Back to post draft talk...
To Boyd's question of who I would draft:
If we made no moves, Zeller and Darius Miller were both on the board at our picks. And one can make that argument that is just as good of an overall haul as Harkless/Moultrie without giving up a future 1st round pick.
N.O. and other teams were likely making offers for Zeller. That would have been the icing on the cake for me regardless of whether or not I ended up keeping Zeller on draft day or not.
While I am not the biggest Moultrie fan, I'll admit he can do a solid job scoring points in this league. What takes the Moultrie pick go from questionable to bad for me is giving away the future 1st. While I am not the biggest Harkless fan, what makes that pick worse for me is that PF/C's were still on the board that could maybe help us.
Leading into the draft I was leaning Sullinger, but between the multiple red flags, some vids of him looking useless when he sags on pick and roll defense, the size/athleticism issues, and the negative hype, I would probably have been scared off at the 15th pick with Zeller and White both still on the board. White is like a point power forward off the bench. I'm not sure I've seen that before in the NBA.
I have to think that they believe Mo can replace Iggy in two years. I'm not sure White is going to be able to replicate that type of play in the NBA.
I hope we don't add any more contracts this off-season.
1) Decline Brackins Option - Done
2) Let Lou Walk - Done
3) Let Hawes Walk - Epic Fail
4) Trade Thad
5) Amnesty Brand - Done
6) Let Meeks Walk
3 out of 6
just a very quick update:
perry jones has gone 6/18 from the field and hasn't attempted a single FT in 68 minutes. he also has 7 turnovers and an O-rating that is exactly half of his D-rating.
austin rivers has shot 30/94 from the field in 367 minutes and has a PER of 6. now on the plus side, rivers has been slightly surprising in that he's got 2:1 assist:turnover ratio.
tyler zeller is shooting 24/60 from the field and 13/27 from the FT line in 234 minutes.
moe harkless has shot 22/42 with 6 assists, 7 steals, and 10 blocks in 186 minutes. he also has 47 rebounds and just 4 turnovers.
now, to be fair, at the time of the draft, my guys were terrence jones, jeremy lamb, jared sullinger, kyle o'quinn, and mike scott, but of those 5, sullinger is the only one who's had extended run.
i was also a fan of meyers leonard, so i guess i'll note that he's shooting 29/56 from the field and 16/18 from the FT line in 258 minutes. he also has 58 rebounds and 14 blocks.