Doron Lamb to Milwaukee Bucks: Scouting Report, Video Highlights and Analysis
Former Kentucky Wildcat Doron Lamb isn't the most rounded player in the NBA draft, but when it comes to one facet of his game, there's no one better.
That facet, of course, is shooting.
In terms of three-point shooting, Lamb is second to only Vanderbilt's John Jenkins. Not only did Lamb consistently knock down shots for the Wildcats all year, but he always stepped up in big games.
Now, the sophomore is bringing his ice-cold veins to the NBA.
Here's a more in-depth look at Lamb's strengths, weaknesses, highlights and more.
What Doron Lamb Brings to the Team
As mentioned earlier, Lamb is, first and foremost, a shooter. During his freshman year with Kentucky, he knocked down 49 percent of his shots from deep, and during his sophomore season, he hit 47 percent.
Most importantly for his NBA prospects, Lamb can get his shot in a variety of ways. He's slippery off the ball and uses screens well to get open.
He's a good catch-and-shoot guy, but can also knock down a three off the dribble. Additionally, he is consistent both from mid- and three-point range.
Unfortunately, Lamb has plenty of weaknesses.
Will Doron Lamb be a starter in the NBA
First of all, he is a bit of a tweener. At 6'4" and 195 pounds, Lamb has better size for a point guard, but his average ball-handling skills and questionable ability at running an NBA offense mean he likely won't fit at the 1.
So, when he plays the 2 in the NBA, he's going to get absolutely dominated on defense by bigger guards.
Moreover, Lamb doesn't have the athleticism or length to make up for his lack of size. Because of this, he doesn't look like an NBA starter.
A solid scorer coming off the bench? Yes. A good role player with a specialty? Yes. A starter? Doubtful.
What Experts are Saying
ESPN's Chad Ford explains that although Lamb doesn't get as much attention as the other Kentucky draftees, he is certainly valuable in his own right.
Ford writes, "Lamb isn't nearly as sexy as some of the other players on Kentucky's roster. But he's a lethal shooter and, in the biggest game of the season, he led the Wildcats in scoring."
I mentioned this earlier, but Lamb looks more like a sixth or seventh man to me.
He will be able to score in bunches with his outside shooting, but his lack of size and questionable point guard skills mean he isn't a natural fit at any one position.
Nonetheless, he is certainly polished when it comes to his offensive game, and he will be able to make contributions in that area right away in the NBA.
When Doron Lamb plays alongside Monta Ellis in Milwaukee, the opposing team will face a truly threatening back court. Although Lamb is a bit undersized at 6'5, 199-pounds, he has serious scoring potential because of his ability to weave through defenders and finish at the rim.
Lamb also has a terrific outside shot that ranges from beyond the arc to a dribble-drive pull-up shot at the wing. He'll need to bulk up to pose a threat on defense, but he's a fluid, scoring wing.
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