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Kyle Anderson didn't stand out to NBA scouts the way he did to college recruiters back in high school.
Nicknamed "Slow-Mo" for a reason, Anderson operates at his own pace. He's more of a facilitator than a scorer, which is odd for a player who projects as a small forward.
The ultimate ceiling comparison for Anderson would be Jalen Rose, with his great size and ability to play that point-forward position. But in his one year at UCLA, Anderson's lack of athleticism and offensive firepower stood out more than his timing, instincts and passing skills.
At 6'9'', he shot just 41 percent from the floor and wasn't much of a factor as a scorer away from the rim, making only eight three-pointers all year.
His defensive outlook is questionable as well, given his lack of foot speed and strength.
The Anderson camp has already claimed he's leaving for the pros after the year. If that's the case, he'll have a lot of persuading to do over the next six months.