whats everyones opinion on getting Rubio? smart move or bad move? and why?
he's a one of a kind talent (for some reason it seems like im the only 1 that sees that)top 3 in any draft
would he be a good fit for the Thunder?
I think Rubio obviously has the potential to be a very good PG in the league but I've bounced back and forth as far as his fit with OKC. While I think it is always a good idea to add as much talent as possible to your roster at this point I'm not convinced his is a good fit with the Thunder. Rubio is a PG who needs the ball in his hands in order to be effective and the same can be said about RW0. Also Rubio hasn't shown the ability to consistently hit outside jumpers, again a similarity to RW0. And finally Rubio has seemed to have problems with turning the ball over just like Russ. So when it comes to fit, I'm not sure you want to have 2 guards who have the same weaknesses. Ideally if Rubio is available at 3 I think you try to gauge the interest in him from other teams and attempt to maximize your returns with the number 3 pick. The best option in my opinion would be moving down a spot or two while picking up a big man (Thompson or Hawes from Sac or McGee from Was) and select James Harden. He is extremely good in catch and shoot situations and has shown plus passing ability for a 2 guard. I think ultimately he is the best fit for this roster. If that doesn't work out maybe you trade with Minn for picks 6 and 18 and select Harden or Curry if they're available or maybe even Jordan Hill. Picks 25 and 18 could then be packaged to move up a little higher into the teens and select another player. Just my opinion though
It seems the Thunder will not get Rubio. They need a good shooting guard and they will have 4 very good starters. That player is James Harden. He has Roy-like potential and can run a team very well (like an Odom/Turkoglu type who is not a point guard but can play it). Rubio would not even be an upgrade over the very good Westbrook. It seems Rubio's legal issues are making his draft stock fall.
Looks like it's good that the Thunder didn't get him since he is acting like a little baby. Harden will be a better pro anyway. He can be a 20 ppg scorer eventually and has good court vision/play making ability and is a good team player and very good shooter.