I haven't seen any Fresno State games but Paul George has just stunned the hell outta me with his age, measurements, versatility, athleticism, silky smooth shot, and willingness to be coached into his potential. I like the kid's confidence that he can play the #2. He could be a huge mismatch and a great piece to move forward with. Unlike Wes Johnson, people are significantly impressed with Paul's handling and he's expected to be an insane threat in transition. To tell you all the truth, if his team actually had some semblance of a record this year, he'd undoubtedly get picked before Wes Johnson. Considering the LA Clippers were his favorite team growing up and the fact that they pretty much have a solid 4 and 5, I can see them picking him there unless Cousins happens to fall that far.
For him to grow he needs good coaching and if he has Avery, the sky's prolly the limit for him especially because of some of the defensive questions he's had and his willingness to correct those questions. If we could land Favors @ #3 and Paul George with a later lottery pick...all I can say is that would be an A+ draft considering the needs of this team.
We need a player @ the 2 who can be put in an iso, create his own shot, and reliably spread the D. All things CLee just couldn't do on the regular. CLee just cant cut it yet next to Harris with his handles unless we got some shooting at the SF (which we dont). George seems like he would be able to keep D's honest with his shooting and handles. They say he can shoot the NBA 3 effortlessly. If you've seen the DraftExpress clips, you can see he's got a beautiful shot. A lineup with George @ 2 and Twill as point forward could be real nice.
We really need another scoring threat in order for a guy like Favors to get the space he needs to operate as well because as I see it now, Favors may have trouble making up for his rawness on the offensive end if we go into the season with Harris and Clee at the 1 and 2.
Part of me would be willing to part with Harris and buy the Hawks pick so that we could grab both George and Bledsoe but that seems like a pipe dream because I think Bledsoe will go much sooner than 25 like DraftExpress suggests. The fact that i'd think about getting rid of our PG for an unproven talent is crazy too....
...So can you guys think of any trades that would land us in the 7 to 11 range?