Should the cavs reach for Glenn Robinson III?
He seems like a sleeper in this draft, was considered a lock for the lottery last year. We need a true small forward and he seems to be the best bet. Other small forward prospects could be better suited for the 4 in the NBA (Parker, Anderson, McDermott, Saric, Grant, Early).
His three point shot looks better this year too. Thoughts? Maybe trade up for another first round pick and take him?
Well, you mentioned Jabari Parker, and I'm assuming you're not suggesting that they take Robinson over Parker, but yes, he might be a good pick instead of guys like McDermott or Grant
Thanks. You seem knowledgeable of the draft stuff. I included Parker on the list of forwards who might be more effective playing the 4 in the NBA.
Should've took Otto Porter sigh
What has Otto Porter done to re-enforce your opinion?
I'd still take Bennett over Porter. We where drafting for talent and the management thought Bennett has the highest upside. Drafting Porter would've been for fit but he clearly struggled in his rookie year. Don't have anything against Otto, I think he'll have a great second season.
I love the comparison for GRIII on this site. Trevor Ariza type of player would be perfect.
Hey may have thrived in a situation with the Cavs though.
Should they, no. Will they, I'm sure they'll reach on whoever they take. Honestly what does GR3 do that Alonzo Gee doesn't? I think it's a fair comparison. They're both stud athletes who have average range and are around the same size.
If you're talking about taking GR3 with their #9 pick, then I wouldn't do it. He's not worth that spot. You guys need a more "sure thing" player, someone like Aaron Gordon there would be really nice with Kyrie Irving.
Thanks for your reply. I disagree on the Aaron Gordon comment, I would give up on the cavs if we go that route. We've used two top 5 picks on power forwards in the last three years. Gordon will be a power forward in the NBA and maybe transition to the 3 after his rookie contract is up.
If we do indeed go power forward, I would draft a guy who can stretch the floor like Adreian Payne. Gordon is too similar to Thompson except he can shoot a little bit and doesn't have the length and ability to play the 5 like Thompson does.
I hope we draft a small forward though.
Aaron Gordan is too small to play PF full time. At barely 6'8" and 220, he'll most likely be asked to play SF most of the time. Like i said, if you're drafting 9th, and looking for a SF for your club, there's no better SF at that spot. However, if you are just like me and have a feeling he'll be a bust, then there are several other notable SFs remaining, like James Young, Dougie McDucat, TJ Warren, Jerami Grant, and the biggest sleeper Cleananthony Early. Or, just give us the 9th pick and we'll give you Thad Young and our earliest 2nd round pick. So, don't worry, it's not all doom and gloom for your SF needs. As you can see, there are many ways to get creative there.
I just hope we have long term option at the 3 going into next season. We haven't had one since LBJ left for God's sake.
Oh you will. Don't you worry about a thing. This draft is deep enough where, even picking at 9, you may luck out, and take TJ Warren (who I think is the next Paul Pierce), Rodney Hood, DougE Fresh (Chris Mullin 2.0), or Cleananthony Early (who I seriously think is the second coming of Joe Johnson). So, taking any one of them WILL give you the next franchise face of the Cavs.
I'm a UA fan and now this topic will be debated endlessly until the draft but Gordon is NOT a 3. At least not at this point of his development.
Unless he's another Bennett or Thompson 4-type... Then hell no... Outside of that, just take the best player available because we don't know if they're trying to build around Kyrie and Dion... Or just one of them... Their plans for Thompson and Bennett... Honestly, Embiid would be the best case... But if they can't get one of the big 3 then take whomever outside of a 4 man...