GREY 1769 wrote:More mocks and rumours are linking us to Saddiq Bey should we stay at #11. Can anyone convince me that he's the best choice at that slot? I think he's solid, and his character by all accounts checks out. I even like (though don't quite see) the Middleton / Prince comparisons. But is he far from what he will be? Couldn't we get a pick with a higher ceiling? Sell me on him, please. I don't know enough about him to appreciate room for growth on top of what he brings.
He's long, a willing and capable defender 1 through 4, a high volume three point shooter with a good release, and he's pretty decent with the ball in his hands. He's not an explosive athlete, but he knows how to keep his dribble alive deep in the paint, has an ability to back people down and push them off him to get off clean mid-rangers, and he's a capable passer with the ball in his hands who has shown the ability to make some advanced reads. He can play right away in the league and you'd expect him to not make a mess with the ball in his hands late in the shot clock. With some attention to his body to max out his athleticism, you could see him being a solid 3 in the league for a decade and maybe some day taking on occasional ball-handling abilities.