I've seen the GS Warriors linked to Stephen Curry, Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans, Johnny Flynn, DeMar DeRozan, and even Gatorade protector Terrence Williams.
What we need is a distributing point guard that can get everyone else involved, and, as always, a good big man. Big men are rare in this draft, point guards aren't...so to fill the need, who should we draft?
I'm hoping we don't play stupid and draft another wing/another ballhog, so (hopefully) Evans, DeRozan, Curry, and Williams are out. I think we should choose between Jennings and Flynn. Thoughts?
Definitely get jenings if he's still there
Evans could be a great PG. I would take Jennings though. Evans would be my second choice. Tyreke would have no problems running the show in an uptempo offense like Golden States.
Calipari shifted Evans to the point midway through the season, right? From what isn't naturally a pg, and looks to get his own shot...I mean, I'm not saying he's a bad player, I just think he'd be a better fit elsewhere (as a shooting guard?)
The NBA comparisons aren't particularly credible, but they compare him to Larry Hughes/Jamal Crawford. We tried it with J. Crawford last year, it didn't really work.
Evans is a much better ballhandler and passer than both of those guys. Yeah Evans moved over to PG midway through the season.
Evans played much better at pg. He needs the ball in his hands.
OK, I would concede that he can be a PG, and that he might be a better passer than Crawford/Hughes, but is he a pass first PG, a guard who would look up to set his teammates first? 'Cause the Warriors have enough shooters/guys who look for their own shots...Ellis, Jackson, Maggette, Azubuike, Crawford (if he doesn't opt out), Morrow...?
Evans isnt the best pick for them. They have too many 1 on 1 players. He is a decent distibutor but not as good as other guys that will be available.
I wouldn't say he is a pass first PG but then again he isn't a selfish player either. Evans is good at penetrating, excellent finisher. Obviously he has great size and can play great defense. I think he could bring some unique skills to the table that the Warriors don't have.
burningflood- I'm guessing you are a Golden State fan??? The Warriors aren't my favorite team but I like them. Anthony Randolph and Bradon Wright are two of my favorite players in the league.
They're not a great team, but they're fun to watch.
I know Maynor is a huge reach, so maybe they could trade down to get him. IMO, he is the best leader in this draft. He lacks the athleticism that Jennings and Flynn has but I really think Maynor would be a better fit for Golden State.
Nobody talks about DeJuan Blair, but he doesn't have to dominate the ball to dominate the game. The Warriors need some toughness and rebounding, even if it doesn't fit their "style".
Warriors are my second favorite team. Whenever the Knicks arent on League Pass I watch them. I also like to watch the rookies and keep tabs on Gerald Green.
Ford has them taking Holiday if anybody cares,
I think Jrue would be a great pick at 7 also.
Yeah I'm one of the people that think he can be a solid NBA PG. Maybe not an all-star but a good starter.
I am not sold on him...I thought he didn't really play PG in high school, and then didn't play PG at UCLA? What makes him so good, other than size and potential?
Good passer, very solid rebounder for a guard, can defend multiple positions, smart, unselfish, team player, great attitude.....
Averaged 9pts 4reb 4ast 2steals in only 27minutes of playing time at UCLA as a Freshman
His game reminds me of Duhon with alot more potential and much bigger. He can be a solid starter.
So Holiday-the solid starter, or Jennings-the swing and hit a possible home run? I personally think Jennings has more to offer, just because people say he has attitude problems...from what I read on ESPN, I think he might have matured a lot more than people give him credit for.
Whatever's best, I'm sure the Warriors will end up messing up come Draft night...we'll probably end up selecting Mr. Gatorade Protector, T-Will.
T-Will is a good player but no way he gets drafted in the lottery.
the warriors will look into researching before drafting. like i said in my mock the warriors will take a hard look at curry, and see that hes not the type of player who could fit in any system, and hes not a point guard. because if they let nelson go and lets say hire avery johnson. i have a hard time believing general would play curry starter mintues, unless hes backing up monta which would be dumb consider that they drafting a a backup with the seven pick. then they will look at jeenings but his attitude would not sit well with nelson. so i would say they go with flynn. unless jennings proves to them hes capable of playing the right way and not throwin fits.
that they get tyreke evans. i know people keep saying the same 'ol stuff :he can't shoot, he's not a true pg, blah blah blah. it's Don Nelsons' system. there is no true pg in his system! i personally think he's perfect. He's tall, he LIKES to play defense (something the warriors other than stack jack can't even spell), shooting is something that can be developed (i.e, Trevor Ariza) and people keep forgetting, when Memphis went undefeated or 29-1 last season guess who was running the point? that's right, tyreke evans.