Let's break down Jonathan Isaac. He runs well in transition, great around rim, won't post up but can cut and catch lobs at an efficient level. He's a good defender and can cover ground in the perimeter game, and because of his length, he makes guys take tougher shots, also because of that length he can strip or poke the ball out if you're in his area. It also really helps that he has a motor defensively. Also a good rebounder in college but will that translate to the NBA with his frame? Let's hope so. Now to the negatives, he hasn't shown NBA range, his shots often fall short and even at the college level he shot 35% so it looks like he'll be best suited to stand in the corner until his range develops, also has a hard time with catch and shoot if it's not a perfect throw, not very fluid with his upper body. Very bad ball handler in transition had a 40% TOV rate while handling the ball. Also has small hands for his size and has a very predictable and bad ISO game, struggles against pressure and close outs, also can't handle contact going to the rim against college bigs with his 6'10, 205 pound frame, so how is he going to handle contract against NBA bigs? Truthfully fits better as a SF than an NBA PF, also doesn't have post moves, and on defense has gotten bullied with other forwards, good versatility but stronger guards can also push him off and go through, also lacks consistency on both sides of the ball, defensively he can lose focus of a defender in between plays and offensively he loses confidence that would propel him to a star level. This pick feels like picking Kris Dunn over Jamal Murray or Buddy Heild, we went defense with "flashes of good offense" over offensive powerhouse and that was probably one of our worst pick in a while. But in this case I think picking him over Markkenen will be a mistake, but I'm fine being the only one that feels that way.
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