This year’s NBA Draft is almost certainly the strangest ever. The pandemic has forced everything to go virtual, which is one thing, but player analysis has been nearly impossible. You have your previous notes and observations obviously, and of course there’s video to analyze, but nothing beats in-person observation.
The only thing that you could now, it seems to us, is to watch stuff in slo-mo, if possible, so you can see things you wouldn’t normally see on video.
How would that affect Tre Jones?
Hard to say.
Jones recently said that he sees Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet as career role models: “Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry are definitely two guys I watch a lot of film on. Obviously they do a lot of things well. To be as successful as they’ve been and win a championship in the league already.”
Without the normal amount of analysis and data available, a lot of teams are going to have to choose on faith and reputation. That could certainly work to Jones’s advantage.
Or it could work against him. It’s really impossible to know.