Blue_and_Whte wrote:Orlando needs to draft Marcus Smart. After watching McElmore play more and more I hope the Cats pick him first. Smart is overall more skilled imo, better passer, higher IQ, more creative off the dribble and apt to getting to the FT line.
Just seems like McElmore's ceiling is Jamal Crawford, not a bad thing,but not great. I just get that kinda vibe from watching him play. Smart has the build and skill of a Harden type player, don't flame me not saying it's a lock but he plays like him a little.
EDIT: I'm also intrigued with Bennett he's super skilled, high IQ, and a good feel for the game. He and Smart seem like "Hennigan guys". Not to mention his power game, shooting touch, rebounding and defensive potential, along with his ridiculous 7'1 wing span. I'm still leaning towards a playmaker on the wings but I also wouldn't be mad if we ended up with Bennett.
Noel is overrated as I've said on numerous occassions. No offensive game, can't hit free throws, super athletic, great defender. Sounds familiar. Noel = Tyrus Thomas I'm sticking to that unless he proves me wrong. More is needed from a projected top 3 pick.
just from watching highlights and youtube 'scouting' clips, all 3 of Smart, McLemore and Bazz look like they can be real contributors. i think it will be a successful draft if we can walk away with one of them.
one thing that really impresses me about McLemore is his ability to absorb contact, but still get good shots off. It really reminds me of Dwayne Wade. not saying he will be Wade 2.0, but that skill reminds me of him.
Smart just looks all out solid in every way. good eyes, good vision, hustles on defense, great size.
Bazz is the one i'm least impressed with, but i still think he's got potential. he doesn't seem to move well off the ball (he'll run to get himself open, but it's not always to the benefit of the team, can often just lead to a one on one opportunity for him), but he's still got a solid knack for scoring.
i would be very excited if we could land McLemore or Smart, and i trust Hennigan to pick the best of those two prospects, too.