Rodrique Beaubois is a shooting guard stuck in a point guard’s body. Listed at roughly 6’1″ with a 6’10″ wingspan, he’s able to get away with a lot of things on both ends of the floor. His game is prided on quickness, speed, and length. He is mostly a straight-line driver when he attacks the rim. He is such a threat to attack the rim, that defenders will space him tremendously, almost as if his shot is Rondo-like. It’s not. During his rookie year, he shot over 40% behind the arc and 59% in two-point territory. While his numbers have dropped due to injuries affecting his play, his athleticism is dynamic, even if his skill set isn’t. If there is a Kent Bazemore-type of pick up, this is the guy. Neither Bazemore or Beaubois are pure point guards, but they each have the length, speed, and quickness to get some easy buckets in transition, enough of a jumpshot to hit well behind the arc, and affect things on the defensive end.
DeAndre Kane is free agent pick up by the Lakers. At age 25, he’s older than most NBA prospects entering the draft. Few guards who enter the league at that age have success. Still, Kane has had success against the elite competition at the NCAA level and has shown great consistency last season. His game can be likened to Tony Campbell. Both have a similar stroke from 20′ and out. Both are straight-line drivers who use strength and wingspan to finish at the cup. He excels in transition Kane has improved his point guard skills dramatically over the past few seasons, indicative of his 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. While that number is good, it isn’t stellar. Kane has a chance to make the Laker squad and make the guard lineup a formidable one. He is a triple threat player, has elite size by position, and enough of a 3-point stroke to maybe resemble a career similar to Alvin Williams.