Who you want your team to pick/get
I know it's still a long way off, but who do you want your team to get out of the 2011 draft? (Assuming no lockout). Mention your team needs, and try to be more creative/realistic than saying Jones or Barnes.
As a Thunder fan, I'd love to see them move up to get either Sullinger, Kanter, or Motiejunas. Assuming no major trades, the Nets are decently set in their young frontcourt of Lopez and Favors. I'm afraid the Thunder won't want to commit a ton of money to Jeff Green at the end of the season since he's not a perfect fit, so maybe Presti will want to bring in a true PF or C with good rebounding and offensive skills in the post on a rookie contract. It would be sort of like when Seattle traded Ray Allen for the fifth pick in 2007, which ironically enough was used to pick Green.
Later in the draft, I'd like to see them get Jimmer Fredette or Kemba Walker. I don't think Maynor is in the long term plans, because I can see him turning in to a decent starter somewhere, and he seems to have good trade value. Fredette's shooting or Walker's playing-making skills would make a nice cheap backup to Westbrook.
As a Pistons fan too, I'd like to see them get Sullinger, Honeycutt, Knight, or Kanter. Everyone knows they have little in the post, so Sullinger or Kanter would be easy picks. They also need some athleticism on the wing, and Honeycutt would fill the Prince vacancy. I'm done with Stuckey, and Knight looks like he might be the best point guard prospect in the draft. Their roster is so horribly put together that they need to do the Minnesota thing and get a couple high lottery picks... although I can see Dumars pulling a Kahn.
As a Kings fan I trust them to make the correct choice when it comes to the draft but, from what I have seen I think that either Brandon Knight or Harrison Barnes would be great; Motiejunas might also be a possibility but I am not 100% sold on his drive to improve and or his ability to deal with others...
in my dreams, Carmelo.....irl, O.J. Mayo....
Also a kings fan, id love for us to get either brandon knight or kyrie irving. with tyreke being our playmaker/scorer/pg it makes it easy for defenses to lock onto him and makes everyone else have to score their own points which no one other than maybe demarcus cousins can do. brandon knight as a 'part time' pg who could create his own shot, handle the ball, get into the lane and kick to shooters and be an exceptional defender would be great as would kyrie irving who can do all the same things probably better than brandon knight would be ideal but it looks like he may stay another year. harrison barnes would be nice as a guy who could create and take some of the offensive load off of tyreke in the future. another possiblity would be signing a free agent like jeff green and using him as the starting SF and also going after aaron brooks who brings all what brandon knight brings when it comes to shooting and scoring, leaving us the option to draft maybe enes kanter or a big since i think landry and/or dalembert will be gone once the season is done. we have the money to do these things its just a matter of making all these ends meet and perhaps get a little lucky
As a Sixers fan I'm still reeling from them passing over 2 rare bigs in Favors and Cousins so I'm looking big the only thing is their are no great centers in this draft with the exception of Kanter who I think would be better at Power Forward.
I want Sullinger tho. or Perry Jones.
And if the Sixers don't get a high lotto pick then I really want them to look at Jeremy Tyler who I think is going to be the steal of the draft. Or Jonas Valunciunus.
Raptors really need a dynamic SF.
Another scorer next to Granger. I would love to have Iggy without trading Collison or Hibbert.
As a Wizards fan, my draft wish list is in this order.
1. Terrence Jones
2. Perry Jones
3. Harrison Barnes
4. Jared Sullinger
5. Enes Kanter
With my first three players, I chose the 3 SF's in the two Jones', and Harrison Barnes. I chose Terrence Jones #1 because he is a SF/PF who I think has all the skills to play small forward, and that's the Wizards biggest need. Al Thornton is solid, but he dissapears too often and he isn't in the teams future plans. T. Jones is very polished for his age and has some upside. He is also a good ball-handler for his size too.
For #2, I chose Perry Jones because I think he will play SF in the NBA and fills the Wizards biggest need, and he is a freak athlete that can score and that's just what the Wizards need. And with him, imagine the size in the Wizards starting lineup. All three frontcourt players will be at least 6'11", and they will be a crazy athletic team. Imagince that team in transition.
For #3, I chose Harrison Barnes because like the two Jones', he fills the Wizards biggest need at SF, and he's a good shooter, something the Wizards need. He been a bit dissapointing so far this season, but I expect his play to pick up as the season goes on.
For #4 & #5, I chose Jared Sullinger and Enes Kanter for all the same reason, they are big, wide, tough, and BANGERS, something the Wizards desperately need. Most of the Wizards frontcourt is soft. Andray Blatche is the starting PF right now, but his play has been relly inefficient this season, but I think most of that is due to being out of shape and injuries. I love Andray and think that he still has the potential to still be an all star, but if the Wizards land in the position to draft Sullinger or Kanter with all 3 of the SF's gone, I won't object it. If Kanter and Sullinger reach there potential, they can become better then Blatche. If we draft one of them, we should trade Andray or move him to the bench.
As a Nets fan if we continue to lose and get the #1 overall I would love to get Perry Jones.
as a pistons fan either irving, sullinger, or kanter
As a Laker Im looking early 2nd round with the gs pick where id like to get my dream of Selby if he were to go arenas/monta and fall to early 2nd on lack of pg abilitieis. others would include McMamey, Tyshawn Taylor, nolan smith, malcolm lee, fredette, tyler, fisher. Also as a Laker fan im still very intrigued by Iman Shumpert. Kid has the complete package, just very raw. Kobe working with him like he did ariza and shannon i think would help develop his decision making ability, shooting numbers, finishing ability, humility, and just develop his all around game. Kid is an amazing defender though he gets lay at times , he just needs to rel it all in.
Corey Fisher would be a great fit in the triangle offense for the Lakers. But i doubt Selby drops to the 2nd round I got him moving into the top 10 before the season is done. I kno most mocks and people think he will fall but I don't see it happening. Once he starts playing people will start to be reminded of Steve Francis again and bite on him high in the draft. I honestly think his ceiling is higher then any other guard in this draft.
^^^ Agreed 100% and while i do doubt that he falls to the 2nd round. if all things that could go wrong such as attitude issues, bad system, bad year, weaknesses exposed and other players moving up such as Taylor, McCamey, Walker, Smith, and possibly Fisher, Waayns, and Fredette, could push Josh down the boards. Though agreed I sincerely doubt it.
^^^ btw, I think that Josh is more of a winner than the Franchise ever really cared to be. Also i think he has more of pg's mentality than Stevie and isn't quite the rebounder.Tho if he were to ever have the individual career the Steve had i think you can call him a success.
Selby has taken a ridiculous amount of criticism so far without even playing a college game yet. I have never saw an athlete so heralded get hated on for no reason. Selby is a special talent and has that "it" factor. But so far the first half of the college season has been headlined by Irving. I could easily see the second hand being headlined by Irving McDonald;s All American starting back court mate Selby...
And I think Fisher would have an immediate impact for the Lakers next year because he can bring the ball up or play off the ball. And he makes plays off the ball extremely well because he has been forced to do so at Nova. Plus he can defend. Another Nova guy who would help the Lakers right away I think is Corey Stokes. He has been laying dormant for awhile but the guy is a lights out shooters and a good defender. Finally this year he is breaking out more with opportunity and averaging 16 PPG on a stacked Nova squad and shooting over 40% from 3 which is also his career average. And he already got NBA range.
Another guy who could be there when the Lakers pick is Keneth Faried who is a gamer, he does all the dirty work and rebounds another guy who could come in a bolster the Lakers front court now and in the future. The Lakers don't really have any needs except at guard and possibly on the wing. But Ebanks will eventually develop into another Ariza.
Elias Harris to the Mavs.
He could play a Marion type of role. I like Marions personality and what he brings to the team and all, but I think his contract is too big, compared to what he brings to the team. 10-5 and good defense, adding to this he attacks the offensive glass successfully when Dirk is taking jumpers. But that isn't worth 8mil.
Harris should be able to contribute right away. A Cornerman who can slash, run the floor, attack the offensive glass and an average jumper. Marion has his little floater which is his kind of go-to-move, I don't know how well rounded Harris game is right now, haven't watched any games yet. Addind to this he is german =)
For the Jazz, our team needs are a two guard that could develop really nicely alongside Dwill. Travis Leslie, Jordan Hamilton or Honeycutt would be nice, but I really think the Jazz need to fill that need through free agency instead of the draft. If they were going to get a lottery pick then yes, and would not doubt it. But since the Jazz will get a late first rounder, I don't think that Hamilton, Leslie or Honeycutt would even fall to the Jazz.
Our free agents this year are of course AK, but also Elson, CJ Miles, Price, and Watson. I'd resign Miles, Price and AK, so I would probably look to draft a player that could replace Watson or be even better than him. (Okur can replace Elson so no worries there.) I would LOVE to see the Jazz get Demetri McCamey, because he would be the perfect backup to Dwill. Same height, same college, both have a great passing ability, and I think he would just be the perfect player for the Jazz. He would replace Earl Watson and probably even turn out to be like a bigger Derek Fisher which I think would just be perfect for the Jazz. I also would not mind them drafting Shelvin Mack, and I think he might help Hayward have some confidence and develop his game more. I'm sure they would love being teammates again, but I'm pulling for McCamey.