- A team with Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings will never be successful.
- Hairston could easily fall to the end of the first due to character concerns.
I don't like Jennings nor J Smith's approach, but they are talented NBA starter level players. With an emerging talent like Drummond, and decent young players like Caldwell-Pope and Monroe... those guys with some decent FA and some half decent coaching could be improved. Look at the East.. There is no way you could tell me that team can't be more competitive based off of two players.
I think Detroit will be better next season. If we get that pick this year, it will be the #9th or 10th pick. It probably won't be that good in 2015.
Detroit Pick: Gary Harris / James Young / Nick Stauskas
Portland Pick: Cleanthony Early / PJ Hairston / Zach Lavine / KJ McDaniels / Clint Capela
We seem to be very much on the same page so far this offseason.. Tho I feel we have a better shot at Early, Hairston or LaVine with Detiots pick than we would with Portland's. Those guys are all fringe lotto picks imo. I like Young and Stauskas a lot as well, but I could see them both fall a bit. McDaniels feels too much like MKG for me right now, but I like him as a player.