Great job of squaring up his body when coming off screens for shots
Much improved off the bounce
Body control in the lane
Active in passing lanes on the defensive end
Lacks ideal NBA athleticism
Aggressiveness at the rim
Questions about character after drug arrest
Summary: With the 2011 NBA Draft class being very thin on shooting guard prospects, Thompson is the second best in that group behind Colorado's Alec Burks. He should get looked at anywhere from the late lottery to the early 20s, and provide a team with a scoring threat off the bench.
Player Comparison: Rudy Fernandez. Fernandez is a lengthy shooter who has been a valuable weapon off Portland's bench. Thompson has a similar game and will likely begin his NBA career in a similar role, providing a team with an outside threat off the bench.
While we greatly differ on prospect rankings, something that should be assumed this early in the process, I see great thought was put into each pick and they all make sense when looked at through your perspective on the players. Great job!
Out of sheer boredom and the upcoming NBA draft has gotten me itching to make a new mock draft. Of course the NFL draft is a whole lot less predictable than the NBA draft, but also provides more success stories than the NBA draft. Again, I used schedules to determine each team's records and if you get upset with me just remember it's June and a whole lot can change by next April.