8th ave wrote:I don't think anyone's upset with the pick. Personally I'm not excited about it, but I'm going to be patient and see how it pans out, much like what I did with Thompson. A lot of people think we needed upgrading at the 3 spot, but if you look at it, that's the only position on our team that is kind of set. It's far from great, but we have two adequate players at that position, and to me, adding a 3rd player who is similar to the players that we already have at that position doesn't make much sense to me. But hey, I might be wrong. He might get better. He might improve his slashing ability. Maybe he becomes an excellent shooter. Maybe he's a lockdown defender which I've seen a little of. Hopefully he becomes a better pro than a college player. Like I said I'll wait and see.
Nothing is sure...most of the things I said were based on what analysts and scouts said...and, again, it's all up to Barnes and the coaches now.
He was better in HS than in college for some reason...maybe he had different role at NC. I didn't watch him at highschool level. I don't see him becoming a lock down defender, but I think he can be good. The thing I see he can improve the most is that slashing ability. And he is a great shooter already.
A lot is a wishful thinking, but it is based on his physical abilities...it's not like hoping that Monta will grow taller a bit, so we wouldn't have a small back court (back in the day).
And concerning those other players...I'm sure that at least Dorell will be gone, if not both him and Jefferson.