darealjuice wrote:Yeah that's my complaint with Cade too. Not a particularly impressive athlete, and he doesn't have the strength/thiccness of someone like Luka. I don't see how he's not the number one pick with that size, skill, and versatility though. Shooting over 40% from 3 definitely alleviated any jump shot questions from high school.
Great year to suck. Cade, Mobley, Green, and Suggs are all really good prospects. Kuminga is also interesting, but he's a bit below those guys for me.
Kuminga reminds me a lot of Aaron Gordon. Both kind of try to play beyond their skill level. You can watch highlights and quickly become enamored because they both do a little of everything, but not consistently enough to really make an impact. Gordon is still only 25 despite this being his 7th NBA season, and Kuminga is only 18, but both would benefit from a bankable, consistent skill.
As for Cade - he reminds me of Booker in the way that they create space and operate with positioning and exploiting the defender's positioning rather than relying on their athleticism. Cade is also much better at defensive positioning than Booker. He should be versatile enough to match up at a lot of positions, but I doubt he becomes a lock-down guy like Kawhi or Ben Simmons.
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