2017-2018 Stat Predictions
The Hawks-Malcolm Delaney project failed miserably, and as a result the back up point guard play was pitiful for most of the season. Atlanta had a hard time getting any offensive rhythm going with Dennis Schroder off the court. But with their 41st pick in the draft, Atlanta might have found an answer to their point guard woes.
Dorsey played both guard positions in his two seasons at Oregon, but seems poised for a full-time move to point guard with the Hawks. With no quality backup point guard on the roster, I expect Dorsey to earn the role. He was a superstar in last year’s NCAA Tournament, hitting big shot after big shot, leading the Ducks to their first Final Four since 1939. Dorsey’s 23.8 points per game led the entire tournament, as his draft stock began to rise.
Over his career at Oregon, Dorsey proved to be a really solid scorer with a great three-point stroke. His vision will have to improve if he wants to be a point guard at the next level. He only averaged 1.7 assists a game last season. And if he ever wants to become a starter in this league, he will need to improve his defense. However, Atlanta is going to give their young players some opportunities, and Dorsey looks like he could be a nice find in the second round.