2017 Draft Player Archetypes Final

Lead Guards

*Lonzo Ball doesn’t fit anywhere cleanly, because of course not

Category 1: Two-Way Scheme-Changers (Prototype: Chris Paul)

Category 2: Outlier Athleticism/Tools (Prototype: Russell Westbrook)

  • Dennis Smith

Category 3: Offensive Scheme-Changers (Prototype: James Harden)

  • 3 Level Playmaking Initiator
    • Markelle Fultz Ceiling
  • 3 Level Scorer
    • Markelle Fultz Median Outcome
    • Dennis Smith Alternate
  • 2 Lever Scorer
    • Malik Monk Ceiling #2

Category 4: Two-Way Initiators (Prototype: Kyle Lowry)

  • De’Aaron Fox Ceiling

Category 5: Defensive Tools + Non-Shooters (Prototype: Ricky Rubio)

  • De’Aaron Fox Floor

Category 6: Dribble-Drivers (Prototype: Goran Dragic)

  • Markelle Fultz Floor
  • Jawun Evans

Category 7: 3&D Plus Initiation (Prototype: George Hill)

  • Frank Ntilikina Ceiling

Wings

Category 1: Two-Way Primary Initiators (Prototype: LeBron James)

Category 2: Primary Scorers + Creation For Others (Prototype: Kevin Durant)

Category 3: Two-Way Swiss Army Knife Playmakers (Prototype: Andre Iguodala/Khris Middleton)

  • Josh Jackson Ceiling
  • Jayson Tatum Ceiling

Category 4: 3&D Plus (Prototype: Klay Thompson)

Category 5: 3&D Versatile (Prototype: Jae Crowder)

  • Jonathan Isaac Median Outcome
  • OG Anunoby Ceiling

Category 6: 3&D Perimeter/Point of Attack (Prototype: Danny Green)

  • Donovan Mitchell Floor
  • Frank Ntilikina Floor
  • Terrance Ferguson Ceiling

Category 7: Two-Way Secondary Handlers (Prototype: Avery Bradley)

  • Josh Jackson Floor
  • Frank Ntilikina Median Outcome
  • Donovan Mitchell Ceiling

Category 8: Offensive/Scoring Secondary Handlers (Prototype: CJ McCollum)

  • Malik Monk Floor/Median Outcome

Category 9: Defensive Versatile (Prototype: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist)

  • Jonathan Isaac Floor
  • OG Anunoby Floor

Category 10: Offensive Skilled Combo-Forwards (Prototype: Danilo Gallinari)

  • Jayson Tatum Floor/Median Outcome

Category 11: Wing Fours (Prototype: Harrison Barnes)

Category 12: 1 Position Defenders + 1 Skill Shooters (Prototype: JJ Redick)

  • Malik Monk HYBRID w/ CAT 8 Ceiling #1
  • Luke Kennard Ceiling

Fours

Category 1: Two-Way Playmakers (Prototype: Draymond Green)

Category 2: Offensive Playmakers (Prototype: Kevin Love)

Category 3: Skilled + Stretch (Prototype: Patrick Patterson)

  • One-Way Skilled + Stretch
    • Lauri Markkanen
    • TJ Leaf Ceiling
    • Tyler Lydon Ceiling
    • Alec Peters Ceiling
    • DJ Wilson Ceiling

Category 4: Face Up Handlers With Low Defense/Feel Floors (Prototype: Markieff Morris)

  • Cameron Oliver Ceiling

Category 5: Energy + Motor (Prototype: Kenneth Faried)

  • Ivan Rabb
  • John Collins

Fives

Category 1: Two-Way Playmakers (Prototype: Anthony Davis) 

Category 2: Outlier Athleticism/Tools (Prototype: Rudy Gobert)

Category 3: Unicorns (Prototype: Kristaps Porzingis)

  • Zach Collins Ceiling
  • Jonathan Isaac Ceiling

Category 4: Defense + Passing/Non-Scorers (Prototype: Joakim Noah)

Category 5: Defense + Energy/Lob Catchers (Prototype: Tristan Thompson)

  • Zach Collins Floor
  • Jordan Bell
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Ike Anibogu
  • Jarrett Allen
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