Draft day is almost upon us and as we patiently wait to hear our favorite player get selected to our one and only team, tons of Bleacher Creatures have already predicted who should go where and what not.
But me, I am going to change it up a bit. Instead of actually telling you where every player in the entire draft should go, I am going to point out a few tips to the General Managers (GM) of random teams and what they should do come draft day when on the hot seat and ready to pull the trigger.
With the second pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, the Grizzlies have a great opportunity to select any player from Hasheem Thabeet, to Ricky Rubio, to whoever they really want, right?
Wrong. Although Thabeet is an exceptional protege out of UConn, he would not get the chance to become "great" in a Grizzlies uniform, and the same goes for Euro phenom Ricky Rubio.
The truth of the matter is that the Grizzlies are not contenders and will not be for seasons to come, although they are building up quite a nice little young team.
GM Chris Wallace, you should really ponder about giving up your second pick (as this draft is not one of the best anyway) and strive to get an already established known player in the league. Teams like Boston, New York, Houston, and others are extremely interested in that second overall pick.
With the third pick of the draft, the Thunders have the perfect opportunity to select a true shooting-guard in James Harden who is already well developed and prepared to take on a starters role.
The Thunders starting five would look a little something like this, PG- Russel Westbrook, SG- James Harden, SF- Kevin Durant, PF- Jeff Green, C-Krstic/Collison.
Excluding the center position, the Thunders have an incredible young and upcoming team with the tremendous potential of becoming serious competitors in the West within just a few seasons.
Mr. Sam Presti, if you pass up on James Harden you will regret it for literally years to come. In my eyes, he is the most prepared (aside from Blake Griffin), entering this years draft.
At 6'10", Jordan Hill is the Wizards best bet with the fifth pick in this years draft. He has improved tremendously and could become a Chris Bosh type of player in the midst of his career.
Hill can shoot the ball, he has some nice post moves, and he can play great defense, grabbing tons of boards.
The Wizards are in desperate need of a young player like Hill and he can really improve the teams overall success if he gets consistent minutes per game.
Mr. Grunfeld, select Hill with the fifth pick and your team can and will rebound next season. Jordan has massive potential to emerge as a great power forward in the league and will ultimately help towards winning games for your squad.