Your past prospect hits and misses.....
You watched them in college. You had strong opinions about them. Which ones did you get right, and which ones did you get wrong??
I was wrong about:
Chase Budinger. Thought he wouldn't do much, and he has been a contributor.
Roy Hibbert. Thought he was WAY too slow and awkward to be a starting NBA big.
Kevin Love. Saw him as a solid 16 and 10 guy, not some 25 and 12 all-star. I was actually worried about having him and Jared Dudley on the same team together because that would have been two glaring holes of poor length/athleticism. If only we could be so lucky now.
Michael Beasley. I was drooling over this guy. Like a lot of folks, I truly underestimated his, uh..."personality" issues.....
Terrence Williams. (See Beasley??)
Kemba Walker. He's already putting up better numbers than I ever expected. Pleasantly surprised.
I was right about:
Brook Lopez. He was a 7-footer simply built on a bigger scale(tremendous length, unlike a Spencer Hawes), and he statistically excelled in a 2008 PAC-10 loaded with big man talent.
Nikola Vucevic (maybe) Coveted this kid 2 years ago and he's already one of the best rebounders in the league. Time will tell.
Ryan Anderson. We desperately needed a stretch 4 in the summer of 2008, and we obtained an extra first round pick. I hoped Anderson would be a surprise pick there, but it turned out to be Alexis Ajinca. This is a cautionary tale: Sometimes you have to forget measurements and lend weight to basketball acumen/productivity...
D.J. Augustin. Thought him too physically-limited to be a good starter.