Well I guess I will introduce myself. My name is the Aftermath and I am a huge B Ball fan. My dad and I have had Suns season tickets for about 10 years now, so obviously I was stoked knowing Nash is on my team. I will be selecting two players, while putting Haywood back in the pool. Hopefully this isn't to much of an inconvience to the 10 or so picks after Haywood. As a Suns fan I absoulutely love our team, but I am against D's basketball philosophy. I believe "run and gun" can only be in place with a good defensive and rebounding team. Transistion basketball is fed from forced turnovers and rebounding. I believe Nash can play in a slow pick and roll defensive basketball(He has always done well against the Spurs) game, while still creating in the open court. Nash can hit the big shot (He is going to be a part of the 50%, 40%, 90% club). So I will be pick and rolling between West and Nash on the offensive end. Defensively I need to shore up the permiter to hide Nash and keep the oppenent out of the paint. All I need on offense now is a three ball shooter that can hit the open shot when West is doubled on the low block so with the 10th pick in the fourth round I will select
He shoots 40% from behind the arc, he's tough, a nightmare on defense, and a veteran leader.
Well now that I have selected my defensive specialist, and team first guy, I am going to get myself a guy that can provide a spark on offense. I feel that it is important to have young energy guys, that can score from anywhere (something Nash will appreciate), but can also play defense. So with the 11th pick of the fourth round I select Francisco Garcia
He is a big SG at 6'7 giving him versatility and length on the defensive end. When he gets major minutes he creates a lot of turnovers, and scores proficently. This season when he has played over 30 minutes, he has averaged almost 19 points. He can shoot the three ball, he can penetrate and get points in the paint. He draws fouls, and he rebounds well.
i wanted a PG that doesn't need to dominate the ball to be effective, is a consistent outside shooter, and can play defense. west fits all these and is just 24 years old. he's proven that he produces when given consistent minutes -- i'm convinced that this season in seattle will prove to be an anomaly
Noah is a young fresh body with a lot of years ahead of him. About to turn 23, he will provide the Magic with many years as the starting center and hopefully develop into a 15 pt, 10 reb, 2.5 blks type guy. This season he is stuck behind Ben Wallace and Joe Smith in the rotation, but has already shown flashes of his potential, averaging 4 & 4 in about 14 mins of action a night.
The Magic are pleased to welcome Joakim Noah to their frontline.
This currently gives us a quadret of Joe Johnson, Turkoglu, Boozer, and Noah. We're one SG away from filling out our starting 5.
With this pick, the Knicks solidify the frontcourt of the rotation with a young, athletic big man, who plays with alot of heart. Haslem was used mainly by the Heat for his defense and ability to come down with rebounds but over the last 2 years, he has developed a nice 15-18 ft jumper into his game, which adds another weapon to the Knicks offensive arsenal.
In geodbear's words: Active big man and sure to be fan favorite in ATL. A contending team needs fan support, and Atlanta is such a weak sports town that a character like Varejao will help draw the fans.
A lot of choices here but remaining true with the teams youth movement I selected Brewer. He also has the skillset I desire for an SF- defense and some range.
Lifted right off of NBA.come... "The premiere perimeter defender in college, capable of being a lock down defender on the next level … Physically he has everything you need to stand out defensively: long arms, footwork, quickness, anticipation, long arms and height plus a willingness to exert as much effort on defense as on offense"
I think and hope Brewer can be a player in the mold of Bowen or Prince. I think he can be a defensive stopper and rain the 3 ball when needed. He has had a bit of a rough time this year. With more time and strength, I think he can be my guy. Also, another young guy who hasn't had any problems, is coachable, doesn't have a big head, and wants to win.
He's young, he can shoot the three at 6-11, he can score inside. I think this year is a fluke, just because Yi has a lot of market value, CV can't get enoug minutes, but he's proved that he can produce when given the minutes.