Not even reading the OP. Just responding to the question in the thread title.
If we got Wiggins, i would say that he could play the 2. However it's interesting because Parker has grown to 6'9 now and a lot of websites are starting to project him and Gordon as 4's. And consider the fact that Wiggins in just a hair under 6'8 and may still be growing, He could end up having 4 size as well. Not to mention that Julius Randle and Chris Walker are gonna be in that draft class too. We may end up with quite a few options.
Plus Lebron played a TON @ the 4 in last years playoffs. If that's the team that we eventually have to go through when we get better, we might need an over sized 3 to man the PF spot against him in the playoffs down the road anyway.
As much as I'd like Wiggins, I'm more of a fan of either Gordon/Randle to fill our hole at the 4. We grab Noel this year and pair him up with one of these two and our starting 5 is set. Now, if we're in a place to select Wiggins, then I'm okay with that to. As we've seen with Harrison Barnes, Alex Poythress, Shabazz, etc. anything can happen from senior year of high school and the draft. Bottom line is that we should have 2 picks in the top-10 to draft our two studs. A guy like Gordon resembles Blake Griffin and we could use a big dose of that beside Noel or Biz. Now if Parker can truly play the 4, we will have some serious options.
Parker is already 6'9 and still possibly growing. He could totally play the 4 if he's committed to it.
Parker weighed the same as Randle at the Nike Hoop Summit (240s) so he can definitely play some 4 in today's NBA (if he develops the requisite skill of course).
I saw him in a regular game against Gordon's team and came away super unimpressed, he had no muscular definition and looked soft and chubby with no hops. Apparently he was just coming back from an ankle injury or something so he gets a bit of a pass, but he showed he could get up a little bit. Not the high flyer you look for in today's league, so he might be better suited as a stretch 4 (especially with slashers like Kemba and MKG) but I'd have to see him on the college level before I made a solid decision one way or the other how I feel about his potential as a winger
One thing is for sure we are gonna come away fro next years draft with a damn good player
then guys that step up in the NCAA.
Best case scenario is we draft Noel and he beefs up and becomes a shot blocking rebounding terror. Then snag either Wiggins, Parker, Randle or Gordon.