Im going to list the guys I like in the upcoming draft:
Bobcats 1st rounder: (6-12)
1. Perry Jones
2. Harrison Barnes
3. Terrence Jones
4. Alec Burks
5. Kawhi Leonard (Gerald Wallce v2)
Hornets 1st rounder: (16-24)
1. JaJuan Johnson
2. Jordan Hamilton
3. Trey Thompkins
Bobcats 2nd Rounder: (36-42)
1. Jordan Williams
2. LaceDarius Dunn
3. Jeremy Tyler
The ranges I put dont really matter, this is more of just a list of players I like in the draft. Also, there is plenty of time left for stock to raise or drop. I wish there were more big men in this draft, but there really arent any I like too much. I am really not a fan of foreign players at all, mainly because I think they are so hit or miss, and they are usually much less athletic than players that play in the NCAA. Especially when it comes to big men. Off the top of my head I cant think of too many good centers in the NBA who played overseas. Then again, maybe im wrong. It might just be that I dont know much about guys like Kanter and Matejunias, but I am just not a fan of guys that remind me of Ajinca.
LaceDarius is a guy I really like, I just dont know if he fits on the team. I think he is a prototypical 6th man type who will come off the bench and score in bunches and really help a team out as a last-piece type of player. I dont know that he can be the main guy, which is what we would need.
I also dont know about the position flexibility of guys like Perry Jones and Terrence Jones. Can they play SF for us? Because one of the last things we need is another SF/PF tweener. We need someone that can play a pure SF. From what I understand, Barnes and Leonard are those guys.
Speaking of Leonard, I have read some articles and reports on him and it appears that he is the exact same type of player that Gerald was. Again, im not sure that is a player that we would want, only because im not sure that he will ever develop into an absolute superstar like Barnes appears to be able too. However, if we dont get Barnes, that sure isnt a bad consolation prize.
Just have a few questions to ask some of the more knowledgeable NCAA fans out there:
1. Are any of those players that I listed able to play Center? Not as a short term fill in, but as a bonafide starting center?
2. Also, are any of the foreign big men able to play as a tough/physical Center?