Realistic: Kevin Huerter
Huerter had a career year with the Kings, averaging 15.2 points per game after four years in a very limited role with the Hawks. What made Huerter such a unique player last year was that he looked like a more complete offensive player. Dick needs to watch Huerter’s tape to get some ideas about how to thrive.
Like Huerter, Dick is coming into the league with the expectation that his 3-point shot will be enough to help him carve out a very long, prosperous career. Huerter also managed to become a scoring threat on-ball last season, which Dick should have no trouble emulating.
Will Gradey Dick play like Kevin Hurter?
While Huerter gives some solid efforts on the defensive end, he is likely never going to be a game-changer on that end. As such, this could be a glimpse into the future for Dick if the team is unable to find a way to get better defensive results out of him. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t worth taking, however.
Huerter made good on his pre-draft expectations, and the arrow is pointing upward for him in Sacramento. Huerter is fresh off averaging 15 points per game, a number that shouldn’t be very hard for Dick to average at his absolute peak.