Finally, we arrive at a guy playing a position of need for the Cavs. Well-rounded on the court and hard-working off it, this Georgetown sophomore fills several needs for Cleveland. A small forward that scores efficiently, moves the ball intelligently, hustles, knocks down threes, and buckles down on defense…sounds pretty good. But does that sound like a #1 pick? Most people can not fathom a “yes” for that question. Let’s look at similar players from season’s past, to see if “no” becomes a “meh”.
Porter’s athletic and production profile is:
6’ 7.5” barefoot, 7’ 1.5” wingspan, 198 lbs, 27” no-step vert, 11.25 second agility drill, 3.40 second sprint time. Age 20 at the draft. 119 orating on 23 usage. Shooting percentages = 48 / 42 / 78. Scoring locations = 50 / 26 / 24. dreb% = 18.9. stl% = 3.3. blk% = 3. ast% = 18.5. A:TO ratio = 1.8.
Really good stuff. Solid length, young, efficient shooting, stellar block and steal rates, sweet passing. He is a unique prospect. How much so though? Similarities include: