sunsbg wrote: Ghost of Kleine wrote:
You're not wrong of course!
The thing with this particular draft class is that despite not having much IF ANY elite hyped prospects, The draft is actually littered pretty heavily with really solid Fringe/ rotation/ starter and even potential core level players. And many individual prospects have their own unique elite aspects to their game. This draft is actually very thick with highly underrated potential " Hidden Gems" that in the right situations, could quite possibly contribute on par with starting caliber players. And a few even actually have genuine All star level potential.
The key in this respective draft, is to properly identify those prospects whose skillsets/ unique elite attributes, would equate to a solid to high level contributor. This draft is absolutely perfect for adding real depth and mid- high level contributors. For my part, I still believe that we should address our bench depth in key critical areas, At a premium value, by adding a couple of these respective prospects that possesse those elite skills/ abilities to bolster our bench and starting 5. Then we look to add a really solid veteran in free agency, And then finally make our "Big Splash " next summer in the epically loaded 2021 free agency, AND target a potential ELITE 3rd star player in the insanely deep 2021 draft.
With Booker and Ayton already onboard the team should try to double on the chance to get another star or at least add a depth.
The top players in 2021 draft may be somewhat of a sure thing, but after that you look at the comparison of a player on one site and it's Dwayne Wade lite, on another he's a 2nd rounder - Doug Christie. Obviously a professional scout should have a better picture if it's one or the other, but it's still not easy.
In 2020 draft I would probably try to get a player with high potential like Pokusevski while obtaining another pick.
You're of course right, In that as with all drafts, You hope to properly identify and secure the prospects with the highest potential. But also, Hopefully that prospect will have a skillset or unique attribute that will allow that prospect to contribute right away too, And be an optimal fit for that respective team as well. Luckily for us, This particular draft, is deep outside of the lottery, And even well into the 2nd round with prospects that can very likely be solid rotation/ starter/ or even core level contributors.
With respect to that, My big board of the top prospects that should be available to us at pick 10 or later in a (trade back scenario) and with respect to potential team fit and high outcome are: Point Guard
1- Kira Lewis. *** Dennis Schroder/ Lou Williams?
2- Grant Riller
*** Deron Williams/ Fred Van Vleet?
3- Tyrell Terry. *** Steph Curry/ Trae Young?
4- Malachi Flynn. *** Steve Nash/ Luke Ridnour?
5- Leandro Bolmero. *** Bigger Goran Dragic/ Bigger Sergio Rodriguez? Wings
1- Deni Avdija. *** Gordon Hayward/ Danny Granger?
2- Devin Vassell. *** Robert Covington/ Mikhail Bridges?
3- Aaron Nesmith. *** Michael Redd/ Ray Allen?
4- Tyler Bey. *** Shawn Marion/ Matisse Thybulle?
5- Isaac Okoro. *** Andre Iguodala/ Jimmy Butler. Power Forward
1- Obi Toppin. *** Amare Stoudamire/ Kenyon Martin?
2- Jalen Smith. *** Serge Ibaka/ Thomas Bryant?
3- Aleksev Pokusevski. *** Bigger Andrei Kirilenko / Skinnier Porzingis?
4- Paul Reed. *** Poor man's Paschall Siakim/ Better defensive Stromile Swift?
5- Reggie Perry. *** Bam Adebayo 2.0/ Poor man's Chris Webber? Center
1- Daniel Oturu. *** Al Jefferson ( offense/ Joel Embiids' (defense).
2- Vernon Carey. *** A rich man's Kennedy Meeks/ Thicker and stronger better offensive Derrick Coleman?
3- Xavier Tillman. *** Al Horford/ Bigger Draymond Green?
4- Zeke Nnaji. *** Channing Frye/ Meyers Leonard?
5- Nik Richard's. *** Javale McGee/ Jarrett Allen?
So all in all, I think we can quite possibly add tremendous positional depth and strengthen our bench at a very low cost, IF we add another pick or trade back in the draft. This is how we optimize draft value, Whilst maintaining critical cap flexibility.