As I wrote in my previous article "mOck Draft overdose", I am not a fan of MD’s and I don’t want to participate in the exercise. So instead I will throw my uneducated, misguided, and ridiculous draft board into the circle. The rankings I have are not new, u can see them in the articles that I have written previously. So without further ado, my first ever
MOST POINTLESS DRAFT BOARD EVER 2010 EDITION
1. Evan Turner: IMO, ET is the perfect compliment to TE (its perfect symmetry for crying out loud), therefore he is on the top of my draft Board. Evan Turner would be able to step in and start at the 2 for the next 7-10 years. Evan Turner has numerous plusses to his game. He shoots at a high percentage (58 TS%), he rebounds well for his position, he plays defense at a high level, and he is tough as nails. The most important factor to me is that he doesn’t need the ball to be good. This allows Reke to continue to run the offense. His weaknesses are that he turned the ball over a lot last year, and he is not a certified 3 point threat. Beyond that they only other factor that I see, is that he may be close to having reached his ceiling as a player.. I like Turner a lot, and it’s to bad we will probably never get to see an Evans-Turner-Casspi trio. While Wall may be the better player, I think Turner would fit better with the Kings. And while I am a huge Favors Fan he is a bit raw and may never reach his full potential.
2. With that said my 2nd player is Derrick Favors. I love his potential, I love his attitude, and I love his work ethic. It is not out of the realm of possibility that we could be dealing with the next Dwight Howard. If it weren’t for his limited offensive skill set, I would definitely have ranked him #1. I have written about Favors in previous posts so I will end with this. Favors would not start for us next year, and may not start for 2 years. This is not what I want from a top 5 pick, and while he may develop into Superman, I don’t see him doing that in a Kings uniform. I truly believe he will develop into a beast playing along side Lopez in NJ, or playing with Iggy and Jrue in Philly. Both places have huge needs at the PF position. The reality of it is, the Kings have a good PF and a good C. We want upgrades at both, we don’t need either.
3. John Wall: He is really good, and he may be the next whatever, but I don’t really want him in a Kings uniform. He needs the ball, wants the ball, and believes that he is more suited to lead than any other player on the court. These qualities are good if you don’t already have Reke, but we do, so Wall can go to the Bullets, and have a blast. I would not want to move Reke to the 2, and I would not want to spend two straight top 5 picks on PG’s like the T-wolves did (GP> Khan).
4. Greg Monroe: I know what I know, and I know nothing. But what I have seen in Monroe is a player who is a solid basketball player in almost every facet of the game. Monroe has no glaring weakness, and the areas in which he is lacking; he is more than able to improve. His lateral quickness is not great, and he is considered un-athletic. I would tend to believe that the reason he is given this label is because the style of offense he plays in is rather slow paced. He is not asked to display a high level of athleticism, he is asked to show a high IQ and an ability to execute. More of my feelings about Monroe can be found in my previous posts. I would be very happy if the kings were able to land Monroe
5. Demarcus Cousins: If he cared as much about basketball as he did eating, he would be on top of this draft board. But he doesn’t, so he has to drop to number 5. Should the Kings select Cousins, I would happily eat my words, but the chances are, he will have eaten those too. If you want to know more about my feelings on the Monroe vs. Cousins debate refer to my past post on the issue.
6. Donatas Motiejunas: Im not going to pretend to know anything about this kid. I will simply say that he looks like a stud, and he could be an amazing addition to this roster. Here are a couple links if you would like to read more about this 7-0 tall 19 year old (wont turn 20 till September).
7. Wes Johnson: I don’t want to take a undersized 3, and I don’t think he will be the type of player that can move to the 2 and succeed at the NBA level. I think that he is a lot like Turner in that he has come close to maxing out his potential. The biggest reason that I don’t want Wes is because we have Casspi and Greene and I see no point in drafting a third cog in the SF rotation.
8. Pattrick Patterson: Patrick is the most NBA ready PF in this draft IMO. He is an undersized PF, but he scores with ease, has an NBA body and has an NBA game. He could come in an play every back up minute behind Landry and would provide consistent play at both ends. While he would never be a teams first or second option, he would provide us insurance should Landry leave, and could definitely be a team’s 3rd or 4th option.