From: Las Vegas
Impeccable playmaking skills and instincts give him a foundation for success, but his jumper will determine his upside.
SHADES OF: Joe Ingles, Evan Turner
He can make every pass in the book using either hand. He sees passing lanes that few others can, and makes the reads so quickly that it’s as if he’s two steps ahead.
Slick ball handler who gets where he wants on the floor with his change-of-pace moves and tempo despite a lack of elite athleticism.
Good touch on floaters, runners, and layups, which bodes well long term for his subpar jump shot.
Intelligent off-ball player who cuts and relocates like a veteran.
High-effort defender who beats opponents to spots and does a great job of fighting over screens.
Alert team defender who rotates well, digs down in the post, and provides overall cohesion.
He needs to improve his off-hand to compensate for the fact that he’s a below-the-rim finisher who struggles against length.
Without a reliable jumper, most of his strengths are moot. He shot 28 percent from 3 and 66 percent from the line in three professional seasons overseas. There are some quirks in his jumper, especially in his wrist, that need to be ironed out.
Less effective as a shot creator when defended by smaller players who get underneath him; he’ll need to make advancements to survive.