Catchall wrote:Paul Reed is a 1st-rd prospect that keeps showing up in the mid-2nd round on mocks. Nice size at 6'9" w/ 7'2" wingspan, guards 3 or 4 positions, has a handle, has shooting touch (74% FT%) and plays with pace. He appears to be working on his shooting form to take the hitch out of his jump shot. He's only 3 months older than Achiuwa, and he shows better shooting and more positional versatility.
Per Vecenie:Basically, I worry he might not be skilled enough or a good enough decision-maker right now to play the four on offense in today’s NBA, and he also isn’t big enough to play the five. I’ve also heard from a few NBA teams that have interviewed him that the role he sees himself in long term isn’t quite commensurate with where they see him. He’s just a very weird fit in a lot of ways, despite the immense production. I hope he ends up in a place like Toronto, which I trust would get the most out of him due to its internal development intelligence. He has some real upside. But he could go a lot of ways as a prospect, and I worry a bit that the team that has him first might not be the one that reaps the rewards.
First of all, if I try to read between the lines here, it sounds as though he may see himself as someone who can play on the ball and initiate plays. If that were the case, I'd be excited to hear it. It means he wants to be a high-impact player.
As for size to play the 5, he's a more natural 4, but his measurables are comparable to Kevon Looney and he's a more dynamic player than Looney. He will probably also measure out very close to Achiuwa.