Re: What's your Celtic Draft Power Rankings?
posted at 12/2/2013 12:19 PM EST
1.) Jabari Parker - I think if you combine him with Rondo, Sully, KO you have four guys on the floor with ++BBIQ at their respective positions. You'd have an unselfish team for sure. The only knock on Jabari is his defense. Upside is tremendous.
2.) Marcus Smart - Hybrid guard that could effectively play both positions in the NBA. If he could work on his 3 point shooting a bit (he's improved so far), he'll be a nightmare. Can guard 1's and 2's. You could have a 3-guard look of Rondo-Smart-Bradley and have a lot of fun rotations.
3.) Andrew Wiggins - Don't care what people seem to think about him. Reports are he's been sick lately. Everything is there (defense, shooting touch, creatability, athleticism, etc) but he needs that killer instinct. Paul George figured it out. I'm sure Wiggins can too.
4.) Joel Embiid - My word is this boy impressive. Legit 7-footer and knows how to use it. Still growing into his frame. Has decent post moves for a collegian, but will definitely need to get comfortable with his left hand. Saw him eurostep in the game against Iona and I still haven't picked my jaw up off the floor.
5.) Julius Randle - Celtics don't really have a need for him, but if he were available he'd be hard to pass up (as most of you have said). Had his first non-double-double game the other night. Can't argue with the results. Don't think he can be a 3 though.
6.) Rodney Hood - He gets lost in the shuffle sometimes because everyone focuses on Jabari, but he's already an elite shooter. Love that he's a lefty. Could use some work on dribbling (lets it bounce too high sometimes).
7.) Wayne Selden - I love this kid. Ridiculous court vision for a 2-guard. Good size too. Extremely athletic, could probably defend mutiple positions. Plus hes from Boston, so I think it would be cool to have a hometown product.
8.) Aaron Gordon - Too much talent to pass up, but I'm not the biggest fan. He's a 3-4 tweener and doesn't have a killer outside shot (I need to see more than just 5-9 in 7 games). He's recovering from a broken foot so I'm not sure he's 100% yet. Might be the most athletic on the board.
9.) James Young - Another lefty scorer that has a killer instinct, maybe to a fault. Can really shoot, but needs to improve from outside. I think he grades out better as a 2-guard. Ironically he's the youngest of the bunch and won't be 20 until August 2015.
10.) Noah Vonleh - I'll see him for the first time Tuesday when they play Cuse (Jerami Grant also on display). 6'10" with a 7'3" wingspan. Another double-double machine. Since he's a lean 6'10" I'm going to be looking for a consitent outside jumper. Another Massachusetts product.