Stillwater wrote: Roddy B for 3 wrote:
916fan wrote:Would highly disagree with this a lot. You look at all those SGs and almost every single one of them has a big flaw for a SG.
THT: struggles to shoot
KPJ: 41.2% from 3pt in 21 games, but also only 55% FT shooter. He's also a very poor passer for being ball dominant player.
Herro: the least athletic out of any of these guys with legitimate defensive concerns with his negative wingspan.
Romeo: struggles to shoot the 3 ball
Keldon and NAW are the only 2 SGs who don't have a clear-cut negative in their game. But Keldon is more of the jack of all trades type of SG, whereas NAW shows a very promising playmaking ability at the 2 slot.
NAW does every single thing you want your 2-guard to be able to do. He can shoot 3s. He can move off-ball. He can handle the rock. He can operate in PnR. He gets to the line. He's a decent defender.
I'm really not sure what else NAW would need to do to prove that he's better than all those other guys. For me, he's already done it. There's very little flaws in his game as it stands right now. Only things I would knock him down for are his lack of strength and sloppy TOs.
I hardly EVER make outlandish claims like a lot of posters here do in trying to go against the grain. But with NAW, I really don't understand how he's not a consensus legitimate top 10 prospect among the draft community. Seems like he's just lost in all the discussion because he's at VT and he's not 18.
I have both Keldon and NAW as top 10 prospects. My only concern with NAW is his athletisism, I don't remember being blow away at all by his athletisism. His skills are great. But i worry about his athletic ability
how is Keldon a top 20 prospect let alone top 10? Subpar speed with ball in his bad handles, low release point etc... he lacks the dyanamic traits required to be a 2 guard and he's too small to play the 3 against starting 3's. He will run the floor in transition and make some dunks and pump his chest like a superstar, but at the end of the day he will be lucky if somebody takes a flier in the late first.
Keldon has extremely quick feet. Is very strong and shoots well when wide open.
He is a great defender and he shoots well when wide open.
A great defender who can contribute offensively is a player that can be a rotational piece for ANY team.
Keldon Johnson during his 18year old freshman season is already better than Alphonso McCkiney who is playing in he NBA finals.
Historically a player who can be a top 9 guy in a rotation for 5+ years is worth being drafted before pick 20. Since I think Keldon was good enough at 18 to be playing 15+ minutes in the NBA finals I have him as a very "safe" prospect.
I see his defense as very high level and his ability to hit an open shot as the ability to contribute offensively. I may move NAW above him or Culver or Reddish. But since I am SO sure Keldons defense will translate I have him as a very safe pick.
High floor is very important to me. For instance I had Mikal Bridges as a top 7 draft pick last year and DeAndre Hunter top 5 this year. 3 and. D wings are very valuable.
Keldon does have awful ball skills, but he's is competitive and he plays great defense, rebounds very well wants to win and hits open 3 point shots at the college level at a .384 clip.
Keldon is a very safe pick Imo most don't see him as having upside like a THT.
But players like THT have to develop a jump shot to succeed if were just going to draft players based on imagining them adding skills then I can imagine Keldon becoming a a better 3 point shooter.
Keldon is one of the safest players in this draft because of his defense and 3 point shooting, and 3D wings are maybe the most in demad position in the NBA right now.