getrichordie wrote:bbms wrote:getrichordie wrote:I really don't understand why we are just boiling it down to Maledon v. Hill if we are starting another guy who has ball-handling/playmaking skills beside SGA. We have another really talented guard on the roster in Ty Jerome who can make a ton of passes, handle the ball, and isn't afraid to shoot it from deep. He's more ready than Maledon, I'd argue. Fun fact: Maledon had 2nd highest foul rate out of all draft prospects this year.
Looked like a reclamation project to me. I wouldn't expect much out of the former 22-year old rookie. I see a player that dribbles high and releases the ball low on jump shots.
I like his effort, patience on the PNR, and he doesn't seem to have tunnel vision. But from that to a positive NBA player... might be a stretch.
I also think SGA, Jerome, Maledon are such similar and redundant players, don't think they should be stacked with each other all that much.
How can someone be a reclamation project after playing only 328 minutes as a rookie? He was the 24th pick last year and got lost in a crowded guard rotation in Phoenix. That's just a strange, strange view to have on a guy who hasn't seen much run.
He doesn’t have the value of the 24th pick in this years draft. Getting lost in a crowded rotation on non playoff team hurt is value. Saying he’s a reclamation project isn’t the same as a lost cause but his value is definitely lower than what it was when he was drafted.