Originally Posted by Dasher
Jason Thompson was selected by the Nets for two reasons:
1.There was a run on big men.
2. He is the most complete/nba ready big in the draft. The Nets have a lot of one-dimensional bigs on the roster. Jason Thompson's all-around ability will be a welcome addition to a team that features too many specialists, offense-only, and garbage/hustle style players.
Makes sense, but I really think they should rather take Hibbert. I think it's very risky to say Thompson is NBA ready. He has the size and experience but during his entire college career, not even once he played against a NBA caliber big man and actually played against just one decent team in the last two years (N.Dame in 06-07 when they lost by 50 and he scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.