Sixers- Budinger was available and you pick a PG who can't shoot in Holiday. They were last in 3 point shooting
Hornets- You have the best PG in the world and you pick another one in the 1st round?
Pistons- Your two best big men last year were drafted in 1995 and you pick all swingmen
Cleveland- As bad as the frontcourt was exposed by the Magic, the backcourt needed help as well hence they picked a project.
T'Wolves- Picking 2 PG's when your basic needs were a 2 guard and SF. They've screwed up every draft since KG
They picked up the best 3-point shooter (statistically) in NBA history in Jason Kapono, so they have picked up a shooter. Dont get me wrong, I dont like Holiday but they didnt need another wing player. And the Hornets need a backup Pg, since it looks unlikely they will keep Antonio Daniels
Sixers- It is difficult to fault a team when they picked the most talented player available, a lottery level talent at 17. Every other draft site but this one, mostly due to its personal vendetta against jrue holiday, has given the sixers a very high grade. SI and ESPN are saying that had among the best drafts. Even if you aren't a fan of Holiday he is great value here. The Sixers have already adressed their 3 pointing shooting, still probably not got enough, but they needed to go pg with this pick. its not like ty lawson or collison light it up from 3 point either.
Hornets- It will be nice to take Paul out of the game and see the team not fall apart for once. Hornet's needed a solid backup pg and at this point in the draft there werent any good swingmen left.
Pistons- Daye was a poor selection at 15. In their defense the only solid bigmen available were james johnson and Blair, and these guys are borderline starters at best. They made some nice value picks in the second round.
Cleveland- Its difficult to have the worst draft when your at 30, but Cleveland might have done it. Young, Blair, and maybe even Summers could have started for this Cavs team (its not like west or varejao deserve to start in the NBA) and instead they take a project when there team is rapidly aging.
T-wolves- A move has to be made so I will wait to judge.
I felt Sactown's, Indiana, Pistons, Cleveland, and maybe the bulls were the worst.
If it's any comfort, at least Holiday was projected in the lottery by most mocks. I watched every game of his at UCLA and when he got minutes are point, he was very very good. Pretty bad at off guard though.
People need to stop hating on Holiday
No, I HATE JRUE HOLIDAY!
i don´t really like holiday but the option of darftin budinger at 17.. i don´t know maybe he would have fit their needs better but holiday has a lot of talent so we should judge in a few years.
i would not really say they had a bad draft.
i say bad drafts had:
memphis (i really don´t know about thabeet)
sacramento (don´t really understand why they passed rubio to take evans)
minnesota (they could turn their grade by making a trade but right know they drafted stupid)
indiana (hansbrough is good but not a lottery man)
cleveland (drafting an uncertain project when you need immediate help is bad and that blair or budinger were avalible make it even worse)
clippers (not really good but at least they didn´t mess it up which is a lot when you talk about the clips)
oklahoma city (harden is a great pick for them and mullens a good project on a young team)
knicks (hill was a good decison and at 8 a great value if they will be able to get rubio it will be A+)
san antonio (getting blair without having a first round pick was great)
i don´t know about the pistons: a bad first round with daye at 15 but a great secound getting 3 steals. they could come out with maybe all 3 secound rounders being better than they almost lottery pick in the first!
We could have at least drafted a second round big man like Dejaun Blair instead of trading the second round pick away. We should have participated in a possible Amare or Bosh trade. Don't get me wrong, the trade to acquire Foye and Miller was a decent trade, but it doesn'y really help us. Why does Grunfeld insist on adding to your strengths when you can adress your weaknesses and become a contender? Since the Wizards only have 3 big man on their roster now, I see a possible trade to get rid of Mike James with a package for a bigman such as Marcus Camby. I would hope we could even get rid of some salary cap space with the trade and pursue Chris Anderson (though I doubt that will happen). If the Wizards don't make a deep playoff run this year, they need to fire Grunfeld. When will he realize that big men win championships and that the Wizards oppurtunity to win a championship is diminishing every year?!