WHAT I LIKE ABOUT LESTER HUDSON (going off of statistics)
-he's a good shooter. Lots of guys can knock down shots if they throw up a million attempts, but looking at Hudson's stats, he not only has a good percentage for 2pt shots (better than 50%), but he's also a terrific FT shooter (83% 2 years ago and 88% last year). That, to me, is a mark of a guy who is a good shooter.
-he's an aggressive rebounder. That's the only way a 6'1" guard is going to be able to pull down nearly 8 rebounds per game two years in a row. We've seen Rondo come down with tons of rebounds because he aggressively goes after them, and I'm getting the impression that Hudson is like him.
-he's a ball thief. To me this shows he puts forth a lot of effort defensively. He's averaged 2.8 and 2.3 spg the past 2 years.
I hope we see this guy explode onto the scene in the summer league
Yeah, both seem to have a nose for the ball (for steals and rebounds). I'm not sure if his basketball instincts match up to Rondo's, but his scorer's mentality is probably much better. Its going to be an uphill battle for Hudson to reach the parent ball club and then to find a meaningful role. But reading about how hard he worked just to get in position to be drafted (didn't graduate, got his GED, battled through academics), I don't see him sluffing off now that he's been drafted. His goal is to play in the NBA, and I'm sure he's going to work even harder now to make that happen.