They do, but there's still a risk. Before the season kicked off a few people had the Memphis pick around the 9-13 range. I don't think I'd take Porter there if he was healthy ahead of guys like Doumbouya, Gafford, Bassey, Garland or Tre Jones
I like Porter's potential. He's very skilled. His problem was that he wasn't in good shape. He wasn't very muscular and had a high % of body fat. He was young for his year though as he reclassed going to college early to play with his brother. I think he's an interesting guy to potentially use a pick on if either the Memphis or Clippers pick conveys this year.Even after tearing his ACL and MCL? I feel as if the MEM pick would be way too high to be gambled on a guy like Porter
Yeah, guys recover from that well now. We're talking about a late lottery to mid first round pick for a skilled near 7 footer who can shoot.
I'm honestly not familiar with those guys. The couple of mock drafts I've seen have him in that range and I liked what I saw from Porter last year. Looking forward to the college season. With so many potential first round picks, it will be fun to watch.
Of the guys I listed, I like Doumbouya, Gafford and Bassey the most. Gafford and Bassey are both long big men (both are 6'10"-6'11" with 7'2" or so wingspans), and I liked what I saw from Gafford at Arkansas a bit more than what I saw from Porter.
Doumbouya is a gamble, as the competition he's been up against isn't as elite as the guys Doncic was torching at the same age, but he's a long athletic wing, and is 17 until Christmas or so.
Hopefully the debates are more focused around who we'll take at #2