Yes, they have similar builds, but they are nothing alike. Baxter can rebound and defend, plus he is a hard worker. I can't believe I'm defending this draft. It was awesome....Originally posted by Wynn
Also looks like we got another Fizer in Lonny Baxter! A short, slow PF! At least we waited until #44 to take him!
Maybe the decrease his Junior season was because they made him the PG. Maight have left him with the ball in his hand when he needed to jack up a shot due to time expiring? I like the idea of having Crawford, Jay, Rose, Hassell, and Mason (maybe even Freddy?) behind the arc making sure that Eddy, Tyson, and Fizer have plenty of room to work inside. Also, those five perimeter players have all shown an ability to PASS THE ROCK. Imagine the breaks this team could run!Originally posted by johnston797
Took a look at his stats for his entire carrer at Virginia.
Shot 43% as a frosh.
Shot 47% as a soph. 44% from 3.
Now we are talking!!!
Krause said that Jwill said that he was the toughest competitor that he faced. Worth a gamble in the second round.
Exactly KC, and it makes sense to address the front court via Free Agency as opposed to the draft, bcs we need someone with experience to help mentor and protect Chandler and Curry. I don't see taking Baxter as addressing this need, because of his limited athleticism. We need someone who can defend, board, and not back down when they get hit, or perhaps more importantly, will stand-up for Chan and Curry when they get hit.Originally posted by KC
I think he obviously worked out well in their "private" session and I really like the pick. I'm not sure there was much better out there because we are obviously looking to address the frontcourt via Free Agency...