Axolotl wrote:I kinda like Val, he's crafty, pretty good ballhandler, can shoot, can pass - but I'm not sure if I like the $.
Dunn & Shaq, well, if you can't shoot, you need to be truly exceptional in other areas.
Valentine fits AK's vision for the team, at least on offense. He has a high basketball IQ, shares the ball and has good vision (recall his 7.8 assist per game in his last NCAA year, to 2.7 TOs), shoots the ball well and can be crafty inside too. He also rebounds reasonably well for his size.
What's missing is explosiveness and athleticism -- in particular foot-movement on the defensive end, but also in terms of lack of first step or above-the-rim play. Even still, if he stays healthy, I can see Valentine being a net positive rotation wing/guard.