Was this draft a disaster as many have said?
I don't think so. We added two talented athletic wings who can play defense and some players to stash in Europe. We still have our money available to get a free agent. We still have Rubio and Pekovic as assets.
Might Cousins be the best talent in the draft. Maybe? But maybe not also and if he is, there will be 4 GM's with egg on their faces not just Kahn.
Wes could be rookie of the year in my view. He could be that good. He is also a team player with lots of maturity. Many people are upset because he is 23 and not 19 but they forget that most players came into the league after college until not too long ago. Bird was 24 when he came into the NBA. Most players who start younger break down earlier. We are seeing that now with KG and many others. Kobe is the exception, but he also didn't play a lot in his first few years.
Martell Webster is a good addition. He has played excellent defense at times stopping great players like Durant and Kobe . With two wings who can be defensive stoppers - Brewer, Webster, Johnson - that will be it easier for Jefferson, Love etc to stop penetration. They will have much more defensive help out on the wing. Webster is also a very good 3 point shooter. Thats why Kahn got webster, much better defender than Gomes and also an excellent 3 point shooter.
Must admit I don't know much about our other pick ups, so I won't comment.
But I'm guessing we didn't go after a big man because we are keeping Jefferson and Love and going to sign Pekovic and resign Darko.