Who would you make the #1 overall pick?
Can take it to the hole and can shoot it. Strong enough for the league
I would take Drummond, I just think he has more potential than any other player in this draft.
Jones, most skilled big and most potential.
You can teach Drummond to shoot, you cannot teach size and strength and athletic ability. Has Dwight Howard-like potential.
Personally I would take Perry Jones and just hope his potential comes through.
But realistically the #1 pick is Drummond you cannot teach what he has, he can become a monster in the League in less than 3 years if he really put his mind to it.
Depends on my team to be honest. But most cases I'll take Drumoond.
drummond and davis are the top 2 by a country mile
Davis by far is the best prospect because he is actually putting potential together with a lot of substance in comparison to 1 and done guys that have found success in the league. Drummond, I like him but he continues to be blown out of proportion he has some catching up to do to even see DeAndre Jordan it similar stages. DeAndre Jordan's 1 and done scoring and rebounding rates are superior to Drummond's. Drummond has him in the block rate category though. Right now it is Davis to me. Drummond would have to have a monster conference run and tourny run to get me onboard with him being #1 overall.
Anthony Davis. I think he's going to be a high level defender at the next level, and those guys always provide something. I haven't seen Drummond actually dominate a game to be honest.
Andre Drummond or Perry Jones
I'm higher on Drummond than I was a month ago, but I'd still take Davis. I think it's easier for Davis to reach his potential beacuse a lot of it has to do with working on his physique and getting to add weight. He already has the length, skill and instinct around the glass and getting him in the weight room is more of a sure bet than Drummond who still has to learn basic offensive post moves and how to shoot free throws.
Both guys project higher at the defensive end, but I think Davis has an easier path ahead at becoming the player he could be someday. I have seen progress and like I said, I'm higher on Drummond than I was a month ago, but I feel he is SO raw and if Anthony Davis can 25 lbs in his first 2 NBA seasons you'll still have a better player than Drummond who will still be learning and developing some basic things he should have learned 5 years ago.
I gotta go with Anthony Davis here.
Well Kwame Brown was a few years back...lol...
Well Kwame Brown was a few years back...lol...
I think it pretty much has to be Drummond. Davis wouldn't be a bad choice either. My thing is you can't teach the size, strength, and athleticism of Drummond. Someone said he would still have to learn basic post moves. Dwight Howard has just started getting better in the post offensively and has been the best C for years. You almost have to take a C like this as a GM. If you don't take him and he becomes that game changing C, you are one of the worst GM's ever.
Ant Davis has more work to do than just hitting the weight room, he doesnt have a post game either. And if you think he is a SF your sadly mistaken.
No, Davis is a power forward in the NBA after hitting the weight room. He has better instinct around the rim, I don't think he projects a great offensive player either, but he's poised to be a better offensive contributor because of that activity around the rim and his superior ability to convert when getting fouled. I was very impressed with him in the Louisville game going 12-13 from the stripe.
Just because he's slim doesn't mean I feel he's best suited to play small forward. That would be a more daunting task than developing Drummond's post moves. Durant gained 20 lbs in his first 2 NBA seasons, if Davis can do the same he's a 6'10'' 240lb power forward with a 7'5'' or whatever it is wingspan.
Him needing to bulk up doesn't concern me that much, KG came into the league at 6'11'' 217 lbs, Marcus Camby was 6'11'' 223lbs, with his length and what he does do well will translate at a rookie level. He can already convert at the FT stripe at a pretty respectable clip and after watching them both I feel he has a higher Bball IQ which is often crucial when learning a post game. I never said he had a great post game or that I projected him to be a small forward, just that he's further along and I feel his upside is just as high as Drummond.
harrison barnes. im sick of everyone who says "potential" take who you know will be good no matter what, and thats harrison barnes... people who say drummond havent seen complete games of his. i have and like ive said before, reminds me of jordan hill... and anthony davis... well idk about him as mch as drummond, but ill take barnes...
His post game is non existent, I mean I think he might be ok in the league defensively, but he was just a 6-2 guard a year and a half ago, his post game is non existent and I dont think he will have much impact on the offensive end for a while, right now his offensive game is all put backs and alley oop dunks.
I agree with you on not being a big offensive impact for a while, but he'll still be more of one than Drummond.
That's the thing, I think he'll be alright at first because of the kind of touches he gets. He gets 3 offensive rebounds per game in 28 minutes and despite his small frame I think his length will allow him to rebound at a good clip in the NBA as well. I think he's capable of being a 10 ppg scorer as a rookie, but I think he'll develop more quickly and could be a 15 ppg scorer in his 2nd or 3rd year.
He'll get put backs, benefit from the pick and roll game of the NBA for lobs ( we both agree Teague isn't a very great point guard) and be able to convert at a 65+ % clip from the free throw line when he gets fould because of his activity around the rim.
I really think Drummond is the kind of rookie that really struggles, not to say I don't see his great potential down the road, but I think he's a guy you have to bring along really slowly. That kinda scares me because those type of picks that do get selected high and have big time expectations often feel the heat a little more and don't develop. I'd feel comfortable taking Drummond at #2, but he'd make me nervous as hell if I had the #1 pick. We'll see how he develops the rest of the season, Derrick Favors was a guy who answered a lot of questions during conference play and the NCAA tournament, we'll see if Drummond can do the same.
Perry Jones has superstar scoring ability now, and his potential is off the charts.
He averages 14 ppg, he can shoot and has a very good face up game, but I don't know where you get superstar scoring ability. He's shown flashes and in those two games he's looked very good, but Jones has more single digit scoring games than he does 20+ scoring games this season ( 2 to 5 ).
It isn't because of Quincey Miller either, he's taken a back seast to Jones as his scoring has fallen from 15.2 ppg to 8.25 ppg since Jones returned.
I think the No. 1 pick will be anthony davis, but I really like Drummond. I think Andre will be even better professional and will have a greater impact as a rookie ... Barnes instead for me is no longer a candidate for the N 1, not like Davis or Drummond.