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Rank the criterion in order of importance. Number 1 being most important:

  • Filling a need.
  • Drafting a young player with upside.
  • Drafting the most proven player with the best stats.

Raymond Felton was the best player of National Champs UNC last year but was drafted lower than Marvin Williams. The Hawks drafted Marvin b/c he was younger & had a lot of upside even though they were abundant with promising forwards like Harrington, Childress and Smith. They needed a point guard the most but decided to pass on Chris Paul who is the undeniable Rookie of the Year which I bet the Hawks are regretting right now.
 

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neoxsupreme said:
Rank the criterion in order of importance. Number 1 being most important:

  • Filling a need.
  • Drafting a young player with upside.
  • Drafting the most proven player with the best stats.

Raymond Felton was the best player of National Champs UNC last year but was drafted lower than Marvin Williams. The Hawks drafted Marvin b/c he was younger & had a lot of upside even though they were abundant with promising forwards like Harrington, Childress and Smith. They needed a point guard the most but decided to pass on Chris Paul who is the undeniable Rookie of the Year which I bet the Hawks are regretting right now.
Don't say "Marvin Williams" around me please....call him 'he who should not be named'.
 

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RebelSun said:
Value (or perceived value) is the most important criteria.
Yeah, perceived value should always trump need. You trade or sign to address need, you draft talent. Because trades and signings allow you to preserve talent while addressing the need, whereas if you take a less-talented player in the draft just to fill a need, that's talent that you simply lose with no way to recoup it.
 
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