TMC wrote: bada wrote:
Chum wrote:The only thing Love has on Aldrich is 3 point shooting.
OK, that is my queue to take a break from this forum for a bit before my head implodes.
Chum, you new man crush for Aldrich has spiraled out of control.
It's because of lack of tequila. I tell you, that can't be good for any brain...
I think you are underestimating Aldrich bada. He's going to go top 10 for sure, and nearly every mock draft I've seen has him going from 5 to 7. There's a reason for that. It's not because this draft is weak and it's not because there is a lack of big men in the draft.
I've looked at his stats and the stats of the every PF and C he went up against this last season. I didn't look at his previous year. In some of the games you mentioned some of the PFs and Cs put up decent numbers, but they ended up with a loss. There is no center in the NBA or NCAA that can shut down every big every night. It just doesn't happen.
Read what the scouts say about Aldrich, look at what his team did defensively, look what people say about his rebounding and shot blocking, look at his wingspan (you did), look at whatever clips you can. He's a very very good defensive center.
If you don't like him, np. My opinion is that he will be an excellent NBA defender, rebounder and shot-blocker. It's not based on a whim or a fantasy or anything like that. It's based on what info I could find over the last week or so. Maybe I'm right, maybe I'm wrong, but I'm certainly not alone in thinking this guy is going to be a stud NBA player.
I don't think he's the only guy worthy to draft by any means. There are several excellent looking prospects to be had beyond the "five" imo. Aldrich just looks like the best fit for the Warriors to me.
I'm also ok with trading the pick. If we can get a guy like Horford but we have to use the pick, so be it.
Personally I wouldn't mind this combo...
PG - Curry
SG - Williams
SF - AR
PF - Horford
C - Aldrich
To me that's the kind of team that could get into the playoffs and go far. We'd get big, mean and defensively minded, AND we'd still have superstud Curry running the floor.
Don't pop a blood vessel on me bada. Let's just agree to disagree. Have some more tequila