#3 – Iman Shumpert
Iman Shumpert is that SG you put in a veteran squad’s starting lineup and they will not miss a beat. He has a very mature yet uber-athletic game, complete with NBA mid-range jumper where if he stays 17ft. and in, he will excel. Anything beyond that, he will struggle.
He has good ball-handling skills, both to create his own shot and dish. We put him ahead of many other SGs who are in the same skill and talent class because of his defense. His strength is that of a perimeter defender (quick feet and hands), where you can even bring him off the bench to disrupt both guard positions, and match-up against smaller Small Forwards.
Still not convinced? Ponder the stats below and press play!
Out of 138 players:
· Though Iman would be a first round pick in 3 of the 4 metrics, he might not get drafted until the late-20’s.
· Unless he dedicates a tremendous amount of time to it, he should forget about taking 3pters at the NBA level
· Considered as a whole (BPM), as well as for each specialty (PCM for Production; DIR for Defense; and TPA (Talent/Skill-set).