Double-Double for Shabazz last night against Stanford (23/10).
Last year I was enamored with PJ3 and this year I think Isaiah Austin is the BPA if we wanna go for a front-court player. Zeller is crafty and knows how to score on smaller opponents but i don't see him transitioning into the NBA. Lens a safer pick for me but I'm wary of the fact he's suddenly become dominant need to see more. Does anyone know much about Tony Bennets ball handling? If he's a really good ball-handler I wouldn't mind picking him up as a tweener. Don't like Noel don't get the hype.
In terms of guards/wings I wouldn't mind MCW forming a ball-handling tandem with Kemba, but I suppose it's gotta be Shabazz when it comes down to it.
In Cho we trust
bazz or ben or bust for this draft.
Isiah Austin with a latter lottery pick via one of the draft picks owed to us....maybe. At best he can be Channing Frye 2.0. We've already been down this road. See Ajinca, Alex; Mullens, Byron.
with 3 on being a murky mix of potential players with red flags such as Len (weight), Poythress (height), Bennett (height), Zeller (length, talent), Mitchell (height), McAdoo (game)...
Concerning Austin: it isn't a stretch to compare him to Mullens actually. Considering we got Mully for a 2nd rd pick and already developed him for a couple of years already, I'd rather stick with him.
I'll be the first to tell you that highlights from a good game don't tell the whole story about a player.
But, man, Anthony Bennett gives us something to ponder here. Keep in mind he's going up against 6'10" guys on those California post ups.
And these videos don't even show his long range shooting ability.
Could the NBA be due another "special" 'tweener?? One difference for Bennett is that he can face up and drive. He's not limited to being an interior 6'7" guy.
California game. Watch at the 3:52 mark if nothing else.
UNC game. Check out the play from the 0:33 mark especially.
Man I keep changing my answer a lot, but every time I see this kid Shabazz play he never disappoints me. Looks like the best player in this draft, he seems like he will be a clear cut good NBA player. Looks like the best player we can take. This kid gets compared to MKG I see no comparison towards both of them. Shabazz reminds me more of a Harden or D Wade type player. If we get the 1st pick I want this kid. Don't want to take any chances on those other prospects, which haven't caught my mind on much yet except Muhammad. If a team like Washington gets the 1st pick and we get 2nd pick, we'll be in a good position because i'm pretty sure they will be drafting a big man in that situation b/c they already have J Wall & Beal.
Interesting article for people to read here
At the moment is doesn't appear as though there's a Big out there that's worthy of a top 3 pick in terms of value to me, but these guys are very young and could add an element or two to their game before the season is out.
I think that so much of the time it's about opportunity and fit ... as such the synergy of thought in terms of the direction of the franchise, positional requirements etc. between the management & coaching staff is so very important. Cho & Dunlap being on the same page is absolutely vital to our future. Lillard is a case in point, where talent met opportunity and the results are impressive.