meiklwhite wrote:I don't see the potential for a top3 finish in picks 6-8. You're probably thinking about Love, Westbrook and Rose here but I doubt one of them can crack the obvious top5 if everyone stays healthy. Love in my opinion is the only one who could do it, but I still think the other 5 are better.
I definitely don't want to give names away before they are drafted, but you mention "they" can't crack the top 5 if everyone stays healthy. Well, let's remove Durant and Lebron, since they are obviously 1a and 1b.
CP3 has had health issues in the recent past. Stephan Curry has not been deemed an iron man either. Harden is perhaps the most enigmatic player. How will D12 affect him? Can he continue to last at the high level?
There is a reason why those three are considered in the 3-5 slot, ahead of a Love, Westbrook and Rose. Those three are coming off injuries this past season, versus past seasons.
My point is who can deliver top three production if one ahead of them falters. I would give the nod to Westbrook and Love over the likes of LMA, or Marc Gasol, or Ibaka, or Carmelo or....