Braggins wrote:Wasn't Stauskas's issue that he couldn't defend and couldn't actually make 3s at a very high rate? His driving game didn't translate at all, but that shouldn't be surprising.
Isn't the appeal of Huerter compared to other prospects of this type that he actually has pretty good athleticism and has the potential to defend at the next level? I don't think anyone expects any kind of driving game from him, but being a smart passer will be a plus if he can shoot and defend well enough to carve out a role. I'm guessing Stauskas would have had some value as a passer if he could shoot and defend well enough to stay on an NBA court.
He also have flashes of getting a lot of space off of dribble-steps, has some advanced post moves and he’s one of the better guys at moving around the 3 point line. On top of that, he’s still super young. Stauskas was a junior if I’m not mistaken. Who thought Stauskas could playmake? Not me? No one thought he would be able to get into the paint too. He was a shooter and shooters were valuable at the time. He was also part of one of the weakest drafts in a long time and this draft is comparable to last year’s draft, which are two of the strongest classes in a long time.