Nivek wrote: nuposse04 wrote:
Nivek wrote:Looked at McCollum in YODA. Rates as a top 10 pick in a typical draft. Definitely a better shooter than Wall. His 2pt% is lower than I'd like.
You may have commented this before and I may have missed it, but how does Porter fair in a normal draft according to YODA?
Porter's rating so far this season is consistent with being a top 10 pick. He rates a bit below McCollum -- closer to 10 than to 5. Looking a bit deeper into the numbers, Porter is very efficient offensively, albeit on the low usage end of the spectrum. A potential concern is a lower 2pt%. That's sometimes a sign of a prospect who lacks athleticism, but Porter gets plenty of steals and is a decent shot blocker, which are good signs. And, his 2pt% as a freshman was excellent. His 3pt shooting is MUCH better this season, and his FT shooting is better too. Looks like he could be a solid pro.
Keep in mind that none of these preliminary YODA scores include the "physical attributes" part. That doesn't get entered until the combine.
I love Porter's game, too!
Three guys stand out, besides Noel: Smart, Porter, and McCollum. I also like the way Doug McDermott plays, even though he is more physically overmatched than even weaker-bodied Porter and McCollum. All those guys know how to play basketball. (Dat, so do Kenny Kadji, Andre Roberson, Allen Crabbe, Isaiah Canaan, Michael Snaer, Durand Scott, Nate Wolters, Jamaal Franklin, Erik Murphy, and the most underrated Jack Cooley)--yes, I like this draft.)
Smart had a brick fest of a game against KU and McClemore, but he's the one player who I think has the physical goods and the basketball IQ along with extreme motor and motivation to make him a certain, can't miss, great player at the next level.
Porter is a guy the Wizards should have no reservations about if they draft him. Otto Porter is a cross between Steve Smith, Grant Hill, and Chris Bosh. I like the way he rebounds. I think he can play anything from SF, to PF, to SG. I think he's got the kind of body that a Paul George does. Great length with athleticism go a long ways in the NBA. Porter is not a volume shooter or scorer, but I think he's got potential to be a reliable scorer.
Maybe Luol Deng would be the best comparison I have for Porter right now. I like him a lot.
Thanks, Ernie Grunfeld.
Brooks played Mahinmi, Smith, and Bogdanovic at the same time. Wonder why the Wizards lost momentum at that time?