or 5 players in this draft class. He has that kind of upside, and he's not just all measureables and workouts, he's shown he has talent.
Alot of people had this guy pegged as a top 10 pick before the season began...He was mocked to the Twolves at like 4 or 5 at one point I remember because I was suprised because I'd really never seen him play. But when I saw him play his sophmore year, it was evident that the guy has alot of natural ability, and just never seemed comfortable in the Ole Miss offense (that team just seemed dysfunctional alltogether). He was the FOY in the SEC the year before when he was able to showcase himself and be mroe of a focal point offensively. I really think Terrico White is a guy who will be a big time steal in this draft and I'm really hoping hte Twolves snatch him at 23.
Stephenson is a tough guy to figure out...he's so big and strong and he reminds me alot of James Harden, but his outside shot is nothing like Hardens, so I dont really know who he reminds me of. Theres alot of differing opinions on him. My question is if he wouldve gone to Kansas, would he be a household name and a lottery type pick?
Stephenson reminds me a lot of what we seen from Evans this year. He has great ball handling skills, court vision, and passing ability. Although at times he gets tunnel vision which hurts his game. He also has a very solid mid range game expecially when it is a pull up jumper. I think he is going to be a very solid player if he gets his head on straight and just focuses on the game.