I was happy with the 2 guys we picked - for sure the trade value will depend on the future first pick but as it stands I am pretty happy with Kai Jones' upside. That puts them in a much stronger position in terms of signing free agents in the future like Zeller, Graham, Rosier also if these rookies are solid.
Most of all I am happy our first pick is a legit scorer - the Hornets have drafted "potential" scorers for years so it is nice get a strong scorer and 2 athletic guys that can run with Melo to build around him.
Looks like we replaced Cody, biz, and monk
plumlee likely about the same as Cody, maybe better, maybe not
the UConn guard…not totally sold, but we are done with monk, so I say definitely an upgrade
Texas kid may take a yr, but biz was giving us nothing