okay presuming that memphis doesnt do the 2-4 swap or any trade that might send rubio elsewhere..
what should the thunder do?
draft rubio and keep him, move westbrook to the 2?
draft rubio and trade him for maybe a center or a shooting guard?
i like the idea of taking rubio and moving westbrook to the two although that might take some adjusting i believe westbrook can play the 2
and if rubio is off the board, thabeet or harden? personally i like harden a lot more
Thunder should not take rubio. He will not be as good as people think and westbrook is not good without the ball in his hands. Drafting harden is the best thing to do and then their a bunch of free agents that play big such as bosh, boozer, and stoudamire
i like the notion of taking harden and i beleve that is the best decision, and im not saying rubio is going to be like a legend but he is a very good passer and the thunder need a real point guard, russell is good but hes not a real point guard, he wont be as good at the 2 but i think he could be decent off the ball, harden seems to be the best choice seeing as he doesnt mind being a third option, although harden seems like the best option i like what rubio has to offer, i would be happy with either pick, and as for those free agents, they want to go to bigger teams, established teams, and unfortunately okc is not one of those teams
Ideally the Thunder could trade down to the Wizards and receive Javale McGee and their 5 pick, or trade down to the Wizards and receive Hawes or Thompson and their 4 pick, but this does not seem as likely to me. The only reason either the Kings or Wizards would want to trade is to draft Thabeet or Rubio (whoever is not taken at 2). This would allow the Thunder to then draft Harden a pick or two later and pick up some front court help in the process. I think they should draft Harden regardless of what pick # they end up with.
i would throw the 3rd pick to phx along with swift or collison. amare would be better than anything you can draft in the 3hole. and if would make them a contender right now.... not 2 or 3 years down the road taking a chance on a draft choice. especially a backcourt choice at that.
Harden would be a really nice fit. If Thabeet fell, they would take him instead in my opinion. Harden is most likely because Thabeet won't fall and Rubio wouldn't mesh with Westbrook as well.
if i were okc i would see if thabeet fell. if mem takes him at 2 then i would try to trade with someone for a big. i like the lineup with durant at the 2-3 and green at the 3-4 with sefolosha spelling them and getting the occational start. if u are drafting harden to start at the 2 i say no. sefolosha doesnt mind not shooting, plays great defense and is a great role player. i think he fits in with this young group very nicely. if your okc, u HAVE to get a strong big man or nothing. i believe 1-4 in their lineup is money and nenad being there first guy off the bench for the 4-5 slot is great. they are in a position to be good for a long time!