Nerlens Noel vs. Ben McLemore vs. Shabazz Muhammed.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:51 AM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:26 PM
FWIW, as much as I like McLemore, I'm all in on the Anthony Bennett plus Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:31 PM
Plus, every time I watch Len play he impresses me more. He plays great defense on the pick and roll, and I think his offensive game is going to take off once out of the Maryland system. I dont think he has the mindset to be a 20 ppg type player, but his game is so well rounded and just seems meant for the NBA
Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:52 PM
Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:01 AM
Anyone changed feelings over two months?
Well, I still feel that Shabazz is the best scorer in the draft and I would take him over McLemore. However, I am all aboard the Noel bandwagon and have been for a good month or so. We need that good inside presence on defense. We need better rebounding. We need someone that can set picks for Kemba and roll to the basket. Look what McRoberts has done for us since he's arrived... he's made us a much better team, and that's by adding just one big who has solid offense and makes solid rotations on defense.
My only issue is if we draft Noel... what about Biz? His progress in the 2nd half has been pretty good.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:29 AM
Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:16 PM
Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:20 PM
he the closest thing to a sure thing in this draft.
I was on the McLemore bandwagon until the tourney. It appears he can go wallflower, no killer instinct.
wouldn't mind him with 3rd pick, be a tough call on the second.
Bazz? I don't know. I think he'll be a good player, but I don't know about picking him with 1 or 2.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:54 PM
Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:56 PM
Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:12 AM
In this scenario we don't really have a need for another shooting guard like McLemore, but we do need a PF, so Noel fits the bill. But a good alternative might Bazz because he can play both the SG and SF position, which could keep both Hendo and MKG on their toes to keep improving and performing to a high standard.
If we don't keep Hendo then I'd rank them: 1. McLemore, 2. Noel, 3. Bazz
In this scenario I would think that our shooting guard position would be the better void to fill. I like McLemore and think he would make a good addition, and perhaps a better one than Bazz. For the PF we could always bring back McRoberts and draft a PF later, or go into free agency and try to persuade one of Al Jefferson, Millsapp, or another PF free agent to come here. Though I guess we could still draft Noel and go for a guard like Monta Ellis in free agency, though some debate his actual worth.
My preferred pick?
Nerlens Noel. Sure he will be coming off a knee injury, but hopefully he bounces back. The guy has the right size and ability to make an impact at PF. Plus, if Biz doesn't work out as we want, but Noel does, then we could move him to center.