clyde21 wrote:Twinkie defense wrote:clyde21 wrote:
you know what else is risky? possibly passing up elite blue chip young talent for a 23 year old 6-foot PG that can't shoot FTs.
He's a career 66% free throw shooter. But I guess a few summer league games are more indicative for you?
Ben Simmons is a career .597 free throw shooter and I would trade Kuminga for him today if we could.
lol...66% career FT supposed to be a good thing for a small guard?
Did I say it's good? No, free throw percentage is just not a top criterion for me when choosing a team - I go for team player, plays both sides, high IQ, can guard his position, proven track of winning, gives maximum effort. The reasons you stated for not taking Mitchell though are his size (he guards bigger and can dribble penetrate) and his free throw shooting - which seems a pretty lame criterion for drafting a player don't you think. Pretty far down the list of what you're looking for? Kuminga is a .625% free throw shooter, but that's not why I say he's a risky pick is it?
If you haven't watched Mitchell play much, have a look. He shuts guys down - see what he did to Bouknight and Payton Pritchard. I think he's going to be an All-NBA level defender, probably sooner rather than later. I think that's a very valuable skill.