2010 Stanley Robinson draft profile

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Stanley Robinson (UCONN)
6'8, SF, 215 lbs.

Robinson, the most gifted athlete in the draft flies all over the court, leaping with the best of them.  However, after 4 years of college ball, he is still raw in many facets of  the game.

Like many athletic players, Robinson excels in transition where he can use his athleticism to great advantage.  He plays best within 10 feet of the hoop; crashing the boards, shooting, adjusting, and making difficult shots in mid-air.  Robinson has at least improved his mid-range jumper and three point shot to somewhat respectable levels.  He also has some mini-post moves shooting turn-around jumpers or taking it to the rack and finishing.

However, much of Robinson's game offensively needs improvement.  He has solid handles, but they aren't tight enough to be a threat off the dribble, is not a good passer, and even though his shot is improved, it looks uncomfortable.  If Robinson was to add somewhat of a mid-range game to go along with better ball-handling, he could become a serious threat offensively. 

Robinson's excels on the defensive end of the court.  He uses his long arms to get into passing lanes and stays in front of his own man using outstanding lateral quickness.  He plays great help defense using his vertical and length to block post players from behind.  Robinson needs to improve on consistency at the next level, but his defensive ability should earn him playing time in the NBA.

How does his game translate to the NBA?

Right now, Robinson is still very raw offensively for a NBA small forward.  If he was to add a mid-range game and tighten handles a little better, I can see him being a poor man's Josh Howard.  If he does not he should at least provide versatility at the next level to guard positions 1-4 and emulate a little of Jamario Moon.

Overall, Robinson should work on jump shot and focus on defense to get into the league.  Right now he is projected to go late first round.  In fact, due to shooting ability, I grade Quincy Pondexter higher than Robinson due to the improvement of both over their careers.  However, if Robinson is able to put it together, the sky is the limit.

How does he fit on the Bulls?

With Luol Deng at small forward and limited outside shooting for the Bulls, I really do not see him fitting well.  Also, I do not know if I have enough confidence in Robinson's ability to develop a consistent outside shot if he showed little improvement after four years of college ball.

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  • Easily one of the best athletes in the draft.

    However, outide of that a terrible fit for us. We will see where he goes but i dont think he makes first round. Too old and too lmited. I think he has a low ceiling.

  • Nice write-up, but BAD FIT.

    Are there anymore SG's to talk about?

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I've written up on all SG prospects for first round that could be around the 17 pick. I am going to start hitting up more of the lottery picks after Damion James Profile tomorrow. After that, I will do a write-up on some second-round possibilities, an overall mock, and my opinion on what the Bulls should do. I will say two guards to keep an eye that I have not brought up and will write a little are Mikhail Torrance and Manny Harris.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    How about Darrington Hobson?

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    Judging from what I have read so far, I'm torn between James Anderson or Kevin Seraphin

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    You know I agree on Torrance, but I'd be more interested in Landesberg than Harris.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    Hey Kevin Im hearing a lot of things about the Bulls and Dominique Jones....I have kind of changed my mind on him. If the Big 3 Sg's are gone...im liking Seraphin and Jones. Jones is a heck of a player, and will deff. be a solid NBA player imo.

    Stanley Robinson...i like this guy because he can play defense!!!! He can guard the 1, 2 and 3. Maybe even 4 depending on the match up. These are the types of guys the Lakers get and they end up playing very well for them. IMO he will probably end up being a solid defender in the NBA. If we can get a 2nd rounder, i wouldnt mind grabbing him. He wouldnt play big minutes but he deff. could help stop some of the best SG's in the league with his length and athleticism.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    I do like D. Jones. I still am not sold on Henry and have reservations about Anderson; therefore I would take Jones over both if I had to choose and could not trade down. I will say that I like Jordan Crawford some because he is a clutch shooter and has solid size at SG.

    For Robinson, I agree he can be a great defender, but is a liability offensively. Hopefully, he can surprise me and develop a consistent jumper.

  • In reply to kevinstates:

    Dont fall for it. Jones cant shoot. We need shooters or Bigs that can produce early like Taj. Not Jones's. No "Good" players. If he cant hit the three with consistency or shown to do so in college, I dont want him on our board period.

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    I am not sold on Jones as my first option as a pure shooter, but I do like him and his overall game. He is a streaky shooter. I would rather have Crawford personally albeit he is not as good of a shooter.

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    Alright, ya i havent seen much of Jones, just seen a lot of stuff online and on youtube on him. Plus i saw his big time scoring average...either though its a weak conference he still put up some huge games vs some big schools.

    It might be best for the Bulls to think about trading down possibly if all their guys are gone by 18. Still think a bigman is a decent way to go since there are plenty of decent SG vets out there that would probably sign for cheap. Barnes,Korver,Reddick and Mike Miller.

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