Kemba is much better than Nolan.
I love Nolan, I have for a while, and if we don't draft Kemba, then I'd love to get Nolan.
But I'll take Jason Terry 2.0 over a backup combo guard 10 times of ten.
Swedd, I know you don't like him, and I totally understand why. However, this team needs his skillset in the worst way. And he'd play well with a CP3 in 2 years...
Last edited by dav7z; 04-08-2011 at 10:15 AM.
from what i hear the next pg to take after kemba and knight is the kid from boston college. people are saying he could be westbrook-lite
I'm also not a Walker fan for our 1st pick. We already have an undersized PG that can't shoot. Why would we draft an even smaller PG who is an even worse shooter? If the guy can't shoot a decent percentage in college why would he be any better in the NBA? Also, exactly how will he match up defensively with the recent trend of big physical PG's? Also, we already have 2 serviceable PG's on the roster. Who do we pay to sit on the bench so that Walker gets in the game? For a team that is broke that may be a factor.
If we must go PG I would feel better about Knight. At least he has the physical tools and could develop into a good defensive PG that can, hopefully, learn to score/distribute.
I would prefer we go with one of the many decent SF prospects that will be available at 10. We are going to need somebody there after we trade Jackson. I agree with those who think that Nolan Smith won't be much better/worse than Walker. If we MUST pick a guard why not get him in round 2 for alot less money and commitment.
It's not that I don't like him, I'm just not on his nuts. He's an exciting player, so casual fans naturally gravitate towards him.
The only problem is, he's nowhere near worth the 10 pick. Wed get a much better and valuable player if we took Leonard, TJones, or Hamilton (all in that range) and pick a guy like Smith or Selby with that 20 pick.
I'm not a big fan of drafting Kemba and I'm worried because this team seems to value college production (which unfortunately has not always transfered over to the pros) over physical tools.
To be fair though, I had written this guy off several times throughout the tournaments, and he's always come through and keeps winning, so that's a point in his favor. Though we could also say that about college Sean May and Emeka Okafor. Whatever, get a SF.