kg01 wrote:If you're taking requests, I'd like to see some intel on points 'n posts. I think that's the direction we should be going in.
Thoughts on my guy Killian Hayes? He and Haliburton are intriguing to me.
CP War Hawks wrote:Killian Hayes might be the best ball handler among the top 7 prospects. That alone makes him on my shortlist.
The Ringer (which always runs one of the most in-depth draft scouting efforts each year) has named Hayes as the #1 prospect in this year's draft.
The RingerKILLIAN HAYES
Guard, Ulm / France
Dynamic left-handed shot maker who’s made rapid progress at age 18, though he’s raw in some technical areas.
Shades Of: D’Angelo Russell, Manu Ginobili
- Playmaking is his best skill. He can whip passes off the dribble with accuracy and hit cutters or rollers with precision.
- Creative pick-and-roll facilitator. Despite his weak right hand, he gets where he wants and knows how to manipulate defenses to create passing angles and openings to score.
- Fluid ball handler with the size to outmuscle smaller guards.
- Excellent touch with his left hand finishing difficult floaters and runners, often after initiating contact.
- Displays major potential as an off-the-dribble 3-point shooter with Hardenesque moves. Added a stepback and sidestep 3 to his arsenal and uses hesitations to get into pull-ups.
- His catch-and-shoot shooting numbers are concerning, but he has smooth form, a soft touch inside, and a free throw percentage over 80—all of which suggest he’ll figure it out.
- Tall, with a strong frame and long arms, making him a projectably versatile defender against guards and wings.
- Active off-ball menace who could develop into a disruptive defensive helper.
- Left-hand dominant: He might as well tie his right hand behind his back considering how little he uses it—there are some passes he can’t make since he relies on his left hand so much.
- Limited athlete who lacks burst and bounce, which hinders his finishing ability, especially since he rarely uses his right hand.
- Lacks an advanced handle. Picks up his dribble too often, which gets him into trouble. He’s shifty but doesn’t create a ton of separation and doesn’t string together advanced moves to break down defenses.
- Experiences lapses on defense, missing rotations and falling out of his on-ball stance.
- He needs to be more vocal as a lead guard to take better command of the team.