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10 - Tim Hardaway Jr

Michigan 

  • Birthday: 3/16/92
  • NBA Position: Shooting Guard
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 200
  • Hometown: Miami, FL
  • High School: Palmetto Senior
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Overall

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2013
Mock:  24

NBA Comparison: Wesley Person/Arron Afflalo

Strengths: Scorer with good size and athleticism for the 2-guard position ... Worked hard during offseason before junior year to improve upon and become a proficient 3 point shooter, knocking down 37% of his 3s on over 5 attempts per game ... Plays with good energy and intensity. A self starter, not a player that needs to be pushed to get the most out of his abilities ... An above average run jump athlete, excellent in transition. Finishes well on the break ... Professional approach ... Hard worker, competes hard ... Accepts his role within a team concept and plays unselfish ... Solid decision maker and passer at the 2 position, maintaining a positive a/to ratio throughout his college career ... Scoring numbers did not increase substantially, but his efficiency did ... Pro jumper. Shows great form on his shot. Gets a lot of lift and shoots the ball from a high release point ... Stays active and moves well off the ball. Does a good job of freeing himself and shooting off of screens ... Shows pick and roll ability as ball handler ... Benefits from being the son of a former pro, having grown up around the game shows excellent maturity and perspective of what it takes to be a pro which should help with the transition to the next level ...

Weaknesses: Doesn't have great foot speed or a quick first step which limits his ISO and driving ability ... Legitimate concerns about his ability to create his own shot ... Body lacks great strength. Appears a little frail, which allows him to be knocked off balance more easily ... Solid but not outstanding defender due to below average lateral speed ... Ankles appear tight ... There are some concerns about his legs and how they will hold up over time ... Lack of foot speed allows opponents to crowd him and limits his spot up efficiency ... Questions about whether he's a stong enough athlete to eventually become an NBA starter or if his ceiling is as a rotation guy ... Mid range game could use some improvement ... Did not have a very good tourney performance as his shot abandoned him to some degree and he failed to have a real break out performance ...

Outlook: Lacks the physical strength of Arron Afflalo but is similar in his nose for scoring and outside shooting ability as well as his projection as a bubble first rounder that could be undervalued by NBA teams due to perceived athletic shortcomings ... Considered a borderline first rounder by NBA scouts ...

Notes: Son of former Golden State Warrior great, point guard Tim Hardaway Sr. ... Showcased his explosiveness on a big stage with his highlight reel dunk on Gorgui Dieng in the national title game ...

Aran Smith 5/1/13

Strengths: Has ideal SG size at 6'6 and solid length 6'7 wingspan … A good athlete by NBA standards, and shows decent explosion at times … He is a capable ball handler with nice passing ability and is also a good decision maker when looking to set up others … Can score in a multitude of ways including slashing, pulling up from midrange and shooting from deep … Very good jumper with good elevation and form ... He’s a better shooter from deep then his % indicates … Especially promising midrange game … Defensively he’s solid with the potential to become standout if he puts in a more consistent effort ...

Weaknesses:
Lacks a quality first step, limiting his ability to create shots off the dribble ... Really didn’t make the jump many expected in his sophomore season … Doesn’t shoot very well with his feet set yet has a large chunk of his shots coming off of spot ups … His shot selection is questionable at best which has led to his low FG% so far in his career … Needs to put forth the effort more often defensively and improve his overall awareness … While having nice size and length, he’s still very weak and could really benefit by adding 15-20 pounds of muscle … Lacks a great first step and doesn’t beat people off the dribble too often, he’s much more likely to try to use his skill and end up with a semi-contested midrange look ...

Overall: Hardaway is in a make or break season in 2013 ... If his shooting percentages continue to regress it’s hard seeing him going very high in the draft ... He needs to put on weight and improve his shot selection dramatically to show everyone what they expected last season ... He has the raw ability to be a good all-around SG at the next level, but fine-tuning is definitely needed for him to improve in his Jr. season to sneak into the first round ...

Notes: Measured 6'6 (in shoes) 193 lbs, with a 6'7 wingspan at the 2012 LeBron James Skills Academy ...

Sam Gallenberger 7/27/12

May 22, 2013

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