Re: Bill Simmons Thinks Hayward Coming to Boston!
posted at 1/10/2014 10:32 PM EST
In response to makonikyman's comment:
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
"JG for GH? What say you?"
I say absolutely. Utah says - no way. :)
But - certainly possible the Celts will pursue this....
... you can forget Embid like people on here are touting cause he's going no. 1 ) if we can get either Parker or Wiggins to play SF ( I would also sign PP for a 2 yr vet min to school these kids along and play 15/18 mins a nite ) we may have something with a healthy RR.
Not true. Embiid will go no earlier than #5 IMO.
Lets look at the worst teams with the best chance at #1 pick:
If Philly gets the number 1 pick then they will clearly take Parker as they badly need a SF (Parker or Wiggins) and invested an All Star for Noel and let him sit for a year.
Utah has Kantor and Favors so they would likely pick Randle (or Parker or Wiggins).
Sacto has Cousins.
Orlando has Vucivic and has much bigger needs at PF (Randle) and PG (Smart).
The Bucks have a young emerging star in Henson - 12.5 PPG; 8 RPG and 2.5 BPG!! at Center.
Charlotte invested and committed to Big Al, but could take Embiid to develop.
and The Celtics... could pick Embiid. but the Celtics need players not projects. It would be tough to pass on Parker and Smart if also on the board. I take Parker, Smart then Embiid in that order if I'm Danny.
So the only way I see Embiid going earlier than #5, is if some team who desparately needs a Center makes a trade for the pick.