Re: what is our #1 need?
posted at 3/24/2014 7:18 PM EDT
In response to MitchUnderpants' comment:
In response to kaktug's comment:
is it a legit 7-foot center who can defend the rim and rebound?
is it a legit 2 who can hit from deep and space the floor?
is it a 3 who is more consistent and more of a scoring threat night in/night out?
i believe we are set (as is) at the 1 and the 4. trades can change any of that. i believe we have a serviceable 3. therefore, i think we need a 5 or a 2 more than anything else. i like bradley at the 2, but i like him off the bench. i don't think he's a legit enough scorer to be our starter at the 2, although he has certainly made strides. maybe that leaves me thinking that the 5 is by far our biggest need, with the other positions serviceable but certainly upgradable.
all of that said, do we go all in on a guy like embiid if we're confident in his health, maybe even moving up to take him if necessary?
For once, I agree. We're totally set at the 1 and 4. We have a servicable 3. What shall we do?
I'd pass on Embiid. His back's busted because he's a complete push-over. WCS, the poorman's Embiid, is also a lightweight. Can't picture either of them as a franchise C.
I agfree about passing on Embiid and I'm not in love with any other Center.
We have 2 first round picks coming up and then we have 10 draft picks in next couple of years. Maybe we could trade a few for an Omer Asik and some other Vets to play with our other 2 first round picks and Rondo, Sully, Oly, Bradley etc. I'd unload Wallace, if possible, and Bass and Green too. I believe any of the rookie forwards we draft to sub for Oly & Sully will be better that these 3 players. I like Hump but feel he'll be gone. Then hope to draft a Center next year !!!
Can someone answer me this: if we draft a player who is a not a senior and declares eligibility and then decides to stay in school, do we keep the pick until the player graduates or can we trade the pick etc.