posted at 5/21/2014 5:58 PM EDT
"Vonleh won't be there at 6, but might be at 5."
Well, it depends.
Plenty of mock drafts have him available at 6, here's one:
The point is that this is a deep enough draft that there will be a very good player available at 6, if Ainge chooses well.
You mention the Heat wins, but we also had some incredible losses late in the year to really bad teams.
IMO there is not a big dropoff between the 5 and the 6 pick in this draft, so getting all worked up about a Heat win is a bit silly.
Tanking was hard this year because so many teams were terrible.
The dropoff in this draft is from number 3 to 4 IMO.
Don't forget some of the GMs ahead of us have not shown themselves to be very draft savvy....good players can fall too
Though you never know till a couple years go by.
The six pick is a good asset.
posted at 5/21/2014 6:12 PM EDT
Do you think the always cost-conscious Grizzlies might offer Marc Gasol for the No. 6 pick and some players? Then the Celtics could sign Pau Gasol as a free agent, let the brothers play together along with Rondo and be a solid contender in the East.
posted at 5/21/2014 7:01 PM EDT
He may not be my 1st choice I worry he is to small to play 5 but its possible he becomes a good player.
posted at 5/21/2014 11:00 PM EDT
The big question is whether Vonleh IS better than Julius Randle
IS he ?
I still say Ainge will try to move up with the Brooklyn pick to score TWO of the top 10 players in the draft.
Any scenario that lands BOTH Marcus Smart and either Vonleh or Randle is the best case scenario......absolutely worth keeping both these picks, even better idea to try to move up with the Brooklyn Pick......
posted at 5/25/2014 10:20 AM EDT