Center Court wrote:Something about Exum screams star to me. I've watched every clip on youtube, follow him on IG, and read everything I can.
The guy seems to have this extreme desire to be a great. He WANTS to play with Kobe. He asked Mayweather at a Laker game for pointers on what it takes to be a great. He's not just some kid who wants to dunk the ball and play well. He wants to understand the nuances of greatness. That will is what made Kobe. His physical gifts are crazy but more intriguing than that is his passion.
From what I've read he's got the motor and open court speed of a Westbrook, the ability to weave his way to the basket in the half-court similar to how D Wade does, great leadership, and good floor instincts. His shot is said to be a little flat but that completely correctable. Once he gets on the Kobe summer "1,000 per day" program all that will correct itself. And strictly based size, he's a PG version of what KD is like. Too big/lanky/long/quick. Will that pan out or will he be Shaun Livingston, who knows.
Still there is not a chance that I would take him in the top 3 but he's my easy choice at 4. If we get Exum, I'd love to see a lineup of Exum/Durant/Love one day. If we get Parker or Wiggins, Kyrie/Parker or Wiggins/Love.
I'm excited as hell for the tourney and us drafting top 5 gives me all the reason in the world to watch as much as possible.
Tough to make those athletic comparisons, I kind of doubt them.
But Exum is certainly an intriguing prospect.