flow wrote:Crymson wrote:Uncle Mxy wrote:You hope that Weaver would've drafted better than Ellenson -- Brogdon or Siakam, perhaps -- but that was a lousy draft.
Malik Beasley and Caris LeVert were selected immediately after Ellenson. Either of those would have been excellent value on the #18 pick.
I've always wondered who SVG planned on drafting before Ellenson fell to him.
I cannot imagine. The man was absolutely without any competence as a drafter. It did not help that Jeff Bower, the nominal general manager, himself had an extensive history of failure in the draft.
SVG was completely out of touch with the evolution of the NBA, as evidenced by his fundamental failures in coaching, personnel management, and drafting all. And he was almost as bad at developing talent as he was at identifying it. Dinwiddie was his one and only hit in the draft, and, by Dinwiddie's account, SVG neither made any significant effort toward developing him nor paid him much attention at all.
The man was simply unfit for every facet of his job. His tenure was an infuriating series of one mistake after another.