Top 5 Needs
OKC: C or PF = Griffen or Thabeet.
Washington: PF or PG = Griffen or Jordan Hill, Rubio or Jennings.
Sacramento: Guard = Harden, Rubio.
Clippers: Big Man = Monroe, Hill, Thabeet.
Memphis: Big Man or PG = Jennings, Monroe, Hill, Harden.
What do you guys think the biggest needs for these teams are?
OKC : C or SG = Thabeet / Harden
it seems that Green could be the PF of the future unless they think he's better as a sixth-man.
also, Durant is much better at SF, so this created a hole at SG.
WAS : PG = Rubio / Jennings / Teague
i think WAS has the prospects they need at C and PF : McGee and Blatche
but yes, they do lack a prospect at PG, and i don't think Crittenton is the answer.
SAC : PG = Rubio / Jennings / Teague / Curry
i do think SAC need a guard, but not a SG since Martin and Garcia are fine.
and yes, i do think PG is their biggest problem.
LAC : PF = Griffin / Monroe
i think LAC are actually well stocked at every position.
but if they decide to trade either Kaman / Camby / Zach, then they should draft a big-man.
but since Jordon is actually playing well at C, PF should what LAC should be targeting, but no Hill since he's like Jordon.
MEM : PG = Rubio / Jennings / Teague / Curry
Lowry and Conley are really best suited being back-ups.
they should be aiming to get a pure PG like Rubio, but the rest are not bad and has the potential.
1st round - an upgrade over the Collison/Wilcox tandem at PF/C. Assuming they get the first pick, it WILL be Blake Griffin. The Thunder already have stockpiled a bunch of C prosepcts. They don't need another one
2nd round - Depth at the SG position. Desmond Mason/Kyle Weaver just isn't good enough. There are going to be plenty of good SGs avialable in the second round. I have a feeling Alonzo Gee, Wesley Matthews, or Robert Vaden will be available.
1st round - Depth at SG/SF. As long as Gil remains in a Wizards uniform, they won't use a 1st round pick on a PG. It all depends on how the depth chart develops. If Caron Butler stays at SG, then SF needs to be upgraded. If he goes back to SF, you need to get rid of Stevenson and draft a SG to replace him (probably James Harden). As a Wizards fan, I'd rather seem them trade down for a guy like Budinger, someone who can play the 2 and 3. Aminu and Clark aren't bad options, either if they trade down.
2nd round - Get rid of Crittenton and draft a better PG. There are a plethora of good PGs in the draft, and they don't need to use a lottery pick on a PG when you have Gil (even though he's been injured way too long). With so many good PGs this year (Jennings, Rubio, Teague, Curry, Mills, Lawson, Maynor, Collison), I doubt that all of those guys will go in the first round (some might even enter the draft), and Washington could nab the one that slips.
1st round - If they win the lotto, the pick has to be Griffin. I know they have Thompson and Moore, but Griffin is the one and only surefire cant-miss pick in this draft, and it would be a huge upgrade for them. However, if they don't the pick should be a PG (either Jennings/Teague is they want one now or Rubio if they can wait).
2nd round - Depending on what they do in the first round; if they go PG in the lotto, than a PF should be their second round pick. If not, a PG should be the pick. I personally like Ahmad Nivins' game, and if Josh Heytvelt falls out of the first, that could be a good pick, too.
1st round - I agree with jleung1, the Clippers have a lot of talent in their HEALTHY starting 5. However, there's rumors going around that either Randolph, Camby, or Kaman could be traded, and if that's the case, they should go with a PF or C (depending on who they trade if they do). However, even if they don't trade anyone, I still think they need depth at the PF position (Novak and Skinner aren't cutting it for me). I'd go with Monroe or Hill depending on where they are in the lottery.
2nd round - Best player available. There are multitude of issues that can be addressed with this pick. B-diddy needs a better backup PG, and with him currently injured, FRED JONES is manning the PG position. Yikes! Also, they could use some depth at the wing positions.
1st round - Depending on their position in the lottery, a PF or PG. Arthur and Warrick are adequate, but they could stand to upgrade. Conley isn't a bust yet, and I believe he has another year or two to prove he can be a starting PG before they move on to another guy. Jennings, Teague, and Rubio would all be upgrades, but I think they're gonna go big with this pick.
2nd round - Just like with Sacramento, if they don't take a big in the first round, they should in the second round.
The Grizz need a better point guard the Conley and Lowry show is not working. Would love to see us get Jennings or even Curry.Washington needs a true point as well Jennings or Rubio would be a good fit.But I think Griffin would be a perfect fit for Washington as well. OKC would be a good fit for Thabeet because they have good scorers on that team and they wouldn't rely on him to do much scoring, just defense. Sac could be a good spot for Harden but they have a good core of wing guys so it's hard to put him there but maybe OKC would be a good fit for him they just would need to play Green at the 4 exclusively and Durant at the 3 exclusively.
I am also a wizards fan and if they draft Chase Budinger I will no longer be a wizards fan. That guy is a clown. he can jump and sometimes make a 3 that's it. He has no lateral quickness, and is one of the softest player's I have ever seen. He will be the biggest bust in the draft. SOFT
wiz fan here as well.....a center would be nice and a sf definitely. I feel like the Wiz arent really that far away from getten back into contention if they can land a few key players that can play around Caron and Antwan. Thabeet isnt the answer down low for them though I really have come to admire the play of earl clark....he seems to be a an above average rebounder with good size and he can score the rock....I like the sound of clark, caron and antwan and hopefully agent zero if he decides to ever play again...get this team a center and a little more depth and they could start to turn this mess around.
As the third Wizards fan on this thread, I have to respectfully disagree on needing to upgrade at center THIS year. First of all, Haywood's been injured, and when he's healthy, he's actually respectable (although an upgrade would be nice). Secondly, we have Etan Thomas and Javale McGee. McGee is just a rookie, and for a guy that's been buried on the bench, he's been productive and shows a lot of potential. Thomas is definitely not worth the contract we gave him, but we're stuck with him until the contract expires. Andray Blatche has also been getting some burn at center, too. Outside of Thabeet, there aren't many quality centers in this draft, and I think taking Thabeet would be a waste of a high lottery pick if he's gonna get buried behind Haywood and McGee.
Personally, I'm getting a little tired of Stevenson. His antics in the playoffs last year embarassed us all, and he's not being productive this year. I'd say trade Stevenson for draft picks and draft James Harden. A lineup with Arenas, Harden or Young, Butler, Jamison, and Haywood would be pretty sweet. Or if Butler continues to play at SG, we could go with Aminu or Earl Clark.
I played with Blatche a few times and I think he has the confidence to contribute and he isnt afraid to shoot, its just he needs more time to develop but he should get plenty of it this season...Im not a huge haywood fan but i do agree he can show glimpses of hope at times...center is such a tough spot to fill in the league, but like the celtics proved if you can build a good enough team around a decent but far from dominating center who knows his roll (Perkins) then thats something you can work with and more importantly, win with....Caron Butler, Antwan and a healthy arenas is an all around all star caliber big three I feel. The addition of Clark or a decent 3 man depending on what happens with caron if he stays where hes at, could be a very nice starting 5. If we can get a sleeper in the later rounds and add a little depth, I think a trip back to the playoffs is very realistic. Plus with Caron at the 2 and someone like Clark hopefully at the 3, thats alot of good defense and rebounding which is always nice. Arenas will get his shots, and id have to assume antwan is the second option with Caron in the third slot. I feel like caron isnt the type of guy to complain if his offensive numbers dwindle a little, if it means his team is winning, the guy is a gamer and a very underrated player.
areneas wants to b traded
i saw in a interview where he said hopefully they get a good point gauird from the lottery
he dont wanta b there
trade areneas for a great sf or sg
and draft jennings