The fit is about as clean as you can hope. The Sixers need shooting especially at the guard positions and Terry is a sharpshooting guard.
In Wasserman’s words:
“The Sixers could use another ball-handler and shooter, which makes Terry a potential target. Though not athletic or strong, he compensates with special touch, deep range, sharp ball skills and finishing instincts.”
It’s really as simple as that.
Tyrell Terry (The Numbers)
In 31 games, Terry averaged 14.6 points while shooting 40.8% from beyond the arc. While it is college and the three-point line is closer to the basket, his Terry’s projected three-point percentage at the NBA level is 38.3% (via Tankathon).
Part of what gives many faith in Terry’s shot is not only his collegiate three-point percentages but his free-throw percentage. Terry averaged an impressive 89.1% from the charity stripe which bodes well for his shooting at the next level.
While he doesn’t offer much in terms or size and strength, he’s not a liability on defense as shown by his advanced stats. Boasting 0.91 per 40 minutes and a defensive rating of 91.3, Terry nearly blew away the competition at Point Guard.
Drafting a sharpshooting ball-handler who can defend, I just don’t see how a team could do any better, especially at 21.
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