Rounders Block wrote:Marc falls into the spot Pau has occupied for the last 5+ years. Solid and reliable late-first, early-second round pick. 5 is a bit high, even for my liking.
Maybe but Westbrook really fits that description since he stays healthy but never returns first round value but will always get pushed as a top 5 pick. Gasol does pretty much everything well apart from not scoring 25 PPG. I'm predicting he'll get more touches next year and get up to the 17 ppg area. From the limited opinions I've seen so far, I'm just surprised no one is pushing Gasol into the first round tier.
Rounders Block wrote:One thing I'll struggle with: how big of an injury risk is Steph? He's made it through a full year without incident, but just 5-6 months ago I wanted very little to do with him because of his ankle. I'm still a bit uneasy going all in on him.
Yep, but the way I'm feeling right now, I don't expect him on any of my teams in redraft leagues.
Ditto, I owned him in his rookie year, then took him in the first round for the lockout season and completely burned for it. I love Steph Curry, I know he's top 5 without question when healthy, just don't see myself jumping back on the bandwagon just because he happened to be healthy this year. I'll take less upside early and work on making it up in rounds 3 and 4.
jay_00 wrote:Im still not sold on either George, Batum, or LMA going in the first round, and I definitely wont be taking them ahead of Melo, Kobe, Love, Rose, or even Horford.
I think Horford will end up in my first round also when it's October but why are you willing to take Kobe in the first round next year when you assumingly wouldn't do it last year? He hasn't gotten better as a basketball player, don't see why a one year spike suddenly pushes him back to the first round again, just feels like it's a case of disregarding a lengthy track record and only looking at last year's numbers.
Is there anything in Melo's stat line that suggests he's a lock to maintain his 2012-2013 production? He still has tons of turnovers and shoots poorly, not like he picked up his efficiency and put up the extra points per game on the same amount of shots. He could easily drop back to another 3rd-4th round type season to me.
If Paul George repeats this year with 20 PPG, sign me up in the first round. George is much safer than Rudy Gay to me because he makes so many 3's, superb rebounder, and Roy Hibbert is abysmal on offense.