Originally posted by Zerto 2000
I was watching my local Memphis news and they showed who Grizz expected to pick, 3 of 4 said Drew Gooden! And on RealGM.com, people voted for the Grizz to select Gooden over Wagner and Butler!
The Grizzlies have Pau and Stro! WHAT COULD THEY DO WITH GOODEN????
I seem to flip flop all the time on who I believe the Grizz will pick.
First it was Waggs, then Dunleavy, then Butler, then Nellie, now believe it or not I this it's going to be Gooden.
While Drew may not be the best "fit" for this team it's clear he is going to be the best player available when our pick is up.
He may not be getting the hype right now but don't kid yourself Drew is a fantastic young player.
He is big, young, athletic, skilled, and has loads of talent and potential.
His offensive game is very polished for a player his age, and he is the best rebounder in the draft. He's also a confident, intelligent, hard working type, who will fit in well with Shane and Pau.
I think that West is trying to move Stro for either a late lottery pick or a young back court player like Mike Miller.
Moving Stro will open up 20 or so MPG at the 4, and since Drew can also play some 3 he can easily be on the court for 30+ mpg.
Jerry West stated several months ago that his main priority was increasing our teams over-all talent level, and IMO Drew Gooden does that more than any other player who will be available with the 4th pick.