I didn't miss the point. You're trying to compare questions about Curry at the time to McDermott's now, and I'm saying it's apples (PG skills?) and oranges (physical tools necessary for what position, exactly?).
More like granny apples to red apples. More similar than dissimilar. People were also questioning whether he had the quickness to defend PGs and the strength or length to defend 2 guards. Many were not sure how he would fit.
Far below NBA standard in regard to explosivenes and athleticism ... At 6-2, he's extremely small for the NBA shooting guard position, and it will likely keep him from being much of a defender at the next level ... Although he's playing point guard this year, he's not a natural point guard that an NBA team can rely on to run a team ... Struggles defensively getting around screens ... Can overshoot and rush into shots from time to time (vs. WV) ... Hasn't had to deal with getting benched due to poor performance (shooting) which has allowed him to shoot through any slumps. Will have to adjust to not being a volume shooter which could have an effect on his effectiveness ... Doesn’t like when defenses are too physical with him ... Not a great finisher around the basket due to his size and physical attributes ... Makes some silly mistakes at the PG position. Needs to add some muscles to his upper body, but appears as though he'll always be skinny
They absolutely questioned his physical tools necessary to play either position in the NBA.
You could almost substitute McDermott for Curry and get the same exact scouting report.
Edited by teeray, 19 June 2014 - 10:56 PM.