NBA Draft: Bruce Brown – Troubling Regression

Moreover, he didn’t add anything new as a scorer between year one and year two. He still has some level of skill scoring, sure, but at this point, he’s not nearly developed enough to where teams can fully capitalize on his playmaking and use him as a lead ball-handler even on bench units.

He’s far too predictable with the ball in his hands now to be a reliable option and until he develops further as a scorer, I don’t see a world in which he can live up to his offensive potential.

Lastly, as I’ve said before he didn’t really improve in any significant way between his freshman and sophomore year, and even regressed in some vital areas. He’s a fine player for who he is now, and probably could stick in the league for the better part of a decade, but his utter lack of improvement is telling.

Pro comparison:

Brown’s game is eerily reminiscent of Marcus Smart’s. Both players are intensely versatile guards with elite defensive ability, yet don’t quite have the scoring or shooting offensively to truly reach their potential. If Brown can put in the work Smart has to become who he is today, he’s going to be a really good player.

Current ranking:

 ESPN/DraftExpress: 31st