I do see Barnes as another Melo. Not just like but alot of the same skills and style of play.
1.Both good post players, as Barnes proved at the end of the season.
2.Both can shoot your eyes out from anywhere!
3. Both kinda lazy on D but Barnes try a little harder.
Ony difference really is Melo ball handling a good passingv skills.
PJ3 with 2nd pick!
MKG is a good ball-handler. He won't be able to drive to the basket as well as he can if he wasn't a real good ball-handler.
no doubt here, MKG.
If this is the case, why draft MKG when you can can Rudy-melo like with Barnes?
MKG is the BPA in this situation, but if Drummond declares, we have to give him serious thought I think. Maybe trade down to get a later pick and secure Drummond. The reason why I'm saying this is that we're going to have to look for a center soon and it's very hard to find good ones in the league. A great center can completely change a team's defense. Drummond on the offensive end is a huge question mark, but he should be a great defensive player and rebounder, which combined with his size and athleticism, I think make him more worthy of the #2 pick.
I'm torn with Drummond. Don't know where to put him because he didn't put it together like Beal or MKG at the same age, but he still has more upside than most of the sophomores/juniors coming out.
It's really hard to compare Beal and MKG to a big man like Drummond though. It's incredibly rare for a big man to be dominant that young. They take a while to come around. I mean, if you look at the best big man prospects in the past few years, none of them were really dominant their freshmen year. Without Calhoun for a good chunk of the season and the fact he completely skipped his senior year in high school, I think Drummond did good enough this year. He showed glimpses of being dominant (for entire games, not just a few plays) and I think that's enough to show that he can end up doing it on a consistent basis later on. He's also going to be HUGE. The guy could end up being around 6'11 and around 300lbs. That's humongous and given how quick he is, along with his great wingspan, not many centers can compete with his athleticism. If we're thinking really long term, as big centers become more and more rare, this guy could be one of the very best in the league by the time he's around 25 years old.
Let's not forget how dominant Davis was at center this season.
Drummond's offense did bother me even though his FT shooting was atrocious and down right pathetic. No excuse for that.
But he really didn't impact the game defensively as much as his potential warrants. He was on a bad defensive team, but even Sullinger was a quality defender at the center spot these last two seasons and he wasn't surrounded by good defenders.
Just seems like Drummond has ways to go and really has bust potential.
We need to take moultrie with min pick and drummond with our on. Centers take 2 to 3 years to develo
p. Even if we dnt win lottery this year next year we can get shabazz.
Well, being lined up at center in college and being a true NBA center are two different things. Zeller still has to improve on his rebounding and bulking up considerably to play at center in the NBA full time, and no way Sullinger can be a center in the NBA. And Davis is one of the best prospects in a while for a reason. He's a rare exception. But still, he most likely is going to be a PF in the pros.
And to me, hardly any player will be great defensively coming into the NBA. It's just a totally different game and speed and everyone will have to adjust. I just think Drummond with Monty as his coach will be a great defender. He has all the tools to be; he just needs the right coach. If he winds up being with with Wizards or someone of that nature, I think he's probably just going to be Javale McGee on defense, but if he's with Monty, could be an all defensive center one day.