Jerome certainly has NBA-level talent offensively, but unfortunately the market for score-first point guards who are a liability defensively at that level is unfortunately quite low. IT (or at least Celtics version) would be a best-case, but more likely he'd be JJ Barea (and that’s a compliment). The lower roster spots in the NBA are usually better suited to guys who are good defenders, spot-up shooters, or have the potential to do either (or both) of those things (usually athletic specimens), something which Randle never projects to do. Not a knock on his game, just the reality. Plenty of great players in lower levels of basketball (college, high school) never make it in the NBA because they cannot adapt from being the big fish. That’s why you see guys who are clearly lesser than the likes of Randle on NBA benches (just look at the Steve Blake debacle, he was in the NBA so long because he could fulfil a role - spot up for 3s, keep TOs low as a ball handler, and get fed open shots from superior talents).