Former Kentucky point guard Tyrese Maxey is sliding in the lottery.
He’s now projected to be a borderline lottery pick, and the Warriors could certainly trade back to select him. He’s the prototypical scoring combo guard. It’s not necessarily a need for the Warriors, but when Curry starts to age, they could use a dynamic backup for the two-time MVP.
While he hasn’t proven to be a great passer, Maxey was electric in his lone season at UK. On the national spotlight, Maxey balled out, scoring 26 points and shooting 7-for-12 from the field. His inconsistent play should be a negative, and his percentages are worrisome.
However, there’s a ton to like about Maxey when it comes to just an overall pure scorer.
Maxey averaged 14.0 points per game on one of the more prominent teams in college basketball. He’s got the leadership and stardom that it takes to succeed at the next level, but he has a few intangibles that could use some work.
If he’s going to be around at the very end of the lottery, Maxey is going to be a steal and a low-profile player the Warriors should consider trading back for.