Re: 2014 Draft - Point Guard Rankings
I seem to like Ennis a lot more than most. He's may not have the elite size of some of these guys, but he's got legit PG size at 6-2, and makes up some with a 6-6 wingspan. Plus I think he's a better finisher than he's being given credit for because he's crafty and can finish with either hand from a variety of angles, and uses the floaters and pull ups really well at his age. Throw in the fact that he's among the top third of these guys as a shooter. Plus he's a natural ball mover, not necessarily a play maker, like Nappier, but the ball doesn't stick to him really at all. The most carefull with the ball.
I think the upside may not be as huge because of the dip in athleticism, but the floor is really high. The shooting and caution with the ball along with being able to figure out ways to finish, and the length to help as a defender, to me makes him a player. In my mock I compared him a little to Derrick Fisher, which I think holds, but while I think it's a long shot, I don't think a cieling of something more similar to what Tony Parker does is impossible. That's a guy with a similar physical profile who's going to the HoF based on an incredible knack for finishing. I don't think it's likely at all, but with the tools he has it would be the optimal outcome.
The guy I worry about it Payton, who's a real blur end to end, but he can't shoot at all, and if the size bothers him at the rim, the bottom could fall out on him really fast.