^^ So you want a 1 dimensional jumpshooting SG that fades in games and can easily be shut down by staying in his jockstrap not giving him anyroom to take a 3?
Bennett's rebounding may not be the best but we can correct that. Has alot to do with positioning and effort.
You are not stoping him on offense, period.
Bennett was stopped on offense more than a few times in college too, just wasn't under as bright of lights as McLemore b/c UNLV wasn't as good as Kansas. CAL took him completely out of the game by packing the paint (which is becoming the standard NBA defense, hmm).
McLemore isn't one dimensional. He's a great shooter, good passer, plays with his head up, solid defender and athletic as hell. So what that he faded out of a few games, he's a freshman playing with lots of upperclassmen. His role wasn't as a 1st or 2nd option all year and Kansas was very successful this year. It's not like he's Boris Diaw, he does look to score if needed. He just needs to improve his handles.
I don't know how much we can improve Bennett's rebounding and defensive effort. For one thing he has asthma and his conditioning wasn't great in a shorter college format. We can't make him any taller than he is. I like Bennett a lot, especially if he measures out to anything resembling 6'9" but if he's 6'7" in shoes than I'd just go for the safer McLemore.
Until predraft camp and individual workouts, I can't say I'd be disappointed if we took any of those. Noel is my preference and think he would be an ideal fit here, but many fine consolation prizes to be had.
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I think we will probably go for either McLemore or Noel, and of the two, I think McLemore is the more likely pick. He could give us a potent backcourt for years to come, and with Hendo's contract situation, he might help us free up cap space if there is less desire to re-sign Hendo. If they want to keep him, then Noel might be worth a punt but would we really want another offensively limited player in the starting line up? Maybe not.
Last edited by Mike; 04-13-2013 at 05:10 AM.
You render McLemore useless on offense by simply not giving him any room to pull the 3. He has bad handles for a SG and is not good at creating his own shot / breaking his man down off the bounce.
Drafting a SG that high that isnt a dominant scorer with a complete game or with such a glaring weakness is preposterous.
1st. Noel (just worried about injury)
I love how people typecast positions. "He's a SG, he has to be an elite scorer." There is so much more to basketball then just scoring. Hes a great team player. Great shooter. Very team oriented. He will be a great player to put alongside Kemba.
Nerlens Noel would be the most sensible pick
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