Jedzz wrote:Tyrell Terry's outside shooting might earn him a role in the league if he ever gets the chances. Who wouldn't want a 50% corner shooter who shoots confidently. But I think his low burst, weak frame and poor inside game could limit him to a depth combo guard/shooting guard. His burst and strength is low. His frame doesn't appear to be one we are going to see get stronger. But again, that outside shooting is something to note even with defenders right on him. It's a quick release from deep and contested they still go in. That's promising. If he shows up in the league with a high BBIQ and somehow gaining strength I wouldn't rule him out. When you say you wouldn't take him, are you saying "at all", or are you saying maybe only second round or undrafted would you consider it?
It was more in the context of replacing McLaughlin with him.
I actually agree with a lot of what you said. His IQ is high on both ends and his shooting should give him gravity on the offensive end. He probably ends up like a Seth Curry type, which has value in today's NBA. He could be an interesting player for a team in the late 1st, especially for the Bucks or Sixers who have a big playmaker (I don't think he's a PG and is at his best off ball). His strength is the obvious issue but that can be fixed and he's smart enough defensively to where he shouldn't be a negative on that end.
Second round players people completely overlooked recently:
JRich!, Pat Connaughton, Norman Powell!, Mitchell Robinson!, Brogdan, Layman!
Undrafted players people overlooked recently:
JMac!, Christian Wood!,Nunn! Duncan Robinson, Royce Oneale, FVV!, Nwaba
There's definitely value there. Looking at this year there's some interesting prospects too, with Desmond Bane standing out to me as a huge sleeper (though he seems to be rising).
I would say others you liked there are likely downgrades offensively from JMac both in what they can do creating for and finishing themselves, and what they can do for others offensively. You are possibly going to lose all that just to "hope" or "imagine" that they will bring better defense? Listen to yourself for a second. "I'd take Maxey,Jones,Lewis Jr because..." Because you "think they would" at least be better in defense.
It's nice to have a player that defends well. I can't say it's something easy to translate to defending NBA players. It's a toss up. It also shouldn't be your primary focus. They have to be capable offensively first. Work on them defensively if needed.
I disagree. With the context of this team we need to start prioritising defence. That doesn't mean we do it at the expense of offence (e.g. I'm not saying we dump McLaughlin for a Kris Dunn) but it has to start factoring into our decisions. I believe it's a lot harder to coach up defence than offence so, while I'd rather not build either skill from the ground up, if I had to pick one it'd be developing the offence.
I'd also just add that Kira Lewis is my sleeper. I think he's got serious starter potential with an outside shot at stardom. If he's available at 16 I take him and run. So in his case I think he's just going to be a better overall player long term. Maxey and Jones I'm less sure of, though. Just wanted to clarify there.
You don't actually know what any of them will bring defensively or of BBIQ. Won't know until they make that leap. That's why I'm sold on JMac's complete offensive skills and creation for others now proven in a partial rookie season already.
That's fair and I do want to make it clear that I was impressed with his season and hope he returns. But at the same time I'm still going to look at other PGs in the hopes that maybe I can find someone who's a better defender because I think that's what we need.
And if I don't find anyone that fits what I'm looking for? No problems, I'm more than comfortable with McLaughlin being the primary backup going forward.