payitforward wrote:Hey Ken -- I'm older than you! Probably a lot older. Maybe old enough to be your Father (if I got started early! ). But, I'm not a veteran, & I've never had to spend a night in a homeless shelter.
You seem to be a resilient human being, which is admirable. You've been tested by experience, & you've come through as a whole person. I admire you for that.
On this board, you're thoughtful, fair-minded, & open. Doesn't mean you're always right. No one's always right. Then again, no one's keeping score! As you say in your signature, "RealGM is for fun."
Here's one thing I'm pretty sure you are right about: Jalen Smith is almost certain be be a better pro than Rui Hachimura. Rui is a nice kid, of course. & he looks like he can play in the NBA. But, Smith posted really outstanding numbers at Maryland this year. & took a big jump too -- which is a positive indicator.
If we traded down & got him around where he is projected on most mock drafts, we'd be doing extremely well (all the more in that a trade down would bring us another pick as well).
pif, I want to extend to you more than a simple thanks -- you're thoughts mean the world to me. Bless you, sir!