FanPost

Looking at Goodwin

Some Archie Goodwin stats:

NBA: 10.3 mins pg, 3.7 ppg, 54.2% 2PTFG, 13.9% 3PTFG

D-League: 35.4 mpg, 26.4 ppg, 54.0% 2PTFG, 38.5% 3PTFG, 2.0 3PTFGm, 5.2 3PTFGA

The numbers are from DraftExpress.

Go here to see Goodwin's game against the Kings, where he scored 29 pts. This is the game box score. If go to the line of the box score with Archie's numbers, you will be able to click on the number "13" which is in the FGA column - this is the comple set of Goodwin's field goal attempts. If you click on the number "13" you will be able to look at video for all of Goodwin's shots that game.

Now... I know this was a "junk time" game of 2nd/3rd string players vs 2nd/3rd string players, but wow! Goodwin's ability to get to the basket and finish reminds me of a young Michael Jordan. No exagerration. I'm not saying he's the next MJ, but he definitely has a skill at getting to the rim and finishing with gusto.

Meanwhile, his 3PT shooting numbers in the D-League offer the promise that he can be an effective long-range shooter.

All of this offers food for thought. If Goodwin continues to show progress, the Suns might be less inclined to seek a SG in the draft. Not that SG is a need - I think picks for the SF and PF spots are where the Suns need to go, myself - but this might make the Suns less inclined to go for a SG-best player available in the draft.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bright Side Of The Sun

You must be a member of Bright Side Of The Sun to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bright Side Of The Sun. You should read them.

Join Bright Side Of The Sun

You must be a member of Bright Side Of The Sun to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bright Side Of The Sun. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker