Nazrmohamed wrote:EMG518 wrote:First vote for Sharife Cooper in the poll. Of the guys I have seen that is whom I would want for the Knicks. He is someone we actually have a shot at as well.
He has the best handle in the draft, great vision, good passer, moves well, plays tough for his size. He averaged 20 pts and 8 assists as a freshman.
Is he going to be below avg defensively? Yes but he plays tough and hard. Rebounds well for a smaller player.
Does he need to improve his shooting? Yes but he is 82.5% from the line so I am optimistic he can be above average.
Love everything else.
There's just too much there to fix. Even if it was only the defense where maybe you can hide it but you're witnessing a stud offensive player then maybe. But the percentages, he takes lousy shots. Box score numbers look good and the guy can make some great passes. I just think of guys Thibs would be willing to play. I just dont see it but you never know. Thibs while loving defense tends to like scoring PGs. It could work but he's gotta become a way more efficient scorer (and defender) for me to endorse it.
His basketball IQ, vision/passing, and handle are special. If he can improve his shot which shooting over 82% from the line as a freshman suggests he could, he will be a very good player in the league. I just don't see how you can pass on that outside of the lottery.