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.
Aren't you forgetting about Telvin Smith, one of the best young linebackers in the league?? Not only that, Myles Jack can easily slide into the MLB role, while Dante Fowler/ or Yannick Ngakoue rushes from the strongside LB spot. Sorry but, LB is definely not a major need for this squad. Nice try though smh