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Eric Paschall's Potential

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Eric Paschall's Potential 

Post#1 » by AdonalFoyle4Prez » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:47 pm

I know he's an older rookie by NBA standards, but watching quite a bit of his highlights from his junior and senior year, I'd say he can possibly be utilized as an oversized 2 guard or even a 3. Reminds me a lot like Joe Johnson (Mr. ISO; ISO Joe). A big and strong body that can overpower smaller and weaker players in the post, seems to have decent handles for a big guy, and can shoot it. He's looking more and more like a 2nd round steal if he can develop anything close to him (Hopefully not too much isolation plays), but probably his ceiling is Paul Millsap -- which isn't too shabby, either.
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Post#2 » by killmongrel » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:20 pm

I'm not sure what his ceiling is, but I wouldn't be surprised if he starts at small forward. 6'7". Strong. Athletic. Can shoot. Handle is good. Looks like he can guard multiple positions. I trust his defense more than I do McKinnie's. The only way I don't see him starting is if Robinson looks like he can return to his Indiana days. A line up of Steph/DLo/Paschall/Green/WCS is going to be surprisingly good. Camp is going to be interesting with a lot of players competing for the starting job at the 3. But Paschall wins it because of his defense.
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Post#3 » by oaktownwarriors87 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:20 pm

He may be the only person on the team that can physically match LeBron and Kawhi. We need him to step up.

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Post#4 » by Samurai » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:25 am

killmongrel wrote:I'm not sure what his ceiling is, but I wouldn't be surprised if he starts at small forward. 6'7". Strong. Athletic. Can shoot. Handle is good. Looks like he can guard multiple positions. I trust his defense more than I do McKinnie's. The only way I don't see him starting is if Robinson looks like he can return to his Indiana days. A line up of Steph/DLo/Paschall/Green/WCS is going to be surprisingly good. Camp is going to be interesting with a lot of players competing for the starting job at the 3. But Paschall wins it because of his defense.

From his 2019 Bleacher Report scouting analysis:

Offensive Strengths: Strong, explosive and versatile. Can make shots from all three levels.
Offensive Weaknesses: Lacks a speciality skill. Is neither a lights-out shooter nor advanced shot-creator.
Defensive Outlook: Can guard both forward spots, but he isn't always the sharpest containing or making reads.
Projected Role: Reserve combo forward.

The report stated that his 'do a little of everything' ability may remind some of Draymond. He doesn't have Draymond's passing ability, but the report said his likely role will be as someone who can come off the bench and spell Draymond.

Could he be our starting SF? Who knows, but I don't see anything in the scouting report that screams 'starting SF" to me. Unless he shows something really special in pre-season, I would guess that both McKinnie (due to familiarity) and even GR3 (started 18 games at SF last season and 27 games in 2017) would be ahead of him on the SF depth chart. Being Draymond's backup seems like a more realistic and attainable goal for a rookie.
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Post#5 » by Mylie10 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:49 am

I predicted he will play some small forward out of necessity at times this season. I haven't changed that outlook.

Draymond will also spend some minutes playing small forward. It won't be every game, but more situational. Same for Paschall.
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Post#6 » by SpreeChokeJob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:48 am

4th option on a championship team. He has an assortment of offensive moves, but I don't think they will work as well in the pros. He will go as far as his defense goes. He's not as intense as Draymond on the defensive end, so I don't think he will be a shutdown defender. If he can hit open threes and play solid switching defense his first year then it's a good start. For him, his future will be all about his defense, but he seems offensive minded. I just don't think his offense will be superior enough to make him a star. If he focuses on his defense, he will always be able to find a starting rotation job in the NBA. Should try to pattern his game after Draymond and Iguodala. His offense is superior to those two, but they both made a living off defensive end, high IQ basketball, and play making.
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Post#7 » by Coxy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:51 am

SpreeChokeJob wrote:4th option on a championship team. He has an assortment of offensive moves, but I don't think they will work as well in the pros. He will go as far as his defense goes. He's not as intense as Draymond on the defensive end, so I don't think he will be a shutdown defender. If he can hit open threes and play solid switching defense his first year then it's a good start. For him, his future will be all about his defense, but he seems offensive minded. I just don't think his offense will be superior enough to make him a star. If he focuses on his defense, he will always be able to find a starting rotation job in the NBA. Should try to pattern his game after Draymond and Iguodala. His offense is superior to those two, but they both made a living off defensive end, high IQ basketball, and play making.


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Re: Eric Paschall's Potential 

Post#8 » by clyde21 » Today 8:45 pm

hard to say what he could be given that he's 'ok' at a lot of things but not necessarily NBA level at anything at this point...physically speaking he's NBA ready, but how is he gonna earn his minutes is the question? what's his path to success?

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