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.
No way the Raiders draft two white players in the first three rounds. They use only Derek Carr out of 22 starters and began the year with a league-low 4 out of 53 white players on their roster. This is a long-term trend in Oakland, definitely along the lines of an anti-New England philosophy.
NFL combine will change things quite a bit. USED DRAFT-TEK rankings. Been trying to catch as many college games as possible ( they should update their rankings, IE Kaaya is ranked # 2 on the list , Trubisky is ranked out of the top 50 )
Will see teams reach at OT & QB.