Welcome Robert Woodard

bajaden

Hall of Famer
#5
Woodard was one of the players I had targeted in the 2nd rd. Good shooter who shot right at 43% from the three, and almost 50% overall. Excellent defender with a huge wingspan which allows him to play taller than his 6'7" height. Very strong and physical player who can play the PF position as well as the SF position. he also averaged 6.5 rebounds a game. Welcome aboard amigo!
 

bajaden

Hall of Famer
#13
I see Woodard as a 3 & D player, who could eventually work his way into a starting role. Very good athlete and smart. Good on the ball as well as team defender. He was one of my targets in the 2nd rd, and I thought it was possible some team might take him at the bottom of the first round. My only regret with this draft, and believe me, I'm a happy camper, is that we didn't grab Killian Tillie with our last 2nd rd pick. But you can't have everything you want. I understand that the Grizzleys have signed him. They got a gem of a player.
 
#14
He certainly looks like what I had hoped they would pick up with the first or second pick. Once he gets caught up to speed it will be interesting to see him and Barnes play together
 
#22
I really like Woodard for our team. We needed a tough, switchable combo forward who will focus on defense and knock down open 3s. His weakness is creating off the dribble but I almost see it as a strength for a 3 and D wing that they'll move the ball instead of putting it on the floor hunting shots. The Spurs always have like 3 or 4 of these guys. It's nice to see our new front office targeting the right types of players to fill roles instead of throwing whatever against the wall and relying on our coaching staff to make sense out of it.
 

Tetsujin

The Game Thread Dude
#23
I really like Woodard for our team. We needed a tough, switchable combo forward who will focus on defense and knock down open 3s. His weakness is creating off the dribble but I almost see it as a strength for a 3 and D wing that they'll move the ball instead of putting it on the floor hunting shots. The Spurs always have like 3 or 4 of these guys. It's nice to see our new front office targeting the right types of players to fill roles instead of throwing whatever against the wall and relying on our coaching staff to make sense out of it.
I think the emergence of the “big creator wing” like Kawhi or PG or Jimmy Butler has broken scouts to the point that they almost overvalue shot creating to the point of devaluing solid fundamental 3-and-D players. Sure it would be nice if every single small forward out there was capable of creating his own shot but not everyone needs to be out there pretending they’re Luka. (Also Kawhi, PG, and Butler all started as 3 and D wings who developed into playmaking studs far later into their careers than people seem to remember)