Weaknesses: Mechanics on his shot are not fluid, so he may need to adjust it some as he sort of slings the ball from his shoulder, though his shot has shown steady improvement … A streaky shooter, can go through cold spells … More effective in an up-tempo game, understands tempo but his speed obviously makes running logical and is still less effective in the half court … Underdeveloped moves off the dribble. He can become more polished creating shots from the perimeter (à la OJ Mayo) … Right now relies almost exclusively on his power, handle, and quickness to get by defenders … Can become a lot better at running the pick and roll … Has the size to post up PGs all day. He shows great strength and intensity inside but has underutilized back to the basket skills … Sometimes appears to be coasting during games, though I believe this is when he is getting a feel for the tempo of the game, and he is reluctant to force things … Not much of a vocal leader, but certainly leads by example. And this is sure to develop with maturity … A year or two in college will do wonders for his grasp of the point guard position. Easily the toughest to master on the NBA level … Had a tendency to rely too much on his athleticism early in his high school career, but has developed other facets of his game …
Notes: With his package of size, speed and talent hes got a legitimate shot to go first overall, which is unusual for a point guard …
Weaknesses: Right now he is just too valuable as a scorer to be his team’s PG, but he’ll need to work on becoming more of a PG to optimize his potential on the NBA level. But he does play PG occasionally for Simeon and when he does it’s more of just the guy who brings it up, sets up the offense and kicks it over to the wing; rarely do I see him wheeling and dealing, getting in the paint and creating for his teammates. Now he does do that occasionally, but not as much as a typical top-level PG. So making his teammates better is probably the biggest area he needs to improve upon … At times his quiet demeanor could almost be confused for timidness on the court. Although he is a remarkable individual when he asserts himself, there are times when he blends into the flow of the game and doesnt exhibit his dominance as much as he could.
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