There is much debate about who the Oklahoma City Thunder will take with third pick on draft day. Should it really be this hard?
I am sure Sam Presti is wheeling and dealing without spilling the beans too early. No one really knows what is going to happen.
So lets put ourselves in Sam's shoes. Who would we take if the draft were right now?
I say bring on Rubio. That probably makes some people mad. After all, Russell Westbrook is the guy, right? He showed much improvement, but not enough for me to inscribe his name in stone outside the Ford Center.
Turnovers killed the Thunder last year. In fact, if they had most of those turnovers back, some of the lost games might have turned out to be wins. That has to be fixed. Westbrook didn't do a good job at fixing that problem.
I don't mean to single out Westbrook. Chucky Atkins and Earl Watson had a lot to do with that, but doesn't that show the lack of depth?
One thing we know about Rubio is that he handles the ball well. He is good at getting the ball where it needs to go.
That was a big problem for the Thunder last year. There were open shots, but the ball wasn't getting to them.
So, is Rubio a good fit? I think so.
Picture this. Rubio and Westbrook in the back court with Kevin Durant, Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic up front. Westbrook needs shooting consistency but at least he can shoot. Durant, Green and Krstic have no problem shooting. Rubio can not shoot very well but his ball handling skills would make that a great team.
Bring Rubio to Oklahoma City, Sam. He would make this team better.