He'll likely be around:
That will pair nicely with DJ and the rest of the bench for some pretty solid production.
Beagle i even like the pick [ Hard core Carolina] Hendo will be a solid player not a star but solid. He's going to be a R Bell a little more athletic comparson. Hes not going to be a WADE.
With that said im still thinking Brown might be the better pick of the two .
This kid has size can guard three positions , Can play three positions. Has a better shot than Hendo . I expect him to contribute right away .
This guy has a very high cyling ,Hes the unknown steal of the draft.......
In reading the thread I have a few random comments...
Ammo was not a safe pick at all. As a matter of fact, he was one of the riskiest picks we have ever made.
Terrance Williams was drafted before we picked so the whole dissapointment about TWill should be thrown out the window. It's ok to hate we didn't draft him but it's not ok to hold it against the Bobcats that he wasn't there when we picked. I hate we didn't get Blake Griffin but I don't think you can hold that against the Bobcats either.
As for Henderson vs Holliday I think we absolutely made the right choice. It seems everyone agrees that Henderson will be much more ready to play from day one where Holliday is, by all accounts, a project. We are on the verge of our first playoff appearance and we don't need more projects, we need players who can contribute right away. If anyone thought Holliday was the second coming of MJ, half the league wouldn't have passed on him.
I think Henderson will be a good pro. He is perfect as a backup to Raja at first and a perfect type of person to learn from Raja and Coach Brown. If we turned the #12 pick in a weak draft class into a player who is in our rotation for the next several years or more, then we made a great pick. Henderson, IMO, will help us reach the playoffs this year for the first time.
Oh, and by the way, I think Brown is by far the best 2nd round pick in franchise history. Great draft overall!
Brown, like a couple of other guys (S. Young and Blair), that thought they were first round picks are going to play with chips on their shoulders...I like both our picks...think it was a very solid draft...renewed my tickets today...and feel for the first time ever that we have a playoff caliber team to put on the floor...
Many people have talked about other teams in the East getting better...all those teams (except Wizards) were already playoff teams...I realize all (FA and trades) is not said and done but I do not think Detroit, NJ, the Bucks, Raptors, or the 76s for that matter "got better"...and these were teams we were fighting for spots with...
I'm pleased we kept this group together...got deeper..and I think we'll have a good run with them...
I still don't get the opinion that Ammo was not the "safe pick".... It's easy to say that now after the fact. Obviously he is risky considering he was a bust here but that's coming after the fact. In that draft he was considered a known/proven commodity and star college player who could "score the ball". That was in what was considered a weak draft where we chose the safe player over some guys who weren't yet considered as "proven" such as Roy, Foye, and Gay. Yes there were questions about Ammo but the questions were just as high about Roy, Foye, and Gay at the time. We took the college "star" the safe pick...
The analyst all questioned his ability to defend in the NBA (which he could not do)...many questioned his ability to hold up for 82 games because of his diabetes and saw that as a major concern...I don't remember anyone thinking he was a sure fire can't miss...just the opposite....we swung for the fences and struck out...
I think Henderson and Brown fill the holes we have in the roster. Henderson just screams "LB player" to me. And since Brown appears able to play multiple positions, he can be a valuable asset. Where we were picking, I don't think we could have done much better. We needed bench help, and it looks to have arrived.
Hendo is very polished. He's a great speaker and you can see he thinks about what he says. He's clean cut, comes from some good genes and is a great program type player.
That's what I was meaning. I like Hendo. I think he'll do just fine. I'm just wondering if some are down on him because he's the "ho-hum" type pick rather than the "KA-BAM" type pick?