NBA Draft: Will Kyle Weaver Land with the Nuggets?

Sean StancillSenior Writer IMay 9, 2008

During College Basketball's most recent year, the Washington State Cougars were one of the surprise teams of the tournament ranked No. 4 in their bracket and advancing to the Sweet 16.

One of the key contributors to the run was PG/SG Kyle Weaver.

Kyle averaged 12.2 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.3 APG, and 1.7 SPG. 

Here are some of his highlights from the 2007-08 season: 

25 points, 12 rebounds against Stanford 

23 points, 11 rebounds against Stanford

20 points, six assists, two steals against Washington

After his senior season at Wash St. was over, naturally Weaver declared for the 2008 NBA Draft. Many teams across the league could use the services of a player like Kyle, but I believe that the Denver Nuggets are the best team for No. 25. 


Reasons why Weaver would make a good fit in Denver

1. Weaver is a combo guard and spent some time at PG throughout his collegiate career at Washington St. Kyle is explosive to the basket and is a good finisher and also a good passer.

2. If Kyle decided to play point guard in the NBA, he would easily have the height advantage over every opponent 6-foot-6, 201 lbs.

A short list of the tallest point guards:

Jason Kidd 6-foot-4

Steve Nash 6-foot-3

Deron Williams 6-foot-3

Jose Calderon 6-foot-3

Basically to summarize every point guard, the average height is about 6-foot-2.

Kyle Weaver stands 6-foot-6.

Weaver will be able to reclaim the starting role, as the Nuggets might not resign last year's point guard Anthony Carter.

3. Kyle's style of play already fits within the Nuggets system. He averaged 1.7 SPG this year and 2.2 the previous year. Denver led the NBA in steals this season with their entire starting lineup averaging at least one steal per game.

My analysis is Kyle Weaver is a solid guard, not particularly great at any aspect of the game but very skilled in each department.

My comparison of Weaver is to Ronnie Brewer of the Utah Jazz. 

I also view him as a steal and a wild card in the draft because let's face it, how many 6-foot-6 point guards are there in the NBA?