Jump to content

Primer on the Wizards and Goodwin's NBA chances - Year 2


thetorch
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 386
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Boots on the ground report from DC..... we got a 'Linsanity' situation brewing.

The local broadcast, post game analysis, morning radio sports talk.... RAVING about JGOOD's "lights out performance" 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Limited sample but JGood's PER (player efficiency rating) in 5 games this year is 26.4

That's outstanding.

He went from making a cameo to getting garbage time minutes to cracking the rotation to really impacting the outcome an NBA game in his 7th game.

Just keep it up and stay healthy and who knows how long this could go...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Bills By 40 said:

(Selfishly,) The best part of what Goodwin is doing is the benefit it will be to SLU recruiting. Proof of concept to sell to all the local and non-local recruits that want to come to SLU and think they have a chance at the league.  

This is huge.

Goodwin was never a no-doubt NBA prospect. Far from it. Fell in the 60-150 range of the HS recruiting rankings, depending on where you looked. Not a great jump shooter. Maybe a little in between size positionally. He's always been an unusual player. He's just put in the work.

The NBA doesn't care where you come from. There's a path from anywhere. SLU having someone actively in the league, getting minutes, and performing is such a massive boost. The staff just got a gigantic selling point that they've never had before.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What stands out to me about Godwin’s skill set is that it’s very different from the typical NBA prospect. When we discuss the best NBA prospects from SLU (even when Goodwin was here) we point out guys like Perkins and Jimerson because they have size and can shoot the lights out. Goodwin does all the other dirty work; plays stifling defense, rebounds, passes, and has a passable offensive game that compliments his defense and rebounding well.

Point being, Goodwin offers a skill set that is often missing from young guys in the league (especially in the G league, where no one plays D and is just trying to get theirs) and could very well make a solid NBA career out of it. To anyone who is tapped in with the NBA, is there a chance he could get himself a guaranteed deal?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ford's greatest accomplishment in the league, Marcus Smart, is 6'4" and 220#.  Goodwin is 6'3" and 200#.  Both seem to have similar games.  Can Goodwin get to a Smart-like situation?  Seems plausible.  Smart makes $17m per year.

Zink likes this
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, NoCoBillsFan said:

What stands out to me about Godwin’s skill set is that it’s very different from the typical NBA prospect. When we discuss the best NBA prospects from SLU (even when Goodwin was here) we point out guys like Perkins and Jimerson because they have size and can shoot the lights out. Goodwin does all the other dirty work; plays stifling defense, rebounds, passes, and has a passable offensive game that compliments his defense and rebounding well.

Point being, Goodwin offers a skill set that is often missing from young guys in the league (especially in the G league, where no one plays D and is just trying to get theirs) and could very well make a solid NBA career out of it. To anyone who is tapped in with the NBA, is there a chance he could get himself a guaranteed deal?

There's always been 3 to 4 spots in the League for junkyard dogs who do all the dirty work.  But that's the extent of it -- 3 to 4 spots.  And you have a very limited time to show and prove before teams move on to somebody else.  Props to JGood for being ready when his number was called and playing lights out.  The percentage of people in the world who can produce under that kind of pressure is infinitesimally small.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


×
×
  • Create New...