(Warrior fan here).
Most people watching summer league thought Kuminga "looked" more impressive than Moody as an overall prospect.
Moody was obviously a lot more consistent and under control. He was a guy who obviously was letting the game come to him. But his upside isn't all that great IMO. He has potential as a 2 way player and excellent shooter, but he's not overly big (though he does have long arms) or athletic. He doesn't scream lockdown defender and he's not creative or explosive with the dribble. He's a guy with a high probability of being a rotation player in the league for 10+ years, but I don't envision all-star. Probably a Wes Matthews in his prime is around his peak.
What stood out about Kuminga was that he was aggressive and very physical. He was initiating and making things happen. He was the very opposite of passive. He was playing physically and finishing at the basket THROUGH CONTACT as an 18 year old vs. other pros. He wasn't efficient shooting the ball, but he also had a Steph Curry like usage rate, which he obviously isn't going to have in the regular season as a rookie on a team that actually has Curry. He also displayed much better passing ability than he was originally given credit for and also ability as a lockdown defender that I don't think Moody does.
He's rough around the edges and there are a lot of what ifs with him, just as there are with most all guys outside the top 5. Still displayed more than enough ability as an 18 year old to justify his selection in the middle of the lottery, IMO.
Yeah, that's why I think Moody will get a lot more reps early on and be trusted more as a rookie. Time will tell if he turns out to be better than Kuminga, but I think Kuminga has shown a good amount of skill. People forget most rookies are very inefficient and especially in SL. I won't hold it against him but since he wasn't very efficient in G-League as well, it may become an issue at some point.
But yeah, I think a point of emphasis should be making the right plays when he does get minutes this year but also being held accountable. Let him play his game and be everywhere on the court but still provide what the Warriors need which is the energy, driving, defense, etc.
It'll be interesting to see him develop for sure. Like I said, it's a weird team for him to be on but I actually think it will help him immensely because he will see how guys like Dray, Curry, Klay work and they will be able to guide him.