biggest flaws in each prospect?
Im curious to hear what are some of the biggest flaws in each of this years draft prospects that might keep them from becoming a good nba player. You can comment on as many or few players as you like.
John Wall- Turnover machine, needs to gain some weight because guys are bigger in the NBA. I think he needs to have a better understanding of the position he plays, once he gets that down pat, I think he will be fine.
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Favors- Unrefined post game
Xavier Henry, Al-Farouq Aminu, Wes Johnson, James Anderson- Ball handling ability
John Wall- Jump shot range
Avery Bradley- Lack of any PG skills
Eric Bledsoe- Decision making
DeMarcus Cousins- Attitude
Donatas Motiejunas- Defense
Cole Aldrich- Offensive post arsenal
Greg Monroe- The right side of his body (no right hand)
Ekpe Udoh- Court awareness
Dominique Jones- Jump shot range
Jordan Crawford- Ball-handling
Hasaan Whiteside- Body strength
Gordon Hayward- Defense
Willie Warren- Selfishness
Sherron Collins- Shot selection
Evan Turner- Jump shot range
Wesley Johnson- Need to gain weight because he is small compared to elite small forwards like Lebron, and Melo, needs to learn how to create off the dribble and stop depending on his jumpshot work on his average ball handing, need to become a better playmaker if he make all those adjustments he can be a good starter on any nba team.
thanks iggy. I watched aminu a few times as a freshman and i saw a guy who needed a ton of work on the offensive end. Is his offense at a top 10 draft pick level or is he still riding defense/potential?
bryant, i have heard people say wesley's one on one defense is sub par. I thought he was known for his defense. Is it a flaw or a strength?
from what i seen llperez22 wesley johnson is an good defender he can become an elite one of he plays good defense every possesion he tends to let people less athletic and less talented have there way with him sometimes but he also play the 4 alot for syracuse so that made him an versatile defender his defense is a strength
John Wall - 3 point shooting and turnovers are a work in progress. Those are 2 aspects that he'll need to work on to becoming a great NBA Player
Evan Turner- 3 point shooting and turnovers are also a work in progress.
DeMarcus Cousins-Dude is gonna have to work on his mentality. He has the chance to become a special player but will he turn out like another Rasheed Wallace? Only time will tell.
Derrick Favors-Needs to work on his basketball IQ on the offensive end. Seemed to refer to his teammates during this season but we'll see how that translates to the NBA.
Greg Monroe-has all the tools to just dominate game but seems to refer to teammates and is almost too unselfish to a point where it become frustrating to coaches. We'll see how he pans out.
Donatas Motejuenas- defence and rebounding will be key for this guy. Or else he will struggle like Bargnani did early in his career.
Al Farouq Aminu- Needs to work on his turnovers. For a guy that averaged just 1.3 assists, he shouldn't be averaging 3 turnovers a night. He also needs to work on his 3 point shooting.
Patrick Patterson- Honestly, there aren't many flaws to his game. Should continue to dominate on the glass by picking it up rebounding wise. More blocked shots would also be good since because the blocks went from 2.1 to 1.3 I think.
Xavier Henry-needs to work on his defence. Could become at best a Ray Allen type player who tries his best on the defensive end or a J.R. Smith who hates to play a lick of defence.
Cole Aldrich-any Gm that were to have taken Aldrich top last in last year's draft would've punched themselves. Who knew that there would be this many flaws to his game. Needs to work on his mobility and ft shooting.
Hassan Whiteside- needs to work on his ft shooting and needs to get stronger to bang down low with other centers.
Ed Davis-Needs to work on passing out of double teams
Gordon Hayward- He's a great 3 point shooter and his freshman season at Butler proved that but that productivity dipped in his sophomore year. It's all about focus and he needs to focus better on his 3 point shooting and stop hoisting up shots. Better shot selections would also benifit greatly.
Paul George- Handle, strength, refine offensive game
kemba Walker-height and jumper
Partick Patterson- ability to create shot for himself
Kyle Singler- well below avg athlete
Ebanks- whole offensive game needs work
His offense has some potential because he has promising mismatch and slashing ability because of his quickness and size. I think he'll be a 4th option at worst and 3rd option at best in the NBA. His skill-set offensively is very similar to Thaddeus Young's, he can make mid-range shots at weird angles off the dribble and get to the rim because of his long strides and quick 1st step. But he needs work on his handle and jump shooting range alot. He's more of a 2 or 3 year prospect.
Xavier Henry- agressiveness (he is the most complete wing player in the draft besides Turner though)
John Wall- ball security
Avery Bradley- size
Eric Bledsoe- consistency
DeMarcus Cousins- keeping his head in the game
Donatas Motiejunas- weight/muscle mass
Cole Aldrich- aggressiveness (also a very complete player though)
Greg Monroe- jumpshot if he is going to play point forward
Ekpe Udoh- offensive repatiore
Dominique Jones- defense
Jordan Crawford- leaving college too early
Hasaan Whiteside- offensive game
Gordon Hayward- agressiveness
Willie Warren- the fact he stopped growing
Sherron Collins- the fact he stopped growing
Evan Turner- nothing really....
Al-Farouq Aminu- jumper
Wes Johnson- to answer llperez question, he is an awful defender....@bryant24, him playing the 4 at Syracuse is completely irrelevant because the 3 and 4 is interchangable on defense for them.....they both do exactly the same thing....
James Anderson- slash game
nobody really knows how Wesley Johnson's defense is, he did get a lot of blocks and looked good at Cuse' at the back of that zone, but how well can he play man-to-man defense in the NBA, that is the question we need to find out.
pull the game film.....Craig Forth also had a lot of blocks at Syracuse...