Originally Posted by kmart
i dunno why we got this guy when we could have gotten Bill Walker. Bill Walker could have contributed to the team right away and now we're stuck with some international prospect that we have to wait to years to see if he becomes a bust or not. I think you take risks in the second round the perfect risk would have been on Bill Walker. I was disappointed when we didn't get.
What I don't get is why people keep questioning this? Ok second rounders you take risks. Fine. There are Risks and then Bill Walker. How many red flags do you have to see before you don't take a player.
Chronic knee problems - couldn't make it through workouts without tearing it or straining it really badly (out 3-6 weeks & two ACL Tears previously)
Lost some of his explosivness
Had character issues - Problems on and off the court with OJ Mayo in high School
Bad shot selection.
There are not only one but several reasons he wasn't chosen...if he turns out to be a star you went on the best information available...if he busts (like I think he will - not b/c of talent but injuries) and has injuries his whole career like Bender we won't even be talking about this in the close future. They took a solid tough draft pick that has to be developed like everyone else in the second round.