With a few more days left leading up to the 2011 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs are busy working out players. This time, the Spurs will take a look at point guard Corey Fisher out of Villanova:
There’s no time to chat on what the point guard called his “business trip,” with workouts in New York, New Jersey, Indianapolis, Denver, Cleveland and Portland before Philly and Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Sacramento and Toronto after Thursday.
“It’s been a grind, flying from city to city, team to team,” Fisher said. “That’s what it takes to be an NBA player.”
Fisher is 5'11", 185 lbs. and averaged 15.6 points, shot 41% from the field, 32% from the three-point line, 2.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.5 steals in 33.4 in his senior year.
In terms of attacking the basket, Fisher shows a nice first step with the ball and a very good top speed, something that is best on display in transition. In the halfcourt he has problems finishing at the rim, though he makes up for it by drawing contact well to get to the line and by relying heavily on a developing mid-range game, frequently going to runners and floaters in the lane. His accuracy needs to improve on these shots, but it's good he's adapting to that style of play now, as it will be necessary for him to have in his arsenal to make it in the NBA.
Defensively, Fisher is a pesky player with a strong motor and good fundamentals. He possesses good size and lateral quickness for the point guard position while playing with an aggressive mentality on and off the ball. He does a good job with positioning off the ball, staying between his man and the ball, and does a good job getting his hands up to contest both in isolations and rotating over. Looking forward, Fisher's spot-up shooting ability, speed with the ball, and defensive tenacity are all attractive qualities from an NBA perspective. (draftexpress.com)
OK Spurs fans, time is slowing closing on the Spurs as the draft nears. What do you think about this kid? Seems he has the defensive chops but might be undersized for the NBA.