OK, it's a little over a week away from the NBA draft, so I figured I would start a thread. I am not as big of a NBA draft nut, as I am for the NFL, but I do love the NBA draft and except for the hgih schoolers and foreign guys, I have ssen the college players play a lot.
Some guys I like are:
PG Raymond felton-Has unbelievable speed with and without the ball. Can create his own shot on the dribble and get to the basket against the best defenders. He worked on his outside shot before last season and shot excellent from outside. He also has unreal court vision and is an unbelievable passer. He can be tenacious on D and is a great on ball defender. He also has the strenght to hold off guards trying to post him up. Has huge upside and no downside IMO. Projected picks 5-10
SG Salim Stoudamire- The best pure shooter in the draft, has no range. Has all the shots, including the fade away or fall away shot. He needs to bulk up some and might get posted up by a lot of guards in the NBA. Best suited to guard PG's in the NBA. He can be a good defender but is lazy at times also. Projected as a mid 2nd round pick.
PG Chris Paul- The only knock on him is his defense. He isn't the tenacious defender that felton is, but can hold his own against PG's. He is a great penetrator and can be a scorer from the PG position. He is also a good passer and can also be that assist guy. He is also an excellent rebounder for a PG. He is a little raw and still has room to develope. I could see him being a better version of steve francis. Will go pick 3-4.
PF Hakim Warrick- The kid is a winner and a hard worker. He improved his game evry season, which is a sign of his hard work. He has long arms and can dunk from anywhere. He developed a good short range shot 2 years ago and has a great offensive game with his back to the basket. He can be a great weakside shot blocker with some teaching, although he didn't do it a whole lot in college. Needs to bulk up as much as possible or he could get worked by all of the PF's of the west. Also can work on his midrange shot. Projected mid first round.
SF Joey graham- An extremely athletic guy who has the bulk to man up some of the PF's of the NBA. He is a good defender, as everyone is at oklahoma st. He has a good outside shot, but needs to work on his 3 point shooting to be a dangerous SF in the NBA. Is very tough when taking the ball to the rim and can finish extremely well. Is a very flashy player and will have some huge dunks over guys, exciting the crowds. Projected 6-11.
Here are a few guys I really like but not all of them. I am sure I forgot some guys and I will mention them later this week if I think of any.
Lists some of your favorites and who you want your fav team to pick.
I am hoping for felton at 10 and stoudamire and wayne simeon or ronnie turiaf with our 2 2nd's.