It will be interesting to see KJ's true height/weight...
Posted: Mar 26, 2014 2:49 PM
If he's truly 6'6" he could potentially stay at SF. Andre Iguodala is one of the best SFs in the game, and he is 6'6" 207 pounds, which is pretty much what KJ is listed at. KJ's helped by the fact that he plays taller than he really is because of his athleticism, which will still be above average at the next level. However, Iguodala is much more skilled and crafty than McDaniels. Iguodala's basically a 2nd PG for his teams with all of the assists he racks up.
Where KJ is hurt is by the fact that his offensive game is still very much unpolished. He has improved, but he still relies way too heavily on his athleticism. His 80+ FT shooting percentage suggests he can be a really good shooter, but he doesn't have the same consistency on his jump shot that he has from the line. He also doesn't really have any post moves and isn't that good of a driver to the basket. I don't think he would be able to create his own shot at the next level at this point in his career.
Any team who drafts KJ at this point is just hoping that he turns into a really good perimeter lock-down defender. That will probably get him drafted in the late-1st to early 2nd round. If he stays and shows that he can be an all-around player, he would definitely be drafted in the lottery next season.