ED davis. The kid has talent. and i know indiana has some bigs but he is really a quick scorer PF with some good D. last but not least. at the compound he looked like he wanted to good real bad. gave good effort. Though indana has some other holes they might like to fill, this guy i think is the best player at this pick spot. But u never know with indiana.
Don't know enough about Montiejunas, the guy intrigues me, wouldn't be against the pick, just don't personally know anything about him.
The pick's Ekpe Udoh. Troy Murphy's the definition of tradebait, and even if he's not traded he's leaving after the season, I'm praying so anyway. Indy desperately needs a nimble big that can body up and provide Hibbert help in the post defensively, Udoh's ability to slide to the 5 to play with Hansbrough's an added bonus. His offensive rebounding would be a huge asset with the number of 3s Indy jacks up. Decent midrange J, could turn into a nice pick and pop guy especially with his ability to take some of the more traditional bigs off the dribble.
He is old for his class thanks to the transfer year, but I don't think it limits his potential all that much. He seems like a smart kid and improved as the season progressed. Physically it could be a problem, he needs to get a lot stronger in his core and lower body, but hey, nobody's perfect at the 10th pick.
If he's there and they pass on Udoh for anyone not named Monroe or the consensus top 5 at this point, I'll be mad. If he's not there, I could see Bledsoe, maybe Montiejunas. Bradley wouldn't be shocking but I think he might have some TJ Ford in him in his approach to the game. Ideally if Udoh/Monroe are gone it's a trade down/out scenario. Course, if all those guys are gone, who wants to trade for that pick? I'd be surprised if it's someone other than Udoh, Monroe, Bledsoe, or Pat Patterson. Pat Patterson's not a guy I'm very high on this high, very safe pick, he's certainly an NBA player for the next dozen years or so, but completely redundant with Hansbrough. Given Bird's history of digging stay in school high character guys, Patterson does fit.
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A New Orleans team that has relied on It's PG/PF combo for years, they desperately need a wing scorer. Paul George is the best available player at that position. He has trouble pulling up off the dribble, but with CP3 and Darren Collison setting him up, he should have no problem seeing a myriad of open opportunities.