OK, I am the GM (no really!!). I realize my team (the wolves) need wing help (preferably a 2 guard) and someone who can create his own shot. I also know that my team needs more of a defensive presence at the post position. With all those needs, and knowing for a fact that my starters next year at the 4 and 5 positions will be Love and Pec, I have decided to place more of a draft emphasis on help in the areas of shooting and scoring.
On draft day I anticipate the following:
1. The wolves will draft #9 and #26.
2. McLemore, Oladipo, Porter, and Muhammad will all be off the board when the #9 pick rolls around. As will Noel, Bennet, Burke, and Len.
Contrary to popular belief I would like to keep both picks and round 1 and use them to address the needs identified above. I believe a combination of 2 players at #9 and #26 can land this team a pure 2 guard as well as a combo guard whose primary strength is scoring. At the #9 spot, I will be choosing between CJ McCollum and Kentavious Caldwell Pope. McCollum brings the scoring combo guard who COULD possibly start at 2 guard, but if nothing else, be the first guard off the bench to play either guard position. KCP would be the prototypical 2 guard and would undoubtedly fit right into the starting lineup at that spot.
The #26 spot, assuming all of the lengthy and athletic bigs are off the board (Austin and Dieng), COULD offer some traditional 2 guards (Hardaway, Crabbe, Ledo, Goodwin) and a combo guard who put up huge numbers in one of the best conferences in the nation (ACC), and was ACC player of the year, Erick Green, is a combo guard who could give you some of the things that McCollum does.
So my question to you fans is, which combination of players would you rather see me draft?
A) KCP & Erik Green
B) McCollum & one of Hardaway, Crabbe, Ledo, Goodwin
Both options would provide a traditional 2 guard as well as a scoring combo guard. Let me know which option works best for you as a fan and I will take it into consideration. Keep in mind these are the ONLY possible combinations that I will be drafting.
NOT David Kahn