DCZards wrote:This is from The Athletic:There are reasons, though, that Winston wasn’t taken higher than the 53rd pick in the draft after an All-America career. How he translates defensively is a significant concern. Izzo essentially tried to hide Winston on that end of the court, as much as possible. He’s crafty on offense, but not particularly quick on defense. He’s not a great athlete. He’s listed at 6-foot-1, but can’t dunk. He has struggled at times with knee tendinitis and had to receive platelet-rich plasma therapy.
I hate to be That Guy, but I'm going to focus on this paragraph. The dude is 6-1 and unathletic. They had to hide him defensively at the college level. He'll be a disaster defensively in the NBA. That's going to make him unplayable against starting caliber competition in any game that matters. He may get by during the dog days of February as a bench player against teams that haven't bothered to scout him, but that's about it. As I said, he's a 3rd string PG.
Again, I'm not hating. Expecting to get a legit NBA rotation player with the #53 pick is a tall order.