Re: Chad Ford Mock draft 4.0 - C's with Muhammad
posted at 6/5/2013 4:09 PM EDT
In response to rameakap's comment:
In response to BiggerThanMyBrady's comment:
Based on the guys Chad Ford has left, I'd be thrilled with Shabazz falling to Boston. Jamaal Franklin is a guy I really like. High motor. Led his team basically in every statistical category. I'd be okay with him too. Gobert is really raw, and Boston already has a project in Melo. Giannis is just as raw, faced mediocre competition, but is EXTREMELY intriguing. Lots of size and length. Good top speed, but takes a bit to get there (first step isn't great). Ricky Ledo is unproven. Sergey is interesting. Watched some of his highlights this morning. Very good passer for a guy that size and that young. Quick jumper. I know most people want the C's to draft a big, but I'm not a huge fan of Dieng. Certainly has some ability, but I don't think he's a game changer. Shabazz has a much higher ceiling. Olynyk is pretty intriguing. Huge jump this year at Gonzaga. Can really stretch the floor for a 7-footer. I'd prolly pick him over Dieng.
Agree with most of this.
Olynyk would be good for a contender with a defensive minded Center, like what Boston ran out there the last 2 seasons. He'd like a Krstic. If we are rebuilding i don't want him though. he'd a liability on D and a rotation/backup player at best. Dieng is the same player only a defense as his strength type.
Both guys whould help plug a 10-15 minute a game hole for a contender. Both are 23 and limited on one side of the ball.
If Muhammad is gone than Karasev would be a great move. We need smart players who can play on both sides of the ball and if he averaged 18 points in Russia at age 19 while being compared to Kukoc, that is pretty impressive. I bet you Krstic didn't average 18 in Russia last year.
Muhammad gets compared to guys like Nick Young (b/c they are both 6'6" selfish shooters) and Delonte West (both lefties with questionable attitudes/mental make-ups). While I think his ceiling is big enough to wasil;y warrent taking him at 16, I'd still be nervous we'd get another Gerald Green or Kederick Brown bust.
Lot's of good stuff here. I think we're both on the same page (which might be a first for me on this forum). I was turned onto Karasev this morning and was extremely impressed with his tape the first time through. I was expecting another AK-47, but he's definitely a different animal. Smooth jumper, good mechanics, but I will admit I didn't get a chance to see his range (not sure if there was any in the tape or if I missed it because I was still in awe of his passing ability). His mechanics look like they would translate to the three-point line. I wouldn't be disappointed with the pick.
I like the Gerald Green comp for Muhammed, but he's a better shooter. Similar athleticism though. Nick Young is what the scouts are comparing him too, and I wouldn't mind if he panned out that way. I would probably go Muhammed, pending who is still on the board.
I am a firm believer of taking best player available here since most of the big men in this draft are either once sided (Olynyk, Dieng, Whithey) or extremely raw (Gobert, Adams). Top-three I think Boston could hope for at that point, I think, will be Muhammed, Franklin, or Karasev. I'd be happy with any of those guys.