If you were the bobcats...and had the first pick
and you had the #1 pick, who would you take? after this ole miss game i think it would be between ben mclemore and nerlens noel...the defensive potential for a biyombo and noel frontcourt would be crazy..but both projects on offense...but noel has the most upside in the draft...
Mclemore would give us a scoring punch a shooter also to help spread the floor for kemba and MKG...idk im torn on it
i kind of feel like these are the only 2 players who have a CHANCE to be franchise players.....
ALSO: bonus question how good do you guys think Kemba Walker can be?. already the face of our franchise and a borderline all star....gonna love seeing him develop
Maclemore no doubt, he can step in and contribute right away as the bobcats are near dead last in shooting from deep. Noel is very raw and will take time to develop, he is also a "boom or bust" prospect. Walker is a very good point guard who is a good starter on a bad team, he can also be an electric sixth man off the bench ala Jason terry
if i could i would trade the pick for multiple picks and maybe try to dump Gordon or Tyrus Thomas contract or both in the process. if i'm lucky trade for an unhappy star for the fans to have someone to cheer about. there is not a star in this next draft anyways. if there were no takers I guess Shabazz Muhammed even though they already have MKG. i think he will be the best player going in the league from this draft. the number 1 pick should pick the best available player. some people like Maclemore better than Muhammed. some even like Zeller or Noel. whatever. I just hold Muhammed the best available.
With Biyombo and even MKG to some degree are not great offensive threats so they prob wouldn't take Noel. They would prob take a scorer like Ben or Bazz.
Stern will prob give the pick to the Orlando Magic anyway...........
Cleve lose lebron - get 1st pick
NO lose cp3 - get 1st pick
Orlando lose Dwight - ........
Just how good is Biyombo? Everything post I have seen about him says not only is he not ready, but that he also has no potential. Is this true, I have not seen any bobcats games. If he hasn't solidified himself as being a future starter for the cats, the whole Noel/Biyombo combo cannot score can be dismissed. If you're a believer in Noel as a defensive anchor, feel free to take him, knowing that pf is still a need. This pf later on must be offensively gifted however. I personally think that Zeller should be the pick. I just think Kemba, Gilchrist, and Zeller are there guys I would love to build around.
he's shown signs of potential hitting some baby hooks....but he's still really raw....gets a ton of offensive goaltending calls....travels and usually looks lost when he gets the ball...and i love biz but man he has some of the worst hands in the NBA...but he plays hard and is still young and we knew he would be a project..needs to learn to box out better as well but he's a great shotblocker which we all knew
Not a lot of talent on that team need to pick the best player available.
The Bobcats need help everywhere but PG and SF. Since there are no good PGs in this draft they don't have to worry about that situation. Shabazz should wouldn't really fit that well with the roster in my opinion. They really need bigs but Noel is very similar to Biyambo and they might not average 15 points between the two of them. That isn't good enough to be your starting front court even if you do combine to block 5 shots a game. Zeller while he would be a great fit along side Biyambo does not have the long term potential you are looking at from a #1 pick.
That really only leaves one guy and the obvious answer is Ben Mclemore. He would be a near perfect fit along side Kemba. Think Jeremy Lamb at UConn with a better all around game. Ben could stretch the floor for Kemba and MKG as someone previously said. Without a surefire #1 pick in this draft teams will be drafting on potential and more importantly need. Ben Mclemore fits both categories for the Bobcats and many other teams around the league.
McLemore seems like the choice for them but, even though I can't picture them doing it cuz of Biyombo, having two guys like Kidd-Gilchrist and Noel in the same line up would be pretty enticing to me...
Two guys with incredibly high motors and also two guys who don't need to score to dominate a game...I feel that a big guy like Noel is a little bit harder to find, but if they believe in Biyomobo (I still don't really know) then McLemore seems like the perfect fit for them along side MKG...
You can fill your squad with players who don't need to score to dominate all you want but eventually you still have to score. If you look at guys who went first overall mostly off their defensive potential you have a list that looks like Greg Oden (who isn't a bust because he never really got to play), Kenyon Martin (who was a solid player and all star in 2004), and Michael Olowakandi and Kwame Brown. If I draft a guy first overall I expect him to develop into a player that can get me 20 points a game.