The Northwest Division of the NBA's Western Conference just got a lot more exciting. Three of the top five picks in the 2007 NBA Draft, including Kevin Durant and Jeff Green, are headed to two teams in the division. NBA Draft expert Jonathan Givony and his staff at DraftExpress.com team up with...[details]
Strengths: As a point guard, Green does a solid job at running an offense and finding the open man - particularly in transition. His shooting mechanics aren't great, but his release is extremely quick and you certainly can't argue with the results. He can create his own shot and has multiple gears he can go to. He is able to keep his man off balance and get into the lane. He has plenty of toughness and ample upper body strength, which helps him tremendously in terms of getting to the free-throw line and finishing around the hoop.
Weaknesses: Though he can control the tempo of the game well, Green is more of a scorer than a distributor. The biggest drawback standing in the way of Green's chances of NBA success: the combination of average size and defensive ability.
Outlook: Green brings a winning mentality to the court and has the tools to become a very good backup at the NBA level. His strong play in workouts and at the pre-draft camp will likely place him in the late first round or early second round.
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