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On the draft

First, the more I look at the draft, the less I like the Wolves choices with their first pick.  If they stay at the 5 they're in a complete and utter crapshoot.  With that in mind, I would like to discuss Tyreke Evans.  First, I think people should stop by Draft Express and compare Tyreke Evans and Derrick Rose.  They're very comprable players, right down to their listed strengths and weaknesses.  In fact, the only areas of noticable difference are:  1) Rose has better assist numbers than Evans.  That's pretty straight-forward though I'd note that Evans didn't play PG for the half (except for that half-season, Evans has always played PG, so the learning curve isn't as steep as, say, Randy Foye's);  2) Evans has much better steal and rebound numbers, and seems like a noticably better defender; and 3) Evans has SG height and length.

Now, think for a moment what the Wolves would be like if they had someone who could, potentially, be a stronger defender at the 1 and the 2.  Now, add him in with Brewer, so that Brewer guards the best shooters while Evans guards the PG and helps Foye (or hopefully Josh Childress, but probably Randy Foye) with Foye.  Doesn't that solve a lot of the perimeter defensive problems?  Wouldn't that give them a lot of flexibility on floor, and the chance to actually push advantageous matchups in the backcourt?  Hell, is it possible that Jefferson and Love would look a bit less foolish guarding the pivot if the perimeter didn't leak like a sieve?  Finally, I would like to point out that Evans' increase in production occurred when he took over at point.  Also, that's when Memphis went on it's strong end of year win-streak leading into the tournament.

As for DeMar DeRozan, take a look at Draft Express' best and worst case scenarios.  Make sure you have a garbage basket handy in case you feel ill.

Finally, I was wondering if someone could put John Bryant into the Hoopus score system and report the results?  I realize he comes out of a weaker conference, but looking at his numbers and size, I have to think he has second-round steal potential possibility.

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