@Peezus Most of his score at will points come off a fast break against 6'3 or smaller guards. If you really think Ben Simmons is going to be scoring 20ppg like LeBron James, your crazy. I love the way he plays, sits by the free throw making plays for others. His defense is incredible. And his rebounding skills is great. But what I'm saying is if he can't knock down shots in the NBA, he will not be a franchise player.
Can create his own shot, pull-up off the dribble and hit jumpers
Uses shot fakes and ball fakes to help him create spacing
Capable of putting the ball on the deck and driving to the basket
Quick first step
Able to post up smaller defenders
Length helps him on the boards
Great basketball IQ
Needs to add strength
Lacks ideal lateral quickness to guard NBA small forwards
More of a finesse finisher meaning he gets his shot blocked too often around the basket
Struggles against athletic defenders
Tends to force shots and settle for his jumper too often
Summary: Singler surprised many by deciding to return for his senior season especially after helping lead Duke to the national title. He is a great college player but does not have the ideal traits that translate to a successful pro. However, if Gordon Hayward can go ninth overall and Luke Babbitt 16th overall in this past draft, there is no reason to believe Singler will fall out of the first round and could possibly be taken in the late lottery by a team looking for immediate help.
Player Comparison: Mike Dunleavy. Both Dukies are perimeter-based forwards who rely more on their outside shooting than ability to attack the basket. Dunleavy struggles on the defensive end in the NBA which is likely a similar fate to what Singler can expect since he is not physical enough to bang with fours but not quick enough to guard most threes.