Julian Wright got way too much hype after the Florida game, and people, including myself, thought his shooting and other deficiencies were showing improvement early on. And then he crapped the bed. He's not a SF right now, and I'm not sure that his footwork will even be clean enough to be an effective SF on an every night basis on O (he makes predictable, sloppy and wide movements, many of which should actually be called for traveling). In their season ender, Wright was statistically played to a standstill by Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, but on the floor, he was just outplayed by footwork and matching size. Luc matched his legnth, and even with bad tendinitis in his knees, his footwork plainly controlled Wright's offensive game. He rattled down two shots that ordinarily don't fall too often for him, but staying in front of him, not buying double moves, and forcing him to pick up his dribble took him out of his grove. Brandon Rush and Darnell Jackson were more interesting as far as filling an NBA role and contributing for the Clippers (Rush was clearly good, but Jackson, like Chris Richards is one of those bruiser PFs that would be a nice change-up off the bench). I'm also big on Darrell Arthur, but he didn't play up to his ability in the UCLA game.clips_r_teh_wieners said:first of all, wat's the deal with julian wright? hasnt this guy been a top 10 prospect since the beginning of the year? its realistic for the clips to just assume he's off the board by the 14th pick. i seriously dont see why so many of u guys think julian wright will fall to the clips. we might as well shoot for greg oden
Because the PGs who will be available at 14 are simply not good enough to pick that high. The consensus is that in most drafts, these guys would be 25+ or 2nd round picks.clips_r_teh_wieners said:and second of all, did i miss the news that the clips have somehow resolved the huge problem that is the PG situation? why would we not target point guards then? it seems to me the only prospect that can be selected over a PG is nick young, only because he would be the ideal fit in dunleavy's system. but it appears he'll most likely be off the board early as well.
Why do they need another two guard? I'm not getting this logic.Starbury03 said:The clippers should trade for nick Young by using there second round pcik and rights to Diaz and Sofo, this is the guy they need. Anything else wont really help this team that much.
Agree 100%, with or without Maggette we need more scoring.Starbury03 said:Mobley is old and they want to trade Maggette making a huge need for a scorer and someone else who can develope into another star player next to Brand not just a solid player. IF they dont get another star the team will never have that much sucess. Livingston was suppose to be that other star and that is gone now.
that doesnt make much sense considering crittenton and law were both considered to be mid-range picks anyways REGARDLESS of the position they play. maybe not law as much, but i wouldnt be surprised if crittenton is off the board before the clips can get to him.leidout said:Because the PGs who will be available at 14 are simply not good enough to pick that high. The consensus is that in most drafts, these guys would be 25+ or 2nd round picks.
I think our best bet is to trade our pick to seattle for Ridnour, (they were trying to get the #11 from Atlanta to draft Stuckey), so i think that opens the door for the clips to trade for a better PG over the next 3 years than guys like Law/Critteon.
From what i've read, Law & Critteon both hinge on Atlanta picking one (simply because they don't want to choose Conley at 3). But I honestly don't watch much college basketball besides UCLA (woo!), so i've been basing that assumption mainly on draft sites. I do think it's safe to say that neither are top 10 talent tho in this draft.clips_r_teh_wieners said:that doesnt make much sense considering crittenton and law were both considered to be mid-range picks anyways REGARDLESS of the position they play. maybe not law as much, but i wouldnt be surprised if crittenton is off the board before the clips can get to him.