Initially - especially with some initial talk of him not playing D and with him mainly just being a tall, lanky 3-pt shooter - I was a bit worried that this could just be 'one of those picks' from a relatively 'weak' draft. But after reading a bit more about 'R-Kelly' (lol i really like that) and seeing some footage of him I really think he could fill a role for the Lakers.
Great size and pretty good mobility for a guy that can shoot (from range) seemingly so freaking well! I know its only College ball so far, but man he can flat out shoot. AND he has a decent back to the basket game and footwork and a few moves in the post. AND he seems to have good hands and there are conflicting reports that he can indeed defend to a reasonable level.
All in all a 4-year college gut at Duke, 6'11, shoots crazy well, seems confident and willing to work
Where he got picked, there isn't much more you could ask for and I think he could really get some game time - ironically - in MDA's system and could be effective. Don't get me wrong I'm not thinking 'wow he's gonna be a star' but he could be really useful and spot up for baskets from deep and score off the bench.
LOL i mean in looks, body shape and play style he is so much like Dirk and almost a cross between Dirk and Kyle Korver. Would be great if he could be some low level version hybrid of those guys. Also, as he mentioned, Ryan Anderson and Hedo also spring to mind with this guy. Hope he does well.
ESPN/ABC Commentator, GSW Coach and NBA Legend Mark Jackson on Kobe Bryant
'No disrespect to Kyra Sedgwick, but damn he is The Closer'
'Mamma, there goes that man'