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VanVleet and JJ Barea are a couple of point guards in the current NBA that have fared quite well in backup roles.

Yep. And sadly, he might be the best true PG we have on the roster.

He's small at 5-11, but the kid has a remarkable wingspan at 6-6. He's got blazing speed with the ball in his hands (#1 on 3Q sprint at combine) and has the 4th highest vertical in the entire draft. He's also strong for a PG which shows up on film and in the weights (8 reps at the combine, 3rd best among PGs). Plus it helps that he shot 37% from 3's at 7 attempts/gm.

Melton and Okobo are all based on potential (I admittedly like Melton), but Harper is based on production. I could easily see both of them gone. I could also see this guy making the team over Jalen Lecque since Harper can contribute right now.

It's a great pick up as UDFA's go.
 

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Yep. And sadly, he might be the best true PG we have on the roster.

He's small at 5-11, but the kid has a remarkable wingspan at 6-6. He's got blazing speed with the ball in his hands (#1 on 3Q sprint at combine) and has the 4th highest vertical in the entire draft. He's also strong for a PG which shows up on film and in the weights (8 reps at the combine, 3rd best among PGs). Plus it helps that he shot 37% from 3's at 7 attempts/gm.

Melton and Okobo are all based on potential (I admittedly like Melton), but Harper is based on production. I could easily see both of them gone. I could also see this guy making the team over Jalen Lecque since Harper can contribute right now.

It's a great pick up as UDFA's go.

I'm excited by Harper as well. I think he has a chance.

Sometimes I think the height issue can be over played especially if he is likely to be a backup point guard. When I first look at a player I look to see what they can do. Harper can run an offense and is lightning quick as you point out. His assist to turnover is good. He will need to improve his jump shot though. I like the wingspan.

I don't see how the they can keep all the point guards with the Suns likely to add another in free agency so I see at least one of them are gone.
 

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I'm excited by Harper as well. I think he has a chance.

Loved this kid in the tournament, and I'm really glad he's getting a chance on the Suns. I don't have big hopes, however. In three seasons, he never shot even 40% from the field on the season. He shot 39.9% last year, and it was his best field goal percentage to date. It's hard to see that improving significantly in the NBA given his size limitations, and that makes him not playable imho.
 

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Loved this kid in the tournament, and I'm really glad he's getting a chance on the Suns. I don't have big hopes, however. In three seasons, he never shot even 40% from the field on the season. He shot 39.9% last year, and it was his best field goal percentage to date. It's hard to see that improving significantly in the NBA given his size limitations, and that makes him not playable imho.

I saw this but his 3 point percentage seems to be a redeeming factor. His effective field goal percentage is .505 so there is hope. I find myself rooting for these type players because a lot of teams right them off before they start based on lack of height.
 

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Another Tyler Ulis. Great college player, but will not make it in the NBA unless he learns to shoot well enough to keep opposing defenses honest.
 

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Loved watching Harper in the Summer League. Glad he got a deal.

Actually I don't like it.

While I thought he looked decent in summer league, we don't need a Tyler Ulis clone, which is realistically what his potential is.

We have Okobo, Lecque, and Carter already as 3rd, 4th and 5th backups. Our 2 way deals should be used on other positions.
 

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This is G-League roster stuff. By nature the player isn't going to look like NBA material. Not worth worrying about.
 

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If nothing else hes a good guy to feed Leque in NA. Get Jalen working with a PG for when/if he joins the Suns on the court.

Again costs us next to nothing and he will be a stud in G league.
 

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Actually I don't like it.

While I thought he looked decent in summer league, we don't need a Tyler Ulis clone, which is realistically what his potential is.

We have Okobo, Lecque, and Carter already as 3rd, 4th and 5th backups. Our 2 way deals should be used on other positions.
He is thicker and has a really long wingspan (6-6) and a 40.5 vertical. He plays much bigger than Tyler ever could.

Tyler Ulis was a 5-8 with a 6-2 wingspan.
 
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