First and last mock until the lottery, I just want to get a quick review from the forum on my 1st round.
Pretty good, I think if Charlotte gets the first pick they'll pick Noel though. Thank you for not putting Shabazz to the Kings lol
Not sold on Shabazz
The big clumsy Steve Adams in the loto? Interesting, that would be another horrible move to add to the 76er's resume.
With the possibility of Bynum not coming back, I think it's possible for him to land there.
McGary, Plumlee, Olynyk and Withey all better.
Adams isn't clumsy. By the end of the year he was looking like the best player on Pitts team. He was the only guy who did anything against Wichita State. I see him as a Asik/Drummond hybrid, but he has better for on his jumper.
I think he's late lotto.
I'm very high on Adams right now. Wait till the combine is done and we have seen some workouts. Adams will turn heads and will be selcted just where he is listed, just that I think he is a perfect fit for okc.
Btw imagine if the Spurs can get their hands on Goodwin with their pick like this mock says, absolutly perfect fit and Pop will get the best out of him for sure!
I'd be shocked if Oladipo goes that high. Also think Goodwin will make his way into the lottery.
With the Oladipo pick it has more so to do with BPA & need with where they are picking.
I have no idea why you think Oladipo will be the best player available at #4...he's a defense first slasher with no jump shot. I don't understand the Oladipo love. I generally think lottery picks shouldn't be spent on 6'4" guys who you don't have to guard if they are beyond 15' from the basket.
Beal and Waiters both 6 4 at best both top 4? Olidipo has got good momentum right now. 4 is possible
That factor alone helps his case even more.
i think its okay, looks nice, but as for my personal opinions...
-oladipo at phoenix could work out, but i'm not that comfortable with him next to dragic who is more of a scoring point guard. oladipo is the kind of wing who can be productive without getting in your way, and the suns already have those in Jared Dudley and Wes Johnson. think they could use someone who can create his own shot on a more consistent basis just to give the team a different dynamic they dint have this past season.
-sac could gamble on pairing Bennet with Cousins but i dont see how Anthony complements DeMarcus more than Thomas Robinson did.
-with okc, i can see the alure of pairing a tall point guard next to westbrook so that russel can play his natural position more, but the thunder already have a young point guard with great size and length in Reggie Jackson. with Jeremy Lamb as a back-up shooting guard, they are kind of set with a young back-court to come of the bench. i'd rather they use this pick in a big they can develop more. i think Adams would be a good fit here.
-i think portland will also go with a ready to contribute bigman. theyve been looking for a back-up for Aldridge for a while and can use this pick to get him. Olynyk and Plumlee are my top candidates for the blazers.
-brooklyn i think will go international since they may take a prospect and stash him over-seas. as far as positions go, i think they will look towards small forwards who may be able to replace gerald walalce in 3 years time. center is another area i can see them going with as far as prospects go. i just dont see doug having that much upside to develop into the kind of player they need, nor can he bring to the table more than what Teletovic already does.
-interesting to see if OKC will be the team to take a shot at Gianis since they already have PJ3 who brings simillar aspects as a prospect to the table. length, mobility, ball handling, passing.
-every other pick i get or agree with, at least to a certain degree.
When it comes to OKC it seems like they are loaded at the 2 4 5 spots. MCW is a guy they don't have to play in a hurry, they can stash him in the D-League for a while.
In Portland the 1 & 2 are already log jammed with players that don't even play. It makes a little sense to me that they would go after a 3 or 4 in the draft, I chose GRIII initially but I will make a change shortly since he is returning.
Every thing you've said about Brooklyn sums us up to a T. I can see us stashing away a foreigner, but right now we need to make an impact at the 3 spot. I'm not too much worried about the 5 spot, I can deal with Blatche as the backup.
I can't see Gorgui Dieng not going in the first round.