Doormatt wrote:i think beal is pretty overrated, and lamb in my mind is clearly a better prospect. but he wont get the time buried on the okc bench.
I don't see it. Not the part of Beal being overrated, I'm neutral on peoples opinion on that, but than again I have to ask who's overrating him?
I think its pretty obvious its a hit or miss scenario with Lamb. I'm not sure what makes fans think he's a better prospect over Beal who is a lot more well rounded, younger and will have a much shorter learning curve than Lamb will whenever he sees any type of floor time.
I think Lamb is a terrific athlete and talent. So much so that I was really high on him and couldn't believe he wasn't a lock to go top 3. That was until I saw a couple of Huskie games a year ago. Reminded me of Nick Young coming out of school. Solid shooter, not great. Basketball IQ is was questionable. And for someone with his athletic abilities, I was unimpressed at how much time he spends around the perimeter.
Going by the scouting reports, not too surprised though. Apparently he couldn't finish at the rim. He's going to struggle now if he couldn't get his shot off against amateur big men inside. The talent is there but there is just too many holes in his game at this point to consider him the better prospect, IMO.