KnicksGod wrote:Smith is good. But he's a little point guard.
With the ball in his hands that much, getting 2 assists is pretty bad.
No question he has/had talent on offense, not really shocked.
How was his defense?
I feel like I have to qualify this statement so I don't get piled on. But here goes.
Smith and Ball will be good pro players (at the least) but to me, top 10 picks SHOULD be dominating the SL against teams that are 3/4's G league hopefuls trying to get picked up somewhere.
The generally open style of play, and face it, ball dominating, will favor players like Smith, and to a degree, Ball, where the first guy can hog the ball and go off, while in the other, Ball can dominate the ball (which he's supposed to) and the freewheeling, not too much D will play to his strengths, mask weaknesses.
That's all. They still both pass the eye test, and adjusting for what everyone knows (I hope) what SL play is, you can still tell they'll be good players. How good is still unknown, because the SL isn't the NBA.
And just to bring in Frank N - even if he played, at best there would be a flash or two but he wouldn't have looked that good because his strength is playing a team oriented game with similarly minded players. Frank N over Smith may still turn out to be a mistake, but I'd never judge it on SL team play.