1 -Cleveland – Heck, they just need a coach and they should be off and running away from the lottery at least. Now if your them with the number one pick, and 3 others to boot (1, 19, 31, & 33), Who do you draft? Many say this dra...
1 -Cleveland – Heck, they just need a coach and they should be off and running away from the lottery at least. Now if your them with the number one pick, and 3 others to boot (1, 19, 31, & 33), Who do you draft? Many say this draft has no superior players, but its stacked with a depth of starters and solid back ups. Cleveland has Irving PG, Waiters SG, Vorejao C, Thompson PF, and Zeller C.
Top draft picks are Noel C, McLemore SG, Porter SF, Burke PG, Aladipo SG/SF, Zeller C, McCollum PG, Len C, Bennet PF. So other than depth, or an All Star, they really only need a SF. First pick in the 2013 Draft = Otto Porter. Unless they trade down, or feel that Noel or McLemore are All Stars it has to be Porter. The good thing for them is they also need a back up PG, which many should be available for any of their other picks. If Cleveland is in the lottery the next few yrs, then they will be story line of why the lottery doesnt work……
2 – Orlando – They own the 2nd and 51st picks. They need lots of help. They have some solid players but no All Stars. I can see the taking what they consider best available out of Noel or McLemore.
3 – Washington – They have Wall and Beal, but are in big need of help in the front court. I can see them drafing best big available. Funny thing is, they dont need to be this high to land a good big. Noel, Zeller, or Bennet come off the board here.
4 – Charlotte – wont be crying at this time as they need help in the Front court and unless you see a trade, Charlotte takes the best big available at this time. Likely Zeller or Noel. The Bobcats already have 4 guards in Walker, Henderson, Gordon, and Sessions. Charlotte only has one pick in this draft, and may decide to trade down to gather a few more, could be an interesting spot to watch.
5 – Phoenix – Need help badly. Who knows, they could go with best available or trade it away. My guess is if McClemore is here the gobble him up with out much thought..
6 – New Orleans – I would Guess Burke or Oladipo could go at this point.
So, what do you guys think. Does it change some things? Do the top 3 trade down or out? How about the rest of the lottery, its going to be a hard one to call this year.
Now that we are set at 14, 21, and 46 who do you want to draft? Would you be happy to trade up or out? Can we land your favorite guy? Lets see.
14th Caldwell, MCW, or Plumlee could all drop to us. Who do you take of the 3?
21st Adetokoubo, Larkin, Gobert, Hardaway?
46th Kabongo, Jackson, Covington?
I think you take 2 PGs and a SF would be nice. But there are so many combinations of just the players I mentioned. Plumlee, Larkin, Jackson. MCW, Adetokoubo, Jackson. MCW, Larkin, Covington. The combinations are endless. Your turn.