How I Feel The Top 5 Picks Will Shake Out
#1. LA Clippers- select Blake Griffin
#2. Memphis Grizzles- select Hasheem Thabeet
# 3. Oklahoma City Thunder- select Ricky Rubio, but trades his draft rights to the Washingston Wizards, for the #5 pick, and Javale Mcgee
#4. Sacramento Kings- select either Brandon Jennings or J'rue Holiday
#5 Washingston Wizards- selects James Harden, and sends him to the Oklahoma City Thunder, with Javale Mcgee, for the rights to the 3rd overall pick, Ricky Rubio
i agree with everything except the Kings pick I believe they will draft J. Hill....I would love for them to draft Jennings but I think they are one of those rebuilding teams and they know it, so they are going to hold out for next year and get a pg then...such as J.Wall maybe.
I mean if the Kings have the chance to draft Jennings or Holiday, two young point guards, that are very talented and have tons of potential, not to mention, both are California natives, why would they waste their pick on Jordan Hill, when they drafted a power forward in the lottery last year, in Jason Thompson? Waiting for next year draft to get John Wall, is a risk, so their better off with selecting Jennings or Holiday.
I don't think Memphis will take Thabeet....they already have enough size at center and really need a pf and backups at the 1, 2 and 3. I think they will end up taking Rubio and either keep him or trade him away.
I know that the Kings will not have any hesitation or other mind to draft Jordan Hill...
They are a very weak team, and at the lowest a team can be after the great era of Webber/Vlade and the Rival Laker squad... Hence they now are starting off a brand new start to the franchise, similar to the Raptors with Vince Carter/Chris Bosh, in getting a promising Big man who can be a solid part to the team's future... Bosh was drafted 4th, and Hill likewise is projected 4th, so there should really be no quick decisions made since they both are projected at par... Also with the lack of greatly promising big men in the draft constantly year after year, and the larger group of great guards in each draft reassure that a franchise can use a pick at solidifying a Franchise caliber Big man, and then with a rough first season they will gain a great draft pick in a franchise guard....
The team right now has young talent, but none of them are true franchise players or leaders... They all are very talented players and are bound to be great names in the soon to be future, but only with the right franchise leader... With that foundation in the franchise I feel that the Maloof Family and the Kings Organization can once again be atop the NBA's top contenders and famous teams.
i honestly think jordan hill is a waste of a lottery pick but i think they'll hold out because they need that one player, if they get jennings they will automatically be better, because he can make hawes and thompson better. holiday is a good player but i don't think he is a pojnt guard and if they wait you have kenny boynton, sherron collins, john wall, avery bradley, abdul gaddy
1. LA Clippers - Blake Griffin
2. Memphis Grizzles - Jordan Hill
3. Oklahoma City Thunder - Hasheem Thabeet
4. Sacramento Kings - Ricky Rubio
5. Washington Wizards - James Harden
-If your the Grizzles you go with Jordan Hill, he's compare to Chris Bosh, so there is no way you pass on something like that. Also Jordan Hill might be more physical than Bosh.
- Oklahoma should select Thabeet. Thabeet will be the perfect fit for the Thunders. I personal see him as a defensive stopper in the league, so to add Him with Durant, Green, and Westbrook sweet.
- The Kings should select Ricky Rubio. They Need a point guard.
- Washington Wizard should select James Harden
I like the last post. I can honestly see that happening, esspecialy since rubio has made it clear he does not want to play for OKC or the Griz. If Rubio goes earlier though the kings should take Jennings. Jordan Hill will at best be a 5th starter. He is not a player to build around. He has a lot of athleticism, but i see him panning out much like a tyrus thomas. Loads of athleticism, but not much talent.
I agree complety with your top 5 homie...
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as far as next year goes, gaddy is not eligible for next years draft because he is so young (will not turn 18 until november or december i believe) but i think that somebody that is looking for a point guard in this draft should trade back to the middle of the first round and pick up flynn maynor lawson teague or somebody like that. they can get either A)more picks or B) veteran help. either way they are going to become better than they are now. and next year dont forget about kemba walker and nic wise (if he goes back to school, which he should)
1. Blake Griffen
2. Jordan Hill
3. Hasheem Thabeet
4. Ricky Rubio
5. Demar Derozan
gaddy will be eligable because it will be one year past his graduation date...either way he wont be ready for the nba neither will kenny .....i really like bradly but he hasnt shown he is a pg yet but he is a very good scorer and defender but don042488 i think thats exactly how the draft should play out
comparisons are just comparisons. oden was supposed to be the admiral but he can't even beat priz to the starting position, and dajuan summers (who's compared to caron butler) should be in the lottery (or atleast top20)! i hope nbadraft.net would also put a worst-case, best-case comparison.
summers is not compareable to butler..did you watch him this season..hes regressed from what he was suppossed to potentially be..and the jury is still out on oden because for one it was his rookie year and two he was just getting over injuries plus it takes big men awhile to develop for the most part
the kings can get a solid point with their other first round pick. i think they could use hills ahleticism because they r seriously lacking any athletic players at all. You need some athletes to be successful.