Fischella wrote:Like it or not the best pick for this team is Noel.
And I dont really like the prospect but, it's the need right now, defense and motor from Center position that could affect the whole team effort.
An SF could be nice too, I'd like to pick between Noel and Poythress.
NBADraft.net are nuts, there's no way Poythress fall out of the top5.
This far into the season, none of the players really blow my socks off in the draft. We can get the same quality of player in the 8-10 range that we can get in the 2-4.
I'm not a fan of Archie Goodwin in the college game. He's like all of Russell Westbrook's worst aspects rolled into one player. A hyperbole, but I dislike his reckless play at times.
Noel is a great shot blocker, but he still gets pushed around the paint. He probably wouldn't last in the NBA at his weight.
Where ever we are in the draft, I hope Smart and McLemore falls to our range. I like Smart's potential as a point guard. For a freshman, he's doing a pretty good job leading OKSTs offense. He plays like a senior.
And I haven't seen McLemore play yet, but TheLead knows what he's talking about and he has received exceptionally high praise for his play so I'll take his word for it.
I don't know if I'd take McLemore over Shabazz just yet, because Shabazz is mechanically and fundamentally imo the best offensive player in the draft and he has an excellent motor. But, McLemore's game is nothing to sneeze at and I think he's just now starting to realize his potential. McLemore's athleticism could allow him to be a better player.