For the most part, that’s true. But JC was picked for his defense, and for his fit into that emphasis that Memphis has in its organization.
Granted, that makes his path a little more difficult, as he will have to prove to Memphis over the course of his career that he’s worth keeping. And he will need to improve his jumper accuracy — as he did over the last year or two at WVU. But if he can just hit a couple of open jumpers per game when he’s left open, I think the other things he brings will allow him to carve a spot.
If he gets 8-10 minutes per game and can cause problems for his defensive assignment while on the court, I think that will help him build his case.
8-10 pts in only 10 mins/gm? That’s a huge number. With 48 mins in the NBA game that 10 min avg would turn out to be 38 to 48 pts for a full game. At that rate he’d be an all star leading the league. The Grizzlies wouldn’t want to pull him off the floor. They wouldn’t care about his D.