Brass Tax Time.
The train don’t stop for anything folks, and that’s lucky for you because that means it’s time for another fresh edition of Countdown to Draft Day with yours truly, Tasty Spoon! Orlando Magic fans, draft aficionados, impatient NBA fans, lend me your eyes, for another pick is being revealed today, so #staywoke.
With the 6th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic Select…
|20||Jodie Meeks||SG||6-4||210||August 21, 1987||us||7||University of Kentucky|
|31||Terrence Ross||SF||6-7||206||February 5, 1991||us||4||University of Washington|
|00||Aaron Gordon||SF||6-9||220||September 16, 1995||us||2||University of Arizona|
|4||Elfrid Payton||PG||6-4||185||February 22, 1994||us||2||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|8||Mario Hezonja||SF||6-8||215||February 25, 1995||hr||1|
|32||C.J. Watson||PG||6-2||175||April 17, 1984||us||9||University of Tennessee|
|9||Nikola Vucevic||C||7-0||260||October 24, 1990||ch||5||University of Southern California|
|11||Bismack Biyombo||C||6-9||255||August 28, 1992||cd||5|
|34||Jeff Green||PF||6-9||235||August 28, 1986||us||8||Georgetown University|
|14||D.J. Augustin||PG||6-0||183||November 10, 1987||us||8||University of Texas at Austin|
|10||Evan Fournier||SG||6-7||205||October 29, 1992||fr||4|
|33||Stephen Zimmerman||C||7-0||240||September 9, 1996||us||R||University of Nevada, Las Vegas|
|3||Damjan Rudez||SF||6-10||228||June 17, 1986||hr||2|
|29||Patricio Garino||SG||6-6||210||May 17, 1993||ar||R||George Washington University|
|13||Marcus Georges-Hunt||SG||6-5||216||March 28, 1994||us||R||Georgia Institute of Technology|
Of course, everyone has weaknesses, I don’t care what you say. And speaking of that, some of Isaac’s could raise some red flags. This first that comes to mind is his previously mentioned build in terms of weight. At just over 200 pounds, again, Isaac will need to put on weight if he expects to play some 4 or 5. I think this can be done, and if it is, watch out. A small ball lineup with Isaac at the 5 could be deadly. Which brings me to another point. Usually in a small lineup you want your 4 and even your 5 to stretch the floor with shooting ability. Isaac needs to figure out some consistency issues before he can assume that role. While his field goal percentage (50.8%) and true shooting percentage (61.4%) are where you would want them to be, Isaac is lacking in the long range game. At 34.8% from three, this isn’t terrible for a wing coming out of college, it’s fairly average. But you are picking Isaac with the hope that he develops his outside shot even further in the hopes he can be an effective space creator.
All college stats courtesy of sports-reference college basketball.
All NBA stats and rosters courtesy of basketball-reference.
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