In response to SFBostonFan's comment:
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 agree about passing on Embiid and I am not in love with any other Center choices.
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 also another Vet or two to play with our other 2 first round picks this year 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.
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.
I believe that once a player declares for the draft and signs with an agent he can no longer play NCAA basketball.....and the team owns his rights until the next draft...someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's the rule