winsomme2 wrote:snowman wrote:JHTruth wrote:
Question is with Tatum becoming the lead ballhandler on our squad a score-first PG like Kemba or IT doesnt make as much sense. You need a guy who can play off-ball effectively as well as handle. That's a perfect role for Hali.
That is a perfect role for Saddiq Bey, a 45% 3 pt shooter on over 5 attempts per game. 6'8 215, same size, but a bit more muscular as Tatum. I've seem so many names brought up in this thread, followed by "if he can just develop his shot" or "if he can just hit his 3's"
I am so tired of shooting guards and small forwards being drafted that can't shoot the friggin' ball. Let's draft someone that already has a NBA skill in shooting the ball. This guy is not a 3 pt threat, this guy actually makes them. This is who we need at 14.
I largely agree with this. We are a team that shoots TONS of 3s, yet we don't actually have any snipers. All of our best outside shooters are streaky at best. And that's why we often go into huge offensive slumps in games and blow 15, 20 point leads.
Having some players that ALREADY are excellent shooters and don't need to BECOME good shooters is an important need in this offseason.
I'd love for that to be filled in FA or via trade, but the draft is an important piece of that as well.
Bey is not a sniper at all. If you try to cast him into that roll, you will be disappointed.