Larkin can be starter in this league it depend what he's goes to like Utah & Dallas (whatever fall in draft) and he could be very good back up point for any playoff team (OKC, New York, Indiana just name few) next year too maybe develop into starter
Doesnt look like a starter to me right now, at least not on the NBA level. Could develop into one later though.
Chances are, because Utah's pretty desperate for a PG right now, he'll start on day one.
I have to believe that he'll be able to become a decent starter in the league. Here's a short scouting report from ESPN.
Super quick point guard
Excellent shooter with range
Pesky defender who racks up steals
Sees the floor well
Undersized for his position
Rarely gets to the free throw line
Struggles as a finisher
While he is a bit short, he's an extremely athletic player (44 inch vertical!), and the trend in the NBA is shifting in that it's become OK to be undersized even for the point position, as long as you have the handling and passing skills to hold your own, like Chris Paul. Unlike Paul however, he might need to bulk up somewhat (I know this looks like a bad comp, since they're only apart by 4 lbs). That's because Paul's strength means he can bully past opposing PG's and get into the lane where he can withstand the contact and finish.
If Larkin can improve that area, he can be a great all-around PG.
Larkin might be the Russell Wilson of this NBA Draft.
I like his chances at starting for a team with a PG gap because he's already relatively adept to the pick and roll.
Yep, pretty much... and he can shoot from every level of the floor either catching or off the bounce, has good vision, has very good quickness and is a smart decision maker overall.
Him being so experienced and already good in the PnR gives him a leg up on most rookie PGs.
I think alot of people are doubting him mainly because of his size, yet he has all the tools to succeed in the NBA. People are overly high on Shroeder imo. Not that he doesn't have a chance to be really good also. But he didn't put up big numbers in Germany. I think people are putting to much into his performance against the USA.
He actually put up some pretty decent numbers considering he's a 19 y/o playing against grown men.
He put up a near 18 PER, 55 TS%, 1.25 Points Per Shot as a part time starter.
TOs were high but that's to be expected. His production as a teenager playing in a professional league is a plus though, not a minus IMO.
I just read an article on the other site that said he had the worst standing reach in combine history. His size alone gives me many doubts, but it's his defense and defensive intensity that has me praying to god that the Jazz don't take him.
I agree with Cody about Schroder, the fact he played well at the Nike game in Portland only gives us a very small sample of his overall game and history of how well he plays, he shows potential but I have alot of questions about his game.
Larkin has a very good offensive game, he can do just about everything you would want your point guard to do offensively but how well he can play defensively is a big concern and question. As a long time Jazz fan (ever since they came to Utah) history would say there isn't much chance a rookie will start at point guard, he'd have to be pretty good, not just OK. Deron Williams didn't start most of his rookie yr and I don't see a point guard in this draft that comes close to Deron. I think the Jazz will sign a veteran point guard that will probably start the season as the starter and then maybe a player like Larkin or MCW of even Schroder could work his way to be a starter. I would be happy if the Jazz took Kybongo at 46 if he is still there, he and Schroder are very similar physically and I like how Kybongo is a pass first point. We need at least 2 if not 3 point guards.
I think they should still draft their PG of the future, but signing a vet to hold down the starting spot while the rookie gets acclimated would probably be the smartest thing for them to do.