Man I really want a top 5 pick next year.
Sadly I dont see that happening with the additions we made.
If you look at the teams contending for the top pick - Magic, Celtics, 76ers, Bucks, Jazz, Kings and Suns - one could argue that we are on a similar level to them even with our additions.
As much as I'd love to see us in the play offs, I don't think that will happen. Personally I see us winning another 7 or 8 games this season. I don't know whether I should wrote at this point that I hope I am wrong or right. What I can say is that this team is still building a roster capable of competing for a play off place, and right now we are at that point where most of the "what if's" will have to happen in order for us to not be a contender for a top five pick.
With the ___ pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets select Jabari "Clean Killer" Parker from Duke University.
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UNC has offered Australia's Dante Exum
What are your thoughts on this Andrew Wiggins article?
Self beseeches Wiggins to push himself toward greatness almost as often as he draws a breath during the course of a couple three-hour practices. But Wiggins floats along as though he were a typical freshman, revealing his true identity a half-dozen times or so each afternoon with a sequence that perhaps only three people on the planet are capable of executing.
"I don't think he has the mindset to be a natural, Michael Beasley-, Kevin Durant-guy that puts up numbers," Self says. "I don't think that's the way he'll feel he can help the team the most. He's going to have games where he does it. There's going to be some games where he just doesn't feel it. But he's talented enough that he can impact the games just as much when he doesn't feel it because he can do a little bit of everything.
I have kept this opinion to myself because I think I would get blasted for it, but here it goes:
I don't think Andrew Wiggins is all that good of a basketball player. I have watched a LOT of Wiggins. High school games and all-star games alike. The things I noticed that appear very often are his lack of ball-handling and his lack of a jump shot. He can't handle the ball for anything in traffic. When he tries to drive you can almost guarantee that he's going to dribble the ball off his foot or just completely lose the ball. Then, look at his shot. This guy lays more bricks than anyone I've ever seen outside of super-scrubs in the pick-up games at open-gym at the church down the street. While MKG's shot looks terrible, it at least usually hits rim. With Wiggins, it's not unusual to see an airball, brick off the side of the rim, or off the backboard outside of the square. Wiggins has elite athleticism and height working for him. Outside of those, he has a LONG way to go.
I haven't seen a lot of him but from what I've seen he reminds of young UNC era Vince Carter. Mostly a high leaping alley oop guy that Sportscenter drools over. He seems pretty rough as an overall basketball player but unlike a DeRozen for example I think he's got the mechanics and ability to figure it out sooner/better.
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Here is another article on Wiggins. It includes comments from 2 NBA execs that saw him practice at Kansas... they weren't impressed
"Maybe he'll wind up getting there this season, but he's a long, long way off right now," said another NBA guy who came through Lawrence in the preseason. "He looks like just another player. I've seen him a few times in the past, and to be honest, he hasn't been off-the-charts any of those times. I love his athleticism, but I worry about his intensity -- as well as other aspects of his game. He doesn't shoot it great, and he's got zero aura about him. Again, I'm not saying he can't get there -- but people are making far more of this kid than they should."