Negrodamus wrote:Kolkmania wrote:Negrodamus wrote:I'd be willing to let some other team figure out how to use Grant. Historically, the NBA hasn't been too friendly to that archetype of player.
Honest question, since no examples pop up in my head. Which players "busted" in the modern NBA who fit the archetype?
I don't know, Sean May, DeJuan Blair... I know I'll get someone to nitpick Grant Williams as he compares to those two, but it's an undersized PF who was hugely prolific in college. I can probably spend some time looking for more, but it's more of the absence of one in the NBA that should be more telling.
Also, to be clear, I'm not calling Grant Williams a bust at the end of the first round. I think he'll do great overseas/G-League.
Nice Sean May reference! He was such a beast in college. I think you’re missing Shelden Williams from that list. I can respect your outlook on Grant Williams but think he’s more versatile, and more mobile than some of those guys. I mean he’s lack of shooting is almost a deal breaker, but if he slips into second round I’d think about it depending on who’s on the board. He seems like someone the spurs would draft, high bbiq and good character. But he’s not super high on my sixers big board, just don’t think he’ll be a bust either.