I haven’t seen anything here about tomorrows draft, so I thought I’d post. I keep hearing that Derrick Rose is a lock for first, but I gotta be honest, I don’t see his game translating well to the league, at least not for a bit. He’s athletic as all get out, but he has a high handle and a shaky jumper, and his college system ran NO pick-and-rolls, the staple of the league. If they pass on Beasley they’re gonna kick themselves in the ass for years. He measuerd much shorter than listed [6’8 1/2" in shoes, listed at 6’10"] and has questions about maturity, but this dude is the only guy in the draft who has perrennial all-star potential. Barring injury he’s the sure fire rookie of the year.
The two guards I like the most are Jerryd Bayless and Eric Gordon. Both these guys are really athletic, shoot the ball well and know how to read a defense. Shot selection is a lil’ shakey, but that’ll develop with game maturity. I saw one site had Russell Westbrook going 6th to the Knicks. If that happens, that will go down as one of the dumbest moves of all time. At best I see him as the next Antonio Daniels, at worst out of the league in a few years. Joe Alexander has a little Shawn Marion in him, and in a few years will be 15+,8+ guy in the league. That’s all I can think of at the moment. Let me know what ya’ll are thinking.