is legitimately better than some NBA teams. Jones seems to have all star potential, but IMO he is a very sure thing of being a 10 ppg 5 rpg on good efficiency off of the bench. More perimeter oriented Lamar Odom IMO
Ya I remember reading those things as well. From what I saw I thought he was more of a 4 than a 3 tho. He doesn't even have 3 point range at the college level so how can his game compare to Durant, T-Mac, Lewis? Didn't he shoot under 70% from the line in both his seasons at Baylor?
And Jones is considered lottery talent and, depend on who you ask, high lottery talent. I don't now the exact "knee issues" he has but, if that turns out not to be an issue, and he gets mentally stronger, it's an absolute steal at 28.
Sure, he may not pan out, but right now it's a great pick for a title contender. You don't expect to get someone who can potentially help out in his first year on a team this talented who just made a trip to the Finals and had to pick in the late 20s.
He has more talent than almost everyone in the draft, but he was mentally weak to an atrocious level at times in college. He's rail thin as well. No drive to be "the guy", but that's the one thing he won't have to be on the Thunder.
It's purely mental with him (although gaining weight will help lol). He will either want to be a really good player, or he will cash his checks for a few years and find another league to play in.
Can predict all you want, but it's hard when it comes mostly down to the mental side.
Add that there are concerns about his knee and that basketball is not his first love. He switched when he became too tall for football. Does not have good court sense or a lick of toughness. Destined for nothing but talk about his "potential".