Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:
bsilver wrote:Jared Butler looked fantastic for Utah tonight, but we got Todd and Holiday. Could have turned that 23rd pick into some good prospects.
If you are familiar with my posts over the years you might recall that I was very huge on draft predictions back in the day. When I think about Jared Butler I actually remember the draft with Steph Curry. Jonny Floyd and Ricky Rubio were also in that draft....
(Make that Jonny Flynn not Jonny Floyd)
Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:...Washington under a previous GM decided that one year of veterans Randy Foye and Mike Miller was their best move and opted not to draft either player.
Oh, it was way worse than that.
After all, even if you whiffed on Steph, you could at least have gotten Demar DeRozan (9). Or Jrue Holiday (17). Or Taj Gibson (26). Or Patrick Beverly (42). Or Danny Green (46).
Plus, you forgot to mention the name of the #2 pick in that draft. Anybody know it off hand? I do. He's my poster boy for how hard it is to pick accurately. Along with the guy who went #60 only 2 years later.
& it is that bad every single year. Take a look at 2010, when we got lucky & snagged the #1 pick. The first 8 picks that year were: John Wall, Evan Turner, Derrick Favors, Wesley Johnson, DeMarcus Cousins, Ekpe Udoh, Greg Monroe & Al Farouq Aminu.
Thing is... the guy taken 9th was better than all of them. & the 10th player taken was better than the guy taken 9th!
& who was the best player taken after that guy? You could make an argument that it was the guy who went #40. It sure wasn't the guy who went #12.
I'd be willing to bet there isn't a single person on this Board who can name all 4 of those players without looking online to see who they were.
Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:...(Steph was THE NO BRAINER pick... This draft Jared Butler was the no brainer.
Butler might turn out great. One thing is for absolutely sure: past the #3 pick, the list of guys in order of how good they become will be almost completely unrelated to where they were chosen.
Remember -- if you don't like the post above: blame Doc not me.