The physical makeup and statisical production of Bucks second round pick, SG Doron Lamb of Kentucky, reminds me of their former second round pick, Jodie Meeks, who also came from Kentucky.
Basically, in a nutshell, he’s small for his position (standing reach of 8’2” is below average for 2 Guard) and he produces almost no secondary statistics. He doesn’t rebound, pass, steal the ball, block shots, nothing.
What he does do is shoot the ball well from three point land and from the foul line. In fact, in college he was an incredible shooter from 3 point land, making nearly 50% of his three point attempts. That’s great, but it doesn’t always translate well from college to the pros, especially when the player lacks length and lacks diversity to his game (the opposition can just crowd the player and smother his 3 point looks).
Now, that said, Jodie Meeks has actually been an okay NBA player. Why? He’s above average from 3pt land, he shoots free throws very well, he shoots 2pt shots pretty well, and unlike Lamb, he actually tosses in a few rebounds and he’s pretty decent at stealing the ball.
So, let me say I’m not that optimistic about Mr. Lamb. He may not even make the roster, who knows?
I do have one question though. If you look at his picture on Draftexpress, he looks super buff. How the hell did he only manage a measly 2 bench presses?? That makes no sense. Forgot to eat his Wheaties that morning?