I actually agree with you. At the time we needed a pg and a big man. May was always healthy in college and looked like he could do pretty good in the NBA. You never know in the NBA if guys are gonna pan out so there is no point on bitching about past picks. I never really felt Raymond would be very good in the NBA but i guess he was the best option at the point for us. Dont remember all the point guards in that draft but at 5 i think he was the best.
May wasnt healthy at all in college. He had knee and weight problems the first 2 years at Carolina. He lost some weight and got in shape, thanks to Roy Williams, which allowed him to have a very good championship year. May has a ton of skills but zero work ethic and that should have been a huge red flag. Think Derrick Coleman light.
Felton was ranked as the 3rd PG prospect in that draft on everyones board. There was debate between Paul and Williams on which would be the best PG, but Felton was always ranked behind those 2 guys.
I agree that Felton had to be the pick at 5 being the chips fell like they did. I. howerver, thought he would be a better pro than he has turned out to be. I always knew Williams and Paul would be better than Felton but not by this much.
Edited by Wanderlai, 11 December 2008 - 05:08 PM.