76ciology wrote:Can anyone explain to me why Anthony Edwards should be the first overall pick? His numbers are way not to good enough to be the first overall pick. He looks like an average prospect being given a ridiculously high usage. Same can be said on Lamelo Ball.
he looks the part. Has a good first step. Can shoot theoretically. Can get his own shot...theoretically. Should be able to defend...theoretically. So on paper he is a rather good prospect...however all of its based on if he wants to atm IMO. The Wiggins comparisons are apt...except Edwards atleast seems like he likes to play basketball, its just that he got by on being brolic for his age and it all came so easy it seems...he also pulled a Ben and sleepwalked through the college season. So its really hard to tell IMO.
There are far riskier prospects than him but he's not really exciting and could just be Dion Waiters without the weed habit...which is fine...i guess...but not 1st overall fine yknow?
I go back and forth on whether this draft is weak or not or just that many of the prospects are so boom or bust. Edwards ironically may be one of the few that i could see just being fine...many others its either he's really good or "holy **** you gon get fired" tier....like LaMelo and Wiseman. Ball I can see being really dang good but that shot is just wonky and he might still be a ****....giving him free reign seems like a recipe for disaster. Wiseman, you simply don't have any real tape on. yeah yeah yeah da bigman am dead but thats not it. He seems athletic enough to move in space, has a good looking jumper, and Bam and AD kinda revived the bigman a bit but both guys are so pretty instinctual...and you just don't know that about Wiseman.
Like I said before, I am super glad we aren't in position to have to make a choice higher up. This is one year where being in the middle of the pack pick wise has its advantage.