getrichordie wrote:bondom34 wrote:getrichordie wrote:Spoiler:
I'm not agreeing with the pick at all, I was simply trying to convey what Presti might have been thinking when taking Ferguson. It's not that deep.
So he was drafting someone who didn't seem likely to be as good a defender as the guy who he didn't pick because of an aging point guard?
That still makes no sense at all. If he wanted defensive upside he'd take OG. Or honestly quite a few other players instead of the skinny guy who didn't look like a good defender. It was a classic guy who had no discernible skills Presti pick.
I agree that it doesn't make sense. Hindsight is always 20/20 and maybe OG's injury had something to do with his evaluation, so I can't answer as to why Presti definitively selected Ferguson. The only thing I can think of is tools. We know Presti loves his athletes so it fits his M.O. Maybe he thought he would get stronger or provided more of a 3&D game than Anunoby did. No idea. Simply speculating as to why he chose Ferguson.
Him being a dreadful fit on a roster that needed shooting and having no discernible defensive ability would seem to contradict that speculation. Basically if the idea was they needed defense because of Westbrook (on a roster with Paul George and Roberson) then they should have taken someone who projected as a good defender. The speculation makes no sense.