Miami Heat NBA Draft: Peyton Watson Is A Must-Watch Athlete
As we begin to dive into a player that should be on the Miami Heat’s prospect radar, a major takeaway from Watson’s basketball ability is his on-court presence.
WATSON IS A GIFTED ATHLETE WITH AN IMMEDIATE DEFENSIVE PRESENCE
At 6’8” and 200 pounds, Watson carries a wingspan measurement of 7’6” — which is breathtaking given that he’s 19 years old. As hybrid forwards are becoming more common in the NBA, it still remains a plus for any team to have one assigned to their rotation.
Miami, a potent team defensively that is still in need of help-side rim protection, isn’t an exception.
Though Watson is highly capable of contributing right away as a shot-blocker, he offers much more than just the ability to come up with rejections.
He can be inserted at either wing position and has impeccable timing to either switch on defensive rotations or lurk through the passing lanes to create transition opportunities. Check this next sequence out.
It’s for certain that Miami will continue their search for youth and athleticism, while Watson’s defensive instincts, alone, should undoubtedly provoke future team success.
For imagination’s purposes and seeing Peyton’s abilities, they would certainly be a strong complement to the Miami Heat’s franchise centerpiece, the ultra-talented and athletic Bam Adebayo. That could just be the tip of the iceberg with this guy though.