KB24 wrote:A 6'6'' PG...how many of those have we seen that have been very successful in the last 10-15 years?
He is in danger of becoming a SG with some handling capabilities...I have an 18/4/4 player in mind. Look at other tall PGs...all have been converted to SGs or even SFs...Tyreke Evans comes to mind, Jamal Crawford comes to mind, Rodney Stuckey comes to mind...all converts after failing to be able to contain PGs and actually play like a real PG. Even a guy like Brandon Roy came in as a PG and ended up as a SG/SF. None of these tall guys remains a successful PG. And to be honest, a great PG is worth a lot more than a very good SG with ball handling and passing skills unless that SG turns into a Kobe/MJ caliber player.
Another guy who failed was Linvingston. Even before his freak injury that ruined his career, he didn't have amazing success as PG even though he did have great passing ability.
Also Exum has never played in the US so coming from another continent always has a risk element to it.
The Tyreke Evans part doesn't put me off like it probably should.. I for one would be extremely happy with the pick if he had a rookie season like Tyreke.. With the difference of course being that he has Kobe there to mentor & guide him on how to take his game to the next level & continue improving constantly. If Tyreke consistently improved since he was a rookie he'd be a top 10 player in the league by now.