That being said, Stauskus is a lot more athletic than Anderson from what I've seen, it makes me think you are buying into the stereotype when describing him :P
*I'm not just making this shit up about Stauskas. It's been part of the book on him for the last 2 years.
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That being said, Stauskus I'm sure is going to at least be a rotation guy, I am eager to see what Anderson can do when he doesn't have the ball in his hands all the time and have the entire offense built around his solid overall game.
Here's my take on this debate about Kyle Anderson and Nik Stauskas
I'm my opinion these guys prime stats and roles would most likely be
Kyle Anderson - 15ppg 6reb 6asts
Starting SF or PF for small ball
Nik Stauskas - 17ppg 4reb 3asts 43% from 3
Sixth man or starting SG for a solid defensive team ala J.J Redick
J.J has willed himself to become a good defensive player over the journey, despite his mediocre physical attributes. Would be a good player for Stauskus to model his work ethic on.
Anderson has a lot of risk and could struggle to find his niche, but if he can be passable on D, he has more tools to impact the game with. And his size and passing ability make him very intriguing for what it can offer when trying to cause problems for the other team matching up against you.
And for what it's worth, I feel like guys with good size and passing ability have a pretty good track record in the NBA, despite some of them having pretty unspectacular athleticism. Maybe Anderson is going to be an overdue bust for that type of player, or maybe he just keeps up the solid track record.
**Oh, nevermind, didn't notice you said these were stats you thought were possible. For some reason just assumed they were college stats that you were basing your opinion on...my bad...the stats you posted are almost exactly their college stats from this year.
I see a Redick-type role as Stauskas' ceiling in the best-case. I see a Jodie Meeks as hopefully his floor. And for bust risk I see a slim chance he's a Kapono or Fredette.
I see a role similar to young Diaw for Anderson, with his ceiling being higher, and hopefully his floor being not too much lower. For a bust risk, I don't have a good comparison, because I'm strongly to think of passing forwards who washed out off the top of my head, but he certainly has the chance to bust and wash out.
Chad Ford's newest Big Board:
6. Aaron Gordon
7. Noah Vonleh
8. Marcus Smart
9. Tyler Ennis
10. Gary Harris
11. Clint Capela
12. Doug McDermott
13. Zach LaVine
14. Dario Saric
15. PJ Hairston
16. Montrezl Harrell
17. James Young
18. Jerami Grant
19. Nik Stauskas
20. Willie Cauley-Stein
21. Adreian Payne
22. Rodney Hood
23. Cleanthony Early
24. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
25. KJ McDaniels
26. Shabazz Napier
27. Kyle Anderson
28. TJ Warren
29. Chris Walker
30. Jusuf Nurkic
Yes Please @ Cauley-Stein.
Yeah, all the guys I want us to draft in the five spots right before us. That's probably how it'll go down. If any of those 13-19 guys drop to 20, that's who I'd want.
Interesting to see Hollis-Jefferson on the list, I thought he was generally considered a lock to go back to Arizona last year... did something change with his status? Most mocks have had him as a 2015 lottery pick. He's super-raw and has no shot yet, but has very intriguing defensive potential. He really should go back to college, but if he does declare, he'd be a very high upside project for a late first-rounder.
If Cauley-Stein is there at 20! That's the steal of the draft.
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