not terribly encouraging for whomever we pick or for the trade value of the pick if we move it
So basically a worse Ben Simmons? That’s what I see as his trajectory. He’ll obviously be a better shooter, but he’s smaller, a worse athlete, a worse scorer & a worse defender.
What makes you think Ball will be that good? He has the exact same concerns as Lonzo but with worse defence. Melo cannot shoot and has a terrible IQ when it comes to shooting.
In the NBA I’m hoping LaMelo settles into a facilitating role. He has shown an elite passing ability. This coupled with the fact that he has legit wing size ( supposed to be slightly taller and longer then Lonzo) makes for a very interesting player. If he can shoot even slightly better then his brother he is a 6’7 16pt 6rb 7ast per game player.
Not sure he’s a clear cut top prospect at all. He’s worse than Wiseman for me, and probably Edwards too
He isn’t my #1 by a landslide but he is a player who I think succeeds no matter who drafts him. I don’t think this is the case for Wiseman and Edwards.
Also I would agree that the better shooting worse Ben Simmons comp is fair and likely still the best this class has to offer.
The top of this class is going to be really discouraging for a bottom feeding team looking to turn their team around by drafting a franchise player/face of a franchise. This draft just lacks star power.
For the Celtics the Grizz pick is likely to fall in the 12-16 range. This range should yield the Cs a nice group of potential higher ceiling role players to plug in around the Tatum/Brown core.
Some of these players will be off the board but the Celtics could end up wit
a high ceiling Kemba backup with solid to great positional size in
an athletic 3/4 with small ball 5 potential in
another big to plug into a center by committee rotation in
Thoughts on us picking a guy like Okoro? I've heard some really good things about his defence, if he could develop into a top of the pack defensive wing he'd make our defence pretty nasty.
Rockets PG: Westbrook, Rivers, Clemons SG: Harden, Gordon, McLemore
SF: House, Carroll, Caboclo PF: Covington, Green, Williams
C: Tucker, Hartenstein, Bender
Warriors PG: Curry, Jackson, Bowman SG: Thompson, Lee, Poole
SF: Wiggins, Okoro, Anderson PF: Green, Paschall, MKG
C: Looney, Chriss, Smiley