Can anyone really see Wayne Ellington going in the lottery? Cause I can't
Don't get me wrong, Ellington is a pure shooter and good player but I believe he goes anywhere between 20-25
unless mj decides to pull a trigger...
In a draft this weak, sure
I say anywhere from 13 to 20 he's coming off the board. I feel he's the 2nd best player availible as far as extending the D and he's a nifty ball handler and wont hurt you defensively.
It could definitely happen...I'm not completely convinced that he'll have immediate success, but he definitely played well this year, especially when it counted, and GM's love consistency and good performances in big games...
It would surprise me but not shock me. He is a very pure shooter, with possibly the most advanced moves to get off his shot ive seen in the college ranks in the past 2 years or so. He is never off balance, its kind of uncanny. I dont see any reason why he cant be a Rip Hamilton type player, they have very similar builds and athletic ability. I think he is flying under the radar a little bit if you can believe that because he isnt a big dunker and could have easily dropped 20 a game for the past two years if he wasnt at Carolina, where he couldnt take as many shots. I think he has a relativily high floor for this draft, so it wouldnt shock me if a team in the late lottery who already has a bunch of young bigs takes him because he can shoot, guard a little, and is ready to score a little off the bench right away.
No way! He is a mid 1st rounder at best and thats a reach. I dont see his game translating very well at the next level. Every body is much more athletic then he is.
He is athletic enough to stick just about anybody on d, especially if he was rested off the bench at first. He isnt an explosive dunker or anything so people assume he isnt a good athlete, but he comes up with some unexpected clutch boards, is extemely fluid with little wasted motion, and has a good first step. He is a mid range player, and has all the tools to get him enough room for his lethal shot. He is also automatic in transition, has unbelievable body control in the open court. He is so well rounded on offense, he is an asset both in the half court and on the fast break, so I really think he is a good choice for a late lottery team who has some time and shots to offer him off the bench.
Athleticism is not everything! When will you learn it?
- Terrence Williams was much more athletic then Ellington
Lets see the results against same defender (Travis Walton)
Ellington: 19 points (7/12)
Williams: 5 points (1/7)
I believe he deserved late lottery with smooth, efficient and smart play during tournament. Actually whole season.
Maybe after phisical tests he will fall mid 1st to late 1st but I think all gm's, who passed him will be sorry.
He'll make the back end of the lottery. After Griffin it's a crapshoot.
I think Aldrich and Teague should go much higher than they are being projected.
Yea this draft is gonna be very unpredictable so u might see him going n tha lottery, ima UNC fan but i think he does deserve a lottery pick, im mean he's one of tha most solid players n tha draft, and his jumper only makes it better. (but not a high lottery pick, towards tha back end of it.)
I think the 6ers are gonna grab him where ever they land. He would fill their biggest need, a sharp shooting 2 guard.
its def possible wayne goes in the lottery. if he does good in the camps and tryouts im almost sure he is top 20.
A lot of lottery teams are hurting at SG right now.
Even more don't want to have to be the ones to take the big gamble on Curry. The Wolves, Raptors, Bobcats, Wizards (bye bye Deshawn), and even the Knicks will be looking for a reliable shooter/wing. Later in the first Dallas and Chicago will be sure to jump all over him too. Even if things get crazy, I don't see him falling past the 20th pick.
Na he is not even the 3rd best player on UNC. He will be a late first - 2nd round
He is a talented offensive player. He will be an average defender but he is an NBA prospect because he is gifted on offense. I think he will be a productive player and will be one of the better players in this draft when its all said and done.