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Topic subjectHigh-character, jack-of-all-trades guy. Diet Coke David West.
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2698061, High-character, jack-of-all-trades guy. Diet Coke David West.
Posted by Frank Longo, Thu Jun-06-19 01:03 PM
He plays hard, he's strong around the rim at both finishing and rebounding, he works hard on defense (save for the odd lapses, but again, that's most every young player), and the shot has looked better-- though shooting 42% from 3 and 66% from FT screams regression imo. Good motor too. May not be your highest upside guy late lottery, but certainly seems to be one of the safer picks.

Ceiling is a David West type, maybe not quite as good but I could see him putting up real stats quickly. Maybe not an All-Star but if you told me he could do 16 and 7 or in that ballpark, I wouldn't be too surprised. Floor is maybe more like Patrick Patterson-- but again, that's a guy who's played for a decade and gotten good bench minutes fairly consistently.

If you're a team in win-now mode looking for a young guy to help right away, I think Washington can be instant bench help and then some.