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Tony Wroten is more than capable of playing some time at the point.
Ross's Washington teammate Tony Wroten will likely be available for the Cavs at No. 24.
Wroten averaged 16 points, five boards and nearly four assists on a respectable 44.3 percent shooting from the floor. These are excellent numbers for a freshman, but his horrendous 3.8 turnovers per contest scares scouts at the next level.
Selecting him would be a home run swing from the team, as he has a higher ceiling than most of the potential lottery picks in this class, though he comes with more risks than them too.
Let's start with the positives.
The First-Team All-Pacific-12 performer has an NBA body and a great skill set that has drawn him comparisons to Tyreke Evans. His perfect height of 6'6" and strong frame make him more than capable of playing on the wing, while his quickness and ball-handling ability will allow him to get some time backing up Irving at the point.
He is also extremely aggressive on both ends of the court. He is at his best when attacking the basket in isolation sets or off pick-and-rolls and got to the line an incredible 7.5 times per game.
Defensively, Wroten has very quick hands and is not afraid to take gambles. Though this mentality got him burnt at times, it also helped him average an impressive 1.9 steals.
Now to the red flags.
Wroten is a system player who needs the ball in his hands to have success. He is a terrible jump shooter—as can be seen from his 16.1 three-point percentage and 58.3 percent from the line—who will not be able to feed off Irving's penetration as well as a Beal or Harrison Barnes could.
He can also get very sloppy at times. While he is a very good passer in general, he is extremely turnover prone, as previously alluded to.
The combo guard also has a tendency to revert back to his left hand. According to DraftExpress.com:
While Wroten starts a good deal of his drives heading right, he does so predominantly to set up opportunities to go back left. On the occasions he does go all the way to the basket with his right hand, he invariably attempts to finish with his left, usually with poor results. In isolations charted by Synergy Sports Technology this season, Wroten is scoring a very strong 0.98 points per possession on drives going left compared to just 0.66 going right.
This is a major flaw for him going forward, as teams will overplay him and force him right every time.
Regardless, the reward of taking him at this stage in the draft far outweighs the risk.