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Teams He'll Punish: Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, and Boston Celtics
As far as NBA-ready players go James Anderson has to be near the top of the list. Add to that the fact that he went behind some players we aren't nearly as sold on, and he makes this list with ease. Anderson is in the mold of Richard Hamilton or Paul Pierce, they don't get their numbers in flashy ways, but you blink and they've put up 20 points.
The Bucks took a flier on Larry Sanders when they could have added a complimentary scorer to Brandon Jennings. The team is young, so we understand the reasoning, but we think Anderson will be a 10-year vet who contributes from day one.
The Timberwolves took Luke Babbitt before shipping him to Portland. While Babbit is a great shooter, and above average athlete, we just don't see him being more productive than Anderson.
Chicago traded the pick, but in our opinion should have kept it to take Anderson. A backcourt of Anderson and Derrick Rose would be very versatile, and the Bulls could really use a perimeter scorer, which he would have brought to the table immediately.
Boston's pick is harder to criticize because they need to turn an eye to the future. Avery Bradley is a lock-down defender, something Anderson isn't.
However, the idea of Anderson refining his scoring behind Pierce and Ray Allen is something we wish Danny Ainge would have thought of when making the pick. Anderson already is a versatile scorer, but learning from two of the best would have put him over the top.