oldfishermen wrote:With that said, I believe Drummond is a safer pick @ #6 than most realize. His upside is lower than his hype, but his downside is higher than a bust. He has proven he can play against a high level of competition, sometimes. His first year or two will be rocky and inconsistent, and a possible disappointment to many fans. However, in the long run, I believe he will turn into a serviceable center. He will fill a huge need of the in the paint player next to LMA. Just his rebounding and shot blocking with help the Blazers. Combine this with very few FA center options; he is our pick @ #6.
oldfishermen wrote:Lillard on the other hand is a very risky pick. His upside is way lower than his hype. His downside is rock bottom. Lillard’s game has more red flags than a Russian Embassy. And these are flaws showing against weak competition. Lillard will be the biggest bust of this draft class, even with the #11 pick.
Below is video of Lillard’s Combine 3 on 3 drills. He did not embarrass himself; however, these were NOT full pressure contract drills either. Besides his poor court vision, one announcer that appears to know his game pointed out two more weaknesses. Lillard is average in the pick and roll game. Also, teams that did defend him well forced him to his right, which lowered his FG to 30%, in the Blue Sky conference. He will be very easy to defend in the NBA.
Fill the PG roster spots with veteran FAs. I would rather make a trade with Charlotte for Augustin than use a pick on Lillard. Augustin is a serviceable safe PG and a much better option than Lillard.
ucatchtrout wrote:I was originally a Lilliard fan, but the more I look at him, the more concerned I am about him becoming another Bayless... too small to play sg and not the point guard we want them to be.
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