DARIUS GARLAND (CLE)
PG • 6’2, 175 lbs; Rookie, Vanderbilt
NBA ROLE: HIGHLY-SKILLED PLAYMAKER
The 5th pick in 2019, Darius Garland has franchise upside, could assume major playmaking duties before too long; highly touted: chance to operate at a very high level in the league - quick, disciplined finisher w/ multiple options below the basket, strong outside shooter w/ range (accurate with feet set from downtown); smooth scorer, makes things happen without forcing anything/disrupting offensive flow - only needs a couple dribbles to gain optimal positioning on the floor; Garland has a nice feel between the lines (step backs, leaning Js), must continue developing floaters & runners; comfortable w/ the ball (makes the right play), patient w/ his screener; more of a scorer or shot creator at this stage? (must value efficiency) - scoring prowess will lead to breakdowns; ready to defend position on a nightly basis?; good potential w/ Collin Sexton in the backcourt; reps new era of Cavs basketball - next Cleveland star?
*two downhill attackers/playmakers w/ the ability to space the floor
SIGNATURE! COMING SOON.
MORE ON D. GARLAND
Drafted 5th overall (2019)
McDonald’s All-American (2018)
Jordan Brand Classic (2018)
(FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K20 RATING: 77