Riley doesn't really vibe with diminutive Point Guards, rightly or wrongly. I just don't see it.
We're also not really a traditional Point Guard team, and I think Spo likes it that way. Even Dragic isn't really a pure PG, and he's the most "PG' guy we have.
I could see us looking at Jahmiu's Ramsey closely. Can play off the ball, on the ball, look to have some solid defensive instincts and a decent looking stroke. I worry about his handle though, doesn't look all that tight to me. Something that can be addressed, I guess.
I could also see us doing the unsexy pick and going for someone like Xavier Tillman. I think whoever we get has to have some off-ball ability, as Jimmy and Bam are clearly our primary options at this point and the foreseeable future.
Still like us looking at Patrick Williams or potentially someone who slides from the lotto.
By way of history, here are the last few #23 picks:
2019: Darius Bazley, OKC
2018: Aaron Holiday, Indiana
2017: OG Anunoby, Toronto
2016: Ante Zizic, Boston
2015: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Brooklyn
2014: Rodney Hood, Utah
2013: Solomon Hill, Indiana (LOL)
2012: John Jenkins, Atlanta
2011: Nikola Mirotic, Chicago
2010: Trevor Booker, Washington
Pretty hit and miss, as expected.
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