Chum wrote: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.
Aldrich sounds capable and definately fills a need as a rebounder and shotblocker, but I recall you being high, rather high on Thabeet and that guy looks bust for sure. Could this Aldrich guy be similar. I like rebounding and defense, absolutely, and the team needs that, but it also has to be a player that will fit in and be used, not so much under Nelson, who is only here for one more year if he stays at all, but with whatever system then takes over and remember that it will have to be a coach and system that uses the players here. What ever big is attained, if any at all, either through draft or trade, has to be one that fits in, so not one that doesn't play both ends or makes it down the offensive end most times. Can't be a big lug in other words.
Monroe's description and skills seems alright and he maybe could be a better fit if the team keeps the pick