Sometimes the best asset for a player is a layer of mystery that can easily breed thoughts of potential not yet actualized. The less tape we have, the more we can prescribe potential new skills for a player, particularly a toolsy one like Sterling Brown, who’s off the board next in our roster ranking. Brown projects as a 3-and-D candidate, with a stocky frame, 6’6” listed height and 6’9” wingspan and 44.9% 3-point percentage as a senior on nearly 4 attempts per game. What little we have to go on from Brown at the “pro” level comes from his brief stints in Summer League.
While he shot just 38.1% in those five games on 42 attempts, he did average 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 1 block per game. There’s little reason to think that sort of stat-stuffing would translate immediately to the big leagues, but it does provide optimism that he may be able to contribute in plenty of the ways often asked of 3-and-D candidates. That sort of potential probably won’t come around this year though. Asking for two consecutive 2nd round picks to contribute meaningfully as rookies is lofty thinking, although one can certainly dream. At this point though, his potential (and dirt cheap contract) provides more value than five other guys on the Bucks roster, so Brown will settle in comfortably at the 10 spot as we continue our rankings.
Brew Hoop 2017-18 Roster Ranking
10. Sterling Brown
11. Mirza Teletovic
12. John Henson
13. Rashad Vaughn
14. Spencer Hawes
15. Gary Payton II
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