So why isnt anyone calling this draft a weak one? I mean last year there was lots of speculation that it 2009 was a very weak draft and it turned out to be a pretty strong one. Did everyone learn their lesson or is it that much better than last years??
Lets to a little comparison...
Last year there was the sure thing. Blake Griffin was considered a cant miss. John Wall is this years cant miss...
Evan Turner is a what you see is what you get guy just like James Harden..
Derrick Favors is the project just like Hasheem Thabeet.
Tyreke Evans was the guy with tons of potential but question marks, just like Cousins..
The rest are potentially great players but all have some knocks on them..
So why is nobody calling this draft a weak one??
Its above average draft, but idk until the season starts
It seems good, come on if great players like Gani Lawal,
Eric Bledsoe, and Willie Warren, and Ebanks are considers late 1st rounders
thats pretty good
because a lot of players came out early because of the impending lockout situation but time will tell if beyond wall theyre really are any franchise players. I would put money that some guys like stephenson, henry and one of the two main center projects marshalls or florida states will probably become a future franchise player and one of those two centers will be better then last years 2nd pick. bank on it.
I don't think a draft can be considered weak until a 3-5 years into the players' career, though you can tell a strong draft right away, like in 2003. 2000 had to of been one of the weakest drafts ever.
I haven't really heard it being a weak draft.
Maybe a raw draft. I think more guys this yr, are considered raw.
It's definitely not a PG draft like last yr was.
I have a feeling a lot of these guys will be solid rotation players in the NBA for years to come. This draft will have player from 1 to 45 stay in the league. I knew last year's draft was going to be good. I could not believe the so called experts actually thought it would be weak. Almost all the point guard taken in the 1st round can ball. Almost every player people had questions about played well. Even Thabeet showed in the last month and in the D league that he could get minutes sooner than later.
Basically because the media doesn't actually know anything. Last year they said it was weak, but they were obviously wrong. They don't want to make the same mistake again.
Uhhh... I didn't realize you declare a draft weak or strong by looking at it's top-4 players.
By the way, Turner will be better than Harden... Favors is much less of a project than Thabeet... And this draft has talent all the way through to the 2nd round.
This is by no means a weak draft.. It's not necessarily top-heavy but you can get very good players later on.
Im pretty sure that the top 4 players are what make a draft strong.. Not the top 4 pick but the top 4 players.. When they are projected, they think that the top 4 are going to be the first 4 drafted..
Looking at the top 4 players from every draft will tell you if it was strong or weak...
soo picks 5-60 are useless?
Sure.. You go ahead and turn it around.. Pretend to not understand what I am saying.. Go ahead..
I noticed that Derrick Favors is probably closer to 6'10" and some change than 6'9" Favors is slight taller than Gana who measured last year at 6'9" and Gana is slighty taller than Patterson who should be 6'8" or so
that isnt't weak draft because how deep it is!!!!You can pick very good player in second round
The8thDeadlySin- you are stupid.
Derrick Favors is so much more skilled than Thabeet and I also like Turner over Harden. This is a solid draft....
I hate labeling drafts weak, strong, or anything of that nature til we have a good body of work to base that off. Its safe to say the 2000 draft was a horrible draft, in hindsight (http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_history/2000.html). But even the '09 draft, its easy to forget, but a lot of experts were like oh, its a real weak draft, very top heavy, but we've seen many guys contribute at a high level throughout the rookie season (no need for me to go into names). And undoubtedly, they will continue to improve has they gain experience and then later we can look back and make an informed decision as to the quality of a draft class.