I'm going to look in on this olynyk guy you guys are all talking about.
26 points against BYU with something like 9 shot attempts.
Averages 18+ points on 10.5 shot attempts a game.
The type of efficient production we could definitely use in a big man.....
If someone would ever put his BYU highlight on youtube, that would be cool....
I'm currently looking at McLemore & Plumlee as our two picks. Though I think Noel is a hell of a prospect ... a more athletic & higher BBIQ'd Biz.
I either want us to draft McLemore or trade for Lamb, so we can get Kemba's longterm Guard partner on our roster for next season. If we can get a trade for Lamb sorted we can then focus on Noel or possibly Bennett (if he starts to show equal effort on Defence as he does on Offence) in the draft.
Plumlee has the look of a really good bench player who does everything well at the 4. I think he's someone who will be an extremely productive player, though without any star potential.
However Veteran_Picksetter has got me intrigued with this Olynyk kid. Never seen him play, but talk about efficient scoring! I'd love to see better rebounding or shot blocking on his stat sheet though.
PS: It's obviously best player with both picks, but in the spirit of the OP the above is what I'm thinking.
"You don't watch Kidd-Gilchrist play basket as much as you feel it." Holly Mackenzie, Hoop (Jan/Feb 2013)
I would like to see McLemore then either Isaiah Austin or Kelly Olynyk
Man I'm loving this olynyk kid. Who would you guys compare him to? I'm about to watch a bunch of this kids games from now on.
Extremely unathletic version of Mullens. Not as good of a rebounder either.
He plays a similar style to guys like Aldridge and Bosh with the way they score in a variety of manners with average rebounding numbers, obviously a homeless man's version.
Do we really need another guy who can't rebound, play defense, and won't be able to body any one up at the NBA level?
Unfortunately none of these big men are a complete package. We desperately need an efficient-scoring big. MKG and Biyombo should have the defense/rebounding on lockdown for years to come with expected improvement...
I'm going outside the box a bit on this one.
1) Noel as BPA; and Victor Oladipo with the Portland pick (or maybe Tim Hardaway, Jr if he dominates in workouts or something)
2) Shabazz as BPA; and really outside the box, Patric Young or Tony Mitchell with the Portland pick.