Kerrsed wrote: Ghost of Kleine wrote:
Great vids man!
Y'all know that Riller is my main man in a trade back scenario for a backup guard. That's not at all likely to change anytime soon. But I will say that both Malachi Flynn and Tre Jones are also very intriguing alternative options for solid backup guard options due to their maturity, poise, ability to control the pace/ flow of the game. With a calmness and focus usually seen only in battle tested veterans. So all in all, I'm pretty content with our options. Also really like Lewis. But am admittedly still a little higher on Bane for his strength/ versatility / High IQ/ Elite shooting from anywhere on the court.
Am curious though man, What's your thoughts on Reggie Perry, and his potential? And how would you rank his upside against Pat Williams or perhaps Xavier Tillman?
Its hard because i view Williams as a straight PF prospect. Lots of places have moved him to the SF category, but i dont think his shooting is that good and he will need to be closer to the basket. Now with that being said, im really not a fan of his. I think his draft stock is as high as it is due in part to his age and "Potential", but im not buying into that potential. He's a solid defender, but honestly thats about it.I'd much much much rather take Jalen Smith over Williams. I'd probably take Paul Reed over Williams as well.
Now im not too familiar with Perry. From what i see he is a bit of a bruiser. Uses muscle and his physical prowess against his opponents. I see the Poor man's Bam comparison, but i see almost a PJ Tucker minus the 3 point shot (But thats something he can work on).
Now Tillman i like. While undersized his play reminds me of a poor mans Marc Gasol. Tosses his weight around in the paint, solid defender, high basketball IQ and Motor, and an EXCELLENT passer. Now i mentioned Perry as a Tucker player, i think with Tillman he should really study PJ because his skillset pretty much limits him to C and Tucker is one of the best undersized C's in the league. I do also see a bit of Draymond Green in him as well, once again with the undersized defensive C with great passing.
I have no idea how i would rank Perry to those two as i havent seen/read enough on him.
Great post and thanks for the reply man. I agree on Williams. To me personally, I just see a Jeff Green/ Patrick Patterson outcome?
I'd also have Smith and Reed ahead of Williams for their stand out elite attributes. Smith for his combination of floor spacing (37% from three) and elite rebounding and shotblocking. And then Reed for his elite shotblocking and potential switchability.
As for Perry, I get the poor man's Bam Adebayo comparisons personally, As he's got nearly identical measurements:
- Bam being - 6'9 255lbs. 7'1 wingspan.
- Perry being- 6'10 250 lbs. 7'1 wingspan.
Both are very thick and strong. Both are really mobile, Both have advanced ballhandling skillsets. And both are really good passers who can actually initiate the offense at times. And is improving upon his 3 or shooting too, Bam is much better, As he is much more aggressive defensively. And Perry at times just coasts on defense, And improved effort will be key to his success. But the potential is definitely there I think. Having said that, Perry is obviously nowhere near Bams' level of impact yet! But I do think he has enough potential to be fairly comparable in time, And with solid improvement/ effort. https://hashtagbasketball.com/nba-draft/nba-draft-prospects
Reggie Perry (C)
6'10 249 lbs Mississippi St
20.6 years old
Reggie Perry is a versatile big man who can do a bit everything.
His post-game isn't very refined, but he does have good touch around the rim. This is a bonus, especially because of Perry being a high-level rebounder.
His soft-touch creates easy buckets out of nothing. As a shooter, Perry has shown flashes but no consistency of being able to stretch the floor.
Due to his mobility and playmaking, Perry spends a lot of time on the perimeter, so if he can improve his jumper, he will become much more effective.
The most intriguing part of Perry's offensive game is his playmaking ability.
He is a solid ball-handler and a very good passer. The only problem is that when he is put under heavy pressure, he can be prone to throwing it away or making an awful pass.
Defensively, Perry is an average shot blocker. Based on his athleticism, he should be more productive, but he is often late on rotations. Perry also struggles if he gets switched onto guards.
The biggest concern with Perry is his inconsistent motor.
If things aren't going his way, he can take himself out of the game and become ineffective by pure lack of effort.
Has similar characteristics to:
Poor man's Bam Adebayo, Wendell Carter Jr
Playmaking, rebounding, stretch potential
Defensive awareness, consistent motor, decision making, takes himself out of games
He's not at the Top of my power forward list, But I'd definitely consider him with a 2nd round pick in a small ball 5 type of role due to his playmaking ability and his ability to hit the three and initiate the offense at times. My current big board of 4/5 that are actually likely to be available at 10 ( or after) are:
1- Jalen Smith
Smith is just Elite as a shotblocker/ rebounder and is a high level floor spacer as well. He has a high motor and is a relentless defender in the post. He also has an improving faceup game. I still think he's got Serge Ibaka/ Larry Sanders type of potential.
2- Precious Achiuwa
(** His mobility, speed, and ballhandling skills are being highly underrated. If his offensive game develops more, Then you'd have a definite All star versatile defensive big man. He's like a bigger, stronger Jerami Grant/ more mobile Montrez Harrell with a 3 point shot?
3- Paul Reed
Reed is very elite defensively. He's a very mobile high level shotblocker/ switchable perimeter defender too. He has a developing mid range/ faceup game as well. If he can just improve his ball handling abilities and his shooting mechanics, He could have Siakim/ Better shotblocking Tyrus Thomas potential.
4- Reggie Perry
Perry is big, strong, very mobile and versatile. He's a capable 3 pt shooter, who is a good passer and an advanced ball-handler and a relentless elite rebounder. I believe he has the potential to be a mix of Bam Adebayo/ Better playmaking Julius Randle.
5- Jaden McDaniels or Poku?
Both Jaden McDaniels and Pokusevski are really high upside/ high risk prospects. Both are very long, Very mobile, very versatile, And have unicorn potential. But both have slight frames that really need to add strength and weight. McDaniels has Jonathan Isaac/ Rashard Lewis potential. And Poku has Andrei Kirilenko/ Kieth Van Horn potential.
As for Tillman, I agree. He's definitely very nice. He's got such a high basketball IQ and superb defensive awareness and passing skills. I definitely see the PJ Tucker comparison as he's super solid as a defender. But I also see a bit of Draymond Green in his high level passing ability and elite defense awareness too. He's yet another really good value depth option in the late first/ early 2nd round. I actually think there are quite a few late first - early 2nd round gems that would be great for our team to consider. Especially for adding low cost positional roster depth with intriguing upside. And potential to become high value trade assets or key contributors for us. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out on draft night. I for my part see the suns adding two maybe even three prospects, in the interest of cost cutting moves for added low cost depth ( Sarver).