Shooting Guard, 6’6′, 2o3 lbs. Senior, Arizona State University, 22 years old
35.3 minutes, 14.6 points, 50.0 field goal percentage, 37.4 three point percentage, 66.4 free throw percentage, 1.6 assists, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.1 blocks.
At 6’6″, and a wing span of just over 6’9″, Carrick Felix possesses the size and strength to compete with NBA shooting guards, and even small forwards. To go along with his size, Felix showed off his athleticism during his time at ASU. Felix’s size, athleticism, and energy will help him find a roster spot somewhere in the league.
On the offensive side of the ball, Felix was really efficient when it came to scoring. He shot exactly 50 percent from the field, and 37.4 percent from three. Felix is great at working off of the ball: cutting, spotting up, and catch-and-shooting. Felix is also a great offensive rebounder. Felix ranked fourth out of all the shooting guards in the NCAA in offensive rebounding per game in his last season. In transition, Carrick Felix is one of the best in college; he averaged 3.5 attempts per game, and shot 70 percent.
On the opposite end of the floor, Felix is just as impressive. Posting over one steal and one block a game thanks to his length and athleticism. Once again, his energy on the court helps him. As for rebounding, Felix once again ranks fourth overall out of all shooting guards.
One downside to Carrick Felix is the fact that he can’t really create any offense for himself. Felix isn’t a very good ball-handler, and we have seen how that has limited Paul George, Danny Green, and Kawhi Leonard in just the playoffs. Felix could also work on his three point shooting and free throws. 37 percent from three is respectable, but defenses aren’t going to worry about it too much. As for free throws, Felix shot a lowly 66.4 percent — not ideal. For someone who likes to get to the rim, he is going to need to improve that part of his game.
Even though Felix has some nice stats on the defensive end, he isn’t always good. At times, Felix doesn’t always get into his stance correctly. This allows the guy he is defending to get by him easier.
Where he fits in with the Lakers:
Carrick Felix could very well find himself on the Lakers come Thursday night. If he is picked up, Felix could get minutes at both the shooting guard, and small forward spots. I think Felix’s game is better suited for the small forward role, so he could come off the bench behind Metta World Peace, and Earl Clark can play the back-up power forward.
Caleb Cottrell: I really like Carrick Felix; he just might be my second favorite prospect behind Erik Murphy. His athleticism, defense, and ability to play shooting guard and small forward would be welcome on the Lakers. I say if Erik Murphy is gone, the Lakers should take him.
Jacob Rude: Felix is a solid prospect. He’s got a respectable shot, above average defense, and could contribute on an NBA team. Problem is, I’m not as sold on him as Caleb. I’d still rank him behind Murphy, Solomon Hill, and maybe even Ryan Kelly. Still, he’s an intriguing possibility.