NBA Draft Stock 2010
My Draft order
2. Evan Turner
After 13 I don't think there's anything even remotely close to being guaranteed.
i have Al Farouq-Aminu going number 10
Aminu has more potential than Warren, Aldrich, Patterson, or Henry. I have to admit his play can be very inconsistent, but because of his size, length, improving skill set, and quickness he has the chance to be superstar. The problem I have with him is that he seems to "coast" at times, not that he's disinterested, but maybe he doesn't have the basketball intellect to impose his will consistently. He does have surprisingly good vision though, but does he have the drive to want to be a star? I'm not sure if there's a more imposing question than that regarding his potential, whether or not he has the passion to be the "man". That's where being young comes in, we all love to use that excuse, but you have to admit a potential 6'9", 7' plus wingspan SF with his quickness and improving skill set could be a pontential superstar. NBADRAFT.NET truly is right in grading him as one of the few potential "10"s in this draft. I always try to pick out what I don't like about prospects before I like them, and he didn't grow on me, but lately I've seen him take it to the rack and he's got bigtime physical gifts and he really is improving, but yes, his "motor" is what bothers me. I think a little of Jeff Green or LO with him, but I also think he's quicker than both, he obviously doesn't yet have a better skill set than them, but it's truly difficult to ignore the possibilities looking at what he could potentially do.
Only players I can give guarantees on potential for Best/Worst
Wall - 10/10 - Only true guaranteed superstar in the Draft since LeBron. D12 is the man, but not everybody could absolutely agree 100% before the draft that he was going to be a Superstar.
Evan Turner - 9/9 - No doubt about it, great player, no risk, guaranteed star, not at Wall's level though.
Wes Johnson - 9/8 - Very good player, about as athletic as SFs come, not a SG offensively yet though, will he ever be?
Aminu - 10/7 - High Reward/High Risk, he could be George Gervin or Marvin Williams.
Big Mens' Potential is so hard to gauge. I couldn't tell you who will be great in 3 years out of the potentially massive PF class, although I do like my guy Chuck Garcia, come on, leading the NCAA in FTAs by almost 70 at 20 years old.
Ummm.... Durant was a sure fire star..
Durant was not considered to be a guaranteed superstar like Wall and LeBron. He was definitely considered to be a guaranteed star, but even Oden was considered to be more of a sure fire star than Durant. He was never considered by everybody to be a guaranteed superstar though, like what's thought to be a once or twice in a decade guy. How many "real" superstars do you consider in the NBA? Meaning even if their team has less than average talent besides them it still is good, Lebron, Kobe, Duncan a couple of years ago, maybe Chris Paul, just imagine Jason Kidd with elite athleticism, that's Wall. I'm not sure if he could make the Nets good though, T Wolves would be close to .500.
i dont understand why they have him so low, he is a great player, most points in NY high scholl basketball and is the reason why cincy is so good, so why isnt he atleast a top 20
aminu hasnt been inonsistant. hes atually been very consistant. he actually could do more beause of how talented he is. im not sure about him being quicker then green or l.o though. it all the games ive watched he looks a bit slower then them.
as far as durant i remeber just about everyone saying he would be a surefire star thats why there was even a debate about would he go first. when shaq came out there was no doubt. ducan same thing, lebron as well
wesley johnson has the chance to be a allstar or a role player..i see too many holes in his game...but at times he plays like danny granger an allstar..other times he plays like donyell marshall a role player....
im not sure ive ever seen him play like a role player. not saying he wont be but he always looks pretty good. at times hes not the leading scorer but thats more by choice tyhen him not being able to do it
I think Aminu could be Josh Smith, or he could be Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. He's improved his game so much this season though, that it's looking more and more likely that he becomes like Smith. Smith has survived (to put it lightly) in the NBA, without very good ball-handling or shooting skills, even though he has improved in those areas this season. Aminu is the same high level finisher, rebounder and defender Smith is. He's a better perimeter defender than Smith is right now IMO, especially on the ball, and he should develop into one of the best defenders in the NBA pretty soon. I've watched Aminu develop alot as I've watched him since HS and attended some of his games back then. He's got plenty of potential man.