1 Edwards - Highest upside and trade value. FO HAVE to be patient with his development and give him minutes (at least 25)
2 Wiseman - I swear to God if he is available if Edwards is picked and they skip over him
3 Deni - If we want a back up PG he has the highest ceiling to cover that role although he is more of a SF/PF
4 Saddiq Bey - High floor, IQ, Length and shooting and some playmaking
5 Desmond Bane - Very high Floor, Fits right into our system, shows effort, playmaking, IQ and extreme hardworker. [Weaknesses: Quickness, average-above average athleticism, Age? (he just turned 22 June for a senior), length (he's 6'5 with 6'4 ws)]
Some players on the cusp I wouldn't mind but heavily prefer the ones above:
Devin Vassell - How much of his shot will translate? About mid floor but has decent ceiling. Would he have the patience and Work ethic to realize it? FO will have to be very patient with him and give him more time and minutes compared to our previous failed picks. more suited to guard 1-3s, 4s if he adds any strength.
Tyrese Haliburton - Idk about him. Analysts, gs writers and blog boys love him alot. If the FO think his shot will translate then fine. Just don't pick him top 5 (7-10 maybe)
Patrick Williams - Similar to Vassel's analysis (lower floor) but he is the youngest person out of every one I've mentioned and he will require the most amount of time. Would he have the patience and Work ethic to realize his potential? Funny enough they (him and Vassel) played on the same team. He is more suited to guard 2-4 with some small ball 5. Could guard 1s if he becomes quicker somehow.
Aaron Nesmith - Probably need to study a lot more film. But his ability to self create is zero-minimal. If he is in our system and we feed him the ball in open areas he will be a force to reckon with. If we give him time and teach him he might develop above average defense and maybe start later when our core ages.
I still believe the Warriors board is close to this. Bane and Bey are probably not top 5 but 2 of Williams, Haliburton, Nesmith, Vassell and Bey are in there. Also I've said it before in another post but if the FO want what happened in the finals to repeat itself they will draft someone that cannot shoot and has to earn a consistent jumper. That's why I have high floor skilled players over guys like Okoro, Okongwu, Precious etc even if I think they like them as well.
They are especially Bob is watching the playoffs right now. Blazers did well and took a game off the lakers but have struggled since. Mainly because they have no one else scoring consistently and their bench is very very bad and putting the ball in the basket and they are undersized unironically even though they have Nurk, Whiteside and Wenyen. Raptors have 5+ players that can create for themselves and put up 20+ each, they swept the Nets, Mavs have some few defensive guys but what's surprising is the clippers are everyone favorites to win it all, yet the mavs with their 2nd best player out, with their best player on a bum ankle tied the series 2-2 because they have several skilled offensive players on their roster to make up for not an elite defense. Even if Clippers are missing patbev? and they have at least 4 people that can give you 20, the mavs just have more, and have a better coach lmao
I really don't care how good defensively you are, if you have very subpar offense or are undersized, I'm lower on you than a 3 point shooting only specialist with size and passing with 0 defense