We can't trade the pick until after we pick someone because we traded last years pick and are already on the hook for next years. You can only trade your first round pick away every other year.
Harrison Barnes has no talent. Dudes one of the worst starters in the ACC. He'll be staying now that he's played his way out of the lottery though. Draftexpress has Derrick Williams at 15th but I don't see how he could go that low, dude is sick. Unfortunately this draft is completely dry of centers. I wouldn't mind LaceDarius Dunn in the 2nd round. Assuming we trade Jackson
the thing is that players might stay in college for another year because of the potential lockout. Hopefully there isnt one because if NFL and NBA do it, i might actually have to watch hockey, which is fine, only when Hurricanes are on. I am predicting bobcats get pick between 14-18. In that range there will probably be someone like Kyle Singler who will be solid in the league (i hate Duke just in case you were wondering). I mean singler does everything well and he is upgrade over derrick brown. He can shoot, defend, hustles, high IQ.. why not have him on our team. Possibly someone like Keith Benson from Oakland, whenever he plays against top teams in NCAA he plays well, 6-11 about 230.. he is good defender and low-key post moves, we need someone like that to pair with Diaw. in second round we should grab shelvin mack, who was killing it this year against team USA and can light up scoreboard. Durrell Summers possibly too just for depth, i mean it is second round so it is always a hit or miss.
Chef... you can trade your first rounder as long as it is for another first rounder in same draft.. so we could trade up or down
I like me some Jan Vasely. I would not call him a Derrick Brown since he has a little more to his game then Brown. His potential is very high and for a pick just right out of the lottery, he can be a good choice.
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I doubt any big worth anything falls to us...I'm looking at Alec Burks from Colorado if he declares...he's a much better shooter than Hendo...and we could certainly use a solid back-up PG since Livingston could have knee issues at any given time so a PG might be possible...but bigs next year...doubtful...maybe Keith Benson in the second or J. Johnson (as SWedd has already mentioned)...but I have doubts about a lot of underclassmen even declaring...I expect a pretty weak draft...it's going to take major luck IMO to even get a bench player...
Now that we are currently out of the 8th spot, I have been hitting on the ESPN Lottery Machine. We are currently in the #10 pick. #10 - #13 are pretty consistently coming up:
John Henson SF/PF from UNC - no thank you. 6'10 and 200 lbs? Too big for a SF and too skinny for a PF
Jordan Hamilton SF from Texas - I'd be fine with it
Donatas Motiejunas - PF with nice touch. Been playing in Europe. Not great on Defense but strong offensive game
The Jimmer - Not sure if this would be another Adam Morrison pick or if he is the real deal. But he does seem to be able to create his shot better than Morrison.
Right now, Henson is the only one I would not be happy with drafting. But our position can go up or down right now, so we have to see how the team responds to this downturn.