We took the exact guy I said we should avoid... and I dont have advanced analytic software, lol. We took Biz. Who did we miss out on? Klay Thompson. Kawhi Leonard. Nikola Vucevic. Kenneth Faried, among others... those are HUGE misses when looking at what Biz is right now. You can't miss like that.
This is the biggest thing to me, personally. Cho seemed absolutely infatuated by Bismack, and I'm not entirely sure why. Sure, the guy is super athletic, but he was raw as hell as a basketball player and still is. He was a gigantic project to take with that pick. And that's not just an "in hindsight" observation. I went to the draft party at Time Warner that night and everyone around me wanted Kemba and Kawhi. EVERYONE. These are fans we're talking about, not experts with all this analytic magic. Had we done that, there's no need to draft MKG and we probably end up drafting Drummond. So now you're talking about a core of Kemba, Kawhi and Drummond, which is pretty damn nice. Does he still take Zeller in this scenario? Probably, because he had the "Bismack Crush" on him too. But even in that instance, we don't need to offer Big Al his big contract because now we have two promising young big guys down low and a ton of cap room. I feel like the poor drafting has really derailed the rebuilding movement.