It's early and we don't know much about the prospects in next year's NBA draft. Regardless, I'm ready to start looking at prospects. It's fun and I'm bored.
While I don' think the Pacers will get a top 5 pick, I don't think it's out of the realm to get a top 10 or lottery pick.
One guy that is bound to shoot up draft boards like Lillard and McCollum is Delon Wright.
6’5" pg (only a 6’7 wingspan though, so Hill has a longer wingspan despite only being 6’2"); however, Wright’s a legit pg.
Fresh season – 16ppg, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1block
He was a Pac-12 All-Defensive First Team choice, so there’s that. Not really finding a lot of info on him though, but that will change with time.
Can’t wait for this kids Soph season!
He has one glaring weakness and that's perimeter shooting. He's said to have put a lot of work on that, so we'll see if he improves there. If Lance can learn to shoot the 3, then I have confidence this kid can.
"That’s the main thing I need to work on (perimeter shooting)," Wright noted. "I’ve been shooting a lot of shots in the gym, and I’m trying to work on my form, release and confidence [in taking those shots]. A lot of teams packed the lane against me because they knew I like to drive to the basket.
*edit* Turns out Wright went to JUCO and those were Junior year numbers. Not as high on the kid now, but could be a great defensive backup pg though. Just not something I think would help the Pacers long term.