DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky)
Just zipping through the Sports Guy's chat wrap, and noticed a couple of Kentucky/draft-related comments that relate to a couple of Wolves prospects.
Have you ever seen a prospect quite like me? I have an insane amount of talent. And yet I also have an insane personality. Where would you draft me? Where should I be drafted?Bill Simmons (1:19 PM)
The top-2 picks are John Wall and Evan Turner in some order. Wall has the inside track, but Turner is gaining on him and could make it a 50/50 thing with a monster March Madness (I think he's the next Wade, personally). So you're No. 3, DeMarcus. And yet, I wouldn't go near you. You frighten me. I would trade down or trade the pick. It's nothing personally. I just don't trust you to keep your head on your shoulders. I mean, not literally... but you know what I mean. I want to be the GM who trades for you for 20 cents on the dollar in 2018 after you're more mature.
John Wall (Kentucky)
People think DeMarcus Cousins is the only person with personality issues on our team. I know I'm too talented not to go number one, but you understand I'm a little off right?Bill Simmons (1:21 PM)
Yes. Well aware. That's why Evan Turner is gaining on you. Well, that and the fact that Turner is practically averaging a triple-double every night.
I tend to agree with these answers by Simmons. These UK guys are not your Memphis Tigers of 2008, even if the coach and point guard make it an otherwise-logical comparison. They are immature, and anyone drafting Cousins OR Wall is going to have to deal with it. I would take Wall first overall, but Turner is gaining steam. It's not the slam dunk, no-brainer that I thought it would be, a while back. Turner might be the first pick, like Simmons says, with a big March.