Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
We are looking with total hindsight here though. There are very few situations where I'd be ok with Thabo as a starter on my team.
My list wasn't fully made in hindsight because the OP didn't really answer my question. Did he mean re-do our pick? Re-do the pick with some insight knowledge? Re-do the pick on just who you would want? Because all 3 of those are different questions. Based on who i'd want, Bargs wouldn't even be in my top 10. Based on value though at the time, i'd put him at 5.
But, regardless, i've disagreed with you about Thabo before. He worked his way into the rotation because of his stellar perimeter D and his ability to guard multiple positions. He's quick, he has great hands, he hustles, he can knock down the open J. He's that guy that every championship team needs, no matter whether it's starting or off the bench. If i'm starting a team from scratch sure i'd take Lowry over Thabo. But let's say I have a championship calibur roster and I need that one piece to push us over the edge, he might be that guy. It's not always about who has the most talent when you're talking about value to a team. Look at Shane Battier. Let's say on the Miami Heat of last year you had a choice between a younger Battier and current Kyle Lowry? Yeah, Lowry from a talent standpoint would be an upgrade on Chalmers but Battier's value to that Heat team was immeasurable.