39 and ten tonight wow....This kid just continues to flat out ball. What do you guys think of his pro prospects?
I understand we see these type of dominate players who lack the overall skills to dominate at the next level but what type of player do you think he can be?
I could see him as maybe a 15-18 point/6-8 rebound a game guy in the league with the ability to really stretch a defense. That's probably best case scenario in my eyes.
No way will he average that many boards, i see him as a mike Dunleavy/ Kyle Korver type of player
while i agree with you the funny thing is the one thing that always seems to carry from college to pros is rebounding ability...
At the next level however, is he any better than Kyle Korver, Mike Dunleavy, or Adam Morrison? Or is he a Peja in his prime? Some reason I doubt that. Only way he has an impact imo is if he is in the right system AND has enough playmakers in the lineup to where all he has to do is find an open spot to shoot... Or there is another Olajuwon2.0 out there that we haven't seen yet that plays the inside/outside game like he did on the same team where McDermott can just hang out at the 3 all day. He is not physically gifted enough to just plug in anywhere. Below the rim he is no Larry Legend, that's for sure... Great college player, but doubt it translates that much to the next level...
I think that he can be a Dunleavy type (if Dunleavy could stay healthy)
Deffiantly see more Dunleavy then Korver,actually that an insult to Kyle Korver shooting , with McDermott getting compared to someone with unlimited range and once shot over 50% from 3
Didn't someone make a Ryan Anderson comparison on here? Doesn't seem too far off though Ryan has maybe an inch or two on Dougy.
He's not just a spot up shooter though. His 20 feet and down game resembles Antawn Jamison's a bit. He's perpetual motion without the ball and has an uncanny ability to shoot the ball quickly off of catches. I think he can be a valuable rotation player, probably something like the 7th man on a team that runs a lot of continuity...like the Bulls or Spurs. In a more stagnant, iso heavy offense where he'd just be used to spread the floor, he'd be less valuable, but at least he could still hit open 3's.
He's a very skilled post player. Probably the best post moves I've seen in a college player since TD and Raef LaFrentz. At 6'7" that won't be a large part of his game in the NBA, but it will go a long way. His shot paired with his toughness remind me of Matt Harpring, although not the physical specemin. Regardless, I see him in a similar role in the NBA. He doesn't have the handle of a Mike Dunleavy and is a different style player than a screen shooter, like Korver.
I think he'd be great in Memphis, where he could benefit from kick outs from Gasol and Z-Bo and give them bench scoring that they really need. I think his probable ceiling is 13 ppg 5 rpg.