Who in the draft can turn a franchise around?
I know Wall and Turner will but who else could end up being the best player on their team when they get to the NBA?
he can really help some team right now....
No one in this draft even turner and wall can turn a franchise around some of the teams that will be drafting these players will always be lottery teams no matter who they bring in
u'll never know there are lot a players that had no hype that came in to lite the nba on fire so someone like Alexey Shved and Da'Sean Butler have the chance to be a star im not they will be they could
if you look at it like that then you can name anyone that gets drafted because youre right you never know. now as far as most likely i dont see anyone who can turn the franchise around
nobody, not alone at least.
some teams with multiple picks free agency and talented assets anything is possible
but the once in a generation talents are already in the NBA; Lebron, Melo, Durant, Kobe, Wade
Steve Nash didnt turn the Suns around until he was traded and came back via free agency
so down the line, again, anything is possible
Most teams in the Nba even the terrible ones like the Nets already have one or two solid pieces so yeah i think these mentioned plus Cousins can have enough impact to change a franchise around. Cousins would be perfect for Sacramento who needs more size and toughness upfront. Whiteside in a few year has that potential but he is not there yet.
I like Cousins more then Wall...
& Have him and Evans in the Same Tier...
Just My Opinion
Cousins has proven himself to be just as, if not more important than Wall to Kentucky. If you compare the numbers Cousins is more impressive than Wall and watching him play he's been huge in the defensive paint of the SEC, but I'm not necessarily convinced he can do it in the NBA paint. Between Cousins and Wall there is no doubt in my mind Wall is the better NBA prospect.
The way Cousins has been able to put points on the board with his soft touch around the hoop has surprised me, more so than his inflated rebounding numbers. His touch and skill are evident around the basket, but he relies too much on his size to get there; much like his rebounding. I think once he hits the NBA he will struggle to get to the basket due to the resistance he gets and his evident lack of conditioning. Often players like this who are so much bigger than everyone else so young (280 lbs at 19?!) have trouble getting used to the pace of the NBA when they first get into the league and struggle for the first few years of their careers. Unfortunately after the learning curve is reached these boys have become men and developed man-sized metabolisms and put on ridiculous amounts of weight before inevitably fading away. Think Eddy Curry, Tractor Trailer, Mike Sweetney etc. Cousins' petulance does not befit the work ethic necessary for a big man to be dominant meaning he'll have to develop a love of cardio if tha boy ever wants to be anything more than a talented 20min per man. I see a ceiling of Zach Randolph, with the clause that he dedicates his offseasons to developing his lungs as well as his skill.
Wall on the other hand seems destined to succeed. Off the court, his portrayal as the industrious, gym rat on a quest to perfection seems genuine and is evidenced on the court with the emotion he brings for 40mins every game. From the five or so games I've been able to watch Kentucky he's shown the ability to stay mentally checked into a game from tipoff to final buzzer. This surprised me due to his high turnover numbers, but I think they're more due to his game being too fast for the college level. With Derrick Rose being the benchmark set for Wall, I think in the long run he'll prove himself as the better player of the two. He appears a more capable point guard than Rose as his personality on the court seems more suited to the position they play. No teams ever win championships with shoot-first pgs (Rose so far is a drive-first pg in my eyes) and championships are what should ultimately define a player's success. Even with Patrick Patterson, one UK's all-time most likable players and Cousins, a second 5 star prospect Wall has clearly emerged as the leader and alpha male on this team of stars, a necessary trait for teams looking for franchise changing players. He and Evan Turner are the only two players in this draft who have the potential to LEAD a team to an NBA championship, but more than likely one or both won't reach that potential.
To me Wall is clearly the number one prospect due to his athleticism and winner's mentality. Turner is my second pick as he possesses some serious savvy (inferior to potential in drafting )and a similar mentality to Wall. Cousins is a huge question mark due to his attitude, Wesley is starting to look more like an unsung hero type than a franchise player and Whiteside is simply too raw to turn a franchise around any time soon.