I’m willing to bet my entire building Lamelo gon bust.
I see great passing but I don’t see great PG play (in my shamelessly limited and amateur scouting). He reminds me of Jason Williams. A lot of flash but not a whole lot of substance, and I highly doubt that Lamelo will find a way to morph into a role player with decent shooting percentages on a winning team like J-Will did in ‘06.
Lamelo won’t be able to play off the ball so right off the bat he and RJ will be stunting each other’s development. So what are we even doing there. Then Lamelo can’t shoot, and neither is he an explosive athlete, so he won’t be a threat with the ball in his hands. Defenders will sag off him and stay home on shooters. He’ll be good in transition, but he’ll hurt the team in the halfcourt, and hurt the development of other young players due to his ball dominance and inability to play off the ball.
I’ll root for him if we draft him but I see more of an Adam Morrison career trajectory than a future All-Star.