Point Guards Notes
- Damian Lillard stood out, even in simple drills. Physically he's compact and toned. He rarely missed in the mid-range shooting drill, where he runs back and forth to point A and B, catching and shooting. His three-point stroke is accurate and effortless, and he looked completely comfortable from NBA range.
- Kendall Marshall didn't look comfortable shooting NBA threes, which seem to be a bit out of his range at the moment. He gets little elevation, and his shot looks to involve too much upper body. Still, this shouldn't hurt his stock, as his strengths can't be seen at an event like this. I still like Marshall as a lottery pick. You just can't teach instincts, vision and decision-making. You can teach shooting.
- Interested to see Jared Cunningham ran with the point guards. Can't see that working out. He did take 7.5 free throws a game, so he can get to the rack with the ball in his hands.
- Marquis Teague was knocking down his midrange jumpers
- Tony Wroten could not make a three-pointer. In the three-point shooting drill, which is 5 catch and shoots from the two corners, wings and the top, he just couldn't get going. Jay Williams dropped a great stat, which said Wroten shot 3-24 in spotup opportunities as a freshman. Not a promising statistic, considering it's likely he'll be asked to play the 2 at times.
I like the notes on on Lillard. Of course his biggest question mark remains passing. Blazers will have to asses this in their workouts of the players.