BlazersBroncos wrote:FVV and QC are nowhere near real 'point guards'. They may take the ball up the court, and make a pass to a guy posting, but they don't run the offense like a true PG, or break a defense down like one. Edwards can be as much a PG as those two.
He wont ever be a starter, and may be limited to bit minutes (12-15mpg), but he is too good at scoring to not find a role in this league. A team needing offense should target him in R2. Someone like Orlando should double up at PG, take a true PG in R1 and target Edwards at 46.
VanVleet has a proven track record as a classic, traditional PG and was excellent at running the offense in college. Most importantly, he proved himself to be an excellent decision maker. Edwards has shown pretty clearly that he isn't an excellent decision maker and that he doesn't run an offense at the same level that basically every NBA PG had before making it to the league. At the very least, if Edwards is going to be your PG, you'll need a bigger player to actually initiate and run the offense.
PG sized SGs have made it in the NBA, but let's not pretend like plenty of them haven't failed for the expected reasons. Edward's ability to get his shot off in difficult situations and make them at a decent rate is unusually good, so he has much better chance than the average prospect of his archetype, but it's not at all unreasonable to doubt a prospect of this sort.