The 2013 NBA Summer League is approaching and slowly team rosters are being formed.
The San Antonio Spurs have not announced their summer league team yet but we do know that 2010 draft pick Ryan Richards will be on hand as well as Miami's Durand Scott and Spurs No. 58 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Deshaun Thomas, mentioned he will be heading to Vegas.
Undrafted free agent Durand Scott will play for the San Antonio Spurs' summer league team.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 28, 2013
Scott is 198 lbs., 6'3", 23-year old guard who averaged 13 points, shot 45% from the field, 35% from the three-point line, and 2.6 assists in 34 minutes per game last season with the Hurricanes.
What do you think Spurs fans? Is he just summer league fodder or a guy who has a legit shot to make the squad?
NBA Comparison: Terrico White/Lance Stephenson
Strengths: Creative one-on-one combo guard with an attacking predisposition ... Greatest strength is penetrating off isolations, changing gears utilizing a devastating hesitation dribble- cradling the rock usually looking to score (12.9 PPG) ... Good speed when able to reach 6th gear and gather momentum ... Once he gets a step, gets to the rim quickly ... Uses his strong frame and length to separate from defenders and create opportunities in the paint ... Does not necessarily possess explosive quickness, but makes efficient use of movements ... He’s slithery in the paint ... Completes plays through contact with either hand. Shot 49% inside the three-point arc as a junior (31% 3PT) ... Hard-nosed competitor whose activity and effort on both backboards is a constant (5.4 RPG) ... Pushes the pace off defensive rebounds and excels in the open floor ... Despite considerable “make something out of nothing” playmaking attempts, he rarely gets careless ... Superior handles ... Lock down defensive potential ... Pressures the ball in a low defensive stance, moves very well laterally and his length is disruptive (1 SPG) ...
Weaknesses: Lack of confidence in his jumper seeps down and infects his greatest strengths ... Non-existence of the “in-between game” makes his repertoire a predictable one ... Raw shooting mechanics, frequently aborts the follow through ... Doesn't trust his stroke and easily rushed ... Scott will bull rush with his head down and attack the rim 9 out of 10 times, even if there’s absolutely nothing there ... Defenders play the drive exclusively, goading him to charge into a crowded painted area or step outside of his comfort zone by attempting a pull-up jumper ... For all his natural ability with the ball in his hands, he has a tendency to disappear offensively if not the focal point ... Awareness is highly questionable, unable to read the play beyond the initial line of defense and penetrates too deep ... Difficulty recognizing help side defense- in part due to tunnel vision, not having his head up to see the proceedings unfold ... Capable of the flashy pass (2.5 APG), however, doesn't make teammates around him better on a per game basis ... He’s been pinned a ball dominant two-guard rather than a legit lead guard prospect ... Could get to the free throw line with greater regularity (where he shoots 77% on 4 attempts per) if he eliminated the acrobatics ...
The kid has game. He finishes through contact, left and right, quick 1st step, good handles. Not a great leaper, but a solid frame. kind of poor man's D Wade, minus an inch. The problem is what to do with him, if he shows good in S League. Patty has stayed, CJ looks like he stays, who knows about Nando, Denman, Neal. If we don't resign Neal and trade Nando, he could stay in Austin or go to EU. Anyone else see what I see ?