A preview of the 2010 NBA Draft's top ten players to be selected.
Clearly this year's number 1 prospect, John Wall reminds many of Derrick Rose. The super-athletic freshmen is as quick as they come with the ball in his hands. Though Wall isn't the greatest shooter, his freakish athleticism and basketball savvy makes him the consensus number 1 pick. If the Wizards do not take Wall number 1 it would be a shock.
Last year's player of the year is certainly one of the top players in this year's draft. Turner is a lengthy two guard that can handle the ball like a point guard. Though he isn't flashy, he seems to always get the job done. Turner does a little bit of everything, as he nearly averaged a triple double last year. Reminding most of NBA superstar Brandon Roy, Turner would fit in perfectly to the Sixers system.
Last year Syracuse got a gift when Wesley Johnson transferred there from Iowa State. The athletic forward immediately made an impact winning the Big East Player of the Year. Johnson led the Orange in points and rebounds as he sky rocketed to the top of most draft boards. Johnson would be a great complement to Brook Lopez and Devin Harris in the Nets organization.
Demarcus Cousins may be the most talented big man to come out of the SEC since Shaq; however, Cousins comes with some baggage. People have questioned Cousins' attitude as well as his maturity. His talent is however undeniable. I think Kentucky's dominant big man would fit in perfectly to the Twolves front-court. If the Wolves trade Al Jefferson expect to see Cousins in a Minnesota jersey next season.
Considered the most talented player coming out of high school last year, Georgia Tech's power forward has possibly the most potential in this year's draft class. Favors is freakishly athletic and incredibly strong. If Favors slips all the way to number five, the Kings would be happy to have him. The man some compared to a young Dwight Howard would be a great replacement for Spencer Hawes in Sacremento.
Last year Baylor's 6'10 skinny power forward had a breakout year. Proving he could do more than score in transition, Udoh shot up many draft boards. Udoh is one of the quickest forwards in this year's draft. Though some may not agree I feel like Udoh is a very raw Chris Bosh. Udoh may never be as dominant a scorer as Bosh; however, he would fit in great to the Warriors run n' gun offense.
In my opinion Greg Monroe is the most talented big man in this year's class. Monroe came out of college being known as a dominant defender with some real offensive talent. Monroe really honed his skills in two years at G'town. The 6'10 center is easily the best passer out of all of the big men. I truly think that Monroe is very comparable to Pau Gasol. Monroe can pass and drive, as well as dominate on the defensive end. Monroe may end up being the best player in the draft and would be a real steal at 7.
The super talented Demon Deacon would be an excellent fit in LA. Last year the Clippers selected Blake Griffin, and they already have another good big man in Chris Kaman. Unless the Clippers truly believe they can sign Lebron, Aminu would be a great fit. Aminu is gifted off the dribble and in transition. Aminu's length and athleticism will also allow for him to be a reliable defender.
After three years at Kentucky one of the nations best rebounders is finally ready to make the leap. Patrick Patterson has matured over the last three years and has become one of the best players in college basketball. Patterson can now hit the mid-range shot on a consistent basis. Though Patterson sometimes disappears in games, he would be a solid replacement for Utah's most likely departing Carlos Boozer.
Ed Davis is one of those players who may be taken in the top ten simply on the basis of potential. Last year before getting injured Davis showed some moments of brilliance on both ends of the floor. Davis is a great defender, who could use some work on the offensive end. I thought that Davis would use one final year at Carolina to hone his offensive skills; however, I do think Davis could make an impact right away. The Pacers would improve dramatically on the defensive end with the addition of Davis.