2011 NBA Mock Draft: Kemba Walker Heads North of the Border to Toronto at No. 3
Kemba Walker looks to make a splash in Toronto after being selected in 2011 NBA Draft
With the 2010-2011 season behind them, the Toronto Raptors will look to address scoring and ball control as they re-tool their roster for the upcoming season.
Kemba Walker will provide the most value in the NBA with his ball handling skills. His ability to run an offense and quickly carry the ball up the court in transition will provide a much needed spark for a Toronto Raptors team that has recently struggled with scoring.
His tendency to drive the lane allow him to make frequent trips to the charity stripe, where he shoots better than 81 percent.
Walker’s main weakness, much like so many other young players, is that he takes a number of ill-advised shots as he tries to be the hero in a tight situation. He’ll also have a tougher time adjusting to the style of play in theNBA given his slightly smaller stature, however many players have overcome that to be incredibly successful in the league.
Pro Comparison: Derek Fischer
Much like Walker, Fischer is an opportunist that seeks out every possible chance to score. A good free throw percentage make both players valuable assets given their ability control the ball while driving the lane.
Fischer takes more shots from the perimeter than Walker does, but with the offensive needs in Toronto there's a good chance that Walker's new role will contain a wider variety of tools on the offensive end.
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