Grayson Allen

Grayson Allen Player Profile

Strengths

  • Prolific Three Point Shooter: 38% on 700+ attempts at Duke
  • Off-Ball: Went to the J.J. Redick school of moving-without-the-ball
  • One of the quickest releases in the draft, compensates for average height
  • Attacking Close-outs: Recognizes his shot is a threat, creates easier buckets
  • Handle: Some shiftiness, will decelerate and use euros
  • PnR Experience: Often the primary ballhandler at Duke, can find his shot off a PnR
  • Underrated Athlete
  • Fiery Competitor

Concerns

  • So, about that sportsmanship…
  • Trouble finishing at the rim against NBA caliber length
  • Perimeter Defense
  • Has he stagnated? Is there room for more growth
  • Average height and wingspan for position

Pro Comp

  • Jeremy Lamb
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Eric Gordon

Tier and Picks

  • Tier 4/5
  • Picks 20-30

Physical

  • 6’4” 
  • 198 lbs 
  • 6’7 1/2” Wingspan

Outlook

Everyone loves Duke players, right?

Once you get over the tripping and other childish antics, Grayson Allen may provide some value to you. Let me start with what I like. Shooting. And more shooting. The kid has NBA range with a quick release and footwork that makes Hubie Brown shed a tear. He knows how to run around screens the way I run from ex girlfriends. Allen’s time leading the PnR at Duke will only help him as he progresses forward. Combine this some saviness and sneaky hops, and you could be looking at a good late first round pick. What I don’t like is Allen’s defensive ability. Most likely, the guy is not quick enough to guard starters for all too long. I envision Allen being a fiery spark plug off the bench who can be inserted into small lineups that want shooting. Picture Jeremy Lamb with a mean streak and greater drive to win.

GIFS YOU MUST SEE!

1. Getting open in a way that would make Ray Allen proud

2. Deceleration in the lane

3. Struggles against NBA Length (Jaren Jackson Jr.)

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