PurpleNGold1 wrote:from the games ive seen he dont look ready but your a memphis fan u tell me is he or no
Personally I would like to see him stay another year. I think he could use it.
But I think he can succeed at the NBA level next season. Starting next season? No. Backup? yes.
He can use his great quickness (first step being one of his greatest assets) to attack the rim. It helps that he's a very strong 6-2, even though he comes in at under 190 pounds.
Despite a bad turnover to assist ration, he's the best ball handler Memphis has had in awhile. He's very confident with the ball in his hands.
His weakness comes in if you are expecting a typical PG. To do well, he needs to go to a team that understands that he is not a PG that will ever average 8 assists. He is a scoring PG and that's what he's best at. If you want something other than that, he's not your man.
He isn't bad on defense, but he hasn't shut anyone down. Needs some fine tuning there. But it's an area of his game which I think will develop over the next two years.
If a team wants to trust him with most of their point guard responsibilities, it's just something he will have to get used to and that will take some time.
I'd project him late first round to early second. Just depending on his workouts and draft camp. If he can wow some people there and prove that he can handle the more traditional PG role that could help him go in the early 20s at the very earliest.
Out of the teams that have picks in the late first round, he'd probably do best with the Suns or Mavs. I think he'd have more playing time on the Suns. But his role wouldn't be spot up shooter like their guards off the bench now. It'd be push the tempo and attack.