Mylie10 wrote: EvanZ wrote:
He’s 22, which is fine by me, he’s not old.
lol that's old man
Lets put some context into. He's spent about 4 years playing for Cholet in the top league in France. So when he was 18/19 his game was very raw. He was on the Senegal national team when he was young as well, showing the raw but good potential. His early game didn't feature much shooting or pg play. Now at this stage he has a very refined game and still improving.
If he were an 18 year old, I wouldn't have thought twice about him, because he would have been just another 6'6" wing. Now he's a 6'7" PG who can guard wings and guards. He can back down and seal young players, and he can switch onto longer guys and guard the perimeter. His handles and vision are very good. Hi shooting has improved into very good numbers, especially from 3. Again though on low volume, which can be somewhat attributed to Euro basketball and how coaches really favor the veterans on teams.
22 is not old when you think about the fact that with his skillset you could plug him in right now off the bench and have another ball handler, defender, and shot maker, who's game is errily similar to both Livingston and Iguodala.
The best part about it, is the fact that he's a second rounder. We're not talking about a guy who will be picked in the first round. And if he is, its because some GM is seeing what I'm seeing. So potentially we could move up slightly to grab this kid and plug him right in.
I'm glad he spent his 18-21 years in the Euro league, because it prepared him for what he is now, and I believe he will only continue to improve.
Paschall is 22, effing old man. I laugh at you guys who put so much weight on being in the early 20's. It makes you short sided and doesn't really add any context to the variance of players around the World.