BobbieL wrote:49erhokie wrote:Bogyo wrote:
Let's agree to disagree on this one. Pick BPA, figure out the rest later, especially if the difference is pretty glaring as in this case.
But what if that's not his BPA. We all get caught up on mocks and what so called "experts" say should be the draft order but at the end of the day the FO's are the ones out there scouting and determining the fit for the team.
I agree. I mean, the Bulls pick at 4 was Patrick Williams. That seemed to be high. The Celtics picked that kid from Oregon, Pritchard, was he picked too high. Nobody knows what the Suns draft board represents or where they have them ranked. My guess, when Smith was picked, he was BPA on their draft board
I go back to this about James Jones (and crew): Cam Johnson in one year has shown to be a better NBA pro than Josh, Dragan or Jackson ever did. If Jalen Smith is a good NBA pro - it doesn't matter if Jay Bilas would have picked Vassell or Haliburton
Yeah, I liked Smith a lot better than Patrick Williams. And about taking BPA...I'm sure Jones and company DID take the BPA on their board. You think they said "Hey, lets take the guy we think is 5th best here."