But I was thinking of someone a little outside the box based on Dre being the Pac-12 defensive player of the year and showing that he can frustrate the hell out of a top guard in the Illinois game. What about Bruce Bowen? Bowen was also 6'7", kind of skinny and had long arms. Defensive specialist who had a 15-year NBA career. Was a key component of those Spurs championship teams. Here are Bowen's career averages (with highs): PPG: 6.1 (8.2) FG%: .409 (.466) 3P%: .393 (.464 - highest in qualifying year) FT%: .575 (.652) Reb: 2.8 (3.9) Ast: 1.2 (1.6) Stl: 0.8 (1.1) Blk: 0.4 (0.6 - highest in qualifying year) I really think that Dre can be like Bowen. He needs to develop his jumper. I don't think he'll ever be a 40% guy like Bowen, but I do think he can be a 35% guy. I also don't think he'll be quite as high in assists, but he'll match or beat the steal and block numbers. And I also think his low end is to double the rebound numbers Bowen put up. Just a thought I had -- but are we looking at Dre the wrong way when we talk about guys like Kenneth Faried and Kawhi Leonard? I'm starting to think his biggest upside is if he develops his handle and 3pt shooting to be more like Bowen. Maybe Dre, his pops and Tad knew that all along and that's why he was always listed as a guard while he was here. Maybe that's why Tad showcased him on defense against Illinois the way he did.