I like Iggy, i do, but i think he's too old for our plans.
Mitchell is like a more-athletic version of Beasley but a natural 3 instead of a tweener
As does My NBA draft (Hornets at 7): http://www.mynbadraft.com/2013-NBA-Mock-Draft
The performance of Aminu, however, completely shifts my draft philosophy (given that he performs near this level the entire season).
I kind of want to go all in on Shabazz if he plays at the elite level I think he is capable of this college basketball season.
Maybe a 1st rounder, 2nd rounder, and future 1st rounder/asset to move up 5-6 spots?
Imagine a team with Rivers, Gordon, Aminu, Anderson, and Davis with Shabazz coming off the bench (a long with Vasquez, Miller, Smith, and Lopez). He'd also give you more leeway/incentive to ship Gordon out.
On top of that, we'd essentially have all our position of needs fulfilled (playmaking 1 is questionable, but I believe in Rivers) short-term and long-term with a ton of cap space to play with.
Otherwise, they are some talented 4/5's that could fall to the 6-10 pick range (where I imagine we'll be picking with no Gordon).
I don't get how after watching this team play. People can expect them to have a top 7 draft pick. I will be disappointed if we aren't in the 7-9th seed range in the playoff race
Again though, we only have a three-game sample to work with. I'm not willing to look at our team's prospects any differently until more games are played and they display a consistent pattern of smothering defense and average to above average offensive efficiency.
A thread like this is bad vibes. Nobody wants to look forward to having a lottery pick until it's quite obvious and necessary. I like Ws.