Re: A TRADE THAT DANNY AINGE SHOULD TRY TO MAKE
posted at 3/3/2012 10:06 PM EST
In Response to Re: A TRADE THAT DANNY AINGE SHOULD TRY TO MAKE
[QUOTE]"The 2012 NBA draft is shaping up to potentially be one of the best draft classes in recent memory. The talent pool is deep with an extremely strong group of prospects expected to land in the draft lottery. Even teams picking late in the draft will still have a deep list of prospects to choose from, and there's something for every team no matter where they're picking. As the saying goes, you can’t teach size, and there’s a plethora of talented big men available this year. This injection of big men into the NBA could shift the landscape from the point guard-heavy play that has been dominating the league as of late." http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1036532-2012-nba-mock-draft-predictions-for-the-entire-first-round#/articles/1036532-2012-nba-mock-draft-predictions-for-the-entire-first-round
Just look at any of the draft web sites, and look at the physical talent of guys even into the second round. http://nbadraft.net/players/tony-mitchell http://nbadraft.net/2012mock_draft
Ballers everywhere. If we want to get younger, more athletic, and better defensively at spots, this sure looks like a good year to have multiple picks, almost regardless of who stays in school. Solid role players abound well into the second round.
Posted by arodrambone[/QUOTE]
Yeah I read that too but there have been more recent articles that say otherwise and here is one:
At least one NBA general manager has not been overly impressed so far by the potential 2012 draft class.
"Everyone talks about how great this draft is," one NBA GM said. "On paper in July, it really looked that way. On the ground in February, I'm not that impressed. Anthony Davis is great. But after that, there are a lot of question marks and a surprising lack of depth. I'm not sure that the 2012 draft will be better than the 2011 one."
North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes, Baylor’s Perry Jones, Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger, and Kentucky’s Terrence Jones have failed to show significant improvement from one season to the next while UConn's Andre Drummond and Duke’s Austin Rivers have failed to live up to the hype that surrounded them.
Only two freshmen, Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Indiana's Cody Zeller, have exceeded expectations.