1. Cleveland Cavaliers - Kyrie Irving
2. Minnesota Timberwolves - Enes Kanter
3. Utah Jazz - Jimmer Fredette
4. Cleveland Cavaliers - Derrick Williams
5. Toronto Raptors - Brandon Knight
The reasoning behind Fredette at #3 is that there really is nobody else in the draft at that point who is dramatically better than Fredette; I feel like the Jazz would rather take a "chance" and take Fredette on the off chance that he is a fringe All-Star one day. Who else would they take? Williams wouldn't fit, especially with Favors/Hayward on board, and any of the other PG's (Knight, Walker) won't generate the excitement or cohesiveness with the Jazz and the fanbase as Fredette would.
Last edited by Peteballa : 05-17-2011 at 10:19 PM.
I could see some trades in the top three. I could see Minnesota trading down with Toronto to allow Toronto to get Kanter, and I could also see Utah trading with Toronto so they can get Kanter if he doesn't go in the top two.
I could also see Utah ****ing with Cleveland and convincing them to swap 3 and 4 so Cleveland can land Williams.
1. Kyrie - lots of hype to pass, although I am not sure if he will live up to it.
2. Kanter - Min has future PG and PF in Rubio and Love. They can use a big to get some inside scoring. However, if Kanter starts, Love might only average 10 RPG at best.
3. Utah might trade this. Williams is the best prospect but Utah has too many solid bigs in Favors, Al, and Paul. If they must, I like Knight who is super young and can take over once Harris starts to decline.
4. If Williams is still here, then it is a no brainer.
5. Do people still care at this point? Weak draft class and everything is a mystery from here on. I have a feeling that they will draft another Int. player. Maybe Vesely?
If it is like this. I can see Utah and Toronto doing a trade. Utah gets Knight with a lower price tag and Raptors would love to have Williams to replace Barg, who I think the raps might be sick of.