Fun activity. NBA fans love to compare players to other NBA players. I don't like getting crazy, but it can be helpful. These are not projections for this season, but for what I think is the likely outcome of their prime.
Carson Edwards: Patty Mills
Career with Spurs 19 mpg, 9 ppg, 2.5 apg, 2 rpg on 43/39/86 shooting splits. Can single-handedly swing a game with a hot stretch in a quarter. Not great at running an offense, but can in spurts. Decent scheme/team defender.
Grant Williams: PJ Tucker since returning from Europe 30 mpg 8ppg, 6rpg, 2 apg, 1spg on 42/36/75 shooting. Great team defender. Strong enough to play small ball big in spurts in an open offensive scheme. I actually think Grant will be a better passer than PJ Tucker ever was, but will be a minimal scorer like Tucker.
Romeo Langford: Jeremy Lamb last two seasons 27 mpg, 14ppg, 5rpg, 2apg on 45/36/87 shooting. A rotational wing that puts pressure on the defense and can score in bunches slashing to the rim.
Vincent Poirier: Alex Len last season last season 20 mpg, 11ppg, 5rpg, 1bpg on 49% shooting. I actually think Poirier has better hands and a better feel for the game offensively than Len ever will, but he hasn't done it at the NBA level yet.
Tremont Waters: Monte Morris/Yogi Ferrell. There's tons of small guards that try to carve out a role in the NBA. Many can't. If Waters can, it will be a in the 3rd-4th ball-handler role as a backup guard. I think he might have what it takes.
Tacko Fall: Alexis Ajinca. I'll get crucified for whatever I say here. I'm not sure he is an NBA player. Similarly to Ajinca, he is going to struggle to cover ground and contest shots. If a player dribbles right into a rhythm block, he will get him, but otherwise, I don't see the reaction time necessary to protect the rim or defend pick-and-rolls. Still he can be a difficult player to adjust to in his minutes on the court.
Max Strus: Joe Harris. I really think Strus has the ability to play in a rhythm spread offense and succeed. I like his shooting stroke. I like his movement. I like how quickly he makes decisions. I think he is ok on defense.
Jevonte Green: Darius Miller. He looks like a guy who could play in an NBA game without getting killed, but he just looks like a guy to me. Hopefully he gets an NBA contract from somewhere. He has energy and athleticism to bring to an NBA team on a cold January night.