RookieStar wrote:Just a question about him though... how did RJ drop so low? Or even how come he wasnt a lotto pick? If you were looking at guards only, were kira, vassell, killian, terry, okoro who were picked ahead of him that better in their careers before the league?
Couldn't shoot, isn't point guard.
And lot of it is jut opportunity.
Lewis landed on Pelicans that tried their best for playoffs. Kira was never going to play much early with Lonzo as starter.
Killian Hayes got hurt in his 7th nba game.
OKoro was brought to be Marcus Smart type of guy, switch on everybody guard & wing defender. Everything he does on offense is going to be plus.
Vassell landed on playoff contender on West where Keldon Johnson took leap and Lonnie Walker improved.
RJ was no different, on Denver he never played. He started playing on team that went 5-20 after making trade for him.
He has athletic profile required to be solid player, now it's up to him, can he shoot well enough & find his role on team that is not actively trying to lose every game, can he be effective in smaller role.
Next year, if we draft Green, Ross is our SG-SF backup, and Cole will be moved to bench. Can he be effective player on 6-8 shots a night?
Well time will tell.