Originally Posted by rezznor
B- more power forwards? our 14th pick isn't terrible but we need a 3 and Leonard was still on the board...now if Morey can somehow turn this into Josh Smith then this draft becomes an A
My thoughts exactly.
The thought is that Marcus Morris can play the 3, but who knows how well that will work out? Leonard was a guy projected to go in the 5-9 range and he was there at 14. Extremely disappointed we passed.
Not sure what to think about the Lithuanian. Definitely did not like hearing Fran Fraschilla basically call him lazy and apathetic. He's talented but it sounds like his heart isn't into the game.
The Parsons pick in the 2nd round is okay, but I was looking for someone like Darius Morris or Malcolm Lee. Charles Jenkins and Travis Leslie were still there also. I view all 4 of those guys as better fits than Parsons, who may struggle to make it in the NBA.
If the Morris experiment at the 3 works that I think they're going to try, and the Lithuanian plays like he gives a shit, this could turn out to be a great draft for the Rockets because there's no doubt both guys are talented.
EDIT: It's also worth noting that if Jonny Flynn can start to play up to his lottery potential, this could be a really great draft. Just a lot of IFs going around.