That being said, as a prospect, he fills a certain role. That role is to pass the ball and defend. He's very good at both, though we'll see how his defense transitions considering Syracuse plays zone. His knack for steals should translate. He's not a scorer. He'll never be a scorer. Has a terrible jumper. Him and Turner in the same backcourt is a disaster, but I expect Turner to be traded. The hope is for him to become a 6'6" version of Rondo or a poor mans Kidd. Or at least Rubio. But there's a very real chance he just ends up as Shaun Livingston. Either way, Rondo/Rubio is the role he'll be expected to play. Run the offense. Look for the pass. Pick and Roll game with Noel and Thad. Crash the boards and start the breaks. I definitely think he can succeed in the NBA playing that role.
With his athleticism and size, the potential is there. For the 11th pick in a weak draft, it was probably the right pick.