blair or trade down to get budinger.
blair or trade down to get budinger.
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PG: Raymond Felton / DJ Augustin / Sean Singletary
SG: Raja Bell / Dontell Jefferson
SF: Gerald Wallace / Vladimir Radmanovic / Cartier Martin
PF: Boris Diaw / Juwan Howard / Sean May
C: Emeka Okafor / DeSagana Diop / Nazr Mohammed / Alexis Ajinca
Larry Brown's favorite position. Many people were calling for Ray to be traded, but he began to prove that he's a very capable and solid starter in the NBA. He's tough, he's durable, and he's a good defender. However, he is a free agent and could be dealt if a team is willing to give enough for him. I personally like to call Felton "The Heart" of our team. DJ has proven to be a very capable backup. He's a tremendous shooter and is quick as hell, but he's just not big and strong enough to run the team full time.
Raja is our rock defensively. He's the only guy that still gives Kobe trouble. He's very steady on offense and is our best and most vocal leader. The only issue here is that he's getting up in age so we're likely going to fill the SG position in this draft as there is a gaping hole behind him and he's becoming more injury prone as time wears on.
Possibly no player is defined by their nickname as perfectly as Wallace is. He attacks the rim with reckless abandon and isn't scared of anybody. Damn near the craziest person I've ever seen suit up. A fan favorite and likely a piece for our franchise for the rest of his career. He's injury prone though so a nice backup is needed when he goes down as its been shown that without him, we're not anywhere near as good. I like to call him "The Soul" of our team. Vlad is really nothing more than a 3 point threat, but that's okay in spot minutes. Cartier hasn't really panned out that well so don't look for him to stay too long.
Boris Diaw is a BCP favorite. He's our Point Foward and he runs the offense just as much as Felton does. He is a little on the short side and isn't the best defender but is smart enough to hold his own against more athletic opponents. Juwan Howard is a very solid, but old piece to this team so a backup PF would be a nice pickup. Sean May...... moving along
Emeka Okafor is one of the most consistent big men in the NBA. He's been one of the few players to average a double double for the last few years. While Okafor is consistent, he's not really anything special. He's small and has a reputation of being soft. the 'Cats won't be winning any Championships with a front line of Diaw and Mek, so hopefully Emeka can bring us something good in a trade. Diop is a defensive specialist that should see some offensive growth under some LB tutelage and Nazr wants out. Ajinca is our project big man that can play the 3,4, or 5. We're really not too sure what we have yet with him so hopefully he figures it out and shows how smart LB really is.
Terrence Williams. He's a 6'6 SG/SF that will be successful at either position thanks to his size and athleticism. He's a tenacious defender and a hardworker that has shown nice improvement since arriving at Louisville. He started to add an outside shot to his game that would only make him even more of a threat once combined with his slashing ability. Has great assist and rebound numbers for a G/F and will be able to contribute from the get-go. He'll be a nice backup SG to Raja Bell to tutor, and will be able to play the SF position when Crash has his inevitable injury.
Henderson, he seems like the best fit for Brown's system.
Even though he is a dookie, he is a Raja Bell clone with added athleticism. He knows Larry Brown when they were both in Philly. He plays defense and offense has improved every year at duke. fits the system but will probably not be an allstar anytime soon.
After that Blair or T Will
T-Will over Hendo simply because Williams has legit SG size & does a little bit of everything on the court making him a walking triple double. Not to mention the swagger/toughness he would bring.
RIP Michael Jackson & Steve McNair
I've got to vote Blair. I think he'll be a star. If Earl Clark is there; you've got to consider him too. We need a SG for sure; but we need size more.
I think Gerald Henderson is the better defender but hell you cant complain with either T Will or Henderson. Blair is interesting but i think his intangibles make up for his extreme lack of height for a PF. I like all those picks at 12.