2022 Award Winner
Serious question here. Can someone tell me what scouts are saying is the biggest difference between Irving and Knight? From the limited amount I have watched them play, they look very similar to me...
Irving is a much better passer and sees the floor much better. Makes fewer mistakes and better decisions in general. They probably have similar strokes, but Irving takes better shots and has been for more efficient because of it. Irving's feel for and knowledge of the game is uncanny for a freshman. Knight is the youngest player in the draft, though, and has potential to be better than Irving if his purported drive and general attitude are true. Knight has the better body.
Taking Irving is a no-brainer anywhere in the top-3. Taking Knight at 3 or 4 is a swing-for-the-fences move.