Re: Your Celtics 2014 top 10 picks
posted at 4/24/2014 12:55 PM EDT
1.) Wiggins - Extreme upside, already has skills as a slasher, needs to be more consistent shooter and a post game. Future all-star.
2.) Embiid - 7-footers that can move like that don't exist. Rare commodity. Not number one because of back issue. Extremely fluid given size and experience.
3.) Parker - Very Paul Pierce-y. Good IQ and shooter. Hungry, determined. High character and motor. Trimming down a bit will help him dramatically. Most NBA ready.
4.) Exum - Combination of size, speed, agility, and versatility. Good defender with good ball skills. I believe if he worked with Ron Adams he could be a good shooter.
5.) Randle - Celtics really don't NEED him, but he has some amazing skills that really intrigue me. His wingspan is an issue, but hes an animal on the low post.
6.) Gordon - I think the Celtics will actually draft him if they are 5-7. Interesting potential. Already a great defensive player, high motor, good IQ, team guy. Lot's of what DA wants.
7.) Smart - A refined jumper would make him a top-4 lock. Super athlete, loves to slash, not always the best decision maker though. Really an undersized defense first 2-guard.
8.) Vonleh - Size and length combo are right on for a stretch-4. Not sold he could play C unless he really bulks up. Great shooter, good motor, sloppy hands. Really raw, but upside of a guy like Bosh. Rashard Lewis could be more likely though.
9.) Anderson - Most unique skill set of all. Stat sheet filler. Could be another PG to put on the Celtics roster. Could be a part of the all-IQ team.
10.) Young - Gets the nod over Harris because of his length at 2-guard position. Very similar numbers to Harris in 2014, a full year younger, but is 6'7". Could be Afflalo or Austin Rivers. One of the riskiest picks in the draft IMO. Higher ceiling than Harris.