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.
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i hear that 2014 draft is like 5-7 deep with all stars...this must be one hell of a college in coming freshman crop...bout time we had some high end talents in the college game...
i'm all for boston doing whatever they can to to get as many new high end talent blood in the building...even if it means trading rondo for less than market value...he couldn't even get along with a players coach like doc rivers...get rid of him
hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
for the love of god get a real freaking mike already!!!
He's the best true pg prospect in the draft. True PGs are becoming a bit of a dying breed unfortunately, but for teams that utilize them like Philly plans to do, he can become a very solid pro.
As for his jumper, his form is pretty solid. If Turner can improve his shot the way he did last season with his broke jumper, MCW can too. But he doesn't have to in order to be a good player. Pass and defend is his role.
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syracuse played pretty much all zone we'll see what kind of on ball man defender he is...although i won't disagree that he's got good tools for it with the length etc
6ers basically said "We know we're an 8th seed at best, the Bynum trade screwed us. Let's just accept that and rebuild right away." Noel has a lot of potential. People just expected him to be Anthony Davis or DeMarcus Cousins as a Freshmen and he wasn't. But MCW and Noel are 2 okay pieces and they potentially have 2 lotto picks in an insanely deep draft (though with the moves the Pelicans have made, that may no longer be the case)