at 6'6 220 pounds he is bigger than most nba sg's.
with him shooting so well he will be tough to guard with those offensive moves. can kill you from anywhere on the court. behind the arc, mid range, post up, ect.
Here's my opinion. I think this draft actually has some great prospects and is being overlooked. No, there may not be a superstar or HOF type in this draft, but some definite all stars. Use that deflated opinion of this draft to our advantage and grab two top picks. Use the Portland pick, Sessions, and take back a bad (but not awful) contract to get two top 5 picks. Anthony Bennett + Marcus Smart/McLemore/Oladipo. Bennett is going to be the prize in this draft with Noel and Smart right behind, IMO. For the people who are weary about Bennett's height, I point to Kenneth Faried. Both guys are 6'7" in shoes with 7'0" wingspan (Bennett actually at 7'1") with tremendous athleticism. Faried may be a bit better on defense but Bennett has a tremendous offensive game. Bennett also gives you enough of a 3 pt threat to spread the floor for Kemba, MKG, and others to drive inside.
I doubt we will be able to 2 top5 picks.
I like Bennett (alot) as he is a nightmare matchup on offense. I think Bennett's offense more than makes up for his rebounding and defense.
I dont see no way of getting Bennett without passing on Bazz or McLemore which I cant see the FO doing.
There is two REALISTIC possibilities Id be ok with
Bazz / Mclemore & Olynyk
Bennett & McCollum
I like option A better because you get a sure fire starting SG along with a likely starting C.
McCollum is just the perfect 6th man combo scoring guard off the bench. If he was 3 inches taller he would be the number one pick with his insane offensive game.
We are really hurting in the paint so I wouldnt mind going Bennett first. Although I like Olynyk quite a bit at 14ish....
Damn we need more picks lol
Last edited by DashGlobal; 02-25-2013 at 04:08 AM.
That'd be crazy if we ended up with 2 top 5 picks...i'd love bazz and bennett...doubt it happens though, but for those doubting bazz in the NBA...i really think his length will help him in the NBA...he will be fine inthe NBA and he's the guy i want at this point he has the drive that you want to see in a great scorer...and for people complaining about his lack of an all around game...how many players coming out of college especially 19 year old freshman are complete players out of college?...like i said i'd take shabazz...and torn between bennett or mclemore after him
Go look at the backcourt Bonanza thread and you will see why, he has a thing against Sessions
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Let the CHOsen one get to work!
I guess I could change that top 5 to top 10. Doesn't really matter as I expect Bennett to be available around 8-10 because teams will be turned off by his height. Drafting Marcus Smart and Anthony Bennett would be a killer draft.