Red Larrivee wrote:
Am2626 wrote:Reddish is more physically gifted. I think his struggles at Duke were more to do with the system he was in as opposed to his physical ability. He was a can’t miss prospect coming out of high school. Hunter is good at a lot of things but he isn’t necessarily great at any one thing. Can he develop into a star. Sure but his ceiling isn’t as high.
I'm confused on this take. Reddish definitely has nice measurements, but you're talking about his measurements like he's potentially dominant because of them. Reddish was not considered a can't-miss prospect a year ago, though he was considered a really good one. He was never at any point considered a potential franchise-changer.
It's odd that some think the player who's very good at a lot of things has little to no chance of mastering those skills. Then we consider the player who isn't as skilled and has more red flags to have a better shot at mastering those same skills. It's the same mistake that makes you take Tyrus Thomas over LaMarcus Aldridge.
Where are you getting these ideas from?
SI: "We’ve already written about the possibilities in terms of fit between lottery-caliber, ball-dominant freshmen R.J. Barrett (presently No. 1 on our board), Cam Reddish (No. 2)
and Zion Williamson (No. 5)." ... "Reddish has the best distribution skills and is arguably the most naturally gifted player on the tea
m, but has thus far done little to shake his reputation for turning his effort on and off." - Aug 2018 - https://www.si.com/nba/2018/08/06/2019-nba-draft-questions-duke-zion-williamson-rj-barrett-cam-reddish
Bleacher Report: "It will be fascinating to see how Reddish, R.J. Barrett, and Zion Williamson coexist at Duke. Will Reddish blend in or stand out? Most view Barrett as the alpha dog and the No. 1 player in this class, but we’ll take Reddish’s silky-smooth game by a hair to be the No. 1 pick
at this point. He can be as great as he wants to be.
" - June 2018 - https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/6/22/17473998/nba-mock-draft-2019-duke-zion-williamson-rj-barrett-cameron-reddish
Stepien: "Just about everyone agrees that he could end up being the best player in the 2019 draft, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone brave enough to put him number one on their board." ... "Offensively, Reddish is the most gifted in the class. He’s good enough to be a lead guard thanks to his above average feel and ball-handling. He can also create for himself, he takes the right shots, and versatility gives his coaches endless options with how to plug him into their offense.
" "However, Reddish plays and sees himself as guard: “I am just tall enough to be a small forward. I’m best with the ball in my hands.” It only takes about five minutes of tape to see how true those words ring. Reddish is a strong lead guard who’s mastered the pick and roll game with an ability to thread the needle with either hand.
" Aug 2018 https://www.thestepien.com/2018/08/05/preseason-thoughts-cameron-reddish/