Deeeez Knicks wrote:Cole/Kira/Maxey/Hampton...these guys are all around the same tier and similar to me as combo Gs/PGs.
I actually think Hampton may have the most upside so could be willing to take him over any of them. He is more of a project and needs work...more risky. He could easily end up being like Exum. If these are the choice, I may roll the dice though.
Maxey feels underrated in a way. Dude is just such a crafty scorer and plays with some grit. He seems like a lock to get buckets in the NBA. Not sure he is the right guy for the Knicks, especially in the top 10 though.
So I would put Kira above him.
Cole? I want to buy in, but he just didnt look good. Plus he is older then everyone else here. I am just not sure he is good enough to be a starter overall. Maybe more of a bench scorer.
I don't get the Kira Lewis hype at all. This dude averaged 38 minutes a game
and still put up ok number but nothing that really stands out.
He's a sophomore with more experience and still did nothing to separate himself or really stand out. He makes some of the laziest, carless mistakes that it's just frustrating. He also had the same team Sexton had and they were significantly worse with Lewis than Sexton. I have no idea why anybody would want him over Tre Jones. Jones is a floor general who knows how to run a team, Lewis just doesn't look comfortable running a team at all. Cole is better at it than Lewis also. Cole is bigger, stronger, more explosive, better shooter, more of a leader, just overall a better player.
Maxey is very Trier like, nothing special.
Hampton is a wild card for me. Didn't get to see enough of him to really have a good idea but for now I see him more as a 2 guard with some PG abilities, like Gary Harris. I think Hampton will be a very good defender in the NBA, his ball handling and speed is pro ready but he's gotta improve as a shooter and scorer overall.