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6'5" 185
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No thread on him yet? Kid was an instrumental part of the title team last year and has taken on a bigger role this year. Just watched him drop 32 points on a subpar Villanova team tonight, but he showed a vast array of skills. He is very good at coming off of screens and his mid-range game is the best in the country. He has a nice handle (although it could use some tightening) and he is a tremendous defender. He has to have around a 7 foot wingspan. Needs to improve his long range shot, but I think he is going to be a nice player at the NBA level. Should be a top 10 pick whenever he decides to come out.
 

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My one concern with Lamb is that UConn needed him to be the man this season and there were plenty of games where he took a backseat in crunch time. He played well off of Walker last season, so he should be a good complimentary player in the NBA.
 

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I see where your coming from. I agree, but I give him the benefit of the doubt because UConn has been a cluster**** all season. I don't know if I see star, but I see him as a nice piece for a championship team. I wouldn't say he plays like Afflalo, but he could play a similar role to what Afflalo does now.
 

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I agree with that. I edited my previous post because I realized I forgot the word good in front of complimentary player. He would make a huge difference on a team like the Clippers.

If Nash decides to stay with the Suns, I'd like to see what Lamb does playing off of him. Cleveland would be another good fit for him.
 

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I think he is really a sleeper. Mid range just isn't in style, but it is so critical to winning that I don't understand why. It was a huge part of the Thunder's post season successes, with both Westbrook and Durant making defenders pay for overplaying the arc and the rim and leaving the middle open.

UConn was truly a cluster#$#% last season, and the PGs couldn't have organized a weenie-roast at a forest fire. I certainly didn't see every game but it seemed he would go long stretches without seeing the ball, or would get it in a bad spot with 3 secconds left on the clock.

J-Lamb has a beautiful pull-up jumper and can create his own shot, or off screens. He doesn't go hard to the rack but has great touch on floaters, running banks, and the like so he finds a way to finish without getting blocked. His athleticism is very good AND he knows how to use it to get his shots off. I think he has the ability to be at least a Rip Hamilton scorer, and maybe a Michael Redd; but on top of this he has the potential to be an excellent defender, which neither of those guys ever were.

I would be thrilled to see Toronto take him at #8.
 
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