Houston is primed for a lottery pick this year. With an extremely disappointing season, their painful season is hoping to be “rewarded” with one of the NBA’s next stars.
From day one, Cunningham’s name has been linked to Houston, and fans are hoping and praying that the Rockets get a chance to select this one-of-a-kind star. The star guard out of Oklahoma is believed to the best player in the upcoming 2021 draft, averaging 20 ppg, 3.5 asts, 6.2 rebs, and 1.6 stls a game. The 6’8, 220+ lb guard has been linked frequently to Houston due to what he brings to the table, and how perfect he would fit with the ever-growing dynamic in Houston. Cunningham can easily go and get his own shots if need be but is also more than comfortable working off the ball for an open look. Cunningham obviously is a great distributor of the ball and can create for other players too, which perfectly places him to work well with KPJ and CWood. His offensive game has more or less overshadowed what he can do defensively. As I mentioned earlier, Cade’s averaging 1.6 steals a game and with his size and strength is no stranger to guarding bigger players on the switch. His ability to have the potential to guard almost all positions on the floor combined with his obviously outstanding offensive abilities is why Cunningham is one to watch
One of my personal favourite players to watch this season, Josh Giddey, another 6’8 guard, has been tearing up the NBL. Giddey mainly relies on his ability to hit tough runners and floaters and, his streaky shooting touch from deep is something he can lean towards however it’s exciting to see his potential as a floor general. He is a maestro of the pick and roll and can throw some perfectly timed passes to rolling big men or sneak one over the top of smaller defenders to open shooters only he can see. Combined with his love of flashy passing and overall excellent basketball IQ, Giddey has easily established himself as a one-of-a-kind playmaker that can set the tempo for any given offense.