I'm very glad that he's the GM. I think he has a very solid process and has stuck to it - which is the most important quality for a GM. There's a lot of luck involved, and this franchise has not had many things bounce its way, but the process is strong.
I can't, however, sign onto the idea that this process has been a glittering success in the draft.
-Kawhi Leonard was considered a top 5 prospect on many boards. Yet with two picks at his disposal, Cho managed to pass on the player that right now, looks like the second best in that year's draft. I have not given up on Biyombo being a quality player, but I think it's safe to say that he will never develop into a player that can affect a game to the degree that Leonard can.
-Bradley Beal was considered a great fit for Charlotte and a strong possibility for the Cats at #2. He elected to take Kidd-Gilchrist. So far, Beal looks like he is living up to his ceiling. Obviously, you can't judge this pick for a couple of years, but Beal looks like a future all-star. Supposedly, the choice was between Beal, Gilchrist, and Robinson. Right now, it looks like we wound up with the second best player of those three.
-Zeller looks like a good pick. However, he was picked far higher than his slot on most boards which doesn't exactly make Cho's choice a brilliant one. While Zeller could very well wind up being the best player out of this draft, the really great GM move would have been to get the player and acquire another asset by trading back to do so. Now, I'm actually an advocate of not taking chances and simply picking the best guy on your board. But this thread suggests that Cho managed to do something remarkably sly with this draft, and that's just not the case.
Yeah I would rather of had Beal at #2..We didn;t want him for whatever reason..You also think Kawahi is better than Paul George or Faried? Dunno about that.