Oklahoma City – Craig Brackins (Traded to Hornets)
A big that can score, that’s exactly what the Hornets needs. Brackins needs to just get a little more consistent. He can rebound, score, and runs the floor pretty well. Great pick for the Hornets as they continue to build around CP3.
Portland Trailblazers – Elliot Williams
Hmmmm,….I don’t understand this pick. I guess he fills a need if they have to part ways with Rudy Fernandez, but other than that the Trailblazers are stacked at guard. Williams is a big guard that can play both positions and can easily get to the basket against most guards (doesn’t this sound like Jerryd Bayless?), but he loves that deep 3 just a bit too much for me. Really wish he would have stayed at Duke another year or two.
Minnesota Timberwolves – Trevor Booker (Traded to Wizards)
Like this pick because this guy has a motor and he’s a beast on the boards. He’s long as all get out and he’s still working n his offensive game. The hustle might get him on the floor quickly in Washington.
Atlanta Hawks – Damion James (Traded to Nets)
I think that he can make the switch from 4 to 3, but he’s going to have to work on his handle. He may end up hurting a small forward because he is physical. He may help the scoring load and get some minutes from Yi Jialin.
Memphis Grizzlies – Dominique Jones (Traded to Mavs)
Jones is a scorer with the ability to get to the hole and get his shot on most. He’s 6’5” but makes up for it with his long arms. Another player that’s ready to play from Day 1.
Oklahoma City Thunder - Quincy Pondexter (Traded to Hornets)
Well, it looks as though the Hornets are getting slashers to go around CP3, when will they get some shooters?
New Jersey Nets – Jordan Crawford (Traded to Hawks)
Since Jamal Crawford will be starting (expecting JJ to leave) the next best thing is to bring in a Crawford clone. Introducing Jordan Crawford, no relation. He’s a scorer that ought to help the Hawks off the bench.
Memphis Grizzlies – Greivis Vasquez
I don’t yet know how to describe his game, but passion is the word that many use. He’s not a smooth player, but he gets the job done. I think that his height will help him in the half court, although he will have problems guarding people, but the Grizz are going to have to run to get their money our ot Vaquez.
Orlando Magic – Daniel Orton
Sometimes it’s best to go late in the first round. Orton will be able to play backup minutes and you can put both he and Gortat on the floor together. We’ll see was 3pts and 3 rebounds per game does in the NBA.
Washington Wizards – Lazar Hayward (Traded to Timberwolves)
Not sure what to say. The last pick of the first round. Mr. Hayward, you have a guaranteed contract.