BrunoSkull wrote:Scottie Barnes ftw. Basically a Jabari Parker/Draymond Green who can defend and dribble. High upside at our pick range, you swing for a homerun. High risk yes, do or die my friend.
High ceiling, but very low floor. At this point he's basically a playmaker on offense and a great defender. I'd say he's more of a Giannis type of creator where it's not smooth like other big guys in the mold of Ben Simmons. The thing is, Giannis can get his own bucket which forces the defense to collapse and so can Ben with his quickness, but Scottie can't at this point in time. And I'd also argue that Scottie's jumper is more broken than Giannis', almost to the point of Ben Simmons. But....if he can improve his jump shot he'll open up so much more for himself, but right now his confidence in it is beyond broken so it's could take years to develop.
I can see a Draymond comparison, but I'm not sure where you pulled Jabari Parker from. Jabari was a silky smooth scorer, which is the furthest thing from Scottie. I'm assuming you thought they play alike since they look alike.
I agree, he's a spot up shooter at best if shooting stroke pans out. In mid-season form in college he added the pull up 3 (not working; highly inconsistent). I saw Giannis comparison where he will be a monster in transition, the guy drives relentlessly. Sadly Barnes won't have Giannis' big strides (1-2 step) explosiveness. His defense is his trademark, reads the floor well, intercepts the passing lane exceptional well, will produce many steals, move his feet well with very quick hands. He can stay in front of anyone.
I saw similarities in Jabari and Barnes when operate in midpost or closer to the basket, they both like to use their size and shoulders to size up the man to drive for layups or create open space, Jabari likes to pull up or step back, that's light years away for Barnes to do.
Real issue with Barnes is he over complicates his game, misses his push-shots, like you said, his confidence is shook in anything that goes off his hand when farther away from basket. That's why he always scores most on second point because he tends to miss his first attempt but the guy plays aggressive, out rebound everyone to get his second points back.
There's a lot of goods and bads in his game, if he pans out he's a monster. If he doesn't pan out, he's a loser.