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What do you think of these 2 prospects?


I was just wondering what you guys think of Terrence Jones and Kawhi Leonard. They both may fall to us in the 10-12 range and both could provide some good deph for us and both have solid potential. 

Terrence Jones is the hybrid forward from Kentucky who reminds people of Odom , you might think that we already failed with one of these type of guys but he has an NBA ready body at 6'8 , 244 lbs. He can create off the dribble for himself and can post up pretty well. He also has solid range on his jumper but it is inconsistent. And while he can be overpowering and a creative shot creator he only shoots at 44% .

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He has an up and down motor on both sides of the ball and doesn't rebound as well as he could with his athletic ability and strength with 8.8 RPG (31.5 MPG). He also tends to get too fancy and soft around the rim instead of using his raw athletic ability to get to the rim. He's not very fluid either, seems awkward at times and unsure of himself. This is mainly when he's in the 10-15 foot range where going to the rim or pulling up for a jumper are both good options but he ops for push shots and floaters. Although he can handle the ball he's likely not going to be a good point forward with a .80 assist to turnover ratio. All in all he has lots of potential but really needs to refine his game. Is he a tweener or a mismatch? 

My comparison : At very best he is a Odom/Josh Smith type of guy and at worst I see him as Hakim Warrick/Marvin Williams 

 

Now to the other player who is a more traditional SF. Leonard  has a really high motor and never takes a play off. He can lock a man down defensively and can inhale rebounds . He is also a very explosive athlete and when on the break can be a very dangerous finisher. A decent ball handler and although no one will mistake him for a point forward he can create a bit. A very good finisher around the rim as well. He has a decent mid range jumper and can post up smaller players. Although not as young as Jones he still has some good upside. He averaged 15 and 10 while shooting 45%

 

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His jumper is inconsistent, he can string some together but he can also miss badly consecutively. He can disappear on offense but will impact the game in other ways . He lacks a true offensive game or move he can go to to score consistently . Although a good defender he can get reckless and start gambling a lot. He doesn't have the greatest shot selection either and will take lots of off balance shots . 

My comparison: At best a Gerald Wallace or a smaller Shawn Marion. At worst Julian Wright 

If you don't like either who do you think we should realistically grab at 10-12? 

 

Highlights of Jones' 35 point game (UK frosh record)

Leonard feature 


This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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