Trey Murphy, 3&D Draft pick: “Shooting is a premium”

Plug him in at 14?

Media availability highlights:

“Shooting is a premium. I do that at a very high level with confidence…plug me in to any offense…”

Strengths:

Great size for a wing forward at 6’9” with a 7’1” wingspan. Excellent stand-still shooter. 50/40/90 guy last year. 43% on threes a testament to his shooting ability. An above-average athlete who should fit right in on an NBA court. Very good defender with outstanding length and movement skills. Can switch 2-4. Fundamentally sound and understands defensive coverage. Can provide some rim protection coming from the weakside with his quickness and length. Consistently disruptive in the passing lanes.

Weaknesses:

Struggles shooting off the dribble. Doesn’t offer much self-creation and won’t be a secondary playmaker. Very limited offensive game, mostly consisting of lobs and catch-and-shoot three-pointers.

Thin and will get rag-dolled by strong wings and bigs. Will need a year in an NBA weight room to add strength and bulk. Will have trouble fighting thru screens. 

Warriors Fit:

Could fit as wing depth behind Andrew Wiggins and provide spacing with spot-up shooting. Has upside to be similar to Trevor Ariza or Reggie Bullock. Solid role player from Day One with limited upside, but bankable skills for a long career. Good basketball IQ, should help the second unit on both ends of the court.