I think it's interesting where these guys will go and could seriously shake things up for everyone's draft. My question is who do you think is going to give us the biggest head aches on our mock drafts? For me it's Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday, and Earl Clark.
To me Tyreke Evans is not an NBA point guard, but rather an ideal combo 2, yet I have Minnesota Drafting him ahead of Flynn, and Jennings. I think if the 2-4 Swap doesn't happen the 2-6 is the next best thing to happen. We get our Power Forward in love and can draft Evans or Curry in the 6 spot.
Jrue Holiday to me is somebody whose all talk and little walk. I think he's a huge smoke screen in this draft because of what he was in High School. A 1 playing the 2. I just don't see him being a top ten pick let alone a lottery pick. Outside of the lottery I think he's fair game. He could go to Phoenix at 14, but i think he slips to Minnesota at 17.
Then there's Earl Clark. How is this guy not a top 10 pick in this draft? He's arguably the second best power forward prospect in this draft behind Griffin, (and You all know how high I am on Jordan Hill.) To me he can go anywhere from 7-15, but I just can't see him dropping past Detroit.
A couple other minor ones that puzzle me is the small forward run down near the end of the first round. Chase Budinger, Dajuan Summers, Derrick Brown, and Sam Young. Just curious where you guys think any of these guys may land.
Tyreke gives me the biggest headache, i have no idea where to put him.
I think more teams than players are harder to figure out
Memphis- What are they thinking? Thabeet? Rubio? Evans?
Golden State- Does Monta stop you from going PG?
Toronto- Shooter? Guard? James Johnson?
Charlotte- We know LB is crazy...what is he thinking?
I think we're all having issues with the same players.....Evans, Flynn, Holiday, Curry, Hill, etc. The biggest x-factor is trades. There will be some, and depending on who makes them, the names could be scattered in possibly twisted order. Seems in terms of top of draft, it's less clear than in most years. Percieved 2nd and third picks have question marks, compounded by fact that teams with those picks don't match those playes. I think picking the draft in order may be more difficult than picking the NCAA tourney to perfection, this year more than in most years. I think that makes it more fun. the speculation leading up to is the most exciting part. We wouldn't be spending so much time in this forum if it wasn't!
This draft is about a bunch of over hyped and under hyped players its so confusing. But this draft is also a cataylst for many trades so its even more cocnfusing
This is a draft where you just go out and get your player, if you like a guy it doesnt matter if you take him a little to high because the talent is pretty much all the same.
Good point! I remember Golden State drafting latrell Sprewell that way. Many thought it was a reach. Yes he had issues, but he could play. Warriors saw it and picked him.
Lots of hype to players who might not deserve it. Lots of underestimating of players who have proved they will light up the best competiton everyday like Meeks,Rice, and Thorton.
I agree with the above poster who said that the there is very little difference among players in this draft and teams should just take whoever they like regardless of what # they are picking at. I think this draft is tough because outside of Griffin, every single player has glaring weaknesses or question marks. That is why I would put more stock into potential then normal because I would rather take a risk and possibly end up with a steal then play it safe and get nothing special. but that has always been my personal philosophy on the Draft.