Detroit Pistons NBA Draft: Quentin Grimes is a 2nd round 3-and-D target

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 20: Quentin Grimes #24 of the Houston Cougars . (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Detroit Pistons: There is a reason Grimes is projected to go in the second round

For everything Grimes can bring to a team, he is not without his flaws. While the shooting guard has shown great strengths in three-point shooting and defense, he has shown concerns in other facets of his game.

At Houston, Grimes shot more from beyond the arc than he did within it. Last season Grimes averaged 8.3 attempts from three per game compared to just 5.9 two-point attempts. Grimes struggled to score within the three-point arc last season. The guard shot just 41 percent on his two-point attempts.

Efficiency from within the arc is an area Grimes is going to have to work on as he develops in the NBA.

Grimes also was not a particularly good playmaker in college. The guard averaged just 2.2 assists during his three-year college career while also committing two turnovers per contest in the same span.

Grimes’ age has also hurt his draft stock. The 21-year-old guard is on the older end when it comes to NBA Draft prospects. While he is not going to be the oldest prospect on a team’s draft board, he is still above the 19-20-year-old range that franchises typically target in the draft.

In the second round, Grimes’ age likely will not factor too heavily into where he gets drafted, but his struggles with two-point scoring efficiency and playmaking will.

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