nabbs wrote:Dalek wrote:Interesting to see that this draft has three Malcolm Brogdon types. The combo guard that is a bit stalky, can play point, shoot it well and is coming into the draft as a senior and older prospect:
Grant Riller - measures out the smallest of the three but had elite scoring considering his usage and efficiency. Probably has the best burst of the three. Likely can only guard 1s, and that might even be a stretch in the NBA.
Desmond Banes - could be a legit SG in the NBA given his size and shooting. Elite shooter all of his college years, and projects to be a a productive defender in the NBA. Don't know if he exactly qualifies as a combo guard but he can initiate the offense to some degree and is a decent secondary ballhandler.
Skylar Mays - I would say that he is the most underrated of the three. Had constant improvement over his three years to get to his elite shooting this past year. He is a sneaky good athlete with strong hands and crafty finishes like Riller. The difference is that I think Mays will be a good defender of 1s and 2s in the NBA. To me he is the closest to Brogdon of the bunch. The best part is he can be a role player straight away and even if it is for defense and playing off the ball, I think he will do well.
The more I watch of Mays the more I see the winning plays. His best game this past year against Auburn showed almost a Lowry like style of play. Steals, deflections, timely threes while playing off the ball, and drives into the paint. The more I watch this guy the more I see him being the steal of the draft.
I love Skylar Mays. If I were the Raps I would look to trade down for 2 picks so we can grab him and someone else. This draft will have a lot of quality players with high floors that will fall to the early second round. I love the way he plays the game and i love his toughness. By all accounts, he fits the Raptor player mould. On top of that, we can always use more reliable ball handlers in the back court and I know that the Raps had a zoom call with him
I think you nailed it as he has a high floor and fits the toughness and skill level Toronto goes for. He is going to be NBA ready and he can flip between primary and secondary handler. Him and Terence Davis would be a tough backcourt to deal with and I think they could compliment each other well.
Apparently Toronto also looked into Markus Howard. So they are looking for a backcourt scorer which is kind of missing with Lowry and VanVleet both starting. Raps also have Howard's brother at the 905 so they are familiar with their family. Howard has such gravity on the court, even if he is small, he can change a game off the bench.
I don't know, but Mays may drop to Toronto at 58. He is close to being 23 and with the number of guards and forwards in the second round, I have doubts that he will get picked at all. If they don't get Mays then maybe they will target Howard.