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Nik Stauskas: Is He in The Conversation For The WoNK?

It has been well documented that outside of Arron Afflalo, Orlando severely lacks consistent perimeter shooting and shot-making players in general. Insert, Nik Stauskas; a dead-eye shooter, who has shown tremendous improvements from his Freshman to Sophomore campaigns. These improvements lead me to believe that he can become more than a just a knock-down shooter. With the departures of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., Stauskas was asked to increase his role and he responded by going into the off-season and expanding his offensive efficiency and repertoire.

His statistics this season--especially offensively--show that he has the potential to be a 12-16ppg scorer, shooting roughly 48/42/85 in the NBA. It should also be noted that many scouting opinions feel that he could potentially be molded into a combo-guard, and possibly a PG. While I don't completely agree with this statement, I could see a case where he is asked to initiate the offense at times. From the games that I have watched of his, he has a good feel for the game and is a sneaky athlete.

His clear weakness is his inept defensive prowess. He lacks a big wingspan and has poor defensive footwork and technique. With that being said, though, I'd rather have my guy be molded into a good team defender, while still being a phenomenal shooter, that a great individual defender who can's shoot at all.

I want to here your thoughts on this proposal, OPP. What do you think of Stauskas? Do you think he would pair well with Oladipo? Would a potential Parker/Stauskas/Oladipo lineup be an effective one?

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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