Rounders Block wrote:
MasterX1918 wrote:How about DeAndre Jordan? His stock is falling and it's very likely that he could be available at pick 14.
There's a reason why his stock has been falling and the knocks on him are legitimate. Koufus is much more of a Mullin type of player than DeAndre anyways and chances are both will be there at 14. If it came down to the two though, I guess I'd rather we go with DeAndre.
I already commented on DeAndre on one of the other threads a while back. Scouts are seeing right through the massive holes in his game. Here's my post from before:
A Memphis Grizzlies blog that was present at the workouts described Jordan as "as advertised". He was extremely athletic and had a large frame but "didn't know how to play". Besides his athleticism, his other basketball skills seem to be lacking. He struggled with passing, shooting, ball-handling, and free-throw shooting as well. Besides that, Jordan didn't even do that well in college -- averaging just about 8 pts and 6 rebs...not exactly domination.
For me, Jordan just seems like he'll be more of a Patrick O'Bryant (irony?
) than an Andrew Bynum. He certainly has the physical attributes and the athleticism but the question is his desire to get better. Hopefully he has the will to realize that his athleticism is not enough. My feeling is that the Warriors should pass on the kid.