He's one of those dudes where it's just head scratching. Had all the tools and skills, but just never worked out. He's having a great Euro league career too, so he's probably a hard worker. Some players just can't translate their game to the NBA level despite it seeming like they should. It's the hidden element of the draft that is hard to account for.
and he uses both so it's a non issue regardless. in fact the more highlights i watch it's probably 70/30 one foot to two feetThere are plenty of great players in NBA history who are 2 foot jumpers. It's not as good as being versatile at both, but it's far from a death sentence: see Donovan Mitchell
I liked him a lot... he did try and fight Grayson at summer league... its Grayson so I get it... but also who is fighting in summer league?I loved Wade Baldwin out of the draft....but I'm pretty sure he is kinda crazy. Gets into beef with teammates and I think that's why MEM cut him so quickly. He's also the guy that made me rethink some thinks. He was really poor at finishing at the rim in college, and since then I've given that more consideration instead of assuming a guy can finish well if he looks athletic.
Oh yeah, everyone uses both but to get above the rim Don is almost exclusively a 2 foot jumper. That's what I think OL means because no one exclusively jumps off 1 or 2 for everything.and he uses both so it's a non issue regardless. in fact the more highlights i watch it's probably 70/30 one foot to two feet
Its smart to be cautious... but that's no fun. Taylor is KD with a blend of John Collins and that is the end of this discussion okay!!!!I'm not writing Jabari Smith off....but it's a good reminder that there are no guarantees especially when it comes to shooting. One of the reason I really hesitate to set high floors. Whenever you start thinking, "this guy for sure is very good/elite" at something....I like to step back and realize how many of these guys bust and/or how many skills don't translate for one reason or another.
I'm going to add Hendo... cuz I think that is his group
It is probably because he thinks we need a better defender in the guard core and that would be the only reason.Tony Jones said on Twitter today he’d be an amazing fit on the Jazz.. not sure why he said that.
If Taylor Hendricks measures out at 6'10" in shoes, he becomes really appealing. The question with him has been what he can do off the dribble, but if he's 6'10" he doesn't actually have to do much off the dribble. He'll just pick his spots and shoot over people like Anthony Davis does.
I would take Wallace, NSJ, Black, and Auser and put them behind the others there in Keyonte,Walker, Dick and probably put Hawkins, Hendricks, GG right there with Wallace NSJ Black Auser etc. Then throw Howard, L.Miller,Sidy, Sasser, Jones, Brice, Whitehead, Hood, Smith all in that same range of who the **** knows where they will go.
I think he has an nba ready body and two nba ready skills. He’s likely going to be great as a roll man. I don’t see him needing to develop a dribble game to be super effective at the nba level. If he develops off the dribble he moves into an all star type tier. I’d just rather have guys that have good off ball stuff and develop the on ball stuff as you go.
He’s not just a stand still shooter either. He’s a knock down guy that can shoot with some motion. I can see him developing similar to Lauri with his height and shooting ability.